Hybrid TV & OTT

Germany’s WDR looking to revive public service VoD plans

WDR 2013 report

Germany’s WDR Media Group, an affiliate of public broadcaster ARD, is looking to revive plans to launch a VoD platform, after regulators blocked its joint… Read more

Freetime close to half of new Freesat box sales

Freetime by Freesat

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has added an extra 24,000 new households in the first six months of the year, taking its total to 1.85… Read more

New Google Chromecast features on way after successful first year

Google Chromecast

Google’s Chromecast internet TV dongle has delivered 400 million ‘casts’ from the web, mobile devices, laptops and desktops to the TV screen since it launched… Read more

Digiturk chooses AirTies and Octoshape for new OTT service

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Digiturk, Turkey’s leading satellite pay TV provider, has selected AirTies and Octoshape to deliver premium programming over-the-top OTT to its International customers. With the roll… Read more

FilmOn fined as interpretation of Aereo ruling questioned

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Following Aereo’s shut-down in the US, rival FilmOn has been fined US$90,000 (€67,000) relating to its interpretation of a previous ruling affecting similar mini-antenna technology.… Read more

Amazon to up original video spend to US$100 million this quarter

Tom Szkutak

Amazon is planning “significant growth” in its original content spend, increasing its investment in Prime Instant Video productions to more than US$100 million (€75 million) … Read more

BBC launches Sport app on Chromecast

bbc sport app chromecast

The BBC has updated the BBC Sport app for iOS and Android devices to include support for Google’s HDMI streaming device, Chromecast. The update coincides… Read more

Second screen use helps brand resonance, claims Viggle study

Viggle

Dual exposure to an ad both on TV and a mobile device resulted in a 39% increase in brand recall, according to a study by… Read more

Russian internet video group names new CEO

Askar Tuganbayev

Russia’s Internet Video Association has named former CTC Media executive Askar Tuganbayev as CEO. Tuganbayev said he would use his position to further the cause… Read more

YouView plans for future following shareholder agreement

Richard Halton

UK connected TV platform YouView has secured completion of an agreement between its shareholders that guarantee the venture will continue to be fully funded for… Read more