Hybrid TV & OTT

Amazon renews content investment pledge

Tom Szkutak

Amazon will continue investing in original content for its Prime Instant Video service after billing roughly US$100 million on originals in the third quarter, according… Read more

Non-linear video viewing outpaces linear in the US

Barbara Kraus

The average US broadband household now watches more than 17 hours of non-linear video per-week, compared to just 11.5 hours of linear video, according to… Read more

YouView adds updated iPlayer and BBC connected red button

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UK connected TV platform YouView has added the latest, updated version of the BBC’s iPlayer, as well as the BBC’s Connected Red Button service, to its… Read more

Tubefilter survey reveals MCN viewership rankings

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YouTube games channels have become big business, with the hundred top sites attracting close to 4.4 billion views last month, according to industry site Tubefilter,… Read more

Google confirms plan for second generation Chromecast

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Google’s vice-president of product management Mario Queiroz has confirmed that the internet giant is to launch a new version of its popular Chromecast HDMI dongle.… Read more

Amazon Fire TV goes on sale in the UK

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Amazon has started shipping its Fire TV internet streaming box to customers in the UK today, priced at £79. At launch content will be available… Read more

Consumer spend on SVOD services to climb 28% this year

Fernando Elizalde

Global consumer spend on subscription video-on-demand services is due to grow by 28.1% in 2014 and 18.2% 2015, according to Gartner stats.  The research firm… Read more

Netflix orders comedy original

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Netflix has ordered F is for Family, an animated series based on the comedy of US stand-up comic Bill Burr. Gaumont International Television will make… Read more

FremantleMedia hires branded content chief

Samantha Glynne

FremantleMedia has hired Samantha Glynne as vice president, branded entertainment, to spearhead a push into branded content. She is tasked with driving the producer and… Read more

Canal Digital taps Xstream for Go

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Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has tapped Xstream to power its TV everywhere app. The Canal Digital Go iPad app, designed, developed and powered… Read more