Hybrid TV & OTT

UltraViolet making progress, but challenges remain, says DECE

Yves Caillaud

The UltraViolet digital locker system for electronic sell-through is making strong progress, but serious issues remain about usability and European markets, including the UK, still… Read more

Belgacom agrees Netflix deal, makes Proximus its main brand

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Belgacom has signed a carriage deal with Netflix, at the same time as it begins to group all of its Belgacom and Proximus products together… Read more

Arts Council England to create MCN for the arts

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Arts Council England has unveiled plans for a new online multichannel network (MCN) for the arts and has offered a £1.8 million (€2.3 million) grant… Read more

Kofler tipped as possible investor in Watchever as founders quit

Georg Kofler

German media executive Georg Kofler, the former CEO of Premiere, which later became Sky Deutschland, has been tipped as a possible buyer for Vivendi-owned German… Read more

Comcast to shut down Streampix VoD service

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Comcast is shutting down its Streampix subscription VoD offering, citing “minimal interest” from consumers. In a filing to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), published… Read more

Dailymotion launches video ad marketplace

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France-based Dailymotion has launched a new video ad marketplace, to allow automated purchasing of ad space on its video site in all territories.  The Dailymotion… Read more

Al Arabiya News launches BlackBerry app

Faisal Abbas (second from left) with Blackberry's Rami Alzoubi & Eric Johnson, and journalist Stephanie Farah at the launch.

Al Arabiya News, the English language platform of the Al Arabiya News Channel, has launched an app for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The app is available through… Read more

Wuaki.tv launches in France

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Wuaki.tv, the streaming video service owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, has launched in France, just two weeks after the launch of Netflix in the… Read more

Russia’s Okko to stream 4K movies to LG smart TVs

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Russian streaming video-on-demand service Okko – formerly known as Play – is to make its first 4K UHD movies available via the LG smart TV… Read more

Netflix streaming up 350% in two and a half years

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The volume of Netflix video streaming has increased by 350% in the last 10 quarters, according to new stats from The Diffusion Group (TDG).  The… Read more