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Google confirms plan for second generation Chromecast

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

Viacom’s Channel 5 to up news output following Ofcom settlement

UK broadcaster Channel 5 is to increase its news and original programming output, according to new licensing rules set out by Ofcom that follow Viacom’s… Read more

Tricolor TV launches 4K channel

Russian pay TV leader Tricolor TV has begun regular 4K TV broadcasts, with a pilot channel made available to subscribers at no extra charge.  Tricolor… Read more

Roku raises US$25 million

Internet streaming set-top box maker Roku has raised US$25 million in funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing, dated… Read more

Telenet boosted by strong digital TV performance

Liberty Global-owned Belgian cable operator Telenet reported a 7% year-on-year increase in digital TV customers with wider gains across its fixed-line services of digital TV, broadband… Read more

Amazon Fire TV goes on sale in the UK

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

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

Your Family Entertainment to launch Fix & Foxi

German broadcaster Your Family Entertainment (YFE) is to launch a new kids channel, Fix & Foxi, on December 1. The launch of the channel follows… Read more

Unitymedia KabelBW extends Horizon to Baden-Württemberg

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia KabelBW is to extend the availability of the Horizon advanced TV paltform to Baden-Württemberg from November 3. The operator… Read more

Netflix orders comedy original

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