Canada

Former Sony digital strategy chief joins General Harmonics

The former chief digital strategy officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Mitch Singer, has joined Canadian software development firm General Harmonics as vice president of digital… Read more

Espial expands Canadian and UK operations

On-demand TV software and solutions firm Espial is expanding its Ottawa, Canada, headquarters and Cambridge, UK, office to keep pace of demand for its solutions.… Read more

Google launches Chromecast internationally

Orange plans to rival Google's Chromecast device.

Google has launched its low-price Chromecast HDMI streaming stick in 11 countries outside of its home market of the US.  The device is available now… Read more

Roku takes on Chromecast with new TV streaming stick

Roku Streaming Stick

Over-the-top set-top-box maker Roku is taking on the likes of Google Chromecast with a new HDMI streaming stick that is due to launch next month.  Roku… Read more

Rogers preparing to take on Netflix with streaming service

Canadian cable company Rogers is preparing to launch its own streaming service, according to local reports. The MSO has previously said it is looking at… Read more

WWE Network to launch as an online channel

The long gestation period for the thematic pay wrestling network from the WWE is coming to an end after the company announced an official launch… Read more

Roku launches first integrated TV sets

TCL-manufactured Roku TV.

Over-the-top set-top-box maker Roku has partnered with TCL and Hisense to launch the first TV sets with its technology built-in. The Roku TV models will… Read more

Skype co-founder’s Vdio service closes down

Vdio closed

Vdio, the video rental service for movies and TV shows from Skype co-founder Janus Friis, has shut down after less than a year. The video… Read more

YouTube launches on Roku

YouTube Roku

Google-owned video site YouTube has launched on Roku internet-connected TV boxes for the first time.  The YouTube channel is available now on Roku 3 model… Read more

Sony sells a million PS4 consoles in one day

Sony said that it sold 1 million units of its new PlayStation 4 console in the first 24 hours after it went on sale in… Read more