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Virgin TV Anywhere adds six new channels

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:44:18 +0000

Virgin Media has added 4Music, CBS Action, CBS Drama, Extreme Sports, The Horror Channel and Sony SAB to Virgin TV Anywhere, the UK TV on-the-go service. The addition of the new channels to the service brings the total number of channels available for Virgin TV customers to watch on computers, tablets and mobiles to 119...

BBC launches new interactive drama Footballers United

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:01:03 +0000

The BBC is today launching a brand new interactive drama, Footballers United, as part of its World War One season. Footballers United combines fictional and archived content to tell the true story of a community and characters surrounding the Heart of Midlothian football team from 1914-1919 in Scotland. Produced by Somethin’ Else and written and...

Andrew Chisnall, TalkTalk, at the OTTtv World Summit

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:39:06 +0000

Andrew ChisnallIP&TV News talks to TalkTalk’s Andrew Chisnall at the 2014 OTTtv World Summit in London.

Contracts awarded for connected Freeview service

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:29:12 +0000

Digital UK today announced the signing of major contracts to build and test a new Freeview-branded connected TV service. Following a competitive selection process, Arqiva has been awarded the contract to provide the metadata system at the heart of the new service. It will enable viewers to move seamlessly between live programmes and on-demand shows...

Home networking devices to bring in $13.4b in 2014

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:55:29 +0000

Home networking devices are expected to bring in $13.4 billion on a global basis in 2014, 18% more than last year, according to the latest latest Home Networking Devices report by Infonetics Research. Meanwhile, residential gateway revenue increased 0.5% and broadband router revenue declined 7.0% in 1H14 from 2H13 The residential gateway and broadband router...

Channel 4 launches Hollyoaks game for mobile devices

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:48:20 +0000

Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks has launched its first ever game for phones and tablets. The free to download game – built by Brighton games development studio Big Bit and produced by Lime Pictures and C4 – will allow players to become the newest residents of Hollyoaks and receive texts and voicemails from their favourite characters....

UKTV looks to Tripleplay for VOD Media Portal

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:35:54 +0000

British media company, UKTV has implemented a Tripleplay TripleChoice Media Portal solution to enable the viewing, recording, streaming and archiving of its own TV channels and those of rival broadcasters. Tripleplay’s Media Portal was chosen by UKTV as it could provide access for staff to Freeview, satellite and subscription content including full EPG for all...

Football aristocracy gets behind vid start-up Grabyo

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:56:12 +0000

Cloud-based video-sharing start-up Grabyo has bagged footballing superstars Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie as investors and “global ambassadors.” Grabyo facilitates real-time TV and video-clip sharing on social media. Since launching just over a year ago, Grabyo  has worked with over 30 major broadcasters and rights holders – bringing consumers real-time highlights from some...

Simon Homent, Wuaki.tv, at the OTTtv World Summit

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:44:52 +0000

Simon Homent, Wuaki.tvIP&TV News caught up with Simon Homent, European Head of Content, Wuaki.tv, at the OTTtv World Summit last week, to find out more about one of Europe’s leading OTT players, as well as its plans for the future.

Anevia partners with Cedexis

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:10:01 +0000

Anevia has announced a partnership with CDN load-balancing specialist Cedexis. A newly signed agreement between the two companies sees Cedexis technology implemented by Anevia to enhance the quality-of-service monitoring capabilities of ViaMotion Plus. Integrating Cedexis technology into ViaMotion Plus now enables operators and broadcasters to collect in real-time the key performance indicators of multiple CDNs....