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New Thai internet TV service becomes home of HBO

Jasmine International-owned Internet service provider Triple T Broadband has launched new internet TV service for Thailand that will serve as the ‘home of HBO’ in the country. 3BB GIGATV offers over 30 channels at launch, including six HBO services, sports and WWE wrestling. The 3BB GIGATV box will offer HBO Go, which already launched on […]

Channel 4 unveils digital strategy and launches US$40m content fund

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has unveiled a new corporate strategy called Future4, which will see the company accelerate its transition to digital, placing a renewed focus on its streaming services, while also launching a new £30m ($40m) content fund. Channel 4’s CEO Alex Mahon has set out the primary objectives as part of the five-year […]

Digital TV Europe launches report on the UI and the customer

Digital TV Europe has partnered with Alpha Networks to present a report on editorialisation, personalisation and engagement in user interfaces. The TV user interface is the shop window of TV services, providing operators with a way to communicate their content proposition directly to subscribers. As content offerings converge and operators look to aggregate multiple apps, […]

ProSiebenSat.1 pay TV services land on Amazon Channels

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1’s Seven One Entertainment arm has made its pay TV channels ProSieben Fun, SAT.1 emotions and Kabel Eins Classics available on Amazon Prime Video.  Prime members can access the channels as part of the Prime Video Channels offering live and on-demand in HD. Viewers can subscribe to all three pay TV channels […]

Xbox app for smart TVs ‘in the next 12 months’

Microsoft will introduce an Xbox app for smart TVs within the next year, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said. In an interview with The Verge, Spencer said that “I think you’re going to see that in the next 12 months,” when asked about the potential of an Xbox app for TVs, adding that “I don’t […]

BT Sport to add Dolby Atmos support for OTT app

In the latest update for its app, BT Sport will add Dolby Atmos support this weekend. BT Sport has been at the forefront of visual and audio fidelity on its broadcasts, launching Europe’s first dedicated UHD channel in 2016 and presenting the UK’s first ever live 8K sports broadcast earlier this year. In recent times, […]

Alibaba and Tencent interested in buying iQIYI but wary of costs and regulations

Alibaba and Tencent have both held separate talks with Baidu over buying a controlling stake in VOD platform iQIYI, claims a new report. According to sources cited by Reuters, both giants are interested in increasing their empires by adding the Chinese Netflix equivalent, but have reached an impasse over pricing and regulatory scrutiny. TikTok owner […]

Mike Tyson v Roy Jones Jr. knocks-out pre-sale PPV records

The ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ boxing bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. has broken pre-sale pay-per-view fight records. The fight, taking place on November 28 at 9PM EST, will be available on PPV through cable and satellite providers internationally, and on the FITE.tv website and app. Triller, the video making and social media app, will also […]

New Zealand pay TV revenues to decline in spite of rising subs

The pay TV market in New Zealand is set for revenue decline in spite of steady growth in overall subscriptions. According to GlobalData, pay TV services revenue in the country will decline by a CAGR of 3.1% over the next five years. The firm bases this prediction due to loss in cable and DTH subscriptions, […]

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