Ovum: majority of video service providers looking to Android

The majority of video service providers either have an Android TV or Android Open Source Project on their technology roadmaps, according to a new survey conducted by Ovum. The research, which was commissioned by security specialist Irdeto, found that 72% of respondents are considering Android implementations as a part of their set-top box strategies. Some […]

Kaltura updates Mobile Video Player SDK

Video technology provider Kaltura has introduced “faster, leaner” version of its Mobile Video Player SDK for iOS and Android devices. The new player supports casting to Google Cast and Apple AirPlay, downloads for offline viewing, and is designed to offer a video load time of under one second. It can also be deployed with various […]

Denmark’s Stofa taps Irdeto for Android box security

Danish cable operator Stofa, owned by energy company SE, has tapped Irdeto to provide its Cloaked CA content security  system to deliver content through the operator’s new Android set-top boxes. Stofa’s introduction of a Kaon Media-produced Android TV box will give subscribers access to its own range of services as well as access to the […]

Ooredoo taps Starz Play for mobile on-demand

Qatar-based teleco Ooredoo has partnered with Starz Play for the launch of its mobile TV app Ooredoo TV Go. The recently released iOS and Android app gives users access to more than 6,000 hours of TV shows and movies, with Starz’s catalogue of on-demand content available alongside live TV channels. “Being able to watch your […]

Netflix adds new download option for Android

Netflix is now letting Android users download programmes to their device’s SD card, offering expanded offline viewing options. The update, which is included in the latest version of the Netflix Android app, lets users select a ‘download location’ as part of their app settings. This means viewers can control where they save downloaded content for […]

Stofa embraces Google with Android box plan

Danish cable operator Stofa has teamed up with Google to develop an Android-based set-top box, to be supplied by Korea’s Kaon Media with software from France-based iWedia. The UHD TV-capable box will provide access to Google apps, games, streamed content and TV services, according to Stofa, which says that the move is the first step […]

Vodafone Portugal integrates Google Play with mobile users’ invoices

Vodafone Portugal has struck a deal with Google to integrate payment for Google Play content via its customers’ mobile phone bills. The agreement means that Vodafone Portugal customers with Android devices will be able to make purchases via Google Play that will be added to their monthly bills, avoiding the need to pay by credit […]

BBC launches vertical news videos

The BBC has updated its popular news app, introducing new elements including vertical videos and allowing users to swipe through the day’s new stories. The UK pubcaster said that 60% of BBC News’ digital traffic comes from mobile, with 7am and 10pm the peak viewing times. The app has 7.6 million unique users each month. […]

Yaddo documentary SVOD app goes live

Yaddo, the new documentary SVOD service from BBC factual commissioner Nick Fraser, has launched as an app for iOS and Android. The app went live on the App Store today and is available to download on iPhones, iPads or iPod Touch devices running iOS 8.0 or later. The Android app was added to the Google […]

Arab user-generated content streamer ALTV launches mobile app

Emerging markets streaming service ALTV has launched a mobile app for Android and iOS devices. According to the company, which currently offers Arabic video content on a free-to-view basis, the new app allows users to view and share their programmes, as well as quickly and conveniently finding new and trending content ranging from sports coverage […]