Freeview to launch ‘one-stop-shop’ app for UK television

UK TV platform Freeview is due to launch a new mobile app on January 22, 2019 that it says will act as a “one-stop-shop” for the nation’s most-watched content. The free-to-use app will let viewers stream live channels from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and access on-demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All […]

BBC launches social app for kids, CBBC Buzz

The BBC has launched a social mobile app for children aged under 13 in a bid to reinvent kid’s content for a new generation of viewers. CBBC Buzz lets users swipe through a feed of ultra-short videos, GIFs, quizzes and memes based on CBBC shows and topics. Children can also interact by taking part in […]

YouTube TV launches new ‘lean back’ app

YouTube is set to launch a new ‘lean back’ app for its US subscription offering, YouTube TV. The big screen application is due to start rolling out in the coming days and will include a new live guide that will show what’s airing soon, and a “more cinematic look”. Also new will be the ability […]

ProSiebenSat.1 launches user-generated live streaming app

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 has teamed up with Tokyo-based mobile messaging and live broadcast specialist Line Corporation to launch a new mobile live streaming platform in Germany, focusing on the 17-plus youth audience. User-generated content app Line Live will enable its target audience to share their lives in live streams with the world. The service launched in […]

YouTube launches Kids app on smart TVs

YouTube is launching its YouTube Kids app on smart TVs around the world. As of yesterday the app is now available on LG, Samsung, and Sony smart TVs in the 26 countries YouTube Kids is currently launched. “We’ve heard from families that they love watching videos on all their devices so bringing the entertaining and […]

Toca Boca axes SVOD app after six months

Kids games studio Toca Boca is due to shut its subscription VOD app just six months after its launch. The service, Toca TV, which offered original and curated short-form videos for a monthly fee, is closing on March 31 because subscription numbers were “lower than anticipated”. It had debuted in October last year in 150 […]

Social YouTube-viewing app Uptime goes live

A new Google-developed app for watching and sharing YouTube videos with friends, called Uptime, has gone live on the Apple App Store. The project was borne out of Google’s in-house start-up incubator, Area 120, which launched last year to support new projects being developed by Google staff. Uptime, which is available now on iOS devices, […]

Facebook to launch video app for TV

Facebook has confirmed it will launch a video app for TV, as part of a raft of new updates designed to improve the video experience on the social network. The Facebook TV app will launch “soon” on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TVs, with more platforms to follow. “Last year we rolled out the […]

Dailymotion to launch new app as part of strategic repositioning

Vivendi-owned YouTube rival Dailymotion plans to launch a new app in April as part of a strategy to create a prime video destination that people will go to looking for videos that match their tastes, and that can push videos to users based on their personal requirements, according to a report in French financial daily […]

Vimeo ‘rebuilds TV experience’ with new apps

Vimeo has introduced what it described as a “complete rebuild of the Vimeo TV experience” with new apps for Apple tvOS, Android TV, and Samsung Smart TV. The new apps include Vimeo’s first HTML5-based TV app for the Tizen operating system, which is used by Samsung. The new apps include a number of features, including: […]

1 2 3 7