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21CF invests US$100m in social video platform Caffeine

Twenty-First Century Fox has invested US$100 million (€86 million) in Caffeine, a social broadcasting platform for gaming, entertainment led by former Apple TV exec Ben Keighran. Fox invested in both Caffeine, which is currently still in a ‘pre-release’ phase pending its official launch, and a newly formed venture called Caffeine Studios, which is jointly owned […]

YouSee TV embraces BYOD trend with Apple TV and LG launches

Danish cable and telecom operator TDC is to make its YouSee TV service available via an Apple TV app as well as its own set-top boxes, and will follow up with the launch of an app for LG smart TVs. Jacob Mortensen, managing director of YouSee, said that the operator’s customers “should be able to […]

Apple boss predicts cord cutting acceleration as it preps TV projects

Cord cutting will accelerate at a “much faster rate than is widely though,” predicted Apple CEO Tim Cook on the company’s latest earnings call, with Apple positioning itself to take advantage of these market changes. Responding to a question about the company’s original content strategy, the Apple boss said he feels “really good about what […]

Apple hires Oppenheimer for international content team

Apple has hired BBC Films veteran Joe Oppenheimer as a creative executive for its international team – led by former Channel 4 creative boss Jay Hunt. Oppenheimer becomes the second UK executive to join Apple’s TV ventures, after it hired Hunt as its European director of worldwide video. The new exec will be a London-based creative […]

Charter becomes latest operator to use Apple TV 4K as set-top

Apple announced a number of Apple TV updates and a partnership to supply the device to US cable operator Charter Communications at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) yesterday. Apple used the event to preview tvOS 12, the latest version of the Apple TV operating system. This will support Dolby Atmos, making Apple TV 4K the […]

NTV+ launches multiroom offering and updates Apple TV app

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has launched a new multiroom service for satellite TV customers, enabling users to watch different channels simultaneously on multiple TVs. NTV+ said that the service was aimed at both new and existing subscribers. To take advantage, customers will need to purchase either an additional receiver or a CAM module, for […]

Canal+ to use Apple TV 4K as its set-top box

Canal+ has struck a partnership with Apple to enable its subscribers to rent the Apple TV 4K box for €6 a month and use it as their primary TV box to receive the pay TV operator’s services. In a move described by Canal+ CEO Maxime Saada as a “philosophical revolution” in its distribution strategy, Canal+ […]

Conviva: Apple TV leads growth as streaming viewing hours ramp up dramatically

Growth in viewing time on Apple TV devices in the first quarter of this year outpaced all other devices by almost two times, according to data analytics outfit Conviva’s All-Screen Census Report Q1 2018. According to statistics from Conviva’s customer base, Apple TV saw 709% increase in viewing hours year-on-year in Q1. During the same […]

NTV+ launches on Apple TV and debuts new Georgia pay TV service

Russian pay TV provider NTV+ has launched an app for the Apple TV platform that allows users to watch over 180 channels on TV via the device. Owners of Apple TV boxes will be able to sign up for NTV+’s Supersport, Supersport Premium, football, kids, movies and factual packages via the app. Subscribers will also […]

Swiss Salt enters fixed market with Apple-based TV service

Swiss mobile telco Salt is launching a TV offering as part of its entry into the fixed-line business to offer a triple-play comparable to that of rival providers. Salt has struck partnerships with Swiss Fiber Network, city authorities and other organisations to deliver fibre coverage in over 30 cities and regions, with further expansion promised. […]

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