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Quarter of TV Everywhere streams on connected TV devices

One in four authenticated video streams from TV everywhere services came from a connected TV device in Q1 – up from just one in 20 a year ago, according to new research. The new report by Adobe Digital Index (ADI) claims that larger screens are helping to “close the gap in video viewing frequency” between mobile […]

Eurosport launches Apple Watch app for French Open

Discovery-owned sports network Eurosport has launched an Apple Watch app, which will give live scores, updates and player data from the French Open.  The app went live at the weekend and will be available until the close of the tennis tournament on June 7. “Eurosport prides itself on being at the forefront of cutting edge technology, […]

Apple aims for local stations with web TV service

Apple is reportedly aiming to offer live programming from local TV stations as part of its expected US web TV service – a plan that could delay the service’s launch.  According to tech site Re/Code – which cites industry executives familiar with Apple’s plans – the company wants to offer programming from local broadcast stations […]

Apple to make ‘dramatic’ TV push, says investor Icahn

Billionaire investor and Apple shareholder, Carl Icahn, said he expects the firm to make a “more dramatic push” into the TV market next year.  In an open letter, addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Icahn said he believes TV’s role in the living room is a “strategically compelling bolt-on to the Apple ecosystem” and predicted […]

Nordic streaming service Viaplay launches on Apple TV

Modern Times Group-owned Nordic streaming service, Viaplay, is now available on Apple TV devices.  Viaplay offers full seasons of TV series, a selection of films, entertainment for kids and live sports events including Premier League and UEFA Champions League football, NHL and Formula 1. “Apple TV is our most requested platform and we are thrilled […]

Motive releases European version of TabletTV

TV technology company Motive Television has released TabletTV Europe, the latest version of its app for viewing live TV on iPads, following approval buy the Apple App store.  The technology enables users to view locally broadcast channels on iPads in any European country that uses the DVB-T broadcast standard. The app will be available to […]

HBO Now streaming service goes live in the US

HBO’s standalone streaming service, HBO Now, has launched in the US via Apple devices and Cablevision’s Optimum Online service.  The OTT subscription service, which HBO unveiled last month, is available for US$14.99 per-month, with the first 30 days free for those who sign up this month. “Just in time for the premiere of the fifth […]

Wuaki.tv hires iTunes exec to head business development

OTT video-on-demand provider Wuaki.tv has hired former Apple iTunes executive Sébastien Janin to head international business development.  Janin has worked for iTunes , where he was responsible for launching and managing the roll out of the iTunes film service in Europe and Latin America, for the last eight years. For the last two years he […]

Apple reportedly planning June launch for new Apple TV

Apple is reportedly planning to launch a revamped version of its Apple TV set-top box in June, along with a new version of its App Store and a software development kit optimised for the device. According to a BuzzFeed report, the update will mark a “significant overhaul” of the set-top device, with Apple planning to […]

Apple reportedly planning autumn web TV launch

Apple is reportedly planning to launch an online TV service this autumn in partnership with broadcasters including ABC, CBS and Fox.  According to a Wall Street Journal report, Apple is in talks with US programmers and plans to offer a “slimmed-down” cable-style bundle of roughly 25 channels that will be available to view across Apple […]

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