Lithuania’s Teo latest to participate in Viramundo day-and-date trial

Lithuanian service provider Teo is today taking part in a day-and-date video-on-demand release experiment initiated by European film-makers to promote new distribution models. The documentary film Viramundo will be released in Lithuanian cinemas and on the Gala TV VOD service simultaneously. Viramundo is a documentary about the journey of Gilberto Gil, a music legend and […]

YouSee enhances Apple functionality on YouBio OTT

Danish cable operator YouSee has enhanced the functionality of its OTT service YouBio on Apple devices. The latest update to the YouBio app for iOS devices makes it possible to stream content directly from an iPad to a flat panel TV via the technique of ‘video mirroring’. This makes it possible to push content from […]

ITV launches ad-free, pay version of Player for Apple devices

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has launched a premium version of its ITV Player app for Apple devices that allows users to view content without advertising for £3.99 (€4.68) a month. The move makes ITV the first UK commercial broadcaster to give mobile viewers the option to watch catch-up TV without adverts. ITV said the app […]

Apple ordered to pay private copy taxes

The French Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris has ordered Apple to pay €5 million to Copie France after failing to pay taxes on devices that can make private copies of content. France levies a ‘private copy’ tax on the sale of devices, including tablets, which is then redistributed to content rights holders. Copie France […]

Apple admits ‘grand vision’ for TV

Apple CEO Tim Cook admitted that the firm has “a very grand vision” for the TV space, but declined to comment on persistent speculation that the firm is readying an Apple branded TV set.  Speaking at the 11th D: All Things Digital conference in California yesterday, Cook said: “When you look at the TV experience, […]

Apple hits 50 billion app downloads

Apple has hit 50 billion app downloads through its App Store, the firm confirmed. The new milestone comes just months after Apple hit 40 billion downloads – in January of this year – having notched up nearly 20 billion downloads in 2012 alone. Apple launched the App Store for iOS devices in 2008, following the […]

iTunes dominates online video, says NPD

Apple’s iTunes store accounted for a massive 67% of electronic sell-through for TV shows last year, dominating the home digital-video sector, according to market research firm NPD.  According to the US stats, iTunes also accounted for 65% of online sales for feature-length movies and also took a 45% share of the online movie rental market. […]

Adobe CTO moves to Apple

Apple has appointed Adobe’s chief technology officer Kevin Lynch as vice president of technology.  Lynch, who joined Adobe through its acquisition of Macromedia in 2005, will report to senior vice president Bob Mansfield. At Adobe Lynch was responsible for innovation the company’s “long-term technology vision.” His defection to Apple comes despite a previous spat between […]

HBO Go now ready for Apple AirPlay

HBO president and COO, Eric Kessler, announced yesterday that the HBO Go TV Everywhere service is now compatible with Apple’s AirPlay. The update means that Apple users with the HBO Go app can now stream content from the premium programmer straight from their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to their HDTV using Apple TV. Kessler […]

HBO Go reportedly to join Apple TV later this year

Apple is reportedly in talks to carry HBO Go on the Apple TV platform in the US by the middle of this year. According to Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the plan, The deal will enable Apple TV users to access some 1,700 films and TV shows from HBO. Apple TV already includes Netflix and […]