Bloomberg launches on Apple TV

Bloomberg has launched a service on Apple TV, incorporating a live 24/7 stream of Bloomberg TV, access to on-demand programming including digital originals and selected live events. The on-demand programming on Apple TV includes shows Bloomberg West, Charlie Rose, Brink, Bloomberg Surveillance and Game Changers. Bloomberg says it is the first company to provide live […]

Netflix adds HD streaming to iOS app

Netflix has updated its iOS app to include HD streaming and support for Apple Airplay – which lets users stream content from their iPhone or iPad to their TV.  The new app will stream Netflix videos in HD on any iOS 7 device, provided the title is available in high definition and the internet connection […]

Apple buys second screen TV app

Apple has reportedly acquired second screen TV app, a recommendation service that combines programming guides for online video services like Hulu and Netflix. The deal was first reported by tech site VentureBeat, which said that Apple is thought have paid between US$1 million and US$1.5 million for the service that closed down to the […]

Apple reports strong iTunes growth as profits slip

Apple reported “strong growth” in revenue from its iTunes, software and services division and recorded a record quarter for iPhone sales, though profits dropped year-on-year. Announcing its fiscal third quarter results for the three months ended June 29, 2013, Apple said that iTunes, software and services contributed US$3.99 (€3.02 billion) billion of the US$35.3 billion […]

Apple reportedly working on TV ad-skipping plans

Apple is reportedly working on ad-skipping technology for its Apple TV set-top box service.  According to a Bloomberg report, the firm has briefed at least two broadcast TV network and cable channel owners on the plans, with the firm also looking to develop TV products with “broader appeal” than its current Apple TV box. An […]

HBO, ESPN and Sky launch on Apple TV

HBO, ESPN, Sky News and other content providers have launched on Apple’s TV service. The deals mean that HBO Go subscribers can watch content from the service on connected devices via Apple TV set-tops. The WatchESPN service allows Apple TV owners to watch sport video content from the ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 channels. Consumers […]

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 […]