Turkcell targets one billion app downloads in three years

Turkish mobile operator Turkcell has set a target of one billion app downloads within three years, after revealing that its various apps have been downloaded a total of 120 million times to date. BiP, Turkcell’s IP-based messaging and call app, has been downloaded 20 million times in Turkey and five million times internationally. The other […]

Broadband TV moves into original games, mobile apps

RTL-owned multi-channel network Broadband TV has launched a new business division that will build original games and mobile apps. BBTV Interactive will create multi-platform games and apps to connect digital talent with their fans, in a move that is designed to expand revenue streams and was announced at CES in Las Vegas. “We’re placing an […]

YouTube TV app launches on LG, Samsung TVs

YouTube has launched the app for its US subscription service, YouTube TV, on Samsung and LG TVs. The YouTube TV app is now available to download on 2016 and 2017 models of Samsung and LG TVs in the US and will be available soon on 2014 and 2015 models. YouTube is also planning to expand […]

Zoomin.TV and Ownzones agree app and content deal

OTT entertainment and technology provider Ownzones has struck a three-year partnership deal with MTG-owned online video network Zoomin.TV. Under the agreement Zoomin.TV will create content for Ownzones’ media content and network platforms, while Ownzones will build at least 10 dedicated mobile and over-the-top (OTT) Zoomin.TV apps. Ownzones will use Zoomin.TV’s experience in producing gen Z-targeted […]

Google turns apps into ‘channels’ with Android TV revamp

Google is to undertake a major revamp of its Android TV offering as part of its Android O upgrade. The new version of the platform will include a channel-like home screen, bringing content from multiple apps to the fore, and the use of Google Assistant to enable navigation. The home screen organises video content into […]

YouGov: 5m UK viewers use pirate streaming services

Nearly 5 million UK adults, some 10% of the population, use pirate TV streaming services or apps, according to YouGov. The research firm said that 4.9 million people currently have access to platforms such as illegal Kodi boxes, chipped Amazon Fire TV Sticks, and illegal streaming apps on smartphones and tablets. It also estimated that […]

Cable Congress: future of TV is not apps

The future of TV does not lie in apps – as predicted by Apple CEO Tim Cook last year – but instead rests around content, delegates at Cable Congress in Warsaw heard yesterday. Speaking on a panel titled ‘what would it mean if apps really are the future of TV’, Telenet’s vice-president product connectivity and […]

Google Daydream VR platform to launch this autumn

Google is set to launch a mobile VR platform this autumn that will encompass smartphones, a reference design for a headset and controller, and apps. Announcing the plans at the Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, Google’s vice-president of virtual reality Clay Bavor said that Daydream will include “all the ingredients you need […]

Viacom unveils Play Plex mobile TV apps

Viacom has unveiled Viacom Play Plex, a suite of mobile TV apps that will offer subscription access to programming from international channels including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV. Play Plex will comprise a suite of mobile apps for Android and iOS-enabled devices, which Viacom’s distribution partners can offer to their customers. The service will is likely to […]

Amazon adds 600 channels to Fire TV in three months

Amazon has added over 600 channels, apps and games to the US Amazon Fire TV platform in the last three months, in what it claims is the “fastest growing selection of any streaming media device”. The firm lists Popcornflix, Funny Or Die, Candy Crush Saga, and Fox News among its popular new titles. It also said that GameFly is now […]