Streamers including Netflix, Sky and Warner Bros. Discovery form European VOD Coalition 

A new body representing the interests of video-on-demand companies in Europe has been formed. Based in Brussels, the European VOD Coalition promises to give a voice to the European audiovisual streaming sector and engage with policy makers across Europe.  At launch, the Coalition’s members include CHILI, FilmDoo, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Nokzedoc, Nordic Entertainment Group AG, Paramount, […]

Telecom Italia adds Chili to TIMVision menu

Telecom Italia (TIM) has struck a deal with Italian video-on-demand service Chili to bring the latter’s offering to TIMVision customers via their set-top boxes. TIMVision customers will be able to access the Chili catalogue and choose from a range of titles including, newly released movies at discounted rates that can be paid direct via their […]

20th Century Fox takes stake in Italian VOD outfit Chili

20th Century Fox has taken a 4% stake in Italian transactional video-on-demand provider Chili in a reported €6 million investment in the platform. Fox joins Warner Bros, Viacom-Paramount and Sony Pictures as shareholders in the venture. Warner Bros and Paramount have 4% stakes, while Sony has a 3% stake in the venture. Torino 1895 Investments, […]

Italy’s Chili launches UHD service with Thomson technology

Italian OTT TV service provider Chili has launched an Ultra HD service as part of its movie offering. Chili is using Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 encoder platform and NexGuard content protection to provide ultra HD movies and TV shows to its subscribers. Fastweb spin-off Chili’s OTT TV service, which has been rolled out in […]

Samsung to expand Ultra HD offering with Netflix and Amazon

Samsung has outlined plans to expand its Ultra High Definition content offering by working with global content partners including Amazon, Netflix, Maxdome and In an announcement ahead of electronics trade show IFA next month, Samsung said it plans to launch Amazon’s UHD VOD service globally in October, and has also expanded Netflix’s UHD VOD […]