Unitymedia to add Chromecast support for Horizon Go

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia is due to add more features to its Horizon Go mobile TV service, including Chromecast support. Unitymedia said that during 2015 it will add Chromecast support, Airplay support and remote recording to the mobile entertainment service, and will premiere these new features at ANGA COM. At the show, the […]

France Télévisions launches Zoom mobile TV app

France Télévisions has launched FranceTV Zoom, a major mobile initiative allowing users to build personalised playlists of videos from the French public broadcaster. The app, which is available now for iPhone, lets viewers watch programmes and clips and search for content based on the time that they have available to view – for instance five […]

Google reveals new Chromecast features and sales

Google has revealed a number of new features for its Chromecast HDMI streaming dongle at its I/O conference, including autoplay and queuing of shows and new features to enable multiplayer casual gaming.  Google also revealed it had sold 17 million Chromecast devices to date and that 20,000 apps had been created for the dongle. Google […]

Lenovo joins HDMI device battle with Chromecast rival

Chinese technology giant Lenovo has launched a Chromecast rival, the Lenovo Cast, to bring content from smartphones and tablets to the TV.  The device, which will be priced at US$49, will enable users to mirror content on their personal smarpthones and tablets on the TV. The device plugs into the HDMI port on the TV […]

Connected TV will drive OTT subscriber surge

A huge increase in connected TV sales will spur a surge in the number of consumers paying for OTT services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video, according to new research. Juniper Research forecasts that the number of global SVoD subs will rocket from 92.1 million in 2014 to 332.2 million by 2019. By […]

MTG to air Champions League football on new Finnish channel

MTG has taken the rights to UEFA Champions League football in Finland for the three years starting from the 2015/2016 season, with plans to broadcast matches on the new Viasat Sport Finland channel.  MTG said it will show the key matches live and provide local commentary from every Tuesday and Wednesday match day in the […]

Google brings programmatic ad buying to streaming devices

Google is now allowing to TV providers to programmatically monetise inventory across web-streaming devices services, following its acquisition of mDialog last year.  In a blog post, Google director of product management, Rany Ng, who also presented at NAB this week, explained that Google has now connected mDialog’s inventory to its DoubleClick Ad Exchange. mDialog specialises […]

Google unveils new computer-like HDMI dongle

Google has unveiled a more sophisticated HDMI dongle than its existing Chromecast device that can deliver the functionality of a PC to a TV or LCD screen. The Chromebit, manufactured by Asus, will be available from this summer and will be priced at less than US$100 (€93). Based on the Google Chrome browser, the Chromebit […]

Google allows TV remote to control Chromecast

Google has released a firmware update for its popular Chromecast HDMI dongle that will allow users to control streaming content from the web via their TV remote control for the first time.  The upgrade supports content from OTT providers including Netflix, YouTube, ESPN, HBO Go and BBC iPlayer. However, users of the new functionality will […]

Vimeo launches on Chromecast

Video site Vimeo has added support for Google’s Chromecast TV streaming stick to its iOS app for iPad and iPhone.  Viewers that update to the most recent version of the Vimeo app will be able to ‘cast’ content to their Chromecast-connected today. Vimeo said that though the feature is currently only available on iOS, it […]

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