Cloud TV

Molotov passes one million milestone

France-based OTT TV service Molotov has passed the milestone of one million, according to Jean-Marc Denoual, the outfit’s chief operating officer and co-founder. Molotov, which launched in France a year ago, is currently available free of charge. “Our strategy is to start the subscription model in the second half of this year,” said Denoual, speaking […]

Magine unlocks low-cost pay TV packages in Germany

Cloud TV service Magine is now offering premium pay TV channels in Germany for the first time without any requirement to purchase any other content or service. As of yesterday, German viewers are able to pay for stand-alone premium content packages for €2.99 per month, without needing to buy other base subscriptions or services. Magine […]

Cloud traffic to quadruple over five years

Global cloud traffic will more than quadruple between now and the end of 2019, growing from 2.1 to 8.6 zettabytes and outpacing the growth of global data centre traffic, according to research by Cisco Systems. According to  Cisco’s Global Cloud Index, global data centre traffic will grow from 3.4 to 10.4ZB over the same period. […]

Liberty Global highlights cloud TV success

UPC Hungary’s rollout of cloud-based TV apps, including YouTube, on legacy set-top boxes has exceeded expectations in terms of take-up to date, according to Arpad Jordan, CTO, central and eastern Europe, Liberty Global. Speaking at the Digital TV CEE 2015 conference in Warsaw this morning, Jordan said that over 50% of Liberty-owned UPC Hungary’s subscriber […]

Luxembourg’s POST expands Cloud-TV offering with Netgem

Luxembourg fixed-line, mobile and internet firm POST has expanded its Cloud-TV offering with an extended range of International French and German channels, in partnership with Netgem. The new channels will be available on any device, through POST’s newly developed Cloud-TV platform, and will be offered alongside video-on-demand, popular catch-up TV services and other internet video […]

Apple reportedly pushes cloud TV service launch to 2016

Apple is now aiming for a 2016 launch for its planned cloud TV with licensing talks progressing slowly, according to a Bloomberg report. Citing people familiar with Apple’s plans, Bloomberg said that Apple had scrapped plans to launch the online TV service at an event in San Francisco on September 9, but will still launch […]

Cisco looks to cloud as video business dips in third quarter

Cisco Systems’ service provider video business took a hit on lower orders and revenue in its third fiscal quarter, but will look to rebound as it focuses more on cloud TV delivery internationally, according to its outgoing CEO. Cisco posted overall third quarter revenues of US$12.1 billion (€10.6 billion), up 5%. Non-GAAP net income was […]

Vodafone chief confirms UK TV plan, highlights quad-play risks

Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao last week confirmed that the mobile operator would launch a cloud-based TV service in the UK later this year and said that this company would respond aggressively in the fixed-line business to any discounting by rivals in mobile. Colao, speaking on an analyst call following the company’s third quarter results, noted […]

Magine shelves Spanish launch plans

Cloud-based over-the-top TV service Magine has shelved its Spanish launch plans, announcing that it will shut down its beta trial in the country after 18 months. In a tweet posted on the Magine Spain account, the cloud TV company said it is postponing the commercial launch in the country and that its existing beta trial […]

Cisco to provide cloud-based TV platform for Kabel Deutschland

Cisco is to provide a new advanced TV platform for Vodafone-owned German cable operator Kabel Deutschland with a launch date expected in 2016-17. Kabel Deutschland will reveal more details of the platform, which will combine broadcast, on-demand, catch-up, and time-shifted TV with internet video, at the IFA 2015 show in September. According to Cisco, which […]