Cloud TV

Sony unveils PlayStation Vue cloud TV service

Sony has unveiled PlayStation Vue, a new cloud-based TV service that combines live, on-demand, and catch-up TV. The service, which Sony claims “reinvents the television experience” will launch later this month as an invite only beta trial for select PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 games console owners, ahead of a staged rollout across the US. […]

Viacom confirms ‘landmark’ Sony OTT deal

Entertainment giant Viacom has confirmed it is to provide 22 launch channels for Sony Corporation’s upcoming US cloud-TV service. The deal marks the first time Viacom channels have been offered as live internet TV channels via a VOD service. Terms of the agreement were not revealed, but such a significant deal would not have come […]

IPTV is dead and there is ‘no such thing as TV’, claims UUX exec

IPTV is dead and the shift to a multiscreen world means that TV no longer exists in the way that it did, according Robert Delamar, the chief commercial officer of internet TV as-a-service firm UUX.  Speaking at TV Connect in London this morning, Delamar apologised to set-top box manufactures but said that the death of […]

Magine appoints former Prisa exec as new chairman

Swedish cloud TV service Magine has appointed existing company board member and the former chief digital officer of Spanish operator Prisa, Kamal Bherwani, as its new chairman.  Bherwani, who has been on the Magine board since last September, replaces Michael Werner as chairman – though Werner retains a place on the board. “In his role […]

Intel sells TV business to Verizon

Intel has agreed to sell its cloud TV division, Intel Media, to Verizon, after failing to bring its much-anticipated OnCue TV service to market following more than two years of development.  The deal, which was agreed for undisclosed terms, includes all the intellectual property rights and assets related to Intel’s OnCue Cloud TV platform. Verizon […]

Sony unveils cloud TV plan

Sony is planning to launch a new cloud-based TV service in the US later this year, combining live TV with video-on-demand in a bid to “redefine” traditional television.  Announcing the plans at CES in Las Vegas, Sony Computer Entertainment’s president and group CEO, Andrew House, said that the web-powered service would be available across different […]

Magine plans social push

Cloud-based TV service Magine is looking to add more social functionality into the service in a bid to boost content discovery and recommendations. Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London last week, Jon Gisby, Magine’s executive vice-president of business development, said that though Magine is yet to formally announce its plans, it is looking […]