Music streamer Deezer names new chief commercial officer

Global music streaming service Deezer has appointed Laurence Miall – d’Août as its chief commercial officer. In her new role, Miall – d’Août will be responsible for Deezer’s B2B activities around the world, including local and global partnerships, business development and advertising sales, as well as public relations. She joins on April 2nd. Miall – […]

Deezer rules out video move

Music streaming service Deezer has ruled out a move into the video space, despite having discussed it internally. Speaking at TV Connect in London this morning, Deezer’s managing director, UK and Ireland, Christian Harris, said: “We’ve made a very clear decision that that’s not a route that we’re going to go down.” Harris claimed that […]

EE TV customers now get BBC connected red button

UK mobile operator EE’s EE TV customers can now access BBC connected red button services. EE TV has also added Dailymotion, Deezer, Euronews, Cloudio TV and Hopster applications to its platform.  Viewers can use the BBC’s connected red button directly from BBC channels to access iPlayer and the BBC Sport and News Apps, offering live sport, video […]

Orange planning Chromecast rival to take on Netflix

Orange is preparing to take on the imminent threat of Netflix’s arrival in France by launching a new OTT subscription video-on-demand service that will be made available via a WiFi-connectable HDMI dongle that can be plugged into TVs. The initiative has been pushed by French economic development minister Arnaud Montebourg, who confirmed the plan this […]

BBC Playlister service launches out of beta

The BBC’s recently announced music service, BBC Playlister, has now launched out of beta with two major updates added from the trial phase.  The service, which lets listeners export music they hear on BBC programmes to online playlists, now also includes presenter playlists and integration with the BBC’s iPlayer Radio app. The playlist function enables […]

Deezer partners with NetRange for smart TV app launch

France-based subscription music service Deezer is launching a smart TV app after partnering with German smart TV services firm NetRange. The Deezer app by NetRange will be available on TVs made by Loewe, Dune, TCL and Sharp, with music fans able to login to up to three different accounts simultaneously on the app. Deezer, which […]

BBC partners with Spotify, YouTube on new music product

The BBC is teaming up with Spotify, Deezer and YouTube to launch new digital music product that will let listeners export music they hear on the BBC to online playlists.  Announced yesterday as part of BBC director general Tony Hall’s new vision for the BBC, the corporation said that BBC Playlister will “transform people’s relationship” […]

Belgacom to offer music on-demand from Deezer

Belgacom has struck a deal with on-demand music provider Deezer to offer unlimited access to over 13 million music tracks. Belgacom claims to be the first operator in Belgium to integrate unlimited music subscription to various of its Internet and mobile packs. The Deezer for Belgacom service will be launched in the next few weeks, […]