Sky Deutschland launches Sky Store

Sky Deutschland has launched its own version of Sky Store, the electronic sell-through service provided by the pay TV giant in the UK. The German service will provide over 1,000 films for sale, with around 30 new titles to be released each month, according to the operator. Sky customers will be able to purchase movies […]

BBC Worldwide confirms BBC Store closure

BBC Worldwide is shutting down its transactional VOD service, BBC Store, amid changing viewing habits and weak demand for the offering. The BBC’s commercial arm today confirmed that it would close down the service, which went live just eighteen months ago, as viewers increasingly opt for third-party subscription video-on-demand offerings provided by the likes of […]

Virgin Media launches V6 box, download-to-own and ‘TellyTablet’

Virgin Media has unveiled its new ‘home entertainment experience’, based on its new 4K UHD TV enabled V6 box, along with three new innovations – a download-to-own store, a new kids app and an own-branded large-format table companion screen, dubbed the TellyTablet. As part of its next-generation TV launch, Virgin Media is launching the Virgin […]

Numericable-SFR launches download-to-own store

French operator Numericable-SFR has launched its download-to-own store, VideoStore by Numericable, giving users access to a library of about 120 films at launch. Numericable-SFR has signed deals with five Hollywood studios to secure content for the service. Prices for movies begin at €5.99. Highlights include Luc Besson’s new science-fiction movie Lucy, which is available for […]

OTT revenues to reach US$42 billion by 2020

Online TV and video revenues from fixed broadband networks will more than double in the next six years, reaching US$42.34 billion (€33 billion) globally in 2020, according to Digital TV Research.  The new report, which covers 51 countries, estimates that the fixed OTT video revenue figure will climb from just US$3.96 billion in 2010 and […]