FilmOn adds four SPI International channels

Internet TV service FilmOn has renewed its deal with SPI International / Filmbox and added more of its channels to its line-up. FilmBox Russia, MadscreenBox HD, Kino Polska International and Kino Polska Muzyka join the six SPI International channels already available at FilmBox Russia features original Russian dramas, comedies and TV series and is aimed […]

FilmOn buys movie and TV store CinemaNow

Live TV streaming service FilmOn TV Networks has bought CinemaNow, a US-based digital rental and download store for films and TV shows. FilmOn acquired the transactional video-on-demand service from Regent Equity Partners and with the deal has appointed former Rovi, Paramount Pictures and NBC Universal executive, Donna Smith, as president of CinemaNow. FilmOn’s chief strategy […]

FilmOn secures legal win in battle for equal status with cable

Online TV service FilmOn has secured a victory in its US legal battle to be treated as the equivalent of traditional cable operator, enabling to legally retransmit broadcast signals over the web. The US District Court in Los Angeles ruled that FilmOn is entitled to rebroadcast programmes if it meets all legal requirements. However, District […]

Zee and FilmOn launch online Bollywood channel

Indian broadcaster Zee Entertainment Enterprises has partnered with internet TV provider to launch a new, global, online channel called Zee Bollywood. The entertainment channel is available now for free via, broadcasting in Hindi with English subtitles.    “Zee Bollyworld on will showcase some of the very best programming that India has to […]

FilmOn fined as interpretation of Aereo ruling questioned

Following Aereo’s shut-down in the US, rival FilmOn has been fined US$90,000 (€67,000) relating to its interpretation of a previous ruling affecting similar mini-antenna technology. FilmOn was fined for violating a 2012 injunction that prohibited it from streaming broadcast signals. The company’s argument that the earlier injunction didn’t specifically prohibit the use of mini-antenna technology […]

Aereo ruling ‘will not end tech threat to broadcasters’

“Disruptive” business models of emerging tech firms still threaten broadcasters, despite the US networks’ legal victory over streaming service Aereo, financial analyst Moody’s says. The US broadcasters scored a decisive win at the Supreme Court this week, with a majority decision agreeing Aereo was illegally profiting from retransmitted network signals via the internet. This effectively […]

FilmOn acquires Allied Entertainment movie rights

Over-the-top movie service FilmOn has acquired rights to content from the CineBx library and 40 catalogues of content including those of Allied Entertainment, Four Star and HanVideo. According to FilmOn CEO Alki David, the new catalogues include 10,000 film titles and 10,000 hours of library television footage. The largest part of the acquisition is the […]

FilmOn opens up local TV with ‘teleport technology’

Over-the-top TV platform FilmOn has launched new technology that will let viewers access local US TV stations from anywhere using remote desktops connected to FilmOn’s antenna and DVR system.  FilmOn claims the service will help “independent broadcasters across the country flourish” by letting viewers connect to local free to air channels in Los Angeles, New […]

FilmOn launches affiliate TV platform service

Over the top live TV service FilmOn is launching a system that automatically builds branded live TV sites and mobile apps, so that internet publishers can have free access to FilmOn’s content offering.  “In less than five minutes affiliates can be up and running with their own web and mobile site branded with their corporate image […]

Alki David’s FilmOn inks deal with Spain’s RTVE

Over the top service FilmOn has inked a deal with RTVE and will stream the Spanish pubcaster’s content in international markets. An international version of TVE will be launched by FilmOn, the digital service run by Greek entrepreneur Alki David. The revenue-share deal with the Spanish broadcaster involves FilmOn making TVE available on PCs and […]