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Paramount movies on Google Play and YouTube in US

Google has struck a deal with Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures in make the latter’s movies available via the YouTube and Google Play services in the US and Canada. Google will add about 500 Paramount titles to the two services over the next few weeks. The deal means that Google has signed up five of the […]

Google TV to launch in France later this year, following VOD launch

Google TV is now expected to launch in France in September with the introduction of two Android-based devices from Sony, according to a report in financial daily Les Echos. According to the paper, Sony will launch a basic set-top priced at around €200 and a Blu-ray player priced at around €300. According to Les Echos, […]

Disney strikes TVOD deal with Google UK

Hollywood studio Disney has struck transactional video-on-demand deals with online video services YouTube and Google Play in the UK. The deals, the first signed by the company in the region, mean that customers can acquire or rent movies on their computers or smartphones. Movies available via the services include recent hits Real Steel and Fright […]

Google wins Kansas approval for pay TV pilot

Google has received regulatory approval from Kansas state authorities to roll out pay TV services in Kansas City, according to local reports. Kansas’s approval follows that of neighbouring Missouri, which authorised Google to roll out the pilot service in the part of Kansas City in that state.  

Google adds international channels to TV service

Google has added new apps that allow US consumers to access a raft of new international channel on connected devices. In a posting on its official blog, Google said it has added new apps that allow users of various smart devices to watch seven new channels including Euronews and Al Jazeera. The TV service and […]

Google gets green light for Kansas City pay TV

Google’s Google Fiber arm has won approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission to build a pay TV network in Kansas City in the US. Google sought permission to launch video services in Kansas City, which straddles Missouri and Kansas, last month. The Kansas authorities are still considering the request. Google is currently in the […]

YouTube sees growth in subscriptions following channel revamp

YouTube has seen growth of 60% in daily unique visits to its channels since it revamped the channel offering in December, with daily net subscriptions up by 50%. YouTube is now moving all its channels to the new layout and has introduced a number of new features, Channel Feed shows all videos uplaoded to a […]

Google’s fibre TV service could launch in months

Google’s pay TV service in the US city of Kansas could roll out within months, according to reports. The internet giant has announced that, under the moniker of Google Fiber, it would roll out a fiber-optic network delivering ultra high-speed internet to residents of Kansas City. The Wall Street Journal has now reported that Google […]

Google files for video franchise licence for Kansas City

Google has moved a step closer to realising its TV ambitions by filing an application for a video franchise licence with the Missouri Public Service Commission in the US, allowing it to deliver content to TVs in Kansas City, where the internet search giant is building a fibre-to-the-home network. Google has said no firm plans […]

Google looking to build satellite dish farm in Iowa

Google has asked the US FCC for permission to build a satellite antenna farm near Council Bluffs, Iowa, amidst speculation that the move could enable it to receive feeds from US broadcast channels and offer them as part of the bundled high-speed internet offering that it is trialing separately in Kansas City. Google Fiber, the […]