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Fifth of UK broadband homes use Netflix

Some 18% of UK broadband households used subscription video-on-demand service Netflix in the past 30 days, according to new research from Parks Associates. The study claims that a total of 58% of UK broadband homes used a video streaming service or player in the past month, with 33% using the BBC’s free iPlayer service and […]

iPlayer accounts for 62% of UK TV streaming, says government

Some 15 million UK internet users have now accessed a TV programme online, with the BBC iPlayer accounting for 62% of this activity, according to a government report. The new survey from the Intellectual Property Office – which highlights online streaming and downloading trends – claims that the BBC iPlayer, YouTube and ITV Player were […]

Motive to add OTT services to TabletTV

Technology provider Motive Television is set to add over-the-top TV services like Netflix and YouTube to its TabletTV service. Announcing the move, Motive said that it has developed new technology to add internet-delivered channels to its TabletTV offering in the UK and US, with plans to beta test the new offering this summer and to […]

ITV Player launches on Amazon Fire

UK broadcaster ITV has launched its catch-up service ITV Player on Amazon Fire tablets.  The free app is available to download now from the Amazon Appstore and gives viewers access to ITV’s live channel feeds, and thirty days-worth of catch-up content from ITV, ITVBe, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and CITV. “Tablet devices are a significant driver […]

ITV introduces live simulcast for Android users

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has launched a new version of its ITV Player app including live simulcast functionality for Android devices. As well as offering 30 days of catch-up programming from ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and CITV, the app now provides the ability to watch ITV channels live on the move on Android devices. According […]

Beamly adds social layer to iPlayer, ITV Player and 4oD

Beamly, the service that was recently rebranded from Zeebox, has launched a new Chrome extension that displays Tweets as part of the UK’s leading catch-up services.  The Beamly OnDemand extension adds a social panel to the BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and Channel 4’s 4oD on-demand services, displaying tweets and comments that were made about a […]

BSkyB adds ITV Player to Now TV

BSkyB has added ITV Player, the catch-up service from the UK’s leading commercial broadcaster to the Now TV box that enables users to sign up for its low-cost OTT service of the same name. The ITV Player app will automatically download to Now TV boxes as part of a phased rollout, enabling users to access […]

BBC and ITV add Windows Phone 8 catch-up support

UK terrestrial broadcasters ITV and the BBC have each added Windows Phone 8 device support to their respective catch-up services.  ITV launched a version of its ITV Player app, compatible with Windows Phone 8 devices, on the Widows Phone Store yesterday. This will offer 30 days worth of ITV catch-up content from its ITV, ITV2, […]

UK outfit provides price comparisons for online TV shows

UK outfit Tank Top TV has launched a web-based directory of TV shows to allow users to compare the cost of streaming or downloading them from online service providers. According to Tank Top TV, it has built a searchable catalogue of over 73,000 episodes of shows to sit alongside its existing listing of 13,000 digitally […]

BARB to include catch-up and online ratings from this year

UK ratings organisation BARB is to include online and catch-up services in its ratings reports by the end of this year. BARB will begin measuring catch-up viewership for services including BBC iPlayer, 4oD and ITV Player, providing an official measurement of audiences on these services for the first time. BARB has now appointed Kantar Media […]