Mobile tv

Altice’s BFMTV debuts new ‘automated vertical’ live mobile video

Altice France-owned news channel BFMTV has launched a new ‘vertical’ smartphone video experience that automatically converts the horizontal frames of standard TV streams to a vertical format better suited to smartphone screens. The news channel has tapped technology startup Wildmoka to provide the workflow for the new service, dubbed ‘Live Vertical’, which is claimed as […]

Growing mobile use shifting balance of video consumption

People around the world will spend an average of 800 hours, or 33 full days, using the mobile internet this year, according to Zenith’s Media Consumption Forecasts, published today, with the figure set to rise to 930 hours, or 39 full days, by 2021. According to the fifth edition of Zenith’s Media Consumption Forecasts, which surveys changing […]

Ampere: 32% of US web users watch videos daily on their smartphones

Almost a third of US internet users watch online video on their smartphones every day, the highest proportion of anywhere in the world, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm estimates that during the third quarter of 2018, some 32% of US internet users watched video on their smartphone daily, compared to 23% in Europe. […]

Study sees dramatic growth in HD mobile video

Almost 40% of mobile video traffic globally is now in HD quality, according to study by traffic management specialist Openwave Mobility. According to the study, HD has leapt from 5.7% of mobile video traffic four years ago to 38% today. Openwave Mobility expects HD to surpass the 50% threshold by the end of next year. […]

Ericsson ConsumerLab: half of all viewing to be on mobile, one in three to use VR

Half of all viewing will be on a mobile screen in three years, with half of this on smartphones alone, according to the latest ConsumerLab report from technology giant Ericsson. The report also predicts that by 2020, one in three consumers will be Virtual Reality (VR) users, and that VR “will reignite the campfire experience […]

Volia makes mobile viewing possible outside the home

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has extended the availability of its multiscreen TV app to enable viewing outside of the home via mobile networks. The Volia TV app enables viewing on up to two devices simultaneously. Viewers can now access content in any part of Ukraine, even when not attached to Volia’s network. Volia said it […]

TalkTalk taps CSG to enhance mobile TV experience

UK operator TalkTalk is set to revamp its mobile TV experience after extending its partnership with revenue management firm CSG International. TalkTalk announced at Mobile World Congress that it will integrate CSG’s digital commerce platform to allow customers to watch more content on the go, in and out of the home. “The large-scale update will […]

Proximus 5G trial delivers movie download ‘in seconds’

Belgian service provider Proximus has inaugurated trials of 5G mobile technology in partnership with Chinese technology giant Huawei – the first operator in Belgium to test the technology. According to Proximus, during the tests, speeds of up to 70Gbps were reached, more than 100 times faster than 4G, which enables the downloading of movies in […]

Arab user-generated content streamer ALTV launches mobile app

Emerging markets streaming service ALTV has launched a mobile app for Android and iOS devices. According to the company, which currently offers Arabic video content on a free-to-view basis, the new app allows users to view and share their programmes, as well as quickly and conveniently finding new and trending content ranging from sports coverage […]

Vodafone Romania launches mobile TV service with Netflix deal

Vodafone Romania is to launch a mobile TV service and has signed a deal with Netflix to provide access to the subscription video-on-demand service over it, the group’s Romanian unit’s CEO Ravinder Takkar told local press. Vodafone will launch its 4GTV+ service in 350 towns and cities across Romania, making a number of channels and […]

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