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Amazon launches Fire TV in UK, Germany

Amazon is launching its web streaming set-top box Amazon Fire TV in Europe for the first time, rolling it in the UK and Germany. Customers in both countries will be able to order the device now, with boxes to start shipping in Germany on September 25 and in the UK on October 23. Fire TV […]

Sky News launches new youth-skewed digital platform

BSkyB’s Sky News has launched a new digital platform aimed at giving young people an enhanced voice ahead of next year’s UK general election. The Stand Up Be Counted site will enable people aged between 16 and 25 to post videos, articles and comments on the issues affecting them and their friends, and share them […]

OSN adds new linear channels to fast-growing OTT service

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has added three new live channels to its OTT TV service OSN Play and has claimed a 60% increase in subscriber registrations and a fourfold increase in viewership for the platform. OSN has added BSkyB’s news channel Sky News, AMC Networks-owned kids channel JimJam and Scripps Networks’ Food Network […]

Enex names Sky News exec as new CEO

Global news exchange Enex has named Sky News’ international head of development Adrian Wells as managing director, replacing Henning Tewes, who was apppointed CEO of international broadcaster RTL’s Croatian operation in May. Enex organises the exchange of video footage, editorial information and transmission services for its 46 member organisations, including RTL Group and Sky News. […]

News channels stake rival claims to top spot

Leading international news channels have each placed their individual spin on the results of the latest IPSOS European Media and Marketing Survey (EMS), a key annual fixture in the battle to attract advertisers to the channels. Sky News said the results showed it was the most-watched news channel each day by up-market Europeans and that […]

BSkyB launches Sky News catch-up service

BSkyB’s Sky News has launched a catch-up TV service on the Sky On Demand platform.  The service, available to Sky customers with a connected Sky+ HD box, allows users to select stories including key bulletins, specially commissioned programmes in the form of documentaries and the pick of Sky News’ archive. The service will also offer […]

Sky News launches on Roku

Sky News has launched on Roku streaming set-top boxes, with viewers able to access the channel for free from the US, Canada, UK and Ireland. The Sky News launch includes a live feed of the Sky channel, as well as an on-demand news library, and joins a selection of news services currently on Roku, including […]

Sky News Arabia goes OTT with Envivio

Sky News Arabia has launched a new OTT video service using technology from Envivio. Sky News Arabia is a 24-hour, Arabic-language news channel operated as a joint-venture by Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation and UK pay TV operator BSkyB. It has begun offering a real-time web streaming service using the Envivio Muse video processing solution […]