Canal+ launches Music Moments Spotify app

Pay TV operator Canal+ has launched a Spotify app to provide music recommendations. The app, called Music Moments and developed by agency The Connected Set, was launched to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival. In addition to recommendations, it allows users to follow music-related content from the broadcaster, with features including Le Live du Grand […]

Google reportedly to launch Spotify-type music services

Google will reportedly unveil new Spotify-type music subscription services at its I/O conference today, having signed licensing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment for YouTube and Google Play. According to US tech site The Verge, citing music industry sources, Google will launch separate services for YouTube and the Google Play Android market. […]

Spotify reportedly eyeing video service launch

Music streaming service is rumoured to be planning to launch an on-demand video service to compete with the likes of Netflix.  According to Business Insider Australia, which cites unnamed sources, the firm is interested in funding and creating exclusive video content competing in the video space alongside other online players. In September Danish broadcaster TV2 […]

Spotify plots TV push

Internet-powered music service Spotify is planning to make a bigger push into the living room, with more smart TV apps and set-top deployments in the works. Speaking to DTVE ahead of his keynote panel discussion this morning at TV Connect, Spotify’s global head of platform partnerships, Pascal De Mul, said that the firm was “was […]

Canal Plus teams up with Spotify for Music

Canal Plus France has created a new music site in partnership with Spotify. The service, called simply Music, will be accessible to all French households and will allow users to access all radio play music with features including album of the week, Le Grand Journal, La Matinale and live sessions feature Canal Street. The site […]

Samsung to add Spotify to Smart TVs

Samsung plans to become the first TV manufacturer to bring the Spotify music streaming service to its connected TVs later this year. Samsung said Spotify’s on-demand music library would be available to its Smart TVs in Europe. The Spotify app will also be available on connected Blu-ray players and home theatre systems. Spotify is already […]

Service providers will need to move beyond triple-play, says report

Service providers will increasingly have to offer subscribers more complex bundled products in place of traditional triple- or quad-play offerings, according to a study by Informa Telecoms & Media. According to Informa senior analyst Tony Brown, operators will increasingly have to include OTT content from companies like Netflix and Spotify, and possibly VoIP offerings from […]

Spotify could launch video unit, redistribute HBO Nordic

Online music service Spotify could be about to create a new video entertainment unit with HBO Nordic as its content partner, according to local reports. Danish broadcaster TV2’s TV Beep site has reported that Spotify is in talks with HBO Nordic to redistribute its TV shows in the Nordic region. TV Beep cited unnamed sources […]