Sky launches Stream, its latest shift away from satellite

European PayTV broadcaster and streamer Sky has today launched a new product called Sky Stream in the UK. Available now from Sky commerce channel, the company called it “the most affordable way to get Sky TV and Netflix together, with combined packages from £26 a month”. Sky Stream enables users to stream content straight to […]

NASA to live stream 4K video from space

NASA is set to produce its first-ever live 4K video stream from space during a session at the NAB Show in Las Vegas later this month. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration will co-produce the panel with Amazon Web Services and NAB to explore how advanced imaging and cloud technologies are “taking scientific research […]

BBC to stream Shakespeare globally

The BBC will live-stream a Bollywood-flavoured version of Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night’s Dream later this week. The Shakespeare’s Globe production of the play will be streamed for free around the world – there is no geo-blocking in place – on the BBC’s Shakespeare Lives website. In the UK, viewers will also be able to […]

Hulu confirms live TV streaming plans

Hulu has confirmed it will start offering streaming of live TV from next year. Speaking at the company’s Upfront yesterday, CEO Mike Hopkins said the on-demand service will start making “live programming from broadcast and cable brands” available from next year. The Wall Street Journal broke the story earlier this week. At that point ABC, […]

Four fifths of US smartphone users stream video

Some 81% of all US smartphone users now stream video on their devices, according to research firm NPD. The company’s Connected Intelligence Smartphone and Tablet Usage Report claims that streaming video use is being driven primarily by users who are 25 and younger. People in this age-group spend twice as much time watching video content on […]

Comcast defends new OTT service

Comcast Communications has defended its new cord-cutting enabler Stream. The OTT service, which is currently being trialed in the US, will allow the US cable and broadcast TV giant to attract “younger consumers”, according to Comcast CEO and chairman Brian Roberts. The type of consumer Stream would likely attract would be a “university student or […]

Comcast to launch Stream online TV service

Comcast is due to begin trialling a new streaming cable service in the US, called Stream, as part of its efforts to “provide TV choices for everyone.” Stream will be available to Comcast Xfinity Internet customers, who will be able to watch live TV channels on laptops, tablets and phones in their home. The service, […]

Sistema boss Evtushenkov faces money laundering charges

Vladimir Evtushenkov, the chairman and majority owner of Russian energy to media conglomerate Sistema has been arrested and charged with money laundering related to the acquisition of Bashneft, the major energy company in the Republic of Bashkorostan. Sistema issued a statement saying that the company’s management believed the acquisition of the Bashkorostan group was legal […]

Russia’s Stream inks SVOD deal with Miramax

Russian pay TV service Stream has inked a subscription video-on-demand service with US distributor Miramax. The deal means Stream, the content arm of MTS and formerly known as, will be the first pay TV service to launch Miramax movies via SVOD in Russia. Titles included in the multiyear deal include Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction […]