Canal Plus to launch SVOD offering

Canal Plus is to launch a new subscription video-on-demand service, Canalplay Infinity, on SFR’s Neufbox service in November. The operator will offer several thousand titles, including films and series. Canalplay Infinity will include search functionality and recommendation via Facebook as well as personalised recommendations as on the existing CanalSat service. Canalplay Infinity will be available […]

UPC Polska extends VOD platform and high-speed network

Polish cable operator UPC has extended its VOD platform to the cities of Lublin, Wałbrzych and Chełmno. The VOD platform offers over 2,000 movies and programmes, including around 60 HD movies, as well as VOD channels from TVP, TVN, Discovery, FilmBox, National Geographic, HBO. Sundance, Disney and Cartoon Network. UPC has also added the city […]

MyTF1VOD offering US shows via Facebook

French broadcaster TF1’s video-on-demand service MyTF1VOD is making US series available via Facebook for the first time. To accompany its ‘Series en Direct des USA’ VOD offering, MyTF1VOD will provide access to shows via its Social Premium VOD Séries Facebook application. Having launched its first foray into Facebook VOD in June with a show fronted […]

Fox to deliver The Walking Dead on free VOD service in Russia

Fox International Channels (FIC) has signed a deal to provide the second series of its show The Walking Dead on advertising-supported internet video-on-demand in Russia immediately after the series premiers on the Fox Crime channel in the country on October 17. The Walking Dead will be shown on the tvigle.ru portal and partner networks free-of-charge […]

Channel 4 offers demographic ad targeting for VOD

Channel 4 is offering demographic targeting to advertisers for VOD ad campaigns. The UK broadcaster’s Future and Digital Media Ad Sales (FADMA) team are offering advertisers the opportunity to buy by demographic as well as genre, which it says is a unique approach to trading over digital platforms. Viewer data gathered by Channel 4 through […]

Channel 4 unveils VOD results

British ad-supported public broadcaster Channel 4 has unveiled its latest results for its online vide-on-demand service 4oD with 242 million views in the first seven months of the year, up 20.9%. The number of views in July reached 29 million, while the average minutes per view was 24 minutes. The top shows in July were […]

Channel 4 News arrives on 4oD

Channel 4 is adding news programming to its catch-up platform 4oD. The broadcaster’s weekday Channel 4 News programmes will be available for 24 hours after broadcast via the 4oD website and iPad app. Vicky Taylor, commissioning editor new media, news and current affairs at Channel 4 News said, “4oD is the most successful commercial player […]

Channel 4 launches new 4oD with improved content discovery

UK broadcaster Channel 4 will relaunch its 4oD on-demand platform at the end of the month, with improved search and recommendation features for users that access the site via the main Channel4.com website. The site, which had 215 million video views in the first half of 2011, will launch with a faster and more efficient […]

TDC sees record VOD buys in July

Danish telco TDC Group, which also owns cable operator YouSee, said that July was a record month for its video-on-demand service, with a total of over 140,000 movie rentals in the course of the month. The figure represents double the figure for July 2010, a month characterized by much finer summer weather than this year. […]

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