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The YouView subscription-free on-demand and catch-up service in the UK has enhanced its offering with the introduction of new BBC iPlayer and BBC Connected Red Button.

On-demand appears to have crossed the chasm: the average US broadband household now watches more than 17 hours of non-linear video per week, compared to 11.5 hours of traditional TV, Parks Associates research reveals.

Driven by value-added services such as HD and video-on-demand (VOD), the Latin American pay-TV market is expected to continue its pattern of growth following the rise in direct-to-home (DTH) subscriptions.

In another step to transform a traditional cable platform into a pay-TV service to meet audience demands, Spanish regional operator Euskaltel has launched a video-on-demand (VOD) feature which complements its TV everywhere and multiscreen platform Edonon.

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has entered into an agreement with Dori Media Group (DMG) to acquire a 50% stake in both its VIVA channels in Israel and Baby TV operations in Indonesia.

With many operators, producers and telcos directing their strategies in LATAM from Miami, the city is growing in importance as a centre for new Latin American TV, especially for over-the-top (OTT), video-on-demand (VOD) and TV everywhere services.

A research note from Gartner has revealed that the huge rise of video-on-demand (VOD) in 2014 – driven mainly by Netflix and Amazon – may be somewhat understated.

Sony Pictures Television is to deliver its new series Señorita Pólvora to 42 Latin American markets, including Brazil, following a distribution agreement with DLA and Turner for both linear TV and video-on-demand (VOD).

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