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Canal+ taps Nagra to secure new Ultra HD service

4K/UltraHD Editor 18-01-2018
Canal+ Group has launched a new 4K/Ultra HD service delivering a mixed array of content via broadcast and over-the-top (OTT) networks in France.

Yospace, NexPlayer team for HTML5 stream monetisation

Ad Tech Joseph O'Halloran 18-01-2018
Yospace 18Jan2018NexStreaming and Yospace have announced an integration designed to simplify the route to market for broadcasters wishing to monetise their live over-the-top (OTT) streams.

TiVo expands patent agreement with Google to include YouTube TV

Infrastructure Editor 18-01-2018
Just two weeks after launching its Next-Gen TV platform, entertainment technology and audience insights provider TiVo has expanded its multi-year patent licence agreement with Google to expressly include YouTube TV.

4KUniverse adds HDR10+ support for linear 4K, OTT

4K/UltraHD Joseph O'Halloran 18-01-2018
Matthew Mancinelli’s 4KUniverse 24/7 4K Ultra HD general entertainment TV channel has scheduled 4K titles with high dynamic range for Q1 2018, using the HDR10+ format.

Verizon expands Edgecast CDN Pops in France, Mexico, South Africa

Infrastructure Joseph O'Halloran 18-01-2018
End-to-end digital media platform provider Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) has announced plans to launch new points of presence (PoPs) for its Edgecast content delivery network across three continents in the first quarter of the year.

SPI/Filmbox channels now available on WhereverTV

OTT Joseph O'Halloran 18-01-2018
Days after overhauling the user experience of its website and Android app, WhereverTV is to offer in the US international channels from SPI International/Filmbox  on smartphones, tablets, PCs, streaming media players, computers and connected TVs.

Alibaba may look to India for OTT expansion

Online Video Rebecca Hawkes 18-01-2018
Chinese online giant Alibaba is planning to launch an over-the-top (OTT) video service in India, according to a report in The Ken.

Hotstar to stream IPL 2018 in VR

Programming Rebecca Hawkes 18-01-2018
Among other advances in event coverage by the 21st Century Fox-owned group, Star India’s digital platform Hotstar is to stream the IPL T20 cricket tournament in virtual reality (VR).

Jio renews Eros Now streaming deal

Mobile Rebecca Hawkes 18-01-2018
Reliance Jio has renewed its platform integration deal with Eros International to enable its 4G mobile subscribers across India to access the Eros Now video streaming service.

Live to thrive while Millennials’ dip in TV consumption to continue

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 18-01-2018
Deloitte 18Jan2018Even though the UK TV market is set to see traditional TV viewing among 18-24-year-olds decline over the next two years there will be a resurgence of paid media content and a thriving live sector, says Deloitte UK’s TMT Predictions 2018 report.

French say non to Netflix

VOD Editor 18-01-2018
Exercising a characteristic je ne sais quoi, France is bucking the European subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) upsurge trend with the lowest uptake among the countries surveyed by Ampere Analysis.

Netgem ends testing 2017 with a flourish

Major Businesses Editor 18-01-2018
In a year in which it has reorganised and laid the foundations to take on the growing subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) sector, telco TV equipment and services specialist Netgem has posted falls in revenue and profit for its fiscal 2017, but mitigated by a stronger final quarter.

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Rapid TV Everywhere - January 2018