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Netflix Now on Dish’s Hopper in First Big pay-TV Partnership 18 December 2014

Subscribers to Dish’s satellite TV service can now access Netflix right from their set-top box. The partnership is a major strategic coup for the online video service and reflects a new level of integration between online and traditional TV. Netflix will now appear for all Dish customers using a second-generation Hopper box and will feature the same user interface as …

Mediaset Taps Accenture for Chromecast Streaming 17 December 2014

Italy’s largest commercial broadcaster Mediaset is to use the Accenture Video Solution 4.0 in order to distribute its Infinity multiplatform service to Chromecast users. Accenture Video Solution 4.0 also has ad serving features that enable video services operators to include native ads that offer additional related services or promote third-party products and services. Operators can deliver …

ARRIS Adds Portico TV to OTT Content Bouquet 17 December 2014

ARRIS Group will add Net2TV Corp’s streaming television service, Portico TV, to its over-the-top (OTT) content library beginning early in 2015. ARRIS is a leader in delivering the content that consumers want, whenever and wherever they want it as claimed by its CEO Tom Morgan. Net2TV’s Portico TV service offers special interest categories including food, entertainment, sports, news, …

Comcast Customers Can Finally Watch HBO Go on Their Rokus 17 December 2014

Subscribers to Comcast Xfinity cable TV service can now watch their favorite HBO shows via HBO Go on Roku streaming devices. Comcast was pleased to announce that it has been added to the list of participating television providers that support HBO GO and SHOWTIME ANYTIME on a Roku device. Launch your own Video Streaming Site at ZERO CapEx Cost …

DramaFever and AMC to Launch Horror Streaming Site Shudder.tv 17 December 2014

Cable network AMC and Korean drama specialist DramaFever are getting closer to the launch of their second niche online subscription service. AMC plans to launch a service dubbed Shudder.tv, targeting horror fans, in the coming months. Shudder will be powered by DramaFever, which also supports AMC on another venture. Stop earning in pennies from CPM and …

Discovery and Hulu Ink Streaming Deal 16 December 2014

Discovery Communications and Hulu have inked a distribution deal, the first long-form content partnership between the two. Hulu will gain access to programming from multiple networks including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Destination America and original Spanish-language content from Discovery en Español. Hulu also will gain exclusive subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) rights to Discovery Channel’s …

20th Century Fox, Wuaki.tv team up to power VOD films 16 December 2014

Spanish Video streaming platform Wuaki.tv and Twentieth Century Fox have launched a Christmas offer to power up video-on-demand (VOD) consumption. Among the available Fox films in Wuaki.tv’s catalogue are X-Men, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Fault in Our Stars, How to Train your Dragon 2, Avatar, Life of Pi and Prometheus. Wuaki.tv is currently …

HBO Taps Axtel TV for VOD, TV Everywhere Launch 16 December 2014

Axtel TV has become the first Mexican operator to launch HBO On Demand, the network’s VOD service in the country. The service comes at no extra cost to HBO/MAX package subscribers.  Although not all HBO programming is available on-demand, a wide selection of the networks’ most successful programmes can be watched on the platform, including movies, original HBO series, …

Presto lines up HBO, Showtime shows for SVOD 16 December 2014

The Foxtel/Network 7 joint venture Presto Entertainment has agreed content deals with HBO and Showtime for its new Australian subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service. HBO hit TV shows The Sopranos, Entourage, The Wire, True Blood and Boardwalk Empire, along with Girls, Veep, Band of Brothers and The Pacific, will be available exclusively via online streaming platform in …

Third of Norwegians Take Up Subscription VOD 16 December 2014

Strong growth over the last twelve months has placed Norway at ‘the digital forefront’. Subscription video on demand in Norway has now been taken up by a third of homes. Norway has the highest SVOD penetration in the Nordic region with 730,000 such subscriptions. Norwegian SVOD households have 1.6 subscriptions which show the strength of consumer interest for online video services. …

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