Acorn TV expands distribution partnerships to Apple, Amazon

Acorn TV has grown its distribution footprint, expanding to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon and Android TV. The AMC-owned SVOD – which is focused on British programming and international drama – is now available on Apple TV channels in the Apple TV app, Roku Channel, Amazon Channels Canada and Android TV. For Apple, customers in the […]

Lionsgate & Hemisphere launch Spanish OTT offer

Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group have launched Pantaya, a Spanish-language OTT service dedicated to premium content for the Hispanic community in the US. The SVOD service is set to feature a diverse selection of Spanish-language content, including films from Latin America and Hollywood, documentaries, concerts and other original premium content. It will be available on […]

HBO launches in Spain with Nick and Disney fare

HBO has launched its Spanish service. HBO España is currently available exclusively to Vodafone customers in the country through a deal struck in May. The service will offer HBO’s series including Game of Thrones (top), Westworld (below), Veep, and SiliconValley, Sex and the City, The Sopranos and The Wire, but will also serve up content from […]

Report: Google to launch 4K Chromecast

Google is reportedly gearing up to launch a new 4K version of Chromecast and its new Google Home speaker device at its planned October 4 event. According to an Android Police report, which cites two sources, the 4K Chromecast Ultra will retail at US$69 and Google Home at US$129. The devices will likely be announced […]

Android tries on YouTube smartwatch app

Google app developer Appfour has launched a YouTube video player for Android smartwatches, enabling users of the devices to watch YouTube videos from their wrists. The app features full Bluetooth headphone and speaker support and the ability to cast videos to Chromecast dongles and use the watch as a remote control for the TV. It […]

Kilar’s Vessel to operate on Android

The online video start-up from former Hulu boss Jason Kilar has launched in beta on Android devices. To this point the service has only been available on iOS-operated Apple devices and via its website, but has now added a Vessel Android app.The app has launched in beta, and is now available to download. The service […]

France Télévisions launches Zoom mobile app

France Télévisions has launched FranceTV Zoom, a mobile app where users can build a personalised playlist of videos from the French public broadcaster. The app, which is available now for iPhone, lets viewers watch programmes and clips and search for content based on the time that they have available to view – for instance five […]

HBO Now to launch on Android

HBO’s recently-launched US streaming service, HBO Now, is due to launch on Android devices this summer, according to Google’s senior vice-president of products, Sundar Pichai. Speaking at Google’s I/O conference in San Francisco last week, Pichai said that HBO Now will launch on Android, and that viewers will also be able to stream the service […]

Kabillion launches SVOD app

Kids on-demand service Kabillion is launching a new SVOD app for Apple and Android devices. The core Kabillion service is an ad-supported free on-demand proposition, carried on cable platforms in the US and reaching about 50 million homes. The new branded app launched in the US this week and allows consumers to sign up to […]

Canal+ launches new mobile app

Canalplay, the on-demand arm of French pay TV providerCanal+, has launched a new version of its mobile app that integrates support for Android devices and Chromecast for the first time. According to Canal+, the new version of the app offers a more fluid and intuitive user experience and faster access to content. It also includes […]