BBC Studios expands FAST team with five new hires, incl A+E’s Sarah Shriver

BBC Studios (BBCS) has expanded its FAST team with five new additions, including former A+E Networks exec Sarah Shriver. She becomes VP of marketing & programming sales for FAST & VOD at BBCS, following more than a decade with A+E working across its global strategy. Former Tubi exec Nik Mehta has joined as VP of […]

PlayStation VR to support 360° YouTube videos

PlayStation VR users can now experience immersive 360-degree YouTube videos using their PS VR headsets. Since the launch of PS VR in October, users have been able to watch streaming and catch-up services on a virtual “big-screen” using the headset. Now users can also watch 360-degree YouTube content that responds to users’ head movements with […]

PlayStation Vue launches on Apple TV

Sony’s over-the-top TV service PlayStation Vue has launched as an app for Apple TV in the US. PS Vue is available now on fourth generation Apple TVs– the most recent version of the streaming box, which launched last year. Announcing the launch, Sony said that Apple TV was “one of the most highly requested devices by […]

Viacom channels yanked from Sony streaming net

Viacom’s cable nets are being pulled from Sony’s US cloud TV service, PlayStation Vue. The Viacom channels will be taken off Vue from Friday (November 11), with new nets including BBC America and NBA TV added. Vice’s Viceland and more local offerings from CBS and Fox will be added soon, Sony said. The changes became […]

USA launching Mr. Robot on free digital platforms

USA Network is launching the debut episode of its new drama series Mr. Robot on numerous digital platforms ahead of its linear bow. The pilot to the new show will be available on iTunes, Amazon, XBOX, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, M-GO and YouTube on May 27. The pilot from the series, which follows a young […]

Sky Go and Now TV to join PS4

Sky said it is preparing to launch its Sky Go on-demand service and Now TV OTT offering on PlayStation 4 consoles. Now TV will be available on the console from the summer, with Sky Go to follow later this year. Announcing the news, on the same day that Sky released its fiscal third quarter results, […]

Sony commissions first Playstation original drama

Sony’s Playstation Network has moved into original drama with an adaptation of comic book Powers. The series, which will be titled the same as Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming comics, means Playstation is latest OTT player to move into original drama commissioning after the likes of Netflix, Amazon and rival video game service […]

Sony ‘signs Viacom deal for online service’

Sony has reportedly signed a preliminary deal with Viacom to carry the latter’s channels on its planned new online pay TV service. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Sony will carry Viacom channels including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon on the new web offering, though it still needs to “nail down details” of the […]

Google ‘in talks over online TV service’

Google has reportedly approached media companies about licensing content for an internet TV service, in a bid to offer a cable TV-style service over the web. According to an Wall Street Journal report, Google has made “made overtures to some programmers in recent months” about the initiative, and is looking to license linear channels – […]