Samsung


Smart move by Canada’s Crave SVOD

Canadian SVOD service CraveTV has launched on connected TVs. The service, which is owned by telco Bell, was previously available over the top and via Chromecast and Apple TV, but not via smart TV apps. It will now launch on Samsung connected sets. CraveTV has deals with HBO and Showtime among others. It has almost […]

Package of French channels launch in the UK

Media services provider Globecast has launched its French TV package Téléfrance in the UK. The package of channels is available via Sky’s Now TV box, the Roku box, iOS and Android devices and Samsung smart TVs. It includes 11 major French TV channels and is targeted at the UK’s French-speaking community. Channels available include France […]

Wuaki makes hire, plots Euro expansion

Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki has appointed former Samsung executive Sidharth Jayant as global product director, as the firm looks to continue to expand into new European markets. Jayant will head up product development across a range of platforms and devices – including smart TVs, games consoles, Android and iOS tablets, smartphones, Chromecast sticks, […]

Wuaki launches new 4K smart TV app, preps France launch

Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki.tv has launched a new smart TV app with 4K ultra high definition support and an updated user interface. The app will be shown for the first time at German consumer electronics trade show, IFA, in the coming days, and will be demoed on smart TVs by Wuaki partners LG […]

Spain’s Imira strikes Samsung connected TV deal

Madrid-based producer and distributor Imira Entertainment has struck a content deal with Samsung. The TV manufacturer will carry the ImiraPlay app on its connected sets. The app will allow Samsung connected TV owners to watch five of Imira’s shows: 52x12mins Lucky Fred, 52x13mins Sandra the Fairytale Detective (pictured), 39x3mins Saari, 52x12mins Lola & Virginia and […]

African OTT service Aflix goes live

Aflix, a Netflix-style premium OTT service featuring more than 2,000 hours of content, including new releases from major Hollywood studios, has gone live in Africa. The new service is available now on smartphones and tablets in Sub-Sahara Africa and was launched by connected platform provider Vonetize, in partnership with an unnamed Nigerian technology company and […]

Wuaki: browser streaming will die out

Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki.tv has predicted the death of browser-based streaming in the next two years, thanks to content being streamed directly to smart TVs and connected devices. Since Wuaki introduced native apps for smart TVs made by the likes of LG, Samsung and Panasonic, it claims to have seen a massive 65% […]

Kids go OTT

As the gamut of entertainment mediums for children grows ever wider, Andy Fry profiles how over-the-top programming services are adapting their offers to garner attention, and attract eyeballs, from kids of all ages. In the last five years, kids’ media consumption has changed beyond recognition in advanced economies. The advent of OTT and on-demand technology, […]

Sony closing Crackle streaming service in the UK

Sony Pictures Television is closing its online channel Crackle in the UK at the end of the month. Users clicking through to the site today were met with a message that read: “We’d like to thank all those who have supported and enjoyed Crackle UK. As of April 1, 2014 Crackle’s UK service will no […]

OTT leads the way on 4K

As if the OTT players weren’t bumping heads with traditional broadcasters enough already, they’ve now claimed the high ground on the latest original programming battlefield: ultra high-definition, also known as 4K. Jesse Whittock and Andy McDonald report While Michael Bay was suffering an autocue-induced meltdown on stage at the Consumer Electronics Show last month, numerous […]