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Sky invests in US VOD tech firm

BSkyB has acquired US$2 million of convertible debt security in US-based distribution platform for linear and on-demand video, 1 Mainstream. Sky said that on top of the securities, which can typically be changed into equity or stocks, it has also concluded a commercial agreementwith 1 Mainstream covering the use of its technology. The California-based early […]

Roku adds Channel 5, Toon Googles

Streaming set-top box firm Roku has added UK broadcaster Channel Five’s Demand 5 catch-up service and on-demand kids VOD service Toon Goggles to its line-up of content. Demand 5 will be available on Roku boxes in the UK from this week and will offer a range of catch-up content as well as a library of programmes […]

HBO, ESPN and Sky launch on Apple TV

HBO, ESPN, Sky News and other content providers have launched on Apple’s TV service. The deals mean that HBO Go subscribers can watch content from the service on connected devices via Apple TV settops. The WatchESPN service allows Apple TV owners to watch sport video content from the ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 channels. Consumers […]

The vision for Sky Vision

Carl Hall and Sophie Turner Laing tell TBI about how the freshly minted Sky Vision will be adding Sky’s upcoming original dramas to its slate as well as working with Sky News and Sky Sports to bring new programming to market. Distribution guarantees mean Sky can fully fund Plans to package and sell Sky News […]