Hulu ditches free service, Yahoo steps in

Hulu is canning its ad-supported streaming and catch-up service, with a chunk of its free content moving to a Yahoo View, a new service from the ISP. The remaining core Hulu services will be the paid-for US$7.99 and US$11.99 SVOD tiers. The news comes soon after Time Warner bought into the on-demand business, paying US$583 […]

Tumblr unveils live video features

Tumblr has rolled out live video functionality, allowing users to broadcast themselves directly into their followers’ dashboards. Users can post live videos now via iOS or Android devices using the third party, live video enabled services YouNow, Kanvas, Upclose and YouTube. In each of these apps users can now turn on a Tumblr-sharing feature in […]

Public petition to save BBC Three

A petition signed by more than 270,000 people opposing plans to take youth-skewing network BBC Three online only has been delivered to the BBC Trust. Campaigners delivered the petition in person yesterday to the BBC’s governing body on the final day of the public consultation into the plans to move the linear channel online. A […]

The Voice app launches

The BBC has launched a companion app for the second season of singing competition show The Voice. The Voice Predictor game, which is available now to download for iOS and Android, will build on the BBC’s recently launched Antiques Roadshow second screen app, and offer play-along and between-show games. The BBC said a ‘Team Predictor’ […]