TVPlayer calls for new OTT pubcaster rules

UK online TV service TVPlayer has called on the government to table a provision to enable OTT TV services to retransmit public broadcast channels. The move follows a European Court of Justice ruling that another online TV player, TVCatchUp, was in breach of copyright when it included UK public service channels in its offering without […]

A+E Networks buys into TVPlayer

US channel operator A+E Networks has led a £5 million (US$7.3 million) funding round in UK live streaming TV platform TVPlayer. TVPlayer, an over-the-top service that lets viewers stream live TV to a range of devices, said it will use the funds to further develop the content offering and expand distribution of the service in […]

UK terrestrials to simulcast nets on TVPlayer

The UK’s three commercial terrestrial channels have struck licensing deals with online TV service TVPlayer to simulcast live-feeds over the web. ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 will begin streaming channels on a full range of connected devices for the first time following the deals. ITV, ITV 2, ITV 3, ITV 4, ITV Be, CITV, […]

Viacom nets set for TVPlayer SVOD service

Viacom International Media Networks is placing three of its key pay TV channels on the TVPlayer Plus SVOD service in the UK. Geordie Shore network MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon will be made available to TVPlayer’s OTT subscribers, along with Comedy Central Extra, Nick Jr. and Nick Jr. Too. The agreement is described as “multi-year”, […]

EE TV adds 25 channels from TVPlayer

EE has added British Eurosport, Discovery Channel and 23 other pay channels to its TV offering through a new partnership with live TV streaming service TVPlayer. Customers of the UK mobile operator’s EE TV offering will be able to access the channels through the on-demand section of their EE TV set top box for £4.99 […]

TVPlayer to launch UK subs offering

UK over-the-top television platform TVPlayer will launch a subscription service this summer offering live streams of premium TV channels. TVPlayer Plus will offer upwards of 25 premium channels and roughly 100 hours of catch-up content a week for £4.99 (US$7.79) per month – with no fixed contract. Premium networks that will feature as part of TVPlayer […]

S4C launches on TVPlayer streaming service

Welsh public broadcaster S4C has launched on streaming service TVPlayer, making its programming available on-demand to viewers in Wales and the wider United Kingdom. TVPlayer is a free app developed by tech company Simplestream that fully launched earlier this year. It allows consumers in the UK to watch UK channels on connected devices and claims […]