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    Carrefour launches new French OTT, ‘Nolim Films’

    Major global retailer Carrefour has partnered with OTT platform provider Saffron Digital to launch Nolim Films in France, a new multi-platform entertainment service. Set to be one of the biggest UltraViolet launches this year, Nolim Films went live in France yesterday and will enable customers to buy and rent TV and movies to watch wherever…

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    Tripleplay to launch 4k digital signage capability

    Digital TV specialist Tripleplay has developed a solution that uses technology hardware from media player specialist Shuttle to enable users to add 4k to digital signage deployments through the Shuttle DS81 4K product. “While 4k is not yet a mainstream requirement it is widely acknowledged that many businesses will demand the improved quality it can…

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    Google Chromecast already in 0.8% of Australian homes

    Despite only having been launched there in May 2014, Google’s TV streaming dongle Chromecast has already found its way into 0.8% of Australian homes, according to a new report from Roy Morgan Research. The report found that the overall popularity of smart and connected TVs were growing fast down under. Indeed, 1 in 8 Australian…

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  • Adidas: “We’re thinking ‘open first’ for all future devices”

    Jon Werner

    For some brands, the effect of digital is so great that it seems to completes the picture – it adds, if you will, a crucial third dimension to what they do. Take Adidas, for example. Previously it just made shoes, sweatbands, socks (and so on). And more or less everything else (the stuff that made…

  • NBCUniversal: Lisa Hsia picks three trends for 2015

    Lisa Hsia, 
EVP, Digital Bravo and Oxygen Media,
NBCUniversal

    NBC Universal’s Lisa Hsia picks three trends for 2015 in this exclusive IP&TV News guest post. Lisa will be appearing at this year’s TV Connect (28th – 30th April 2015 ExCel, London). 1. Using mobile and tying it to location based offers. I can now use locations to create location-based content experiences, so that if you…

  • Will Amazon’s movies be any good? Ed Barton on the new producers

    Ed Barton

    The news that Amazon plans to branch off into the film business brought to mind the old joke. Q: How do you make a small fortune producing films? A: Start with a big fortune. “Amazon said they were going to aim to do sort of 12 movies a year,” points out Ed Barton (Head of…

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