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    Virgin TV Anywhere adds six new channels

    Virgin Media has added 4Music, CBS Action, CBS Drama, Extreme Sports, The Horror Channel and Sony SAB to Virgin TV Anywhere, the UK TV on-the-go service. The addition of the new channels to the service brings the total number of channels available for Virgin TV customers to watch on computers, tablets and mobiles to 119...
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    BBC launches new interactive drama Footballers United

    The BBC is today launching a brand new interactive drama, Footballers United, as part of its World War One season. Footballers United combines fictional and archived content to tell the true story of a community and characters surrounding the Heart of Midlothian football team from 1914-1919 in Scotland. Produced by Somethin’ Else and written and...
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    Andrew Chisnall, TalkTalk, at the OTTtv World Summit

    Andrew Chisnall
    IP&TV News talks to TalkTalk’s Andrew Chisnall at the 2014 OTTtv World Summit in London.

Analysis & Opinion

  • OTTtv World Summit asks: Could Chromecast replace set top box?

    At OTTtv World Summit, London At yesterday’s OTT World Summit, a panel discussion including the likes of TalkTalk, Arqiva, and DT came together to ask ‘Are We Witnessing the Death of the Set Top Box?’ The answer, perhaps surprisingly, was an emphatic and unanimous ‘no’ – for a variety of reasons, it was agreed that…

  • Report: Where next for Sky in Europe?

    Yesterday saw the completion of Sky’s European consolidation, with BSkyB absorbing Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland and encompassing both under one umbrella (henceforth just ‘Sky’). While this seems entirely in step with the consolidating trend within the industry at large, and looks to be in keeping with Sky’s wider interests and ambitions, the question remains as…

  • TV AD: Has Amazon Fire Stick sparked Age of Dongle?

    With Amazon having entered the fray with its Fire Stick, joining the Roku Streaming Stick and (of course) Google’s Chromecast, it would appear that we have definitely entered, TV wise, the AD era: the Age of the Dongle. Tom Cheesewright (from applied futurism practice Book of the Future)points to the compelling logic behind the proliferation…

What was the word on 4K at IBC?

What does the future hold for IPTV? (Lessons learned from Aereo)

ABN & the future of African broadcasting

Vimeo & the search to reinvent video

TV’s future and the road to 2020

What will Apple’s HomeKit mean for tomorrow’s connected home?