In a surprise move, Samsung has announced it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Samsung Smart TV models beginning this spring.
Netflix is no longer allowing new customers to subscribe via iTunes using in-app purchase on their iPhone or iPad in order to avoid paying a 30% commission to Apple.
Apple is planning to launch a TV subscription service in the first half of 2019, according to news website The Information.
Apple is said to be discussing the possibility of offering its Apple TV box to customers of the BT-owned EE, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.
FAANGs (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) are sharpening up their original commissions as SVOD players across the board announce new content.
CBC, the technical services subsidiary of German broadcast group Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, has selected the HTML5 web player and SDKs from US online video technology provider Bitmovin.
Research by Ampere Analysis reveals that online households now own an average of 4.5 different types of connected devices.
Paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services have reached the mass market in Germany: At the end of 2017, 18% of all households were subscribing to at least one Pay-VOD service.
Global platforms are diversifying into video and using it to solidify their core business proposition.
It appears that the television industry is being haunted by a ghost named FANGA.