Seven leading internet companies have formed the Alliance for Open Media – an open-source project that will develop next-generation media formats, codecs and technologies.
Amazon, Apple, Google, and Roku dominate the US streaming media device market with 86% of sales, according to Parks Associates.
Dutch IPTV provider Online.nl, part of the M7 Group, has added Chromecast to its streaming video app.
Sling TV has launched its Android TV application for Google’s Nexus Player, available for immediate download in the Google Play Store.
The Kudelski Group has signed a multi-year patent cross-licensing agreement with Google.
Google’s YouTube is set to introduce a subscription service alongside its earlier launched Music Key service.
Although Google has so far not issued any number for sales of its Chromecast HDMI-dongle, Google Korea said that ten million devices have been sold worldwide.
Google is exploring the possibility of introducing a paid, ad-free version of YouTube.
The Czech Association of TV Organisations (ATO) has issued a strongly worded statement accusing Google of manipulating data.
As the opening keynote Matt Brittin, president, Google Europe took a different approach to previous Google speakers that had come to tell us how to run TV.