Stingray Digital Buys European Music Broadcaster, Musicoola

Stingray Digital, owner of Galaxie Music Service and The Karaoke Channel, plans to acquire Tel-Aviv-based music broadcaster, Musicoola. This is the eighth acquisition for the Montreal-headquartered multi-channel music operator, since it formed in 2007. Musicoola provides a full suite of linear music channels to television service providers in Israel, Angola, Hungary and Romania and will […]

New smartphone apps let Optik TV subscribers watch shows on their iOS and Android devices

Telus this week released new Android, iPhone and iPad apps which gives their IPTV customers the ability to watch On Demand shows on their iPhone or iPad over a WiFi connection.

Optik TV customers will be able to choose from hundreds of VOD titles from channels like Super Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Hollywood Suite and Family.

Microsoft calls Xbox 360 update the “Future of TV”

Microsoft this week will roll out a firmware update for the Xbox 360 Video game console which the company is calling the “Future of TV.”

According to the software giant, the updated firmware will usher in a “new era in entertainment” giving Xbox owners “A single box that ties together all the content you want, made easily accessible through a universal, natural, voice-directed search.”

BBC iPlayer app and Video service now available in Canada

The global BBC iPlayer App, a unique video on demand (VOD) pilot subscription service available on the iPad, is now available in Canada.

Now available in sixteen countries outside of the U.K, the subscription services lets viewers watch shows from an extensive archive of award-winning classic and contemporary British TV programming.

Saturday Night Live arrives on Shaw VOD

American late-night television sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live (SNL) is now available on Shaw Video-on-demand (VOD).

Shaw Cable becomes the first Canadian television provider to offer full seasons of Saturday Night Live commercial free on its VOD service.

For Rogers customers only: Leafs games streamed online

Rogers said this week that it will offer its VIP digital cable customers free live streaming of twenty nine Toronto Maple Leaf games through its Video on Demand internet portal.

Starting on Monday, October 17, all regular season games broadcast seen on Sportsnet and Leafs TV, plus additional on-demand programming such as Game In Six Minutes or Game In One Hour, will be available online to customers within the Leafs territory.

Shaw Cable opens up the Movie Club

In what appears to be a direct response to the arrival of Netflix in Canada, Shaw Shaw Cable now offering the Shaw Movie Club.

For $12 a month, $4 per month more than Netflix, the Movie Club gives customers access unlimited access to two hundred movie titles in standard definition. Shaw says about ten of those movies will be refreshed weekly.

Rogers Cable now offering 3D Movies on demand

Rogers Cable has announced that, starting today, it will offering 3D movies on its video on demand service.

Rogers digital cable customers who have a high definition cable set top box, 3DTV television and active 3D glasses will be able to order 3D movies through the Rogers Video on demand portal on channel 100 for $7.99.

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