BritBox on Xbox

Britbox, the online subscription service from the BBC and Sky, is now available on the Xbox console. The BritBox app is available through the Xbox Microsoft Store on Xbox One and Xbox Series X models. But how far will that go to increase the adoption of the service, which lags a long way behind Netflix and Amazon?
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Vewd offers operators smart option

Television software company Vewd is partnering with Vestel, the largest television manufacturer in Europe, to provide a smart television with an enhanced television operator experience built in. It is claimed to the be first operator television offered on a software-as-a-service basis. The Vewd Operator TV platform enables service providers to own the entire smart television experience, including the home screen, from the moment a consumer purchases the television. The Vewd Operator TV platform is an alternative to the Sky Glass approach launched by Sky last week. It also avoids the need for a separate set-top box, or to compete alongside other apps on a smart television.
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Netgem offers TalkTalk television

Netgem will supply its NetgemTV platform for the launch of the next generation TalkTalk 4K TV service in the United Kingdom. The Netgem platform has already been adopted by fifteen fibre broadband providers. This is the latest and largest deployment to date on Netgem TV.
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Sky Glass shows future of smart television

Sky has launched its Sky Glass television, integrating an online service in a screen with no need for a separate box or satellite dish. Sky is offering it in small, medium, and large sizes, for a one-off purchase or monthly instalments, in the hope of capturing customers. It is an innovation in business model as much as redefining the concept of the smart television.
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Amazon to lead online video in United States

Amazon is forecast to have the most online video subscribers in the United States, overtaking Netflix. By the end of 2021 almost 100 million households will subscribe to at least one online video service. That is forecast to rise to 106 million by 2026, and most of them will have Amazon Prime Video as part of their package.
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Video sharing platform regulation

Online video sharing platforms established in the United Kingdom are subject to rules to protect users from harmful material. The communications regulator Ofcom has outlined how it plans to approach such regulation. While a few services fall within scope, some of the biggest global platforms, including YouTube and Facebook are not currently regulated services in the United Kingdom.
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