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Bell to launch new on-demand services, content hub

Media | 06/07/2018 5:47 pm EDT

BCE Inc. will launch two new ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) services, rebrand its entertainment specialty channels and centralize its content portfolio under one digital roof. The company said in a Thursday press release that it is partnering with Sony Corp. to bring...

Bell launches Fibe TV app

Media | 05/26/2015 1:43 pm EDT

BCE Inc. on Tuesday announced the release of a new Fibe TV app, which it said will allow customers to access this TV service anywhere, at any time, on any screen.  The new app gives Fibe TV subscribers access to over 7,000 hours of on-demand programming and can be downloaded for free for Apple Inc.'s iOS devices or those running on Google Inc.'s Android operating system, said a press release from Bell. Users can use the app to watch Fibe content on their mobile devices or use the app as a remote control for watching it on a television, the company said. "The Fibe TV app truly changes the game in television by bringing the full power of the Fibe experience to your mobile devices," Rizwan Jamal, president of Bell residential services, said in the release. "With more channels than any other app and a feature-rich,...

The next battle for OTT? Licensing

Media | 08/06/2013 3:33 pm EDT

Television providers have had a few years now to get used to online competition from over-the-top streaming services, though they should brace for more. As early as this year, they will be facing a new generation of online...

Apple signs radio service deals: report

Media | 06/03/2013 8:55 pm EDT

Apple Inc. has signed agreements with Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group to support its developing Internet radio service, the New York Times reported Sunday. According to a report, Apple signed an agreement with Warner for both recorded music rights and publishing rights. Its deal with Universal only pertains to recorded music rights, the...

Samsung can continue U.S. sales, drops European lawsuits

telecom | 12/18/2012 8:57 pm EST

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said it will withdraw lawsuits seeking to ban sales of Apple Inc.’s products in Europe a day after a U.S. judge denied Apple’s request for a permanent injunction against U.S. sales of 26 Samsung products, Reuters reported. In a decision released Monday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh...