Upcoming short-form, mobile video service Quibi and Bell, Canada’s largest telecommunications company, have inked a deal making Bell the streaming platform’s exclusive Canadian marketing partner in the telecommunications category.
The free streaming service is launching directly on TVs in over 30,000 hotel rooms across the U.S., through a deal with Enseo, an in-room entertainment platform provider. Starting Tuesday, guests at participating hotels can watch Tubi’s lineup of over 20,000 movies and TV shows from over 250 content partners, including nearly every major Hollywood studio (with Disney a notable exception).
However, the live streams of 21 New York Yankees games during the MLB’s 2020 regular season will be available only to Prime Video users in four states that comprise the Bronx Bombers’ home-team footprint: New York, Connecticut, northeast Pennsylvania, and north and central New Jersey.
Over a quarter (29 per cent) of UK consumers cite being able to watch content on demand, including the ability to download it to watch at a later date, as their main priority when subscribing to a streaming platform, according to Imagen.
CityFibre, the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform, has revealed 36 additional locations to benefit from full fibre as part of its up to £4 billion (€4.6bn) Gigabit City Investment Programme, targeting up to 8 million premises. In parallel, CityFibre has also accelerated the mobilisation of its network build capabilities, with a process underway to award £1.5 billion in construction contracts by the summer and network build brought forward in the vast majority of these towns and cities by the end of the year.
As Michael Bloomberg’s campaign to win the Democratic nomination and oust Donald Trump from the White House is taking off, his Bloomberg media empire is separately planning to become a major player in the video streaming wars.