It’s finally happened overnight with the last of Australia’s major television networks making its way onto the Apple TV 4. As of today, all five major free-to-air Aussie broadcasters have on-demand apps on Apple’s streaming device with Network Nine being the last to launch an app.
Until now, Sky Sports Germany via their internet-delivered portal was only available on a daily basis, meaning it could cost a staggering €465 per month. But come summer, Sky Online Germany will finally add a weekly and monthly subscription that should allow significant savings.
While most broadcasters outside of the US continue to ignore the potential of Android TV, the streaming platform itself is jumping from strength to strength by expanding its range of supported European television sets.
While virtually ignored by the majority of countries around the world, Google’s surprisingly excellent connected-TV platform Android TV is rather well supported by our American friends, with this trend continuing further as ESPN and Starz find their way onto selected Android TV devices.
Sky’s contract-free Internet-delivered SVOD service Now TV, has just announced the addition of Nat Geo Wild channel to the Entertainment Pass, while splitting off the children’s channels onto their own separate package.
According to the Wall Street Journal, America’s catch-up and on-demand aggregation service Hulu will soon be offering live streams of broadcast & basic cable TV including ABC, FOX, FX, ESPN and Disney alongside their regular SVOD content.
In the face of increasing competition and the realisation that they may have pulled off their own 640K Bill Gates quote, Netflix are reported to be considering a u-turn on their policy against offline downloads.