German video-on-demand launches in South Africa (BIZCommunity)

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ProSiebenSat.1 Welt has announced the launch of a video-on-demand mobile app and website that allows German expats based in South Africa and 15 other countries to view… [Read more on BIZCommunity]

YouTube Kids rolls out with family-friendly content, parental controls (Ooyala)

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Want to create loyal consumers who naturally gravitate to your product? Get ‘em while they’re young and impressionable, and give them exactly what they want… to a point.

That’s YouTube’s strategy for its new kid-focused app “YouTube Kids,” a family-friendly… [Read more on Ooyala]

MTV launches OTT apps (Digital TV Europe)

digital-entertainment-post-mtv-mobileMTV has launched new international over-the-top apps, MTV Play and MTV Trax, in an effort to target millennials and adapt to “changing consumer viewing habits.”

MTV Play is a VoD service featuring… [Read more on Digital TV Europe]

MTN demonstrates the benefits of its video on demand offering (BizTech Africa)

digital-entertainment-post-mtn-frontrow-vodMTN showcased the benefits of FrontRow when it streamed high bandwidth video content onto multiple mobile… [Read more on BizTech Africa]

Television at a turning point (The Media Shaker)

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Image courtesy of Pixabay

Frank Rose, a leading New York-based writer and speaker on digital culture and author of The Art of Immersion, looks at the dramatic changes taking place in recent weeks on the US broadcasting and cable scene. The pressure for television to get closer to the Net may actually be a formidable opportunity for the medium to establish a direct relationship with its viewers, argues the author.

Fifteen or twenty years from now, when entertainment industry veterans in… [Read more on The Media Shaker]

Are Spotify And iTunes Random Shuffle Features Really Random? Not Now, But They Used To Be (Tech Times)

Users who have accused Spotify of not playing songs randomly in its shuffle feature may have a point. The service has actually made the feature less random in order to make it feel more random. (Photo : Spotify )

Users who have accused Spotify of not playing songs randomly in its shuffle feature may have a point. The service has actually made the feature less random in order to make it feel more random.
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Spotify has responded to user complaints that its shuffle playlists do not actually play songs in random order. Users accused the company of playing songs which generate more revenue more frequently than other tunes.

Users of Spotify have complained that… [Read more on Tech Times]

Chegg Will Outsource All Its Print Textbooks to Remake Itself as a Digital-Only Company (Re/Code)

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Six months ago, online education portal Chegg said it was starting to unload some of its print textbook inventory, in part to make investors happy.

Today, it announced it has… [Read more on Re/Code]