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Report: UK pay-TV subs are adding streaming services, keeping existing offerings

A new report from Deloitte has found that multichannel video subscribers in the U.K. have a voracious appetite for content from a variety of sources range of sources, and the same trend could happen in the U.S.

Facebook teases messaging app Slingshot, a possible rival to Snapchat

Facebook is preparing to launch a new application called Slingshot that features messages that disappear quickly, similar to Snapchat. The app, which Facebook initially launched and then unpublished, is the latest from the social networking giant that represents a specialized function apart from Facebook's core app.

Report links OTT on television with increase in cord cutting

A report by consumer data company Experian shows a direct link between the availability of over-the-top content such as Netflix and an increase in consumers cutting the cable cord.

Operators embrace Line, other OTT messaging players more- but still want to go their own way

Operators are hedging their bets when it comes to over the top (OTT) messaging, embracing specialised OTT companies on the one hand, while on the other continuing to develop their own OTT messaging strategies.

Tango raises $280M as OTT messaging market heats up

Tango, the company behind the popular over-the-top messaging and social app of the same name, raised $280 million in new funding, mostly from the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. The new funding underscores the heightened interest in mobile messaging and OTT services, especially in the wake of Facebook's $19 billion deal to acquire WhatsApp.

Mallinson: Facebook pays over-the-top for WhatsApp

Keith Mallinson There is a lot to play for and at stake in mobile communications. It is among the very largest industries with operator revenues of $1.16 trillion (€812.4 billion)...

Verizon agrees to buy Intel's OnCue OTT project

The deal will help speed the deployment of "next generation video service, both integrated with Verizon FiOS fiber-optic networks and delivered 'over the top' to any device," the companies said in a press release.

Verizon: Intel OnCue acquisition will power new OTT video service, next-gen FiOS TV product

Verizon said Tuesday that it plans to launch "next-generation" video services on its FiOS TV platform and through a new over-top-video service, using the OnCue interactive TV technology it picked up through the acquisition of Intel's Intel Media division. 

Clayton: Dish Network signing over-the-top carriage deals

LAS VEGAS-- Dish Network has signed carriage deals with multiple programming suppliers that would allow for the distribution of live TV networks on an over-the-top video platform, CEO Joseph Clayton told FierceCable Wednesday.

French operators report drop in SMS usage, jump in MMS over new year

According to initial figures from France's mobile operators, the new year brought further evidence that SMS usage in the country is being increasingly cannibalised by alternative services such as MMS or picture messages and over-the-top messaging apps.