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Greek pay TV operator OTE has launched a new low-cost package for its DTH service, including free decoder and satellite dish.For €14.99 per month, subscribers can access over 45 thematic channels, including 10 HD channels, along with domestic channels. OTE said the free decoder and satellite dish are worth €175.“OTE TV continues to enrich its product proposition with new competitive services and quality content designed to meet consumers’ needs,” the operator said.
A US federal appeals court has ruled that Netflix has been getting preferential treatment for the delivery of its TV series and movies through the post.The court agreed with video games delivery service Gamefly, which had complained that an extra charge was being levied by the US Postal Service for handling its deliveries because the material in question could not go through the automated sorting system.Netflix’s deliveries also bypass the system, but it has not been subject to the extra charge.The Postal Regulatory Commission must now come up with a fair system, the court ruled.However, Netflix stock rose in the immediate aftermath of the ruling as the Commission said that the amount the Postal Service charges to deliver its DVDs will not be increased for the time being.The Postal Service said the pricing structure it has for different clients were reasonable and fair and that it is studying the court’s decision. Netflix is the Service’s largest DVD delivery customer.
OTT TV provider Viewster has seen the number of unique viewers for its mobile apps grow by 1,200% this year, according to the company. Viewster says that its Android app is now in the top 20 entertainment service apps globally and the number three app in Germany.Viewster’s iOS and Android apps now support Google Chromecast, while its mobile website is adaptively scaling for all screens, according to the company.