Google revamps Android TV platform; Hutchison Drei Austria taps Thomson for mobile OTT video

More online video news from across the Web:

> TiVo rolled out an updated web portal to its MSO customers, TiVo Online, that allows users to search across platforms, curates content and streams to other devices in the subscriber's home. Article

> Google has updated and revamped its Android TV platform, adding 600 new apps. Article

> Netflix is expanding into Italy, Portugal and Spain. Article

> Smith Micro Software announced the latest version of its VIDIO Prime adaptive video delivery platform. Release

> Twitch's former VP of Sales East, Steve Sigler, is joining ad tech company Q1 Media as senior director of sales. Release

> Netflix will pick up teen drama "Degrassi: The Next Generation" after TeenNick dropped the series. Article

> BroadbandTV and Huffington Post are teaming up on Outspeak, a "next-generation online video journalism network." Article

> Ad blockers continue to pose an existential threat to online video advertising. Article

> Thomson Video Networks' multiscreen platform will be used by Austrian wireless carrier Hutchison Drei to deliver OTT video services to its subscribers. Release

And finally … Alibaba founder Jack Ma is all for World War III … but not the WWIII you're thinking of. Article

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