Roku enhances video search; REVtv goes on the air

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> Roku has introduced a feature that searches over 130,000 movies and TV episodes across its more popular apps. Story

> International youth and young adult media network Revolution Television Network has introduced an HD-quality live streaming network, REVtv. Story

> Social video platform The Boom Network is YouTube's first Australian network partner. Story

> Global online TV and video revenues should hit $28.72 billion in 2017, more than doubling this year's anticipated $11.14 billion, Digital TV Research said. News release

> Nielsen reported that Australians spent more than five hours each watching 1.5 billion video streams in September. Story

> Thompson Video Networks said its multiscreen video platform has been certified for use with Anevia's system for catch-up TV, OTT video streaming and on-demand content delivery. News release

> Boxee's new Boxee TV devices will be exclusively distributed by Walmart starting later this week. Story

Cable News

> Cablevision and Verizon's FiOS TV are grappling with widespread service outages sparked by superstorm Sandy that are impacting subscribers in New Jersey, Long Island and other areas that have seen storm damage. Story

Mobile Content News

> Univision Communications is launching UVideos, a bilingual video-on-demand effort optimized for platforms including Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Story


> Despite the fact that many small telcos already see IPTV as a "bottomless pit of expense," as Robert Saunders, president and co-founder of Skitter, put it, they still must bite the bullet and incorporate an over-the-top video element into their video service mix. Story

And finally… Bahraini telecom Atyaf has launched an OTT offering of more than 130 linear channels and VOD content across the Middle East. Story