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AT&T unveils new video streaming platform

Telecom giant, AT&T is all set to launch second online video streaming service for its wireless customers. The newly unveiled WatchTV service offers viewers access to over 30 live TV channels from top cable networks. According to AT&T, the new offering will be available “on virtually any smartphone,” as well as on certain streaming devices …

Sony cracks down on video-on-demand service Crackle in Canada

Japanese multinational conglomerate, Sony will be shutting down its video-on-demand service Crackle in Canada. Crackle offers users free content – including original series, TV shows and films – via an advertising-funded model. The Canada rollout follows the UK rollout in 2014. The end of Crackle service comes as Bell Media introduces new free, ad-supported video-on-demand …

Instagram launches online video streaming platform

Instagram is introducing its online video streaming platform, IGTV. The new video streaming platform will give viewers access to longer user-generated videos. With the launch of its online video platform, Instagram is all set to take on platforms such as YouTube, Snapchat discover, and Twitch. Kevin Systrom, Chief Executive, Instagram was quoted, “Teens are now …

Turner EMEA introduces OTT Service in Nordics

Premium streaming service HBO Nordic is all set to launch a new kids’ and family service Toonix in partnership with Turner EMEA. The new OTT service will be available to viewers on the HBO Nordic website and through selected distribution partners in the Nordic region. Giorgio Stock, President, Turner EMEA, was quoted, “At Turner we …

Video streaming services grow in Germany

According to reports, two out of five internet users in Germany (37%) stream series and films on paid VOD portals such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Sky Ticket or maxdome. Around 77% of German internet users watch TV programmes, movies and other videos through video streaming services. Websites and catch-up services of TV channels are …

Sony debuts in European OTT market

Film1, Sony’s premium channel is all set to enter European OTT market starting with the Netherlands. Sony is going direct-to-consumer for the first time in Europe. Film1 which was acquired by Sony in the year 2015 from Liberty Global offers media content over pay-TV and VoD service distributed by TV providers in the Netherlands. Film1 …

OTT platform LOVEStv goes live in Spain

Spanish broadcasters RTVE, Atresmedia and Mediaset have collaborated together to create a joint OTT platform, LOVEStv. The platform will deliver on-demand access to content broadcasted in the last seven days as well as the ability to restart live programmes and recommend shows. A source from the broadcaster was quoted, “ The companies are working together …

CJ E&M to roll out global OTT video streaming service

South Korean entertainment and media company, CJ E&M is all set to introduce a global OTT video streaming service called “Global Tving. The OTT video streaming service will allow people around the world to view CJ E&M content in real time. An official from CJ E&M official quoted that the company will create a new …

YouTube Premium debuts in Europe

The Google-owned SVOD platform YouTube Premium formerly known as YouTube Red has debuted in the European market. The OTT subscription will be available at $11.99 per month in the UK. Apart from the UK, the SVOD platform will also be available in multiple countries such as Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, …

Apple hints at own Video-on-Demand (VoD) service

Apple inches towards its own video-on-demand streaming service with a multi-year content deal with few Hollywood biggies who will steer the tech giant’s content library in the initial phase. Apple is aiming to counter SVOD spearheads Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos who are currently ruling the OTT industry. Apple’s much-touted VOD service will cater in …

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