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OTT TV platform Viu inks deal with GMM Channel for Thai content

PCCW Media group owned Asian SVOD service, Viu has joined hands with leading Thai entertainment company GMM Channel to offer local content to its OTT platform. Through the deal, Viu will add up to 200 hours of selected premium content from GMM25 under GMM Channel for Viu subscribers in Thailand. Viu holds the distinction of …

Spotify all set to debut in Indian music streaming industry

Swedish audio streaming giant, Spotify is prepping up to launch its services in India which is home to 1.3 billion people. Spotify is hoping that the global music-streaming service will be a great success in India due to their musical culture. Spotify CEO, Daniel Ek quoted that they are “working on launching in some of …

RTL Netherland to merge Videoland and RTL XL to one OTT platform

RTL Netherland is all set to merge its two OTT platforms Videoland and RTL XL into one SVOD platform. Recently RTL was in news for terminating its catch-ump service RTL Gemist which was available in several smart TVs and platforms such as KPN and Ziggo. Sven Sauve, the CEO, RTL Netherland, quoted, “Our video on …

Airtel and Netflix are in talks for OTT partnership

If everything falls in place, then Airtel users in India will have free Netflix subscription in the coming months, all thanks to an ongoing partnership talk between the two which has been confirmed by sources privy to the deal. Here, it can be noted that Bharti Airtel already has a partnership with Netflix’s arch-rival Amazon …

Sports Illustrated TV joins OTT wave with standalone SVOD Platform

Sports Illustrated has joined the OTT bandwagon via Sports Illustrated TV which will offer on-demand content directly to the consumer over SVOD platforms such as Roku, iOS, Android, web browsers etc. Sports Illustrated is already available on Amazon Channels and recently added to fuboTV’s skinny-bundle service. Josh Oshinsky, Head of Programming for SI TV quoted, …

Dailymotion OTT App debuts on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Dailymotion, the leading video discovery and exploration platform has debuted in Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Now, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick consumers can access the Dailymotion app and explore trending content as per their expressed interest. The app which is previously integrated with Apple TV, Android TV, and XBox One …

OTT spending in Canada touches $872 million in 2017

As per reports, roughly $872 million was spent by Canadians in SVOD services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video etc.in 2017 which is a 29% increase as compared to 2016. Reports also suggest that OTT access revenue will grow to $1.11 billion in 2018 and may reach $1.58 billion by 2020 resulting in OTT household …

Sprint joins hand with FlixLatino for video-on-demand (VOD) service

American telecommunication company Sprint and streaming video app FlixLatino have joined hands to offer a 45-day free trial to its customers. Through the app, Sprint users will be able to stream more than 250 latest Spanish content on up to three devices at a time in HD. FlixLatino, the Spanish-language entertainment service boasts content from …

Comcast to offer Netflix content in bundle

Comcast is all set to include a Netflix subscription to new and existing Xfinity cable packages. Comcast previously added Netflix to its set-top box, the Xfinity X1 in 2016, and then Netflix has added 4K video streaming services to the platform last year. Refusing to divulge the details how the subscriptions will be priced, the …

Amazon Prime Video gets a reality check as research suggests only 23% Prime Members Sign Up just for Streaming

According to reports, 23% of U.S. Amazon Prime Subscribers stated that they would definitely cancel their premium membership of the SVOD platform if it wasn’t included in their subscription. Those survey results are in line with leaked data about Amazon originals that indicates they contributed about 5 million new Prime members between 2014 and 2017 …

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