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South Korean IPTV market to grow at a CAGR of 5% by 2020

According to a recent Orbis Research study,  IPTV Market in South Korea has increased decision making capabilities and enjoys highly effective counter strategies to gain competitive advantage. The research predicts the South Corean IPTV market to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period. Increasing demand of video on demand services and …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 21 February,2017

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ITV-backed SVOD service Curio to launch in Sweden and Norway

The ITV backed factual SVOD service Curio is all set to launch in Sweden and Norway. The new service will be on the Com Hem platform in Sweden – the largest in the country, and in Norway it will be on GET – the second largest nationally. Curio comes from the same team as Cirkus, which …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 21 February,2017

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Twitter will double down live-streaming efforts

Twitter’s chief financial officer Antony Noto has revealed that the company intends to double down its live-streaming efforts in 2017, after it had 5.1 million people watching Grammy’s on during awards show. Noto also stated that Twitter plans to do so by bringing more video content and shows to the platform in Japan and throughout the …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 21 February,2017

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61% of Snapchat content is video

Snapchat was originally thought of as a social network mostly geared toward teenagers, but nowadays millennials are engaging more with the service. In fact businesses are also quickly gaining notice of this fast growing social media site and the benefits it provides. According to a recent survey of Snapchat by Snaplytics, including 500 brands with 24,180 …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 20 February,2017

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Kuwaitian telco Zain to launch OTT TV

Kuwait-based mobile telco Zain is set to launch a MENA-targeted internet TV service in conjunction with iflix across most of the MENA region. The new OTT platform – iflix Arabia will be based in Dubai and cater to Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Sudan territories. The video streaming platform will launch in Q2 of …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 20 February,2017

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South Africa’s ShowMax to launch in Europe with localization in Poland

The South African media giant Naspers is all set to expand its subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service in ShowMax, starting from Poland with a localized version of its service. “This new service is closely tailored to local needs, with a strong focus on Polish content – including original productions commissioned by ShowMax,” said ShowMax. The new subscription …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 20 February,2017

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Facebook finally bringing videos apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV & Samsung smart TVs

Facebook has finally confirmed that it is rolling out dedicated Facebook video apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung smart TVs. The move follows Facebook’s ability to cast videos to larger TV screens via connected streaming boxes in the last year. The function is native to the streaming devices and Facebook is bringing similar approach …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 17 February,2017

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Barcroft TV launches on Roku

The independent factual content production and distribution company – Barcroft Media has launched its Barcroft TV streaming platform on Roku channel as part of its strategy to reach in priority markets and getting in front of the audience. The video streaming service has also struck the local content distribution arrangement with Sina Weibo – a social …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 17 February,2017

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Digital games to be $100bn industry by year-end

According to recent study by Juniper Research, revenues from global digital games market are all set to reach the $100 billion (€94.7bn) mark by the end of this year. Given the continued growth of mobile and increasing mobile penetration, the industry will see revenues reach $132 billion by 2021. Looking at the positive outlook of the mobile …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 17 February,2017

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Viu launches Original Telugu Content

Vuclip’s video on demand service, Viu has entered the regional content space by launching long as well as short form Telugu content in originals. Viu has partnered with Annapurna Studio, a production house for creating a show to be released in the first quarter of 2017. Viu was originally launched in March 2016 for Indian audience as a …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 16 February,2017

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