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MX Player’s leaps for international expansion in USA and 6 more countries 27 March 2020

  Leading video player in the world, MX Player announces its launch for international expansion in 7 new countries including the USA. The company steps forward with its content offerings in the UK, Australia, Canada, Bangladesh, New Zealand, and Nepal other than the US.  CEO Karan Bedi commented: “At MX Player, we are trusted by …

OTT viewership spikes up as Social Isolation becomes the new way of life 26 March 2020

  OTT consumption has spiked amid lockdown and self-isolation of viewers over the last 2 weeks. Video streaming services state to have almost twice growth in On-demand viewership.  Considering the increasing demand for over-the-top content, players are bulking up their offerings with free subscriptions along with fresh and diverse content. However, most of them have …

Eros Now gears up to launch Eros Now Prime; partners with NBCUniversal for English content offerings 25 March 2020

  Eros Now has announced the expansion of its streaming services with the launch of Eros Now Prime. Owned by Eros International Plc, the South Asian OTT platform, which has been streaming Indian language content, signs a strategic content partnership with NBCUniversal.     As a part of the deal, South Asian subscribers of Eros Now …

Disney+ begins streaming in UK today 24 March 2020

Disney+ launches its video streaming service in the UK on March 24 2020, after setting its foot in the United States in November 2019.  The streaming platform will be featuring all movies and TV shows produced by the entertainment company since 1937. New exclusive video content will also be available on the platform for viewers …

iQIYI hits 100 million paying subscribers 24 June 2019

iQIYI, the Chinese online video platform, reaches a milestone of 100 million paying subscribers, after the streaming company gained enormous popularity in overseas countries like South Korea, North America, Japan, and Singapore. The company mainly produces movies, shows, and original TV programs and distributes its content to overseas audiences through local streaming channels. As the …

30% of OTT consumers in Asia comfortable with ad-supported streaming services 24 June 2019

In a recent research report, it is found that almost one-third of Asian OTT consumers are happier with ad-supported streaming services, for receiving content for free. The survey also highlighted, 21% of users opt for subscription services with limited ads and only 14% of viewers prefer paying a higher fee for ad-free streaming sessions. The …

Showmax begins sports streaming for its South-African users 21 June 2019

Showmax, the South-African video-on-demand service starts streaming of sports content that includes SuperSport Rugby Challenge matches and the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. The trial bunch of sports streaming is priced at R99 (US $15). CEO Niclas Ekdahl Commented: “We’ve been delivering TV series and movies for almost four years and continue to see strong …

Amazon Music now available on Xfinity platforms 21 June 2019

Comcast cable announces the availability of Amazon Music app on its Xfinity Flex and X1 platforms. This is for the first-time, the on-demand music streaming service will be made available on connected TVs through a Pay-TV service provider. Earlier, Comcast launched Amazon Prime Video on its Xfinity X1 and allowed prime member users to stream …

Amazon rebrands its free streaming service as IMDb TV 19 June 2019

After a long time, finally, Amazon decides to rebrand its free movie and TV shows streaming service – IMDb Freedive. The free streaming brand will be now known as IMDb TV and will feature tripe number of content than the platform had before. Thanks to the new content deals with Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, and …

Twitch acquires Bebo to increase its footprint in eSports 19 June 2019

Twitch, the live streaming platform owned by Amazon, buys Bebo in an effort to build out its base in the eSports industry. According to the sources, the deal values a total of $25 million for acquiring Bebo’s employees and intellectual stakes. Don’t be confused with the drowning social networking site, Twitch didn’t buy that, rather …

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