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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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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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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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Apple to Launch its first Original in few Months

Apple’s SVP of internet software and services – Eddy Cue has stated that Apple will launch its set of original programming in the coming few months. Cue has revealed about the launch of Carpool Karaoke and Planet Of The Apps, apps to become available on Apple TV, Mac and iOS devices as part of Apple Music. “We think that …

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

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YouTube Go beta now allows offline viewing

YouTube Go has launched in beta with an ability to download the videos and watch them later in offline mode. YouTube Go is specifically designed for users who wish to save their data and stream videos on mobile devices. YouTube Go also allows users to set the data cap and gauge whether they wish to view …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 15 February,2017

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HBO Now Passes 2 Million US Subs

HBO has reportedly passed over 2 million household subscribers for its over the top service HBO Now in the US. According to the parent company Time Warner, “HBO is just as focused on reaching consumers abroad, with over-the-top lunches in Spain, Brazil and Argentina in 2016″. The partnership with Amazon has given a huge space for …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 14 February,2017

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