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First sports-focused OTT player launched in Mexico

Sportflix is the first over-the-top (OTT) platform focused on sports that is going to be launched in Mexico. It will be showcasing NFL, NHL, UFC and baseball, basketball, formula one, football, golf and tennis championships. It will premiere in Mexico and has no plans of any expansion into any other Latin American countries. It will …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 24 July,2017

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Number of U.S TV Homes with multiple SVODs continues to grow

A continued growth has been seen in Multiple subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services in U.S TV homes. According to a recent study, 38% of TV homes subscribe to 2 or more major subscription VOD services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. Those that have a subscription to all three platforms have more than doubled the percentage of …

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

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Netflix breaks records as it hits the 100MN member milestone

The Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) giant, Netflix now has a global subscriber base of 103.95 million, with non-US subscribers in majority. According to the Q2 stats released by Netflix, global net additions totalled a record 5.2 million compared to the forecasted number which was two million fewer subs. This accounted for a 5% increase and for …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 19 July,2017

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Lookhu introduces OTT service

Premium service that consists of niche, short and long-form original content from celebrities and the biggest social influencers is being launched by Lookhu. Lookhu packages are being offered from $2.99 to $9.99 a month and lets users subscribe or unsubscribe on a month-to-month basis. Live sports, international programming, live news, apart from Spanish content that …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 18 July,2017

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Apple’s iTunes losing out to Comcast, Amazon and other such services

According to the Wall Street Journal that cited data from various source, over the last five years, Apple’s iTunes store sales for movie and TV show rentals has steadily declined and the U.S market share has fallen from over 50% in 2012 to somewhere between 20%-30% today. Amazon’s market share from video transactional services has …

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

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PlayStation Vue increases it’s base subscription price to $40

Sony has increased the base subscription price of PlayStation Vue to $40 a month. It has been marketing a $30-a-month as A “Slim” package in most parts of the world except in markets where the base tier was $40-a-month “Access” package. Sony claims to be a market leader in the area of broadcast-affiliate sign-ups with …

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

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Twitter enters into the live streaming world in Argentina

Collaborating with Argentina’s National Basketball League, Twitter is entering the realm of live streaming in Argentina by live streaming the La Liga Championship matches between San Lorenzo and Regatas basketball teams. This is the first live streaming deal for Twitter with a partner in Argentina. Logged-in and logged-out users on Twitter and Twitter’s App installed …

By: anita | Leave a comment | 12 July,2017

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Piracy on the rise with the ongoing transition to OTT Services

As per Time Warner’s quarterly earnings report in early May, investors took a blow with a 2% drop in TV network ad sales for Time Warner’s Turner division and video head counts from multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) during Q1. Phenomena like these are connected to the paradigm shift from traditional pay TV to over-the-top …

By: anita | Leave a comment | 12 July,2017

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Cord Cutters lean towards Netflix

As reported by ComScore in April, the most popular streaming platform among cord cutters is Netflix with 75% of over-the-top enabled households subscribing to the SVOD service. As per the new data from ComScore, although Netflix is still the king among OTT viewers, Hulu is keeping viewers more engaged. MarketingCharts shared ComScore’s latest update that …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 07 July,2017

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Unlimited video streaming that won’t consume data to be offered by Three

Three will be the first mobile operator in the UK to allow users to stream video on mobile phones across its network without any data cost. With its Go Binge plan that will enable unlimited music streaming and video streaming without using any data. It is collaborating with Netflix and TVPlayer which is a service …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 07 July,2017

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