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Amazon launches its very own Subscription VOD Channel – Anime Strike

Amazon has for the first time launched its own subscription video on demand library as part of its Prime service, curating content from partners including HBO and Showtime. The new service – Anime Strike is the only Amazon-created selection available for Amazon Prime members in the US via Amazon Channels. The service is available for viewers to …

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

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Netflix Content Spends match Premium Channels

OTT platforms like Amazon and Netflix are constantly increasing their content spends. According to a new report from a research consultancy firm Ampere Analysis, Netflix’s content spends are now very much comparable to a premium channel group or platform, marking a re-focus of the company’s overall content strategy. The research stated that Netflix’s growth has been …

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

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Hopster launches on Roku

Kids educational subscription OTT platform Hopster has launched its services through Roku’s streaming platform in countries including US, Canada, France, the UK and Ireland. The service will now be available in English as well as in French in France. Users will be able to download the app from the Roku Channel store free. The app …

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

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Facebook to test mid-roll video ads

Facebook is reportedly starting to test mid-roll video ads on its platform so that publishers can monetize the videos they upload on Facebook. According to reports, the trial will allow publishers to place mid-rolls into video clips once a viewer has watched for at least 20 seconds. Facebook is said to sell these ads and give …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 12 January,2017

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Disney to launch its own Streaming media Box

Disney is prepping to launch its own branded Disney Kids TV streaming box that will focus on family friendly entertainment. The new streaming box, which was demoed during CES last week, is due to be launched in 2017 costing some $99 and runs on a modified Android OS. The new streaming box will come with pre-loaded …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 11 January,2017

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India to get NBA Live Streams via Facebook

The NBA will stream a regular season game via Facebook Live for the first time on January 2nd across India. Facebook streamed Sunday’s game when Sacramento Kings lost against the Golden State Warriors via league’s newly released “NBA Mobile View” feed, delivering a closer shot of the action optimized for tablet and phone screens. “We are …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 11 January,2017

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PGA TOUR to Live Stream on Twitter in 2017

Following a successful live streaming coverage collaboration during the 2016 FedExCup Playoffs, PGA TOUR has again announced that Twitter will be their exclusive global platform to distribute more than 70 hours of live competition coverage, on a free basis, across 31 tournaments as a remainder of the 2016-17 season. Twitter will start live streaming PGA …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 10 January,2017

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Google Assistant to launch on Android TV

Google is planning to launch its voice controlled Google assistance service to the Android TV devices as part of their new update to make streaming easy for smart TV users. Google announced in the CES show that the Assistance service will be available on supported TVs and set-top boxes powered by Android TV. Once available, …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 09 January,2017

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Netflix plans to go original in South Korea

Global SVOD service Netflix has just commissioned its first original twelve-part series based on a popular web cartoon strip from South Korea, as part of its move to go local in the region. The video streaming service has invested in a series called Love Alarm, which is based on graphic novelist Kye Young Chon’s romantic webtoon tales. Netflix has …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 09 January,2017

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Facebook launches Live Audio Streaming

After announcing Live video streaming and 360-degree live video streaming, Facebook jumps onto launching offering a complete package of live streaming as live audio streaming. The company announces this feature as a response to the customer feedback on demanding live audio streaming. The company is said to partner with brand like BBC World Service and Harper …

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 06 January,2017

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