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Fox+, Chunghwa Telecom collaborate on OTT services

Chunghwa Telecom has partnered with video streaming platform Fox+ to offer OTT services in the local market. The partnership will initially be inclusive of an OTT mobile value-added service. An integrated platform merging its Mobile on demand (MOD) service with Fox+ OTT platform is to be launched by Chunghwa Telecom. Chunghwa Telecom will hold exclusive …

Western Europe to hit 65 million SVOD subs

SVOD revenues in Western Europe will rise to $6.5 billion by 2022, a rise from $2.8 billion in 2016 surpassing AVOD, according to Western Europe OTT TV & Video Forecasts report. The total revenue for OTT TV episode and movie revenues for 18 Western European countries will hit $14.65 billion in 2022 which is more …

Video viewing for UK smartphone users on the rise

According to a research by Deloitte, the percentage of UK adults streaming video on smartphones has grown 5 times in the last five years. Some findings from the study include: 57% of smartphone owners in the age group of 18-75 watched at least one video on their smartphones on a weekly basis. Smartphone ownership is …

Sony expands Crackle’s presence in Brazil, LATAM

Sony is extending Crackle’s footprint in Brazil and Latin America to integrate the platform with the NOW Video on Demand (VOD) service from Net and Claro HDTV. With this move it’s strengthening its foothold in LATAM’s largest market where Crackle was introduced a year ago. Crackle will reach a nationwide audience, given its significant growth …

Hulu becomes first streaming service to win an Emmy in the Outstanding Drama Series category

Hulu created a record of sorts by becoming the first OTT streaming service to garner a Primetime Emmy award in the Best Series category for it’s series “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Additionally, its lead actress Elisabeth Moss won her first Emmy for her standout role as Offred in “the Handmaid’s tale”.

YouTube top ranking in terms of Mobile video viewing on Android

According to new data from App Annie, Americans spent around 12 billion hours on the top 10 video streaming apps on Android in the period ending July 2017. This number has grown 45% year-over-year. Those surveyed spent 80% of those 12 billion hours on YouTube app alone. YouTube comes pre-installed on most Android phones. Premium …

Hulu spending on content increases

Hulu is expected to spend about 2.5 billion US $ on content in 2017 as it announced its plans to launch 7 new original series in the next 6-9 months according to Variety. This move comes after other streaming services announced their investment plans in original programming.

UK Teens lean towards YouTube

According to a MediaCom study, around 70% of teens 13 and over subscribe to YouTube. From an ad-targeting perspective, this is pretty interesting since 64% of teens surveyed spoke about the product that a YouTuber has endorsed and 54% bought the product. Another interesting finding from the study was that Instagram was found to be …

Hayu SVOD service expands to other geographies

NBCUniversal International’s SVOD service based on reality TV “Hayu” is going to be launched in Norway and shortly thereafter in Finland, Sweden and Denmark. Its reach will be expanded to 7 countries by end of 2017.

Vodafone Spain offers 1Gbps FTTH to support 4K IPTV offering

Vodafone is Spain’s first telco to offer 1Gbps fibre connection so as to enable viewing in Ultra HD IPTV and (Over the Top) OTT services. It will be available across 4 million households soon. Initially, Vodafone’s all inclusive package offering broadband, IPTV and OTT services like Netflix and HBO will include the 1Gbps option via …

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