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Eurosport VOD service included in Amazon channels list

In Germany and Austria, Eurosport Player is joining the Amazon Channels list. This move will bring live sports including Bundesliga football to the platform. Discovery Communications built on an existing partnership which has seen both Eurosport Player and Discovery being launched on Amazon Channels in UK. Amazon channels also have the rights to Grand Slam …

Video Streaming buffering might be prevented by Artificial Intelligence

According to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Artificial Intelligence could be the answer to reducing headaches for viewers and video streaming services. Video buffering and pixelation continues to be problematic for those who rely a ton on video streaming services for catching up on the newest movies and the latest TV shows. Buffering and pixelation can …

Hulu to use AWS for it’s Live Streaming Service

Hulu is launching its over-the-top (OTT) live TV Streaming service partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) which will be its cloud provider. There has been an addition of more than 50 live channels for Hulu along with its Live TV launch in May 2017. With AWS’s great scalability and reliability, Hulu is continuously innovating and …

Skinny bundles all set to outgrow traditional US pay-TV

Ampere Analysis research suggests that skinny pay-TV bundles offer more return than traditional US pay-TV packages. This makes the transition to the so called ‘virtual’ pay-TV super enticing for channels. Channel distribution has become more complex than ever with pay-TV operators coming under pressure for carriage fees and rising availability of streaming pay-TV offers as …

Binge viewing in the US increasing

As per research from the Diffusion Group, binge viewing in the US is increasingly becoming universal, with 9 in 10 adult broadband users in the country bingeing at least occasionally. The analysis further categorizes three groups of adult broadband users (ABUS) in terms of their binge-viewing habits and includes the following: >> heavy bingers who …

Streaming Video Services on the rise

Many consumers pay for multiple streaming services as streaming video has become part of consumer’s daily entertainment diet. More than 49 million homes or 53% of U.S Wi-Fi connected homes accessed at least one over-the-top (OTT) streaming TV service as per December 2016 data from ComScore. Some other findings from ComScore included : 75% of …

Streaming Video on Demand on the rise in Australia

Subscribers of streaming video on demand (SVOD) are up 30% in Australia reaching 3.7 million at the end of June 2017 as per a new study by upcoming technology analyst firm Telsyte. According to Telsyte’s Australian SVOD Market Study 2017, almost half (49%) of Australian households either subscribe to Pay TV or SVOD services which …

Content Protection Market growth spiked by expansion of OTT and TVE services

As per Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Global Content Protection Market, Forecast to 2021, market revenues are set to grow from almost $1.7 billion in 2016 to just below $2 billion by 2021 at a compound annual rate (CAGR) OF 3.4%. The study looks at current revenues and future growth potential of the content protection …

China, biggest contributor to Asia’s OTT growth

China is all set to become the biggest contributor for the OTT growth in Asia. Revenues from TV episodes and movies will hit $24.42 billion in 2022; triple of $8.27 billion as recorded in 2016.The total revenue will rise by almost $3 billion in 2017. China will occupy half of the OTT revenues of the …

AT&T Loses 199,000 Video Subs in Q2

AT&T saw a decline of 351,000 “traditional” video subs in Q2 due to “seasonality and elevated competition” with a decline of 156,000 DirecTV satellite subs and 195,000 IPTV customers in the period. At the end of Q2, DirecTV Now had almost 500,000 subs. At the end of quarter, AT&T had about 25.2 million video subs. …

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