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Vodafone Spain introduces VOD platform 03 October 2017

Vodafone has introduced an online Video on Demand (VOD) platform targeted at businesses and public administration. With content provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Academy, the Observatorio Vodafone de la Empresa offers video content that addresses digital challenges for businesses in Spain. The free (Video on Demand) VOD platform includes topics such …

Amazon to sign up for multi-year development deal with Gilmore Girls show 03 October 2017

Amazon has entered a multi-year overall deal with Amazon Studios. Amazon today announced that critically-acclaimed multi-hyphenates Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino (Gilmore Girls) have entered a multi-year overall deal with Amazon Studios. The two season green light of upcoming Amazon Original Series that debuts on Prime Video will debut this autumn on Prime Video.

Netflix to spend $500 million in the next 5 years on Canadian content 02 October 2017

According to a report from CBC, Netflix is set to spend atleast $500 million over the next 5 years for funding original Canadian content. This would perhaps benefit both Netflix as well as the federal government. The Canadian government has been pressured by traditional TV providers for imposing a tax on the popular streaming service …

Pay-TV service subscriptions drop to below four-fifths 29 September 2017

According to research from Leichtman Research Group, the percentage of TV households that subscribe to some form of pay-TV service has dropped to below 80% for the first time since early 2000s. 79% of US TV households undertake pay-TV with 92% of TV households that have a pay-TV service and/or an over-the-air antenna. Pay-TV percentage …

Peru’s anti piracy measures on the rise 29 September 2017

The largest pirate websites including Pelis24, Series24 and the leading Spanish language streaming platforms have been closed down by Peru authorities. The move is a measure of strengthening the international protest against Spanish-language pirate sites. It also follows the removal of other popular services such as Rojadirecta, Series.ly and Cuevana. Piracy is declining on cable …

Spain tests 5G with live 4K broadcast 29 September 2017

Orange and Ericsson have tested a pioneering 15Gbps mobile connection in Spain via a live Ultra HD broadcast. This test was conducted inside a moving vehicle in an urban environment and was the first real 5G test in the country.

Netflix to offer streaming service in airlines 28 September 2017

Netflix has announced its plan to collaborate with airlines and share their mobile streaming technology with them. The airline’s in-flight Wi-Fi would let passengers download and stream their favorite shows on their own devices while they are traveling to their destination. Carriers can save up to 75% on bandwidth costs. Wi-Fi is now brought to …

Demand Africa SVOD service to be introduced in October 28 September 2017

A new streaming video service, Demand Africa will be launched and will offer 300+ hours of streaming original and acquired lifestyle content and will expand in the following months to include hundreds of hours of scripted TV series and movies. In addition to premium HD streaming video, Demand Africa will feature free access to short-form …

Golden Karavan launched to create a stir in the Indian OTT market 27 September 2017

Golden Karavan which is being touted as the potential Netflix of India is being launched. The company believes that since there is a drought of quality content, combining resources of US and India would enable filling this gap. The service is claimed to be a first-of-its kind, Indian-focused OTT TV Company. This service is intended …

Bloomberg / Quint introduces live streaming service in India 27 September 2017

Bloomberg/Quint is launching an Over the Top (OTT) live streaming service. The digital streaming service will include live programming on a daily basis, anywhere from global and domestic markets to influential newsmakers views in business and finance. It has grown exponentially to more than 2 million monthly users across its on-site and partner platforms ever …

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