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MTN decommission’s VOD service MTN VU

Following a review of its digital strategy, MTN SA has taken a decision to decommission its video on demand service known as MTN VU. The service will be discontinued effective 03 May 2017. In line with the ongoing review of its operations, MTN is also reviewing its streaming and content strategy as the costs associated …

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iFlix expands to Middle-East & North Africa

South-East Asian SVOD provider Iflix has expanded into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with launches in eight territories. The service is now available in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Egypt and Sudan, broadening Iflix’s footprint to a total of 18 countries. The firm has also established a new regional headquarters …

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Video accounts to over 50% of Chile’s mobile traffic

Video-on-demand (VOD) and live streaming services continue gaining strength among Chileans, who spend over 50% of their mobile data for video consumption. According to a research by Movistar Chile, in January 52% of mobile data was spent by Chileans in streaming series, movies and online video. The report also found out that mobile video viewers …

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Infographic: A look into Africa’s OTT Market – Today & Tomorrow

Video Streaming is said to lead the African OTT growth. Many Video Producers and Content Owners are expanding into the region looking at it’s high potential and growing market. In fact, African Film Industry – Nollywood is said to be the 2nd largest Film producing industry worldwide. With the user penetration of 5.4 % recorded in …

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OTT platform TracePlay goes live

Following its announcement of launching an SVOD service, Trace TV finally rolls out its plans about the OTT platform TracePlay in the US, UK, Africa, France, Benelux, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean, along with some over 200 countries to follow by the end of March 2017. TracePlay is a hybrid digital service including SVoD + Live …

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A look into Africa’s OTT Market – Today & Tomorrow

So, we have discussed about the OTT landscapes, scenarios and the growth prospects of Latin America, Asia and Western European regions in our previous articles. If you haven’t already read through these, please go and read to get an insight into each of these emerging markets. Last year we had discussed the different trends in …

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How to Rock at taking your OTT Service Worldwide

Technology and digital advancements have made geographical boundaries come to shrink. Consumers are accessing worldwide media; and reaching worldwide audience nowadays is just a matter of some clicks. You can reach an audience into any part of the world at lightning fast speed through mobile technology. But what’s difficult is, to make sure you succeed …

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Barcroft TV launches on Roku

The independent factual content production and distribution company – Barcroft Media has launched its Barcroft TV streaming platform on Roku channel as part of its strategy to reach in priority markets and getting in front of the audience. The video streaming service has also struck the local content distribution arrangement with Sina Weibo – a social …

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20th Century Fox plans to launch an SVOD service – Nuvu

20th Century Fox Television Distribution gets into a multi-year deal with Ericsson to launch a subscription OTT service – Nuvu. The new service is said to host a variety of content including DreamWorks Animation-produced titles along with an extensive selection of global film franchises for territories across sub-Saharan Africa in multiple languages. Some of the titles in …

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Global IPTV Market to reach USD 93.59 billion in 2021

According to a recent report, global IPTV market was valued at some USD 34.67 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow at USD 93.59 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of around 18.01% amid 2016 and 2021. The report states that the IPTV market is mainly driven by the increasing demand of high-definition (HD) channels and video …

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