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Demand for long and short-form content drives VOD growth to $77bn by 2024

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 26 May,2017

According to Ameri Research, superb demand for programming in various forms and lengths is going to be a big contributor driving video-on-demand (VOD) market growth making the market worth to be $77.7 billion over the next seven years. Worldwide media consumption occurring in digital formats has had a snowballing effect on the number of digital …

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Amazon offering channels to viewers in addition to the streaming package

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 25 May,2017

Great news for Amazon Prime users. Users can add various channels to video streaming packages including Showtime. If you live in the US (not available in Canada yet) and you have Prime, to avail of the new channel options, users will have to subscribe to the channels meaning an additional payment of $8.99 per month …

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Dish App Streams Live TV, VOD to Amazon’s Fire TV

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 24 May,2017

Dish Network has introduced an authenticated app for Amazon Fire TV platform that offers viewers access to both live and on-demand video. It has already integrated its pay TV service with Amazon’s voice-driven Alexa platform. The new Dish Anywhere app for Fire TV boxes, Fire TV streaming sticks, enables Hopper customers to watch their live …

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comScore plans to measure OTT viewing

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 15 May,2017

comScore has launched comScore OTT Intelligence which is a combined service to measure U.S household viewing of over-the top (OTT) content on TV screens. The Company’s proprietary : Total Home Panel – a research panel that measures consumer behavior across home network-connected devices served as a basis for the comScore OTT Intelligence service. A growing …

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Amazon introduces video streaming assistant – Echo Show

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

The Echo Show which is a variant of Amazon’s Alexa which is a voice controlled personal assistant, has been unveiled. Unlike other devices that let users stream music and make phone calls through voice commands, the Echo Show provides a built in 7 inch touchscreen for video streaming and viewing photographs. By giving voice commands …

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Amazon’s NFL Thursday Night Football streaming win accelerates its live sports strategy

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

Amazon beat Twitter on a deal to obtain streaming rights for 10 of the NFL’s Thursday Night Football games for the 2017 season, which is indicative of how valuable the Company considers offering live sports. Amazon reportedly paid $50 million which is five times more than what Twitter paid last season. Facebook and YouTube were …

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About 1/3rd of free OTT trials lead to a paid subscription

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

About 37% of OTT free trials result in conversion to a paid subscription , according to new connected entertainment research by Parks Associates. According to the research firm, more than 1/4th of households in U.S with broadband connectivity that signed up for the trail of atleast one OTT service in the previous six months and …

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Amazon Fire TV stick in India

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 21 April,2017

Amazon is going all-in to establish a solid ground in the Indian OTT market. Amazon has introduced its Fire TV media player in India pre-loaded with digital streaming apps from Netflix, Hotstar, Voot and Eros Now as well as its own Amazon Prime Video service. India is the fifth market in which the Fire TV stick …

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NASA adds a video library to the Amazon Fire TV

By: navin | Leave a comment | 04 April,2017

NASA has recently announced launching a library to allow the public to search for and download over 140,000 NASA images, videos and audio files. The app will also allow embedding and downloading in various resolutions. NASA’s library API will automate uploads for the agency, running on NASA’s cloud native “infrastructure-as-a-code” technology enabling on-demand use in …

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Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube in bidding war for streaming rights of Thursday night NFL

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 28 March,2017

After Twitter won the fight of streaming Thursday night NFL games last year, Amazon, Facebook and YouTube are all in the race of bidding for these rights this year. Last season twitter paid $10 million to secure the rights, was able to sell the ad inventory made available during the streams. CBS Corp. and NBCUniversal are paying a …

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