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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 …


4KUniverse to launch an SVOD service on Amazon Fire TV

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

4KUniverse – an Ultra HD general entertainment provider in North America is all set to launch its 4K SVOD video streaming service on Amazon Fire TV. 4KUniverse currently offers linear, cable and satellite TV, and beginning May, the company will offer UHD TV series, movies, documentaries and sports to sell videos online on Fire TV. “We’re …


Netflix And Hulu to Arrive on Nintendo Switch

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 14 March,2017

The recently launched Nintendo Switch did not come with any video streaming service at the time of its launch. However, in a recent interview with The Washington Post Nitendo America’s president Reggie Fils-Aime stated that these services are on the horizon and Nintendo is in talks with companies like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon. “We’re talking to a …


Amazon launches Bollywood SVOD in the U.S.

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 07 March,2017

Amazon channels recently announced launching a new SVOD called Heera – a curated Bollywood (Indian movies and TV series) collection for the U.S. audience. The new service will be available for 7 days free trial and will be charged at $5 a month, afterwords. The OTT service will offer movies, TV shows and kids content in Hindi, …


Millennials want improved mobile video streaming experience

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 27 February,2017

According to a recent CSG Systems International survey conducted on some 1,000 millennials (aged 18-35) across US, UK, Brazil and Australia on their expectations for mobile services, found that millennials have clear priorities for their mobile service in the coming years, including increased focus on personalization, adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), and high quality and intuitive experience for …


Amazon Fire TV Sticks with Alexa Voice Remote to be launched in UK and Germany

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 23 February,2017

Amazon is all set to launch its new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote in the UK and Germany starting April. Amazon stated that the new streaming device is up to 30% faster than the original Fire TV Stick, has redesigned interface and is the first UK and Germany version to ship with the …


ITV-backed SVOD service Curio to launch in Sweden and Norway

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

The ITV backed factual SVOD service Curio is all set to launch in Sweden and Norway. The new service will be on the Com Hem platform in Sweden – the largest in the country, and in Norway it will be on GET – the second largest nationally. Curio comes from the same team as Cirkus, which …


Global OTT Video Services Market to Surpass 620BN EUR

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 06 February,2017

According to a recent Research and Markets’s addition of “State of World OTT Markets – Data & Forecasts up to 2020,” the global OTT Services Market is expected to Surpass 620 Billion EUR by 2020. The report covers Internet access and usage, search, social, mobile, video, cloud, digital contents, e-commerce, communication and online games markets. 7 regions and …


Amazon reaches Oscar Nominations

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

The video streaming giant Amazon becomes the first online video streaming company to nab an Oscar nomination for best picture for its “Manchester By the Sea” nominated Tuesday for six Academy Awards, along with the best director (Kenneth Lonergan) and best actor (Casey Affleck) awards. The competitor Netflix, however, has failed to land a nomination …


Live liner OTT video services to hit $7bn by 2021

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

According to a recent ABI Research forecast, revenues from live linear OTT video services is expected to grow at some $7 billion dollars of the worldwide revenue by 2021, from just a little more than $1 billion in 2016. With OTT competition increasing in mature pay-TV markets significantly, service providers are decreasing their marketing on cable, satellite, …


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