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Amazon launches “Prime Video Cinema” to stream latest theater releases 30 March 2020

  Amazon Prime, one of the leading On-Demand video streaming players, launches “Prime Video Cinema”as its cinema hub feature.  The global coronavirus outbreak has resulted in closures of theatres and cinemas. Amazon has come up with this new feature that allows users to rent or buy theatre releases. Through this membership-based platform, users can stream …

Global SVoD Subscriptions to reach 1 Billion by 2024 03 June 2019

With the rapid growth in OTT services, the global SVoD subscriptions are expected to increase by 439 million between 2019 and 2024. The total number of SVoD subscriptions will reach 1 Billion by the end of 2024, which is approximately a growth of 86%. In 2019 alone, the gross will climb by 119 million worldwide. …

Amazon PVD to Introduce Royalty-based Payments for Content Suppliers 18 March 2019

Amazon’s Self-Publishing programme – “Prime Video Direct” is all set to go with a new royalty-based payment structure in the US, effective from April 1. With this initiative, Amazon is striving to reward the content according to its quality & performance. Considering the customer engagement score, the new payment scheme will reward the highest performing …

Netflix’s New Feature lets Subscribers watch Video and Chat simultaneously 28 December 2018

Video streaming service, Netflix is all set to woo its Canadian subscribers with a feature where users can group chat with fellow subscribers while watching online videos on its platform. This takes binge-watching to a whole new level. While the new addition is a more than a welcome move from Netflix, it would be interesting …

Netflix adds 4 million subscribers in Q3 2018 24 October 2018

Video streaming giant Netflix and Amazon Prime leads the German subscription video on demand market in terms of subscriber numbers. Reportedly, Netflix has recorded a strong growth of subs in the Q3 2018. The streaming platform has gained around 400,000 new subscribers. According to reports, Netflix in Q3 2017 had increased its subscriber base by …

French audience prefer SVoD content 17 October 2018

According to research reports, around 30 percent of the country’s online population are willing to watch SVoD content. An estimated 13.6 million French consumers (aged 6+) have watched SVoD content, up by 10 percentage points since December 2017.  The report further states that eight out of ten SVoD users access their subscription services on a …

Video streaming platform Netflix and Amazon spark UK TV boom 21 September 2018

According to research reports, the British TV production sector has witnessed a boost in content consumption thanks to number of programs commissioned by online video streaming platform such as Amazon Prime and Netflix. Netflix and Amazon Prime have altogether spent a total of £150m last year in the UK. The rapid rise of streaming devices, …

Flipkart may go OTT way via Hotstar 18 September 2018

In order to stay relevant in the changing market dimension, Flipkart, the Walmart owned e-commerce giant is currently in talks with video streaming platform Hotstar. If reports are to believed, Flipkart may buy a major stake in Hotstar. The step from Flipkart, however, does not come as a surprise.It has been lagging behind Amazon in …

HOOQ targets Indian territory, plans to double investment on online video content 15 September 2018

Singapore based video-on-demand streaming service HOOQ is looking to double its India investments as it focuses primarily on English premium video content. The recent growth of Indian OTT video market has prompted many VOD platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime to invest on original content. According to research reports, India is expected to be among …

OTT player Hotstar raises Rs 516cr, to up its game against global players 16 August 2018

Novi Digital media owned OTT platform Hotstar has reportedly secured $73.8 Mn (INR 516 Cr) from Star US at a valuation of $265 Mn. The online streaming media giant will use the funds to combat competition from global SVOD giants such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Currently, Hotstar boasts of nearly 7 lakh paid subscribers. …

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