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Amazon signs a distribution deal with WTA for streaming women tennis tournaments

In an effort to feature live sports content, Amazon Prime Video inks a deal with Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) for showcasing top tennis tournaments. The four-year distribution deal will kick off in 2020 and only the prime video members in Ireland and the UK will have access to the live content at no extra cost. …

Amazon launches prime video channels for Canadian subscribers

Amazon announces the launch of prime video channels (a version of online cable package similar to traditional TV bundles) for its Canadian users. The channels will be available via the existing Prime Video app and subscribers can watch them anytime and anywhere on their preferred mobile devices and smart TVs. By paying a monthly subscription …

Video Streaming Services Threaten the Existence of Cable TV in India

As per the recent survey reports, the popularity of video streaming services in India vanquishes the usage of traditional TV, especially the satellite & cable TV connections. With this, India becomes the third country with 52% of customers preferring streaming Video-on-Demand services, after China and Brazil. Despite only 40% of internet connectivity, the Indian video …

Amazon Prime Video to be Available on Chromecast & Android TV Soon

After Amazon allows the integration of YouTube app on Fire TV devices, Google agrees to cast Amazon Prime Video via Chromecast and Android TV later this year. Users who own Chromecast or Android TV can configure their Prime Video account on the devices, and continue binge-watching their favorite movies & shows. With this development, it …

Netflix Introduces a New $1 Weekly Mobile-only Plan for Indian Subscribers

In an effort to avoid tractions in the Indian OTT market, Netflix – the global video streaming giant, has come up with a new cheaper weekly plan at just Rs 65. With this plan, mobile users can access the entire library of Netflix for a week, with one-account usability only. Just like Rs 65 ($1) …

Australian SVoD Market Records 11.8% Surge in Users, Just in a Year

Compared to last year’s market report, SVoD service in Australia witnesses a growth of 11.8% in 2019. Nearly 14 million Australians now have access to SVoD (Subscription Video-on-Demand) services either through subscription TV or Pay TV. Netflix holds the highest share in the Australian video streaming market with over 11.2 million paid subscribers. Stan, the …

Amazon PVD to Introduce Royalty-based Payments for Content Suppliers

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 …

Video Streaming to Increase India’s Data Consumption at 72% CAGR by 2022

As internet penetration is increasing in India, users are expected to consume more data by 2022. A recent study says India’s data consumption will grow from the level of 71,67,103 million MB in 2017 to 10,96,58,793 million MB by 2022, at 72.6% CAGR. The presence of Netflix, Prime Video, Hotstar, Eros Now, Viu, and other …

MX Player Debuts into Indian Video Streaming Market

MX Player, the popular video playback app, launches its OTT platform in India to capture a wider customer-base of the VOD market. With five original web shows, under the banner of “MX Original Series”, the brand is ready to compete with the leading video streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. As MX Player …

The UK is declining TV Licenses for Video Streaming Services

A recent report has claimed that around 860,000 Britishers have canceled their costly TV licenses in the last two years because of the popularity of Netflix and the likes. The TV licensing expansion on 798,000 users had stopped from 2016. According to statistics, about 2,300 users are canceling their licenses every day in the UK. …

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