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New 4K, HDR Fire TV devices to be introduced by Amazon 15 September 2017

Two new models of Fire TV streaming device will support 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video at the rate of 60 frames per-second. The device will feature an HDMI cable similar to Google’s Chromecast. Amazon currently offers Fire TV Stick with resolutions of up to 1080p and Amazon Fire TV box that supports 4K …

East European SVOD rise attributed to Netflix, Amazon 12 September 2017

According to a study from Digital TV Research, there will be 16.5 million subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) subscribers throughout Eastern Europe by 2022. This is 4 times more than what was reported in end of 2016. SVOD is expected to become the largest source of revenue from Over the Top (OTT) video by end of 2017. …

SVOD growth driven by shifting demographics, premium tiers 08 September 2017

Subscription Video on Demand continues to maintain its momentum with Netflix and Amazon leading in the first half of 2017 according to Futuresource Consulting’s latest bi-annual Living With Digital study. Just under half of UK households and a quarter in France have atleast one SVOD subscription. Compare this with 2/3rds of households in the US. …

African-American Video on Demand Service launched by Amazon 07 September 2017

Amazon has started Brown Sugar which is a Subscription Video on Demand service that includes the biggest collection of African-American movies belonging to all time. The films are all ad-free and unedited. Bounce TV network original series is also included in the VoD service. Amazon Prime members can avail of Brown Sugar subscription for at …

Amazon offering unlimited music at half the price of other plans 01 September 2017

Amazon has slashed the price of its unlimited music streaming service by 50%. However, this is only for students. It will now cost just £4.99 a month. Additionally all early birds can also avail of 6 months of endless music for just £6 in total as a special introductory price. Launch an audio/music streaming service …

OTT market may be moving towards consolidation 24 August 2017

Consolidation seems inevitable as the reach of direct-to-consumer (D2C) and video services increases. Netflix and Amazon have demonstrated a high subscriber base across various territories which enables huge content investments which no single-market broadcaster may have thought of. Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) services have increased so much and are charging approximately what Netflix does, …

Movie rental service to be launched early next year 24 August 2017

Comcast and Amazon are joining hands with Apple to develop a delivery system for offering premium VOD titles that are available for home viewing in as less as 30-45 days after debuting in theatres. This is less aggressive than some studios that might want to offer a system for delivery of VOD titles. The suggested …

Eurosport VOD service included in Amazon channels list 21 August 2017

In Germany and Austria, Eurosport Player is joining the Amazon Channels list. This move will bring live sports including Bundesliga football to the platform. Discovery Communications built on an existing partnership which has seen both Eurosport Player and Discovery being launched on Amazon Channels in UK. Amazon channels also have the rights to Grand Slam …

Eros may sign a deal with Apple for $1 billion to sell its OTT platform 07 August 2017

Eros’ OTT platform Eros Now may be sold to Apple Inc including its entire content library of films and music for around $1 billion. Eros is also in talks with rival big players like Amazon and Netflix. Eros Pls is the firm that manages the overseas distribution of movies, which includes Eros Now and owns …

Cord cutters, cord-nevers trends 03 August 2017

Cord-nevers are those who have never paid for a traditional TV connection. Cord-cutters are those who have had a standard TV subscription at some point but who no longer have one currently. According to a study from GfK MRI Cord Evolution, both cord cutters and cord nevers watch shows on Netflix, all 10 of the …

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