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HBO Now Passes 2 Million US Subs

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

HBO has reportedly passed over 2 million household subscribers for its over the top service HBO Now in the US. According to the parent company Time Warner, “HBO is just as focused on reaching consumers abroad, with over-the-top lunches in Spain, Brazil and Argentina in 2016″. The partnership with Amazon has given a huge space for …

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Video Streamers in US prefer Mobile devices

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

According to a recent research by  PayPal and SuperData Research, some three quarters ( 75%) of consumers pay for video streaming services as compared to 41% who buy downloads. The research also finds out that more than half ( 58%) of consumers watch video content on their smartphones using paid services. Netflix was found out to be the …

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Walter Presents to launch SVOD in the US

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 02 February,2017

Walter Presents, a curated SVOD video streaming service specializing in offering ad free foreign language dramas, to reportedly launch in the US at $6.99 per month starting this March. The service is available on web platforms for now through WalterPresents.com. Walter Presents plans to launch in 34 series from 12 countries, including Brazil, France, Germany, Argentina and the …

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16% plan to watch Super Bowl 2017 via Online Streaming

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 01 February,2017

According to a recent survey on Super Bowl 2017 viewing habits by MGID, TV wins as most americans prefer watching it via, with mere 2% saying they’ll watch the games using mobile phone. Some 16% of US fans are planning to stream the live games online on many live streaming services available. Fox sports will be …

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Connected TVs are now in 74% of US broadband homes

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 01 February,2017

According to a recent report by The Diffusion Group (TDG), the penetration of Internet connected TVs has increased about 50 percent since 2013, to 74 percent at the end of 2016 from 50 percent in 2013 among US broadband households. The penetration of connected TVs grew by 22 percent between 2013 and 2014, and another 15 percent between 2014 …

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64% of Americans are unaware of what is 4K

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

Based on a recent survey by Snell Advanced Media (SAM), despite the broadcasters pressure to invest in 4K technology, some 64 % of Americans still don’t know what 4K is. The survey also found out that Millennials are most likely to know what exactly is 4K as compared to any other age group, but that is still just …

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1 in 5 Americans will not watch PayTV in 2017

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 20 January,2017

According to eMarketer estimates, One in five US adults will not watch traditional PayTV programming in 2017. The total number of household subscribers to cable, satellite, and telco TV services will fall down 0.7 per cent to 98.7 million, according to the forecast. An estimated 1.7 million US adults will cut the cable/satellite cords in this year, as most …

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Netflix is now ‘indispensable’ for many US viewers – Report

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 19 January,2017

According to the Hub Entertainment Research’s new ‘Branding of TV’ report, Netflix is the new TV brand that has viewers are most reluctant to give up. When surveyed on which TV channel would they prefer if they could only have three, 36% of respondents named Netflix as one of three, far ahead of ABC at 20% and …

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Amazon launches its very own Subscription VOD Channel – Anime Strike

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 17 January,2017

Amazon has for the first time launched its own subscription video on demand library as part of its Prime service, curating content from partners including HBO and Showtime. The new service – Anime Strike is the only Amazon-created selection available for Amazon Prime members in the US via Amazon Channels. The service is available for viewers to …

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Hopster launches on Roku

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 16 January,2017

Kids educational subscription OTT platform Hopster has launched its services through Roku’s streaming platform in countries including US, Canada, France, the UK and Ireland. The service will now be available in English as well as in French in France. Users will be able to download the app from the Roku Channel store free. The app …

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