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Eros to sell its content library to Apple 24 October 2017

Eros Group, the largest movie producer in India, is in discussion with Apple Inc., to sell its entire content library for around $1 billion. A deal may also include their digital OTT platform, Eros Now, billed as the Netflix of Bollywood. If the deal goes through, Eros India’s library of over 3000+ films would give …

Global music streaming on the rise 31 August 2017

As per research outfit TechNavio, the global music streaming market is set to grow at a CAGR of more than 14% during the forecast period. Apple, Deezer, Google, iHeartMedia, Pandora Media and Spotify ranked as the top music streaming providers. The reason for this exponential growth could be attributed to new features offered by music …

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 …

Apple sets its sights on original content 18 August 2017

Apple is going to invest $1 billion in original video content in 2018. Apple has huge investments in TV and mobile devices as well as digital download and streaming services. So this step of entering into original content makes complete sense. In its venture to invest in original content, the streaming giant is luring talent …

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 …

Apple’s iTunes losing out to Comcast, Amazon and other such services 17 July 2017

According to the Wall Street Journal that cited data from various source, over the last five years, Apple’s iTunes store sales for movie and TV show rentals has steadily declined and the U.S market share has fallen from over 50% in 2012 to somewhere between 20%-30% today. Amazon’s market share from video transactional services has …

Apple to start its own video streaming service 21 June 2017

Apple is currently working with some Sony executives to produce their own original video streaming service. Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg who have previously worked at Sony Pictures Television since 2005 as presidents since 2005, are currently working with Apple to make this happen. This pair had a big role to play in creating …

MP3 to be discontinued as a sound format 16 May 2017

The MP3 era is officially over. The early digital audio codec developer announced this week that the licensing agreement has ended thereby giving way to more adept formats as the new standard for audio files. According to Gizmodo, the organization that licensed MP3 patents to developers: Fraunhofer Institute, said that newer MPEG codecs such as …

Apple to Launch its first Original in few Months 16 February 2017

Apple’s SVP of internet software and services – Eddy Cue has stated that Apple will launch its set of original programming in the coming few months. Cue has revealed about the launch of Carpool Karaoke and Planet Of The Apps, apps to become available on Apple TV, Mac and iOS devices as part of Apple Music. “We think that …

Launching an OTT platform? – Here are top five Streaming Devices Compared 15 February 2017

Creating a video platform strategy is one of the most critical as well as a time consuming effort. One of the biggest challenge to a platform owner is to strategize and prioritize which all platforms to launch with. Nowadays iOS and Android platforms are a given, the debate still continues on what Streaming Boxes should …

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