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Hotstar ties up with Awesomeness for additional content

Star TV’s digital streaming platform Hotstar has collaborated with American entertainment company Awesomeness to provide additional content to its subscribers. Hotstar is targeting the Gen Z audience through this content deal. Awesomeness which is the subsidiary of DreamWorks Animation offers content through AwesomenessTV, Awesomeness Films, DreamWorksTV, Awestruck and boasts Comcast, NBCUniversal, and Hearst as its …

Comcast tests the waters for YouTube app on X1 Set-Tops

Comcast is testing YouTube app on X1 set-tops. It is still in the pilot testing stages and hasn’t launched a commercial OTT app on associated set-top boxes. Earlier there were announcements from Comcast that they would integrate with YouTube and would not only support YouTube and YouTube Red’s catalog but also be woven into search …

Movie rental service to be launched early next year

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 …

Comcast launching SVOD service in collaboration with FX

Comcast is partnering with FX Networks to introduce a video streaming service called FX+ which lets Xfinity TV subscribers to upgrade to a platform that features commercial-free seasons of all FX and FXX original series. It will be launched on 5 September and will let Xfinity TV customers to add to their existing video packages, …

Downloadable video apps have great growth potential

A great buzz has been created in the SVOD industry segment due to Amazon, Netflix and Comcast’s efforts to offer consumers downloadable video. However analysts and video vendors remain skeptical on the extent of its potential expansion. Netflix announced in November that it would offer download-to-go (D2G) video service feature soon after Amazon introduced this …

DogTV to launch a VOD offering on Comcast PayTV

Discovery backed network – DOGTV is set to launch a new subscription-based video-on-demand offering on Comcast’s pay-TV platform. DogTV said the SVOD offering fetches $4.99 per month via Comcast. That’s a bit of a price break from DogTV’s OTT subscription service, which currently goes for $9.99 per month, $24.99 for a three-month subscription, or $84.99 for a …

Comcast planning a nationwide Video streaming Service

US broadcasting and cable giant Comcast is planning to launch a new video streaming platform nationwide for those who do not wish to pay for a traditional cable package, according to a Reuters report. The new OTT service is tentatively expected to be branded as Xfinity Instant TV to be priced between $15 to $40. The …

Comcast launches on Roku

Comcast’s Xfinity TV app has launched in beta format on Roku TV as a video streaming service offering Roku users both live as well as on-demand streaming programming. The OTT service offers local broadcast stations, public and government channels, and also lets viewers watch their cloud DVR recordings. Comcast video streaming app will launch officially later this year; for …

Global VOD Market to Grow at CAGR 23.16% in 2017

According to a recent report covering the present scenarios and the growth prospects of Global Video on Demand market for the period of 2015-2019, the VOD market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.16%. The report considered revenues from two segments of the VOD market – distribution platforms: OTT/Video Streaming Services and TV Subscription Services. The report …

Comcast-Time Warner Cable may be dead, but many people’s cable companies will still change

Even if Comcast’s $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on. Combining the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 per cent of TV and about 55 per cent of broadband subscribers under …

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