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OTT spend set to propel video and global TV spendings to $559BN by 2022

According to reports, the global consumer and advertising spend on TV and video is predicted to rise to $559 billion in 2022, up from $490 billion in 2017. The revenue generated from over-the-top services such as YouTube, Facebook, iflix, iTunes, Netflix, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, DirecTV Now, Hulu, NOW TV, and other online video …

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SVOD Platform DirecTV gains Subscriptions

Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service DirecTV Now has added 342,000 subscribers in the second quarter of 2018, increased from 152,000 subs added in the previous-year period. The streaming platform currently has more than 1.8 million subscribers as compared to less than 500,000 last year. Lower acquisition costs, operational costs, including deployment and a decline …

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OTT subscribers tally to touch 400 million in 2018

According to reports, over-the-top (OTT) subscriber base will touch a whopping 400 million in the year 2018 and will continue to dominate the traditional Pay-TV services, especially in developed markets. The global OTT video market is set to grow at CAGR 10% to generate $51.4 billion in 2022. In North America and European countries, pay-TV …

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Amid satellite customers drop, DirecTV Now hits 1.5 million subscribers

AT&T owned subscription streaming service, DirecTV continues to lose satellite TV subscribers to cord cutting although it managed to beef up its total subscribers count to 1.5 million during the same period. The Q4 proved to be a mixed bag for the satellite service as it lost around 188,000 customers with shares tumbled by nearly …

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AMC network debuts in FuboTV

The base package of Fubo TV will soon to offer channels from AMC Network. Fubo will also allow its subscribers to add Sundance Now, and Shudder, two of AMC owned streaming services to their video package. While Fubo will add AMC, IFC, BBC America, Sundance, and We TV to its premier package, BBC World News …

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Number of households streaming video globally exceeds 250 million

According to reports, the number of households worldwide paying for streaming video now exceeds 250 million. The report also suggests that the number will reach about 300 million by the end of 2018 and more than 450 million by 2022, all thanks to the growing popularity of online video platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, …

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Popularity of streaming bundles rise as the subscriber base reach 5 million

The end of 2017 has brought some good news for the virtual MVPD industry as more than 5 million households subscribed to a virtual MVP service during this time with Sling TV leading the race with 2.3 million subscribers. DirecTV Now and PlayStation Vue with scored silver and bronze respectively with 1.2 million and 600,000 …

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T-Mobile-Layer3TV deal costs $325 million

Layer3TV, the Denver-based Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (MVPD) has officially become a part of T-Mobile as it got sold to the latter in $325 million. T-Mobile noted that the final value of the deal remains subject to customary working capital and other post-closing adjustments. T-Mobile which is planning to use the acquisition to underpin the …

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DirecTV Now registers 1.2 million subscribers

The Year 2017 has proved to be a successful year for DirecTV Now which has successfully registered 1.2 million subscribers under its belt. However, the traditional satellite service of the American broadcaster continued to slip, losing a net 147,000 customers in the fourth quarter just like AT&T which lost 60,000 subscribers at the same time. …

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With 521 local stations, Hulu continues its lead among MVPDs

Hulu, which started its video streaming service last year, has taken a major lead among virtual MVPD operators for local station sign-ups. Hulu announced that currently, it has deals to retransmit  521 local broadcast affiliates across the U.S. With the addition of more ABC and Fox affiliates this week, Hulu said it can now offer …

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