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OTT subscriptions go up annually in Australia

According to research reports, the Australian subscription on-demand market continues its upsurge. It has reached a strong base of 9.1 subscribers at the end of June 2018, with an increase of 54%. In the same period, SVOD revenues grew up to 90% for the Australian region. The report forecasts that Australians are expected to hold …

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Disney inks deal with Twitter for live streaming

Walt Disney has joined hands with Twitter to create live streaming content and advertising opportunities from across the entire Disney portfolio on the Twitter platform. Through the deal, Disney’s ABC broadcast network, the Disney Channels, Freeform and the company’s movie studio will produce live programming for Twitter. Matthew Derella, Twitter Global VP of Revenue and …

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Disney sets up dedicated Direct-to-Consumer streaming unit

Disney has reorganized its company into four divisions which has a dedicated direct-to-consumer segment to cater to the company’s need for online video streaming services. The new division is also slated to encompass ESPN Plus which is expecting a 2018 launch. Disney-branded streaming service however to have a delayed release in late 2019. Disney which …

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Amazon Prime Video inks deal with Disney India

Online video streaming platform Amazon Prime Video inked a deal with Disney India, the Indian wing of American media and entertainment conglomerate Walt Disney Co. to enhance its OTT content. The deal boosts Amazon Prime Video’s content catalog with seven brand new international titles from the likes of Marvel and ABC. Amazon Prime subscribers in …

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Disney inks deal with Youku, SVOD service of Alibaba to bring content to China

Entertainment behemoth Disney is all set to woo the Chinese audience, all thanks to the OTT deal of the former with Youku, the OTT platform of the e-commerce giant Alibaba. The partnership will see 1000 episodes of Disney animated series and films including superhero franchises Marvel Comics, Star Wars franchises etc. Youku will be distributing …

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Disney’s online streaming service to be launched in late 2019

Disney is all to launch its online streaming service minus restricted category content in late 2019. While the OTT platform will be launched in the U.S. first and later release overseas, the R-rated content will get launched on Hulu. According to the Deadline, around five original movies and five TV series will be launched on …

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Disney to launch ESPN OTT via Apple iOS, Android, and Chromecast

As quoted by Bob Iger, CEO, Disney, the long-awaited stand-alone ESPN OTT service is priced at $4.99 a month and will be available this spring, via Apple iOS, Android, and ChromeCast as the initial platform. The app will have three main features, which are personalized scores, highlights, and news, live streaming of the existing linear …

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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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Netflix joins elite club as its market value reaches 12 digits

With a humongous subscriber base and an impressive first quarter, Netflix is currently shining bright as its shares surged by 10%,  setting a new record. As a result, the streaming giant’s market value stands at a whopping USD 110 billion. According to another report, Netflix is now one of the 59 companies in the S&P …

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4K streaming, Augmented Reality, and other OTT trends in 2018

The year 2017 bade adieu in style with the sensational $52 billion acquisition of Fox by Disney. While the entertainment industry is yet to get past the historical event, 2018 has come up with more promises, bigger expectations and not certainly devoid of risks. The risk in terms of saturation, disinvestments by tiny players,  merger …

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