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Netflix joins elite club as its market value reaches 12 digits 25 January 2018

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 …

Live Stream growing as big as VOD 24 January 2018

“Live streaming” as a format has been a growing favorite over the last few years. Consumers are preferring live content to on-demand content of late. Everyone wants to see what’s happening live. The revolution began with user-generated live content and with Snapchat stories being the pioneer. Earlier over-the-top (OTT) live content was limited to sports …

Facebook inks deal with Universal Music 23 January 2018

Social media giant Facebook and record label Universal Music have joined hands for a multi-year deal which will help Facebook users share videos with the latter’s music in them. Universal, which is the unit of Vivendi SA, has rights to music from some eminent artists world over. Although both the companies have kept mum over …

VOXI offers free data for Netflix and Apple Music 18 January 2018

VOXI, as part of its SIM-only deal, is offering free video and music data passes for six months. The deal is only meant for user aged 25 or below. The Music Pass which costs  £5 a month can be used to play music on Spotify, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music Unlimited, and Prime Music. …

Hulu to focus on Shorter Videos to take on Facebook and YouTube 15 January 2018

Hulu is well known for its streaming Video-on-Demand (VOD) service featuring full-length episodes of TV shows along with an array of original series. In 2018, Hulu, however, has planned to come up with short-form content whose primary objective is to counter Facebook and YouTube. According to Hulu, the new offering termed as “emerging content” would …

Facebook inks music deal with GMR, Kobalt, and Indie Publishers 15 January 2018

In its quest to become the alternative to YouTube, Facebook has joined hands with the YouTube’s most vocal critic Irving Azoff who has represented several popular music artists in the past. Tamara Hrivnak, Facebook’s head of music business development and partnerships, blogged, “Today, we are excited to announce that Global Music Rights, Irving Azoff’s US …

Facebook bags exclusive deal for live event coverage 05 January 2018

Facebook begins 2018 with an exclusive deal with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Prods and becomes the official live streaming platform for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards red-carpet show on Jan 7. The live stream will be available on the company’s Facebook page while Twitter covered the same, the previous year. …

Amazon to take on Google and Facebook in digital advertising space 03 January 2018

As per a CNBC report, Amazon is taking an aggressive step towards the digital advertising space in order to increase its share in the search marketplace which is currently dominated by Google and Facebook. An advertising technology executive who had been in talks with the e-commerce giant confirmed that Amazon was serious about making a …

Russia’s google music streaming service collaborates with Facebook 02 October 2017

Yandex music which is Russia’s first music streaming service is going to enter a collaboration with Facebook, under which users can share excerpts from music tracks with friends. According to the agreement, Yandex.Music and Facebook, Russian users can listen to 30 second excerpts from music tracks as liked by friends. Entire tracks can be subsequently …

Facebook has launched it’s video streaming feature ‘Watch’ 04 September 2017

Social media giant Facebook has introduced its new video streaming feature called “Watch” that allows anyone to submit a video It includes shows from leading publishers like Walt Disney’s ABC, Buzzfeed, Vox, to name a few, as well as live sports events like college football games.

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