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Following HBO, Netflix eyes expansion in Russia 29 December 2017

Streaming giant Netflix is planning to launch its full service in Russia by venturing into Russian language site and films.Though Netflix currently has a limited subscriber base in Russia, it has always considered the Russian Federation as one of its priority markets. While political reasons and piracy continue to be deterrents in the country, Netflix …

Vodafone Spain offers 1Gbps FTTH to support 4K IPTV offering 19 September 2017

Vodafone is Spain’s first telco to offer 1Gbps fibre connection so as to enable viewing in Ultra HD IPTV and (Over the Top) OTT services. It will be available across 4 million households soon. Initially, Vodafone’s all inclusive package offering broadband, IPTV and OTT services like Netflix and HBO will include the 1Gbps option via …

Hit series Game of Thrones season seven premiere breaks all HBO records 19 July 2017

The season 7 premiere of the hugely popular TV series Game of Thrones broke HBO records by garnering 16.1 million viewers across HBO, video-on-demand and streaming. 10.1 million viewers watched the opening episode of GOT surpassing HBO’s previous high of 8.89 million and up 27% over the season six debut. The remainder of 6 million …

Netflix subs double in Spain 30 May 2017

Leader in Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) has a 3.4% reach in Spain’s internet households. Over a six-month period, the number of subscribers have doubled. A report by Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia that studied the Spanish online habits, shows that the streaming platform is currently being used by 540,000 homes. As per the …

Spanish audience move towards pay-video 22 May 2017

According to a report from “The Cocktail Analysis and Telefónica”, more than half of Spanish internet users subscribe to pay-TV or (over-the-top) OTT platforms. Increasingly Spaniards are finding OTT and pay-TV more attractive than linear, free-to-air (FTA) TV. Only 53% of Internet users have FTA as their first audio-visual entertainment option, even though it leads …

6M subscribers bundling video with wireless 22 May 2017

6 million AT&T customers have bundled wireless and video services, according to AT&T CFO John Stephens. He said at the MoffettNathanson Media and Communications Summit that AT&T has had success promotionally, bundling linear DirecTV and virtual DirecTV Now services, along with HBO and unlimited wireless products. This bundling has resulted in a dramatic response from …

VOD regulation debate ongoing in Brazil 19 May 2017

Recommendations on a national video-on-demand (VOD) regulation that would affect every over-the-top (OTT) player delivering video in the country have been announced by Ancine (Brazilian audiovisual agency). This regulation will affect every OTT player providing video in Brazil. It comes in line with former statements from Ancine which proposes a VOD law for systems and …

Times Warner moves towards Video On- Demand , Jeff Bewkes- CEO 10 May 2017

Growth in internet and broadband penetration and the ease of availability of various OTT and VOD services, have given a typical viewer more option today than ever before. According to Bewkes, the classic film streaming service FilmStruck that launched last fall is a great example of how the Company is making its way into the …

Amazon launches Bollywood SVOD in the U.S. 07 March 2017

Amazon channels recently announced launching a new SVOD called Heera – a curated Bollywood (Indian movies and TV series) collection for the U.S. audience. The new service will be available for 7 days free trial and will be charged at $5 a month, afterwords. The OTT service will offer movies, TV shows and kids content in Hindi, …

HBO Now Passes 2 Million US Subs 14 February 2017

HBO has reportedly passed over 2 million household subscribers for its over the top service HBO Now in the US. According to the parent company Time Warner, “HBO is just as focused on reaching consumers abroad, with over-the-top lunches in Spain, Brazil and Argentina in 2016″. The partnership with Amazon has given a huge space for …

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