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Netflix and Prime Video driven pay streaming expected to reach 450 million by 2022 06 March 2018

According to Home Video and OTT Video Forecast, Global Report, online video platform giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video. Hulu, Hotstar, iflix etc. are driving the paid-for streaming market to 450 million by 2022. The number of homes paying for subscriptions to streaming video services has surpassed 250 million marks and by 2018 end, …

Number of households streaming video globally exceeds 250 million 01 March 2018

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, …

Hulu assures immersive viewing experience of Winter Olympics with 60fps live streaming 13 February 2018

Streaming giant, Hulu has started streaming with 60 frames per second (fps) that is ideal for sports and action-packed events. 60fps streams are available for a subset of Hulu’s live streaming TV networks as well as devices as part of a phased roll-out. Hulu was widely criticized recently because of the premature ending of the …

Disney’s online streaming service to be launched in late 2019 13 February 2018

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 …

T-Mobile-Layer3TV deal costs $325 million 12 February 2018

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 …

YouTube TV debuts on Roku devices 05 February 2018

Interestingly, YouTube TV has finally launched on Roku and both the companies announced the news jointly. The announcement said YouTube TV will be available on “select Roku devices” in the 80 markets in which the service is distributed. As per a CNBC report, Google has registered around 300,000 users for its virtual MVPD services since …

Global OTT viewers prefer one access point for video streaming 02 February 2018

If reports are to believed, global viewers, prefer one single access point instead of juggling among online video streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc. The study also claims that 39% would prefer to have pay TV or free over-the-air viewing only, 24% would prefer pay TV and one SVOD service of choice, …

Hulu & IFC Films sign multi-year agreement for narrative features 30 January 2018

Hulu and IFC Films have inked a new deal by which the former gets the subscription to stream the current and future non-documentary, narrative films,  released by the latter once they finish their theatrical run. The deal which expands the relationship between Hulu and IFC Films also applies to the content released by IFC Films’ …

With 521 local stations, Hulu continues its lead among MVPDs 29 January 2018

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 …

Hulu and YouTube TV combine 750,000 subscribers in 2017 24 January 2018

According to a report, Hulu and YouTube TV have combined to sign up about 750,000 online video subscribers last year. While Hulu boasts a staggering 450,000 live TV subscribers since launching its pay-TV service last May, YouTube TV, launched initially in a handful of markets last April has managed to sign up just over 300,000. …

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