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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 …

4K streaming, Augmented Reality, and other OTT trends in 2018 11 January 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 …

Global Users spend 5 hours in watching videos per day 11 January 2018

According to a report straight from the CES event in Las Vegas, global media consumers spend 5 hours a day in consuming videos which are 20% of their waking life. The survey that included 8500 pay-TV and over-the-top (OTT) subscribers across the U.S., Europe, and Latin America in 2017, revealed that an average global viewer …

Apple may acquire Netflix 04 January 2018

Sending shockwaves to the Over-the-Top (OTT) industry, Citi analysts have said that the iPhone maker may buy Netflix by taking advantage of the corporate tax cut in the United States. According to Citi analysts,  there is a 40% likelihood that Apple will acquire Netflix. Under the new taxing rules, the tech giant will be able …

Streaming Websites beat Cable TV in popularity 03 January 2018

With Netflix now having 89 million users under its belt and popular TV shows shining brightly in its content catalog, cable TV is the one which is hit worst by this.  This has resulted in a substantial decrease in the cable rates as well. Although Netflix had increased their prices last year, still the cable …

OTT ‘2017 – A look back 29 December 2017

The year 2017 has been witness to key trends and major industry movements for the Over-the-Top (OTT) industry. Globally, we have seen staggering numbers in terms of industry growth and forecast. We saw growth of cord-cutting, live streaming and the advent of new trends such as public binging, original content production, platform hybridization, etc. According …

Disney prepping up to dethrone Netflix 28 December 2017

As per experts, Netflix may hit a major setback as 2019 onwards, films from Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Disney Studios will no longer be a part of its content offerings. This was a clear indication though as earlier this year Disney had confirmed that it won’t be renewing its contract with Netflix. Disney has confirmed …

Sprint set to bundle with Hulu’s SVOD service 17 November 2017

Sprint will soon start to bundle Hulu’s SVOD offering with its Unlimited Freedom plan. This plan shall include HD streaming and 10 GB limit per month per line of mobile hotspot data. The deal shall focus on offering Hulu’s subscription plan with limited commercials at $7.99 per month. Both the companies also plan to offer …

Nintendo Switch now supports Hulu 15 November 2017

Hulu is now available on Nintendo Switch video game consoles. Users can download the Hulu app from Nintendo’s shop, and access on-demand and live TV content, available on the streaming service. Users will be able to watch Hulu on their TV sets as well as on the Switch itself. The Switch features a video screen …

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