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Sling TV registers 2.2M Subscribers in 2017 23 February 2018

Dish Network-owned OTT platform Sling TV registered 2.2 million subscribers in 2017. This is for the first time that Dish has disclosed its customer count and also it claimed to have registered 11.03 million customers during the year. The Sling TV numbers followed a not-so-impressive fourth quarter of Dish which witnessed revenue reducing down 7.2% …

YouTube Red to debut in the UK this year 20 February 2018

YouTube Red is all set to debut in more than 100 countries in 2018 and the UK is among the ones in the list. YouTube Red has been quoted as a music service like Spotify and not a video service like Netflix. YouTube Red has an array of original video content and it directly competes …

Chile gives thumbs up to OTT 09 February 2018

According to reports, 79% of Chilean youngsters and kids between 5-17 years, spend over an hour a day on the internet while half of them spend over three hours. About 3500 survey participants cited watching OTT videos to be their favorite activity with 36% saying, its the main activity online. While over eight in ten …

Netflix dominates VOD market in Netherlands 07 February 2018

Netflix continues to dominate the Dutch video-on-demand market despite an increase in price. According to reports, around a third of Dutch households subscribe to Netflix. The local player Videoland doubled its subscriber base and currently boasts around 400,000 subscribers in Q4 2017. TV remains the most popular medium for consuming streaming video despite a rise …

Broadcasting in 2018: Market, Monetization, and More 06 February 2018

The rise of OTT players, development of various online video streaming platforms, faster connectivity, and rapidly changing consumer preferences are driving exponential growth for the broadcasting industry. Given the changing media consumption patterns, it goes without saying that capturing and engaging the audience matters the most, and OTT providers are leaving no stone unturned for the …

iflix makes Football Malaysia free 06 February 2018

iflix, the Malaysian service provider has successfully cracked a deal with Football Malaysia LLP (FMLLP) and gets the right to live stream Liga Super, Piala Malaysia, and marquee Piala FA matches exclusively for football fans in Malaysia. iflix and FMLLP will also collaborate for new content especially for football fans, including a series of entertainment …

South Africans among most binge-watching audiences of 2017 31 January 2018

According to viewing data from Netflix, in the South African market, 61% of South African viewers binge-watch on a regular basis. The same report also reveals that 73% of international respondents defined binge-watching as watching between two to six episodes of the same TV show in one sitting. The viewing data shows that Netflix subscribers …

Sky’s all-IP offering due in April 30 January 2018

Sky is all set to launch an all-IP version of its service in Italy this April, which will enable viewers access pay TV channels and on-demand content without the help of a satellite dish. Sky announced that the offering will be available first in Italy before foraying into Austria and other key markets. The IP …

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. …

Airtel postpaid customers get 1-year Free Amazon Prime Membership 17 January 2018

Amazon.com Inc. and Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel have collaborated to provide free one-year subscription of Prime services to postpaid customers of Airtel. Customers of Airtel V-Fiber broadband can also avail the subscription. The partnership is sort of a strategic move from Amazon as it wants to rapidly penetrate the Indian market with the help …

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