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SK Telecom and DJI collaborate for drone based live streaming product

South Korean telecom service provider SK Telecom has partnered with DJI to develop drone-based live video streaming products and solutions using mobile communications network. As part of the deal, SK Telecom will provide related solutions such as high-performance real-time video streaming encoder, mobile application and server software based on its “T-LiveCaster”. The combined technology will …

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Hotstar introduces annual subscription for live sports event

Star India’s popular SVOD service has introduced a sports subscription service which will include live sports such as IPL at an annual subscription fee of Rs 299. While the delayed sports feed will be free as before, watching live sports will be chargeable. For the unsubscribers, IPL 2018 will be a 5-minute delay affair. Hotstar …

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Rambler Group acquires Okko

Rambler Group, under the terms of the “cash-strapped deal”, has taken over Era Capital owned Russian OTT platform Okko. According to reports, the previous owners of Okko will receive a minority stake in Rambler Group who are into cinema chains Cinema Park and Formula Cinema. Okko, previously called Yota Play was launched in 2011 was …

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HBO launches HBO GO in Poland

HBO GO, the over-the-top (OTT) service of HBO has launched its service in Poland. With the Polish launch, HBO GO is now available in 12 Central European countries. HBO Nordic, another regional OTT service is available in countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland. Similarly, HBO Espana is available in Spain. Herve Payan, CEO, …

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T-Mobile pulls plug on OTT TV Knippr

T-Mobile Netherlands will soon shut down it’s OTT TV service Knippr which has been struggling to attract subscribers. The standalone OTT service which was designed T-Mobile’s “mobile-first” strategy failed to cater to the young audience’s demand something which it was primarily intended to. Quoting that Knippr was too early to be projected in the mass …

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Americans spend $2 billion on online streaming services

According to reports, the U.S. audience is spending an estimated $2 billion each month on subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video etc. 55% of households subscribe to at least one video-streaming service. The report also brings good news for online streaming service providers as it reads that 63% of U.S. …

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YouTube live streamers now can add location tag to mobile live streams

YouTube adds new functionality to it live streaming app which will enable viewers to watch live videos in a whole new way. Live streamers on YouTube can add a location tag to their mobile live streams and viewers can live stream videos shot in the same place by clicking on the tag. A live chat …

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90% of users prefer to watch online content on mobile:Hotstar report

Hotstar, the OTT platform of Star India reports that affordable data charges are resulting in promising growth for OTT consumption in mobile with close to 90% of users preferring to watch online content on smartphones, tablets etc. Hotstar report also claims an average user spends 2.5X more time watching content on mobile, than on the …

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SVOD subscriptions in the US touch 125 million

According to reports, although the US consumer spending on SVOD is still just 10% of the total pay TV market, 2018 is going to witness a substantial growth. The growth will be driven by the quicker expansion of a “plethora of less established services”. The reports forecast that the overall US video and pay TV …

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

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 …

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