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OSN becomes Netflix’s first distribution partner in MENA 22 February 2018

The customers of OSN, the leading regional pay-TV provider in the MENA region soon to have access to the content of the OTT streaming giant Netflix via an upcoming integrated set-top box (STB). In addition to that, the subscribers of the Pay TV can pay for their Netflix subscription in one consolidated OSN bill. Netflix …

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 …

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 …

Korean cable TV network JTBC signs content deal with Viu 02 February 2018

Viu, the subsidiary of PCCW Media has inked a deal with Korean cable TV network JTBC. The collaboration is noted for being the largest content deal that JTBC has signed in Asia. JTBC, which is known for its popular high-rating variety shows, through its fresh and original content has become one of the top five …

Indian Digital media sector to flourish in 2018 08 January 2018

According to analysts, falling price of 4G handsets and improved data speed will only transform the Indian digital media and entertainment startup sector. Indian digital and media industry may also see several consolidations among video streaming platform, hefty investment by international music apps and a substantial increase in subscription-based and mobile advertising revenues. While OTT …

Live video streaming not as preferred as VOD 12 December 2017

A study by Market Strategies International reveals that only 11% of all streamers pay for live-streaming TV platforms. This indicates that consumers seem more comfortable to opt for video-on-demand (VOD) streaming, but not so much for live video-streaming platforms. Research shows that except sports and news, live content is currently not in very high demand. …

HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and its relevance in the OTT industry 06 December 2017

There have been times when uploading a video and streaming them online, is a tedious job. It used to be the case a few years earlier, and scarcely even today due to lack of high-speed data coverage. In such scenario, consumers have gone gung-ho over live streaming content, and many players have turned to offering …

Hulu and Twitter launch their respective live video streaming services 08 May 2017

Hulu’s live TV streaming service has been launched in beta in the U.S. which includes more than 50 live and on demand channels, priced at US$39.99 (€36.60) per month. Viewers that subscribe to this package also get Hulu’s existing $7.99 per month premium streaming service offering with limited commercials. The Live TV service price is …

Chinese people love sharing Live Videos of themselves 15 September 2016

An 18 year old university student, Wang Leyu, also known as “bboylele”, streams himself on a live streaming app talking about his life, humming or dancing and surprisingly Chinese audience are paying to watch him. Out of many, three live streaming apps are getting widely popular in China named: Douyu, YY and Yingke, having hundreds of …

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