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ITV-backed SVOD service Curio to launch in Sweden and Norway

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 21 February,2017

The ITV backed factual SVOD service Curio is all set to launch in Sweden and Norway. The new service will be on the Com Hem platform in Sweden – the largest in the country, and in Norway it will be on GET – the second largest nationally. Curio comes from the same team as Cirkus, which …

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iPlayer ranked UK’s 3rd popular brand, Netflix 6th

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 30 January,2017

According to a recent YouGov BrandIndex’s list of UK’s top 10 brands, the OTT service BBC iPlayer has been ranked third and the SVOD service Netflix took a new entry into the sixth position. YouTube made it to the ninth position and for the third year in a row, the discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl …

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Amazon reaches Oscar Nominations

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 25 January,2017

The video streaming giant Amazon becomes the first online video streaming company to nab an Oscar nomination for best picture for its “Manchester By the Sea” nominated Tuesday for six Academy Awards, along with the best director (Kenneth Lonergan) and best actor (Casey Affleck) awards. The competitor Netflix, however, has failed to land a nomination …

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Hotstar Reported to be the Top Video Streaming App in India

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 25 January,2017

Indicating local content is the key in Indian market, Broadcaster Star India Pvt Ltd’s OTT video service – Hotstar tops the list of video streaming apps by monthly active usage, followed by Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd’s JioTV and JioCinema, putting Netflix and Amazon Prime at ranking No. 9 and 5 respectively. According to the app analytics firm App …

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Netflix Confirms 7 Million Subs

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 25 January,2017

Netflix announced recently that it has successfully added 19 million new net subscribers in the year 2016 as compared to 17.4 million in 2015, finishing the year with 93.8 million subscribers. The OTT service company’s global streaming revenue during the period was at mindboggling $8.3 billion, reflecting a 35 % growth year-on-year. Netflix has upended …

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Live liner OTT video services to hit $7bn by 2021

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 25 January,2017

According to a recent ABI Research forecast, revenues from live linear OTT video services is expected to grow at some $7 billion dollars of the worldwide revenue by 2021, from just a little more than $1 billion in 2016. With OTT competition increasing in mature pay-TV markets significantly, service providers are decreasing their marketing on cable, satellite, …

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Netflix crosses 2 Mn Subs in Netherlands, 26% homes

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 23 January,2017

According to the latest figures from Telecompaper Consumer Panel, Netflix passed over 2 million subscribers in the Netherlands at the end of Q4, up from 1.77 million three months earlier and 1.29 million at the end of 2015. After launching in 2013 in the Netherlands, the US based OTT platform has grown quickly and has …

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Netflix is now ‘indispensable’ for many US viewers – Report

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 19 January,2017

According to the Hub Entertainment Research’s new ‘Branding of TV’ report, Netflix is the new TV brand that has viewers are most reluctant to give up. When surveyed on which TV channel would they prefer if they could only have three, 36% of respondents named Netflix as one of three, far ahead of ABC at 20% and …

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Apple might get into creating Original Content – Report

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 17 January,2017

According to a recent US media report, Apple might finally enter the original content market by the end of this year, providing a competition to OTT services such Netflix and Amazon. “Apple is looking to find a way to recoup some of the money it has lost due to declining hardware sales, and its Music platform could …

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Netflix Content Spends match Premium Channels

By: roshan | Leave a comment | 16 January,2017

OTT platforms like Amazon and Netflix are constantly increasing their content spends. According to a new report from a research consultancy firm Ampere Analysis, Netflix’s content spends are now very much comparable to a premium channel group or platform, marking a re-focus of the company’s overall content strategy. The research stated that Netflix’s growth has been …

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