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Cord cutting on the rise

An entire generation of cord cutters has been generated, thanks to how easy and relatively cheap it is to access an online streaming service such as Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video. Some statistics from Statista reveal the following: 61% of adults 29 and younger use an online streaming service as their primary mode of watching …

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What is Metadata and its role in an audio or video platform.

Home entertainment is on the brink of a revolution with Over the Top (OTT) TV taking center stage. OTT services offer a plethora of content including premium or niche content that is made available for users to watch anywhere, anytime. Whether the content is short-form or long-form, most libraries consist of enormous on-demand catalogs. For …

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YouTube top ranking in terms of Mobile video viewing on Android

According to new data from App Annie, Americans spent around 12 billion hours on the top 10 video streaming apps on Android in the period ending July 2017. This number has grown 45% year-over-year. Those surveyed spent 80% of those 12 billion hours on YouTube app alone. YouTube comes pre-installed on most Android phones. Premium …

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Vodafone Spain offers 1Gbps FTTH to support 4K IPTV offering

Vodafone is Spain’s first telco to offer 1Gbps fibre connection so as to enable viewing in Ultra HD IPTV and (Over the Top) OTT services. It will be available across 4 million households soon. Initially, Vodafone’s all inclusive package offering broadband, IPTV and OTT services like Netflix and HBO will include the 1Gbps option via …

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Hulu ranking higher than Netflix and Amazon in terms of usage

64% of TV viewers watch Hulu more now than a year ago, according to a report by Hub Entertainment Research. According to the report, 56% of respondents watch more Netflix than 12 months ago. There was a rise in Amazon viewing too. There were greater number of respondents who used Hulu as compared to Netflix …

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Kwesé introduces Roku box with Netflix

African streaming video service Kwesé has introduced a Roku-powered set-top box – called Kwesé Play with an exclusive collaboration with Netflix for its hardware. It’s a video on demand service that has launched a satellite broadcast service and browser and smartphone apps. It is expected to launch in South Africa first and will be priced …

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East European SVOD rise attributed to Netflix, Amazon

According to a study from Digital TV Research, there will be 16.5 million subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) subscribers throughout Eastern Europe by 2022. This is 4 times more than what was reported in end of 2016. SVOD is expected to become the largest source of revenue from Over the Top (OTT) video by end of 2017. …

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SVOD growth driven by shifting demographics, premium tiers

Subscription Video on Demand continues to maintain its momentum with Netflix and Amazon leading in the first half of 2017 according to Futuresource Consulting’s latest bi-annual Living With Digital study. Just under half of UK households and a quarter in France have atleast one SVOD subscription. Compare this with 2/3rds of households in the US. …

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Revenue for music streaming expected to grow six times by 2030

Almost 850 million people across the world are estimated to pay to subscribe to a music streaming service by 2030 as per Goldman Sachs projection. This means revenues from music streaming would amount to $28 billion yearly globally. The growth of music streaming services will change the face of the music industry in the same …

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North America SVOD market growing rapidly

According to a report from Digital TV Research, there is plenty of scope for growth for the North American subscription video on-demand (SVOD) market. The research further suggests that US SVOD will grow from 112 million subscribers at the end of 2016 to 171 million by 2022. This means that 70.3% of US TV households …

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