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SKT partners with three terrestrial broadcasters for a new OTT service in South Korea 04 January 2019

SK Telecom (SKT) has joined hands with three terrestrial broadcasters to manage their OTT services and counter online streaming giant Netflix which is slowly firming its base in the country. The companies agreed to a deal that would see the launch of a new corporation that will merge SK Broadband’s Oksusu OTT platform with Content …

No More In-App Purchases for Netflix’s iOS Users 31 December 2018

The iPhone or iPad users will no more be allowed to pay for their Netflix plans. This popular online video streaming site has decided that the iOS users can log in to their app via the devices only after paying through the Netflix website. Apple claims a cut-percentage of 30% of the revenue from in-app …

Netflix’s New Feature lets Subscribers watch Video and Chat simultaneously 28 December 2018

Video streaming service, Netflix is all set to woo its Canadian subscribers with a feature where users can group chat with fellow subscribers while watching online videos on its platform. This takes binge-watching to a whole new level. While the new addition is a more than a welcome move from Netflix, it would be interesting …

Prime Video’s content library is bigger than Netflix & Hulu’s combined 27 December 2018

According to reports, the total count of movies combining Netflix and Hulu is less than what SVOD platform Prime Video has. While everyone was complaining about Prime Video’s limited content offerings, reports confirmed that there have been 12,764 movies uploaded for free in the streaming giant’s content library contrary to Netflix and Hulu who have …

Netflix to Boost International Kids Content as Viewership Spikes 03 December 2018

Netflix recently created a licensing and merchandising arm that will work with its original kidvid properties. However, the goal is primarily to enhance the value of the IP rather than sell toys and T-shirts. Netflix is doubling down on its kidvid investment because there is clearly more competition coming in the ad-free streaming arena. SVOD …

SVOD services gain popularity among Video Game viewers 30 November 2018

According to research, people enthusiastic about watching video games are more likely to opt for SVOD platforms. Research also suggests in the US, UK, and China, people who watched video games take an average of six SVOD services, compared to between two and three for non-gamers. Among the video game watchers, 70% watch streaming video …

Barclays likely to double its SVoD media investment 22 November 2018

Leading financial services company, Barclays has shifted its focus on investing funds for video on demand platform in order to assist the British Production firms to develop original content for video streaming platforms like Amazon and Netflix. Established originally in March 2017, the fund has now been doubled to £200 million. Production media companies to …

HBO launches OTT service in Portugal 20 November 2018

American premium cable and satellite television network, HBO is all set to launch its over-the-top service in Portugal in the first quarter of 2019. With the launch, HBO will be in competition with video streaming giant Netflix, which operates mobile streaming service in Portugal through Vodafone. With more than 135 million subscribers globally, HBO leads …

Comcast plans to roll out new video streaming platform for broadband-only customers 08 November 2018

Global telecommunications conglomerate, Comcast is planning to launch its own video streaming platform for broadband-only customers. The video streaming app will allow users to aggregate certain streaming platforms, such as Amazon Video and Netflix. Comcast, the owner of NBCUniversal, is planning to launch the new platform next year. The newly developed product is supposed to …

Video streaming platform Netflix reaches 10 million subscribers 06 November 2018

According to reports, video streaming giant Netflix is all set to hit the magic number 10 million by the end of 2018 in the UK all thanks to the growing numbers of cord-cutters. A survey conducted on 3000 UK online users aged 16+ who have confirmed the growing popularity of non-linear video services in the …

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