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Netflix available on Sky after much speculation

Video streaming giant Netflix finally debuts on Sky as a direct link six months after its partnership with the satellite TV operator. The OTT platform will be available to Q bundle. Sky’s most expensive package for an extra £10 monthly as part of Sky’s “Ultimate On Demand” add-on feature. Existing subscribers of Netflix will only …

Sports Illustrated TV joins OTT wave with standalone SVOD Platform

Sports Illustrated has joined the OTT bandwagon via Sports Illustrated TV which will offer on-demand content directly to the consumer over SVOD platforms such as Roku, iOS, Android, web browsers etc. Sports Illustrated is already available on Amazon Channels and recently added to fuboTV’s skinny-bundle service. Josh Oshinsky, Head of Programming for SI TV quoted, …

Global pay-TV subscriber base hits 1.05BN at the end of Q2 2017

60 million customers were added to the total number of pay-TV customers in the first half of the year according to research from Dataxis. IPTV and Linear Over the Top represent the major growth in the market of 1.05 billion with a per quarter growth of 24% and 44% respectively. Only 1% of the total …

Sony expands Crackle’s presence in Brazil, LATAM

Sony is extending Crackle’s footprint in Brazil and Latin America to integrate the platform with the NOW Video on Demand (VOD) service from Net and Claro HDTV. With this move it’s strengthening its foothold in LATAM’s largest market where Crackle was introduced a year ago. Crackle will reach a nationwide audience, given its significant growth …

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 …

Sky launches OTT streaming service in Spain

Sky has introduced an OTT TV streaming service in Spain. It is set to offer the best of Spanish content from pay TV channels, TV series and on-demand films from all over the globe. It is available to anyone in Spain via the app on iOS and android devices, web and TV using Sky’s streaming …

ALTBalaji partners with Boku to stream original video content globally

ALTBalaji which is the largest digital platform that showcases exclusive and original shows from India, has collaborated with Boku to bring carrier billing as a payment mode to international users. ALTBalaji has subscribers from more than 75 countries. With this partnership, ALTBalaji’s content will be offered to millions of consumers globally via Boku’s carrier partners.

Hulu Live TV service to be available on web browser

Hulu has been constantly upgrading it’s service to be make it compatible with a series of devices and this has continued with Macs and PCs getting into the mix. It now allows subscribers to access live TV streaming service and on demand content via web browsers. This new web experience has been launched shortly after …

Video on Demand subs increase by 30% in Australia

Australians are increasingly embracing subscription video-on-demand services (SVOD) delivered via internet as per Sydney-based market research firm Telsyte. Australian subscriptions to these services were up by about 30% in the period ended June 2017. About 49% of Australian households either subscribe to either pay-TV or SVOD services as per Australian SVOD Market Study 2017. About …

Malaysia based OTT platform, Sportfix, starts Celcom mobile service

Sportsfix, which is a news over-the-top (OTT) live streaming sports platform has collaborated with telco Celcom to start a mobile video service in Malaysia. The service broadcasts local, regional and international live on-demand and news sports to mobile devices.

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