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Microsoft hints at launching own video streaming app

Microsoft is moving closer to launch its online video streaming app to widen its consumer base. Microsoft is aiming to counter SVOD giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu etc. who are currently ruling the video streaming industry. Microsoft’s most awaited video streaming app will provide both movies and TV content to its users and …

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Netflix tops content recommendation chart, HBO Now falters

According to study, video streaming giant Netflix scored an impressive 89.5 in the highest-rated content recommendation chart list followed by its counterpart Hulu(86.8). Premium SVOD platform Amazon Prime, the arch-rival of Netflix managed a bronze with 85 points in the list that also included YouTube TV(80.7) and HBO NOW (71.8). Although overall OTT content recommendation …

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Sprint joins hand with FlixLatino for video-on-demand (VOD) service

American telecommunication company Sprint and streaming video app FlixLatino have joined hands to offer a 45-day free trial to its customers. Through the app, Sprint users will be able to stream more than 250 latest Spanish content on up to three devices at a time in HD. FlixLatino, the Spanish-language entertainment service boasts content from …

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Hotstar’s premium subscription plans to be cheaper

Star India’s OTT platform Hotstar has cut down the subscription price of its annual, half-yearly and quarterly plans. The call is to encourage users to subscribe to long duration plans. While the monthly subscription price of the online video platform remains unchanged, the annual subscription has been reduced to 49% to Rs 1200. Similarly, the …

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VOXI offers free data for Netflix and Apple Music

VOXI, as part of its SIM-only deal, is offering free video and music data passes for six months. The deal is only meant for user aged 25 or below. The Music Pass which costs  £5 a month can be used to play music on Spotify, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music Unlimited, and Prime Music. …

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Roku’s share of Streaming market on the rise

The number of homes where Roku devices are used is increasing as it becomes a more popular way to consume TV programming as per a new report from Parks Associates. Roku’s leading share of the streaming media player market in the U.S rose to 37% from 30% a year ago. This puts it ahead of …

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comScore plans to measure OTT viewing

comScore has launched comScore OTT Intelligence which is a combined service to measure U.S household viewing of over-the top (OTT) content on TV screens. The Company’s proprietary : Total Home Panel – a research panel that measures consumer behavior across home network-connected devices served as a basis for the comScore OTT Intelligence service. A growing …

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Apple TV to include Amazon Prime Video app

Amazon’s streaming service may be available on Apple TV this summer. Currently users access Prime Video on Apple TV through AirPlay on another iOS device that has the app installed like an iPhone or iPad. Amazon and Apple have a history of competing interests in the media player and streaming services market given the fact …

Low bandwidth streaming technology to be introduced by Netflix for developing countries

Netflix is all set to improve video delivery in India by introducing a new technology that will work with slow internet connections without compromising on the quality. This new technology will let consumers stream massive amounts of video content (upto 30GB) while still being able to be under the 2GB data limit. The way Netflix …

Pay-TV has to include OTT services on their platform

OTT services like Netflix, NOW TV, BBC iPlayer, etc are becoming increasingly popular in the recent years. Traditional linear TV is facing heat from new connected devices that offer on-demand video streaming at all times. Pay TV is one of the most resilient businesses in the industry. High customer retention, good margins and other factors have …

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