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VOD services from YouTube, Netflix are Hit in Brazil

According to a recent report from August 2016, over 80% of internet users in Brazil use YouTube to watch their favorite video on demand content online. Whereas, Netflix was used by 71% respondents in the same duration. Also, one in two of these surveyed said that they watched movies by Globo on TV, a Brazilian media conglomerate, …

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Kids Drift more towards Linear TV: Study

According to a new research from Viacom, linear TV is still the most popular medium for kids to consume video content. The research states that kids around the world use an average of five sources to watch TV, and 90% of those surveyed state that they watch TV regularly. Consuming video on demand content from …

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Sliver.tv launches a 2D-to-VR On-demand Platform

A New startup Sliver.tv has recently launched an open beta version of its 2D-to-VR platform that will allow eSports users to add virtual reality into their favorite content. Sliver.tv is planning to incorporate virtual reality into all of its live sports and VOD services. Sliver.tv has a set of patents covering the use of multiple “virtual …

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Costa Rica leads among Central American video service penetration

According a recent report by Business Bureau, Costa Rica has experienced 52% penetration in video on demand services having around 7,20,000 vod subscribers. After witnessing huge VOD penetration in recent years, Costa Rica has been cited as Central America’s most mature VOD market. The report also stated that Costa Rica has the best availability of video on demand …

Chinese Big Brother for VOD platform

Online video platform Youku Tudou has commissioned China’s first ever version of Endemol’s flagship format Big Brother. Youku Tudou and a new Endemol Asia unit, Endemol China are collaborating on a ten-week series, Big Brother China. The series will go into production shortly ahead of an early 2015 launch. Youku Tudou, which formed out the merger of …

Starz confirms global SVOD service for 2015

US premium cable net Starz will launch its planned international subscription on-demand service next year, with initial investment in the project totalling around US$20 million. Premium cable rival HBO has already confirmed it will launch a standalone OTT service. Looking for Enterprise grade VoD & Video Streaming Platform to launch your own VoD Site? Muvi SDK …

Shomi opens Notebook, Blacklist

Canadian subscription on-demand service Shomi has acquired NBC’s big hitter The Blacklist and Daniel Radcliffe-fronted miniseries The Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories. It has already acquired exclusive rights to The CW’s zombie teen drama iZombie and premium shows such as Power and Survivor’s Remorse from Starz and is co-producing a drama with rival SVOD service …

Disney’s Maker studios strikes Vimeo deal

Disney-owned multichannel network Maker Studios has signed a deal to with Vimeo to debut content exclusively on the video site.  Under the deal, Maker Studios, which has a longstanding relationship with YouTube, will also use the Vimeo on Demand platform to distribute content made by a select number of its creators. This content will be available …

Discovery founder preps factual SVOD service

Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks has launched a subscription-on-demand service for factual programming named Curiosity Stream. Curiosity Stream also represents the first SVOD service of its size to cater purely for factual viewers. Netflix has sizeable doc and factual catalogue already, however, and commissions original docs and exclusively prebuys other unscripted content. Stop earning in pennies …

Sky strikes Now TV deal with Vodafone

UK pay TV operator BSkyB is making on-demand service Now TV available to Vodafone Red 4G customers in its first deal for the over-the-top video service with a UK mobile network. Vodafone customers signing up to pay-monthly Red 4G plans will get a Now TV Entertainment Pass, free of charge and for the length of their contract. This …

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