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ITV hints at launching video streaming platform 26 July 2018

British commercial TV network, ITV is moving closer to launch its online video streaming platform to widen its consumer base. ITV is aiming to counter SVOD giants such as Netflix, and Amazon Prime, who are currently ruling the video streaming industry. ITV’s awaited video streaming platform will provide British-made content to its users. Carolyn McCall, …

Spotify India launch: Company is now at loggerheads with music label companies 26 July 2018

Warner, Sony, and Universal, the big three American music labels have interrupted the Swedish music streaming giant Spotify’s India launch. The above three music labels account for the vast majority of music in the US and across the Western world. According to them as music licenses are sold by territory, Spotify can’t launch in India …

Trickbox TV expands into the live streaming market 04 July 2018

In a move to expand into the live streaming market, broadcast and production services provider Trickbox TV is all set to acquire streaming and IT services company Echo Eight. Echo Eight provides streaming services to broadcast, production, digital agency and streaming companies. James O’Farrell, Head of Live Video, Trickbox TV quoted, “I’m really excited to …

SVOD platform hayu and Telstra launch carrier billing integration 06 June 2018

hayu, the SVOD reality TV service of NBCUniversal and Australian Telco Telstra have announced the launch of carrier billing integration for the hayu app on the latter’s TV platform. Telstra TV customers by virtue of the deal can add the online video streaming service to their Telstra bill. Telstra TV customers who are new to …

CBS beats Q1 Earnings Forecast, reports $3.76 billion in revenue 11 May 2018

American mass media giant, CBS Corp. beat its earnings forecast for the first quarter of 2018 with a revenue of $3.76 billion, a 13 percent up from revenue of $3.34 billion during the first quarter of 2017. The premium subscriptions include subscriptions to CBS All Access and Showtime OTT, OTT TV services that provide subscribers …

Netflix bets on original content to make a mark on Indian OTT market 09 May 2018

American online streaming platform, Netflix is prepping to expand its local Indian content library with the focus on original feature films over the next year. The VOD streaming company is keen on acquiring movies that are already released in theatres. Erik Barmack, Vice-President, International Originals, Netflix quoted, “We have a plan where we are expanding …

Netflix in talks with Reliance Jio for content sharing 09 April 2018

Streaming giant Netflix and Indian Telco spearhead Reliance Jio are in talks to collaborate where the former would share its entire content catalog of titles to Jio in return for a royalty fee or that the online streaming service will choose to make select locally relevant content available to Jio. The deal as per reports …

Cord-cutting triples in the US since 2013 03 April 2018

According to reports, the number of US households using (over-the-top) OTT service has seen a gigantic growth since 2013 and as a consequence, the no. of cord cutters in the country has tripled accordingly. While five years ago streaming-only homes were just over 5 million, in 2017, the figure clocked 14.1 million. As per reports, …

Law & Crime Network goes digital 03 April 2018

Law & Crime has introduced mobile and OTT apps on several platforms such as Android, iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Google Play etc. The company is eyeing to expand its rapidly growing viewership. It is also going to debut on Roku very soon. Law & Crime which is garnering over 2 million monthly …

Hotstar introduces annual subscription for live sports event 02 April 2018

Star India’s popular SVOD service has introduced a sports subscription service which will include live sports such as IPL at an annual subscription fee of Rs 299. While the delayed sports feed will be free as before, watching live sports will be chargeable. For the unsubscribers, IPL 2018 will be a 5-minute delay affair. Hotstar …

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