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Showtime, Hulu part of Spotify’s students package

Swedish streaming giant Spotify along with video streaming service Hulu has added Showtime to its student discount bundle. The deal is an improvement to the previous package which was priced at $4.99 per month. Now, if students subscribe to the bundle instead of subscribing individually to the three services, subscribers will save $25 per month …

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HOOQ targets Indian territory, plans to double investment on online video content

Singapore based video-on-demand streaming service HOOQ is looking to double its India investments as it focuses primarily on English premium video content. The recent growth of Indian OTT video market has prompted many VOD platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime to invest on original content. According to research reports, India is expected to be among …

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Twitter Is Launching Audio-Only Broadcasting In Periscope on iOS

Following Facebook’s footsteps, Twitter is introducing testing audio-only streaming to Periscope on iOS with same plans for Android in the pipeline. The feature will benefit users who are camera-shy and also publishers who do not have the technical setup to live stream video. Video streaming might be the most popular, but audio-only streaming or live …

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Netflix and Hathway Broadway aim to deliver video streaming services

Online streaming giant Netflix has signed strategic partnership with cable broadband provider Hathway to deliver video streaming services to Hathway’s subscribers in India. Under this deal,  Netflix will be offered through Hathway’s set-top box that includes a remote which will allow users to launch streaming service. Rajan Gupta, Managing Director, Hathway quoted, “In this smart …

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Foxtel unveils new VOD service

Australian pay television company, Foxtel has launched its streaming VOD service, Foxflicks. The new video on demand service offers on demand content to existing subscribers through its movies and platinum HD plans with iQ3 and iQ4 boxes. Patrick Delany, CEO, Foxtel quoted, “A new movie every day of the year, and over 1,000 movies to …

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Juventus goes digital, debuts with OTT platform Juventus TV

Juventus, the Italian football behemoth brings down the curtain on its linear TV channel and has instead decided to go digital following the over-the-top (OTT) trend across the globe. The Turin based club cited disappointing ratings and high production cost to be the reasons to go OTT. Now, the 12-year old channel can be accessed …

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OTT player Hotstar raises Rs 516cr, to up its game against global players

Novi Digital media owned OTT platform Hotstar has reportedly secured $73.8 Mn (INR 516 Cr) from Star US at a valuation of $265 Mn. The online streaming media giant will use the funds to combat competition from global SVOD giants such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Currently, Hotstar boasts of nearly 7 lakh paid subscribers. …

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OTT spend set to propel video and global TV spendings to $559BN by 2022

According to reports, the global consumer and advertising spend on TV and video is predicted to rise to $559 billion in 2022, up from $490 billion in 2017. The revenue generated from over-the-top services such as YouTube, Facebook, iflix, iTunes, Netflix, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, DirecTV Now, Hulu, NOW TV, and other online video …

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US SVOD subscriptions set to touch 208 million in 2023

According to reports, the number of SVOD subscriptions in the US is expected to reach 208 million in 2023, up from 132 million in 2017. Around 73.5% of TV households (88.5 million) will subscribe to at least one subscription video on demand platform by 2023. Many households are willing to pay for more than one …

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CJ Group partners with Netflix and China’s Youku for promoting korean content abroad

South Korean showbiz giant CJ Group is teaming up with China’s Youku and global SVOD platform Netflix for promoting homegrown content such as K-pop and Korean TV dramas into the global mainstream. The company is strategically seeking major domestic players for streaming in the U.S. and China. The entertainment giant focuses on creating content tailored …

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