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TelOne goes OTT 23 May 2018

Zimbabwe operator TelOne has obtained a broadcasting license for video-on-demand (VoD) services from the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ), reports ITNewsafrica. Although initially set for June 2017, delay in regulator’s licensing conditions postponed the launching of the OTT platform. The online streaming platform currently boasts 100,000 internet subscribers on both fiber and ADSL. It aims …

Indian OTT audience don’t bother about Ads as long as subscription fee is low 21 May 2018

According to reports, Indian over-the-top (OTT) content subscribers are least bothered about Ads as long as subscription fee is affordable. Reports also claim that while other markets require promotion and trials, Indian OTT market is pretty responsive to the basics which are mobile availability and access to content.   While 27.1% of online content subscribers …

Scandinavian SVOD market soars, records all-time OTT growth 18 May 2018

Nordic subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market is registering some lucrative numbers for video streaming services, as 45% Of the Scandinavian households now have at least one SVOD service, according to research. There are currently five million households in the region who subscribe to at least one OTT service with streaming services gaining constant acceleration. Since Q1 …

AT&T to launch five OTT services in 2018 17 May 2018

US telco and IPTV provider AT&T has revealed that they are planning to have five OTT products by the end of 2018. The proposed online video streaming platforms will comprise a range of content across multiple genres with different price points. From the linear replication, planned for the DirecTV offering to sports-free AT&T Watch for …

Univision lets go of Lionsgate, signs content deal with BBC, Viacom 15 May 2018

Univision has announced OTT content deals with major content providers such as BBC, Comarex, RCN, RTVE, Televisa, and Viacom for its SVOD platform after it failed to reach an agreement with Lionsgate for the US Hispanic audience. It may be noted here that the two parties decided to part ways due to a negotiation failure …

10 million UK households subscribe to SVOD services 08 May 2018

UK households seem to have joined the OTT wave as a whopping 23% rise has been witnessed in the total SVOD subscriber count in 2017. Currently, OTT Platform subscriber count in the UK has reached a staggering 10 million with Netflix heading the race with 8.2 million subscribers under its belt. The arch-rival of Netflix, …

Asian VOD market set for a rise 26 April 2018

According to reports, online video content will rise rapidly in Asia for the next five years. The online video is expected to rise up to 20% of total video industry revenues by 2023, up from 9% in 2017, due to an increase in content spending by 5% per year in the Mainland China market. The …

OTT TV platform Viu inks deal with GMM Channel for Thai content 23 April 2018

PCCW Media group owned Asian SVOD service, Viu has joined hands with leading Thai entertainment company GMM Channel to offer local content to its OTT platform. Through the deal, Viu will add up to 200 hours of selected premium content from GMM25 under GMM Channel for Viu subscribers in Thailand. Viu holds the distinction of …

Dailymotion OTT App debuts on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick 19 April 2018

Dailymotion, the leading video discovery and exploration platform has debuted in Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Now, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick consumers can access the Dailymotion app and explore trending content as per their expressed interest. The app which is previously integrated with Apple TV, Android TV, and XBox One …

Viu bets on Freemium Model to be the deal maker among Malaysian OTT audience 12 April 2018

Viu, the VOD content provider in Malaysia is optimistic about its Freemium model to score big in the country that has recorded approximately RM135 million OTT revenue in 2018. Viu, which has a presence across 15 markets worldwide offers an array of popular Asian series and movies that include K-dramas, Bollywood movies, and Chinese soap …

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