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OTT services hold steady in US 07 September 2018

According to research, the rate of cancellations for OTT platforms among the U.S. broadband households has been steady at 18% over the past three years. The average subscription length for OTT platforms is 30 months overall. SVOD giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu have been among the most stable platforms with other …

Top Online Video Platforms that Power the OTT Revolution Worldwide 14 August 2018

Today watching shows on TV has evolved from a world of limited options to a world of unlimited choices. The future of watching shows is OTT (over-the-top). According to research by Parks Associates, the number of households subscribing to an online video platform will cross 265 million by 2022. The global OTT subscription market is …

Vodafone Australia unveils Android video streaming device with Netflix promo 29 March 2018

Vodafone Australia has launched its Android video streaming device alongside a Netflix promotion offering which will see certain National Broadband Network (NBN) customers getting a 12-month complimentary subscription. The telecom giant aims to launch its NBN services across Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Tasmania in the next month. The telco’s new TV device provides customers an …

Rambler Group acquires Okko 29 March 2018

Rambler Group, under the terms of the “cash-strapped deal”, has taken over Era Capital owned Russian OTT platform Okko. According to reports, the previous owners of Okko will receive a minority stake in Rambler Group who are into cinema chains Cinema Park and Formula Cinema. Okko, previously called Yota Play was launched in 2011 was …

Online Streaming & Artificial Intelligence: A New Era for OTT 13 February 2018

Artificial Intelligence is shaking up the broadcasting landscape and media & entertainment industry. Players, both big and small, are racing to leverage AI to differentiate their services from the rest. The research around the technology has been extensive and the investments are in billions. AI is one primary factor that helps marketers identify their customers …

Altice integrates Netflix into its cloud-based platform 31 January 2018

Altice has announced the availability of its cloud-based platform for all customers including Altice One. This means Netflix will be accessed directly by Altice’s customers from the platform’s user interface. The cloud-based platform substitutes the traditional cable box and allows double- and triple-play customers to access a variety of applications including online streaming services such …

Times Bridge to mentor Mubi in India 22 January 2018

The investment firm, Times Bridge has lent its support as an investor and mentor for the film website Mubi which seeks an expansion in the Indian market. Times Bridge will provide assistance in terms of insights into audience trends and counsel Mubi on strategic aspects such as brand positioning, engagement potential, monetization, and public policy, …

AsiaSat announces OTT service 18 January 2018

Recognizing the demand for next-generation distribution of broadcast content, leading Satellite Operator AsiaSat which currently airs more than 600 channels catering to 800 million homes has announced an IP-based delivery solution and (over-the-top) OTT service. AsiaSat is all set to deliver video content through its new IP platform The platform is managed in Hong Kong …

Peru’s anti piracy measures on the rise 29 September 2017

The largest pirate websites including Pelis24, Series24 and the leading Spanish language streaming platforms have been closed down by Peru authorities. The move is a measure of strengthening the international protest against Spanish-language pirate sites. It also follows the removal of other popular services such as Rojadirecta, Series.ly and Cuevana. Piracy is declining on cable …

OTT video platforms up the game 20 May 2016

OTT video services are becoming mainstream. Video accounts for a majority of data traffic in most regions. With the growth in demand and competition among online video platforms, the focus is now on quality of service and quality of experience. It is expected that new OTT platforms will have new tech like VR, 4K online …

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