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Streaming service by Disney to be priced at $5 per month 23 August 2017

Disney’s branded streaming service is likely to be priced at $5 per month as per MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson. Further according to Nathanson, the new Disney Streaming service and upcoming ESPN streaming service need to be clearly distinguished. ESPN service which will likely be ready to go fully over-the-top as per the report will test …

Universal, Warner Bros plans to offer premium VOD 23 August 2017

Universal Pictures and Warner Bros studios are making efforts to offer premium movie downloads for $30 to $50 each in collaboration with Comcast and Apple. As per Bloomberg, newly released movies are to be offered via this service. A new strategy for monetizing live action and animated Disney and Pixar films after their theatrical runs …

Music labels launching their own streaming service so artists get a better deal 22 August 2017

Artists generally get a raw deal when it comes to offering their music on major music streaming services. Spotify is paying to access a catalogue of more than 30 million songs as per forecasts by the end of the year. Since independent labels often don’t receive a fair deal when negotiating with music streaming biggies …

Eurosport VOD service included in Amazon channels list 21 August 2017

In Germany and Austria, Eurosport Player is joining the Amazon Channels list. This move will bring live sports including Bundesliga football to the platform. Discovery Communications built on an existing partnership which has seen both Eurosport Player and Discovery being launched on Amazon Channels in UK. Amazon channels also have the rights to Grand Slam …

Video on Demand subs increase by 30% in Australia 21 August 2017

Australians are increasingly embracing subscription video-on-demand services (SVOD) delivered via internet as per Sydney-based market research firm Telsyte. Australian subscriptions to these services were up by about 30% in the period ended June 2017. About 49% of Australian households either subscribe to either pay-TV or SVOD services as per Australian SVOD Market Study 2017. About …

Vudu, Walmart’s video streaming service is to be launched on Apple TV 18 August 2017

Walmart is introducing its video streaming service, Vudu with a native app which is all set to become widely available on Apple TV. Vudu users currently use AirPlay from an iPhone or iPad for watching movies and shows on Apple’s set-top box. The streaming service will include more than 100,000 titles for rent or purchase. …

Streaming Service to be launched by AMC in Spain 18 August 2017

Selekt which is a new streaming service will be launched by AMC Networks Iberia for the Spanish market which will include live channels and VOD content from its portfolio. Main pay TV operators will partner with the streaming service since the goal is to offer a complementary option. A wide selection of TV channels and …

SVOD Service based on Horror launches in Latin America 18 August 2017

The new niche SVOD service called Purga focused on horror movies and series is going to debut in Latin America (except in Brazil) during the Macaboro Film Festival to be held from August 16-27 in Mexico. The first Purga subscribers will be concentrated in Mexico because of its alliance with Macabro which is going to …

Apple sets its sights on original content 18 August 2017

Apple is going to invest $1 billion in original video content in 2018. Apple has huge investments in TV and mobile devices as well as digital download and streaming services. So this step of entering into original content makes complete sense. In its venture to invest in original content, the streaming giant is luring talent …

Video Streaming buffering might be prevented by Artificial Intelligence 17 August 2017

According to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Artificial Intelligence could be the answer to reducing headaches for viewers and video streaming services. Video buffering and pixelation continues to be problematic for those who rely a ton on video streaming services for catching up on the newest movies and the latest TV shows. Buffering and pixelation can …

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