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Sling TV registers 2.2M Subscribers in 2017

Dish Network-owned OTT platform Sling TV registered 2.2 million subscribers in 2017. This is for the first time that Dish has disclosed its customer count and also it claimed to have registered 11.03 million customers during the year. The Sling TV numbers followed a not-so-impressive fourth quarter of Dish which witnessed revenue reducing down 7.2% …

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90% of users prefer to watch online content on mobile:Hotstar report

Hotstar, the OTT platform of Star India reports that affordable data charges are resulting in promising growth for OTT consumption in mobile with close to 90% of users preferring to watch online content on smartphones, tablets etc. Hotstar report also claims an average user spends 2.5X more time watching content on mobile, than on the …

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CenturyLink brings the curtain down on its OTT TV Beta Service

In less than one year, CenturyLink is pulling the plug on its online video platform CenturyLink Stream, a national OTT TV service. The video-on-demand platform will officially end effective March 31, 2018. While the online platform is no longer accepting new subscribers, existing subscribers will have access to the platform’s content till their current subscription …

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SVOD subscriptions in the US touch 125 million

According to reports, although the US consumer spending on SVOD is still just 10% of the total pay TV market, 2018 is going to witness a substantial growth. The growth will be driven by the quicker expansion of a “plethora of less established services”. The reports forecast that the overall US video and pay TV …

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Fox News launches own OTT platform Fox Nation

Fox News is all set to embrace the OTT vibe with its new online video platform Fox Nation. The digital wing of Fox News will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2018. Fox Nation subscribers will have access to live exclusive daily streaming and also to long-form programming content. John Finley, Senior Vice-President, Development, …

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OSN becomes Netflix’s first distribution partner in MENA

The customers of OSN, the leading regional pay-TV provider in the MENA region soon to have access to the content of the OTT streaming giant Netflix via an upcoming integrated set-top box (STB). In addition to that, the subscribers of the Pay TV can pay for their Netflix subscription in one consolidated OSN bill. Netflix …

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BBCWW inks OTT deal with Migu Video

BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) has inked a deal with Migu Video, the online video platform of China Mobile’. Through this deal, more than 2200 hours of BBC content will be added to the content catalog of Migu Video. The OTT deal which marks BBCWW’s first collaboration with a Chinese telco will also see BBCWW providing platform …

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Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Spotify to become taxable

Singapore government is all set to implement Goods and Services Tax (GST) on online services sometime in between 2021 to 2025 which means subscribers will have to pay more for the online streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Spotify, etc. Online software purchases and cryptocurrency business will also be under the taxable category. …

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Hotstar’s premium subscription plans to be cheaper

Star India’s OTT platform Hotstar has cut down the subscription price of its annual, half-yearly and quarterly plans. The call is to encourage users to subscribe to long duration plans. While the monthly subscription price of the online video platform remains unchanged, the annual subscription has been reduced to 49% to Rs 1200. Similarly, the …

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YouTube Red to debut in the UK this year

YouTube Red is all set to debut in more than 100 countries in 2018 and the UK is among the ones in the list. YouTube Red has been quoted as a music service like Spotify and not a video service like Netflix. YouTube Red has an array of original video content and it directly competes …