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OTT platforms have made entertainment, sports, and education available to the users on-demand. The popularity of streaming media has eliminated the need of any middle man such as the traditional cable TV network. Muvi allows content owners to launch white-labeled Video and/or Audio streaming service – both on-demand and live. And following the recent pricing update of Muvi Free, creators can go live in a simple click at zero cost.

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OTT services hold steady in US

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 …

OTT rules 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations

Leading OTT platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu had a splendid 2017 and this year’s Emmy nomination is a testimony to that. Streaming giant Netflix has recorded 36 nominations in this year’s Emmy award while arch-rival Amazon Prime and Hulu have earned six and eleven nominations respectively. The big numbers scored by the …

Paraguay calls for tax on OTT platforms

South American country Paraguay to charge VAT on OTT platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify etc. According to the Vice Minister for taxation, Liz Del Padre Maciel, half of the proceeds from the tax, which is set at 10% will be paid into an audiovisual fund to support the regional content. The tax will …

Dutch pay-TV provider Joyne prepping for an IPTV

Dutch pay-TV provider Joyne is all set to announce an IPTV subscription which will be independent of satellite connection and will run on the internet. Reports suggest the new SVOD service will be available on Android Media Player. Joyne which has been active in the Netherlands since August 2017 declined to divulge further details about …

Nickelodeon Japan and MTV MIX to debut on Prime Video

Viacom International Media Network (VIMN) has signed a deal with OTT giant Amazon Prime Video which will see Nickelodeon Japan and MTV MIX debuting on Prime Video channels. Both channels were launched last year in Japan but only on OTT platforms. The channel distribution gets effective from 3rd July. Mark Whitehead, President and Managing Director, …

OTT platform LOVEStv goes live in Spain

Spanish broadcasters RTVE, Atresmedia and Mediaset have collaborated together to create a joint OTT platform, LOVEStv. The platform will deliver on-demand access to content broadcasted in the last seven days as well as the ability to restart live programmes and recommend shows. A source from the broadcaster was quoted, “ The companies are working together …

Subscription to multiple OTT service sees upsurge in US

According to reports, 38% of U.S. broadband households have more than one subscription to an “Over The Top” service. OTT video is gaining popularity in the U.S. entertainment marketplace. With nearly one-third of US broadband households accessing video content from subscription OTT service, the penetration of OTT is expected to develop further. The reports further …

Novi Digital which runs Hotstar posts net loss for FY17

Novi Digital Entertainment, the parent company of online video streaming service Hotstar has reported a 20% rise in losses for FY17 to INR 489 crore. According to reports, the VOD platform has witnessed a 79% increase in revenues in FY17 to INR 320 crore. The subscription revenues increased 5 times to INR 129.5 crore between …

Airtel and Netflix are in talks for OTT partnership

If everything falls in place, then Airtel users in India will have free Netflix subscription in the coming months, all thanks to an ongoing partnership talk between the two which has been confirmed by sources privy to the deal. Here, it can be noted that Bharti Airtel already has a partnership with Netflix’s arch-rival Amazon …

Number of households streaming video globally exceeds 250 million

According to reports, the number of households worldwide paying for streaming video now exceeds 250 million. The report also suggests that the number will reach about 300 million by the end of 2018 and more than 450 million by 2022, all thanks to the growing popularity of online video platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, …

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