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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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Soccer Pirates Shift to TV From Computers as Set-Top Boxes Surge 08 May 2015

“There’s a lot of old-style detective work,” said McGowan, director of operations for Glasgow ID Inquiries, which does investigations for the English Premier League. “Walking around, going into pubs to see what they’re showing, paying attention.” Sales of the OTT platforms, which can cost as little as $30 for a box plus a year of …

Major Cable TV Deals Lined Up: Will FCC Say Yes? 08 May 2015

Mergers and acquisitions have been a common phenomenon in the U.S. pay-TV industry despite the formation of strict regulations by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to put a check on monopolistic practices. Yesterday, at the Internet & Television Expo in Chicago, Cablevision Systems Corp.’s CEO Jim Dolan stated that the company may consider a merger deal …

Cord cutter threat remains real as OTT quality, content choice improve 07 May 2015

To cut the cord or not is a conversation that is increasingly taking place in households worldwide, according to a new report from Limelight Networks. In its annual “State of Online Video Survey,” the digital content delivery provider suggests that almost 90 percent of respondents, regardless of age, are open to the idea of cancelling …

Broadcast Asia 2015 : The Future Of TV 05 May 2015

When HBO announced its plans for HBO Now, a standalone video streaming service that does not require subscribers to sign up for a cable TV service, it raised a few eyebrows among industry watchers. After all, the US cable programming giant, known for blockbuster hits such as Game of Thrones, risked alienating cable TV companies which …

Europe has Google, Netflix, WhatsApp and Skype in its sights 04 May 2015

European Union regulators are set to widen their front against US tech companies just two weeks after the launch of its competition case against Google by initiating a new probe into a range of online ott platforms. The move marks a first step towards tighter EU regulation of the internet and comes with the European Commission …

Video Creators Look for Piracy Solutions to Protect Breakout Hits 30 April 2015

For computer shoppers in the late ’90s, it was all about the megahertz. Does this model have 266MHz? 300MHz? Is it a screamer at 500MHz? Every bump up represented a huge boost in computing power. At a certain point, however, megahertz stopped mattering. Unless you’re a professional video or photo editor, or your job requires …

India to see fourfold increase in OTT services by 2019, says Calvin Koh 29 April 2015

According to the FICCI-KPMG Media and Entertainment 2014 report, with 168 million TV households, India is the second largest TV market after China. However, there is scope for further growth in India’s broadcast industry. Concurring with the same is Singapore Exhibition Services assistant project director (communication events) Calvin Koh, who was in the city to …

OTT is ahead of traditional broadcasting in 4K, finds Qarva 28 April 2015

Live 4K TV delivery by OTT video services is still challenging. There are neither 4K live channels, not broadcast, nor OTT yet. We will see some broadcast 4K channels later this year. The matter is that open Internet connection bitrate goes down as distance increases from Video streaming server to client – this is natural limitation, …

Fox International inks ‘unprecedented’ OTT deals across Asia 27 April 2015

FOX International Channels (FIC) has struck deals with leading networks across Asia to make its channels available in the region on an over-the-top (OTT) basis. In what it calls an unprecedented move, FIC will offer multi-genre OTT video services with Avex in Japan, Tencent and its OTT partners in China, Astro in Malaysia and Cignal …

Argentina, Colombia lead LATAM multiscreen, VOD 24 April 2015

In a market controlled by non-Latin American operators, Argentina, one of the most mature pay-TV markets in the region, also has the highest penetration of multiscreen platforms and video-on-demand (VOD) online services, closely followed by Colombia, says Business Bureau. In its latest report on the region, Business Bureau found that the region has 123 different …

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