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Discovery+ tops 13 million subscribers in its first quarter 29 April 2021

  Discovery+ is making its way towards the top OTT players as it records 13 million subscribers by the end of its first quarter. Discovery+ CEO, David Zaslav even stated that this on-demand entertainment platform holds more than 15 million SVOD subscriptions when compared to other similar platforms. Speaking about Discovery+ reaching 13 million subscribers, …

Disney Plus to launch in Korea 08 April 2021

  Disney Plus confirmed the news of their launch in Korea to engage with their local firms. The OTT player will focus on the creation of original content to raise the competitive standards. It is also in talks with the local firms to sign partnerships, however, the search is still in progress. The launch is …

Amazon launches ‘Fire Stick 4k, Fire Stick & Alexa Voice Remote’ to provide a convenient streaming experience 25 March 2021

Amazon is all set to refine the way a user accesses and views entertainment with the support of smart technology. The Fire Stick 4k is best suited for 4k TV owners as it offers an Ultra HD entertainment model along with the capability to search and control content with a single click. The standard Fire …

Homegrown OTT players give tough competition to Netflix 20 July 2018

Indian OTT players are surging ahead of the international players. SVOD services such as Hotstar, ALTBalaji and many others are adding subscribers at a much faster rate than Netflix, which is still seen as a premium platform in India. High subscription rates of Netflix, content distribution and vibrant content library of Indian players are few factors …

Broadcasting in 2018: Market, Monetization, and More 06 February 2018

The rise of OTT players, development of various online video streaming platforms, faster connectivity, and rapidly changing consumer preferences are driving exponential growth for the broadcasting industry. Given the changing media consumption patterns, it goes without saying that capturing and engaging the audience matters the most, and OTT providers are leaving no stone unturned for …

Indian OTT market goes regional 05 January 2018

Indian OTT market grew by leaps and bounds in the year 2017. One major reason behind this is the advent of Reliance Jio – the recent star from the Reliance Group of Industries which telecom giant which disrupted the sub-continent’s telecom scenario. Jio’s coverage and plans ensured that OTT players could receive the best reception …

Asia Pacific OTT market leaping ahead 24 November 2017

The Over-the-Top (OTT) business in Asia Pacific was unorganized with the presence of geographically focused players such as Hooq, Spuul, BoxTv, etc. It began full-fledged in 2015 with the arrival of Netflix in Japan and Australia, which slowly landed in other APAC countries the following year. Today the region is host to a number of …

50% of mobile video traffic to be HD by 2018 24 November 2017

According to Openwave Mobility, high definition mobile video streaming is expected to reach at least 50% of the overall video traffic by the end of next year. The company analyzed data aggregated from mobile traffic management company which indicate that HD video currently accounts for 38% of mobile video traffic globally, up from only 5.7% …

Faster Internet to drive APAC OTT market 18 October 2017

OTT video market in APAC region is set to grow owing to the better bandwidth, 4G coverage, smartphone and pay-TV penetration, payment options, and rising per capita income. According to a recent report from GlobalData, these factors collectively expected to drive the OTT video market in this region. The share of 4G mobile connections was …

OTT players in Argentina to be taxed 10 July 2017

OTT players in Argentina including Netflix and Spotify will be taxed. Argentina’s Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos (AFIP) plans to tax OTT services through credit card companies. Alberto Abad, head of AFIP stated in a press conference in Cordoba that this move will be the start to looking for new taxing models for firms that …

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