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US OTT subscription goes up to 6.7 million subs in 2018 Q2

According to reports, the number of people subscribing to OTT service (over the top) in US has increased by 868,000 in the second quarter of 2018. Currently, it has 6.73 million subs, up by some 119 percent year on year. The report further states that Legacy Pay TV providers such as satellite, cable, and IPTV had nearly …

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OTT platform Cosmote TV GO goes live

Cosmote TV, the Greek pay-TV service owned by telecommunication operator OTE has launched Cosmote TV GO, an OTT Platform which will be available in a total of three packs. The packs include Cosmote TV GO Documentaries, Cinema, and Sports costing €5, €10 and €25 a month respectively. The SVOD platform is accessible through any fixed …

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Walmart thinking over own OTT Service

Stellar success of streaming giants Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu etc. have prompted several media and entertainment biggies to join the OTT bandwagon. Walmart is the latest one to join the bandwagon with its very own streaming platform if everything falls into place. According to reports, Walmart is planning on setting up its own video streaming …

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Turner EMEA introduces OTT Service in Nordics

Premium streaming service HBO Nordic is all set to launch a new kids’ and family service Toonix in partnership with Turner EMEA. The new OTT service will be available to viewers on the HBO Nordic website and through selected distribution partners in the Nordic region. Giorgio Stock, President, Turner EMEA, was quoted, “At Turner we …

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French broadcasters partner for a new OTT service

In an effort to fight off SVOD such as Netflix and Amazon, France major television groups have collaborated together to create a joint OTT platform, SALTO. France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 have struck a deal for a new OTT service which will deliver subscribers with special events, news, French and US series, documentaries and films …

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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 …

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MultiChoice plots launch of streaming service

Broadcasting company, MultiChoice is beginning to roll out its OTT version of DStv to capture pay-TV subscribers in South Africa and across the African continent. MultiChoice runs DStv Now OTT service as an added-on bundled service for DStv subscribers. Calvo Mawela, CEO, MultiChoice, quoted, “I can confirm, yes we are working on a dishless DStv …

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CBS All Access debuts in Canada

CBS All Access, the direct-to-consumer digital subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service of broadcasting network CBS has debuted in Canada, the first non-US expansion of the OTT service. The VOD service with 7500 hours of ad-free content will be available to Canadian audience over platforms such as iOS, Android and on Apple TV and Chromecast. The OTT …

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Lotte Cinema to begin OTT service in June

Lotte Cinema, the leading multiplex unit of South Korea will be embarking on its OTT journey to avoid the potential stagnancy in the number of cinemagoers. The company is planning to create a growth engine after witnessing a decrease in the number of cinemagoers. Netflix which is a big success in South Korea is also …

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Movie Theatre vs OTT: The Curious Case of SVOD Originals

In 2017, when Netflix was participating in Cannes Film Festival with its action-adventure film Okja which got 4-minutes of standing ovation after the screening, little did it know that it will be ruled out of the film festival the next year. The Cannes officials were pretty clear in their stand which reads “Any film that …

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