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Cinedigm announces major SVOD collaboration with Dish Network

North American entertainment company, Cinedigm has announced that documentary-devoted Docurama and faith-based Dove Channel are collaborating with Dish Networks’ new subscription on-demand platform. Available at $4.99 per month, both Dove Channel and Docurama are available for subscribers as à la carte options. Bill Sondheim, President of Cinedigm Entertainment Group quoted, “Cinedigm is proud to join …

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Global OTT services estimated to rise in next five years

According to reports, global OTT services is estimated to touch 777 million by 2023. There will be an estimated 409 million increase from 2017 to 2023. The report also suggests that China and the US will drive OTT wave across the globe and account half of the total SVOD subscriptions. By 2023, Netflix will have …

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Bonnier Broadcasting partners with Paywizard to boost OTT TV subs growth

Bonnier Broadcasting, part of Bonnier the Nordic region’s leading media company collaborates with Paywizard to boost growth of its subscription-based OTT services. With this partnership, Bonnier will be able to use Paywizard’s Agile platform to help grow its C More OTT service. The Swedish broadcaster aims to expand its pay-per-view, SVOD, and ad-based VOD services …

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EU regulates OTT players to offer 30% European content

OTT players operating across the European continent including industry behemoths Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have to ensure at least 30% of the programming offered in Europe is produced in EU countries. The target can be achieved by commissioning European content, buying existing TV shows and movies – or by paying into national film funds, …

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OTT spend set to propel video and global TV spendings to $559BN by 2022

According to reports, the global consumer and advertising spend on TV and video is predicted to rise to $559 billion in 2022, up from $490 billion in 2017. The revenue generated from over-the-top services such as YouTube, Facebook, iflix, iTunes, Netflix, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, DirecTV Now, Hulu, NOW TV, and other online video …

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Zee’s Arabic OTT platform Weyyak off to a good start with 3M users

Zee’s Arabic OTT service Weyyak registered a whopping 3 million users under its belt in the first year of its service that kickstarted in May 2017. The online video streaming platform recently was in news for inking a deal with Sharjah Media City. Currently, Weyyak’s content offering primarily consists dubbed Indian shows and Arabic drama …

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17% people in the US are dependent on SVOD platforms to watch Video

According to reports, 17% of the U.S. consumers rely solely on SVOD services to watch online videos which are 6% up than the previous year’s number. While the millennials prefer to stream online videos and 42% of adults aged 25 to 34 subscribe to three or more video streaming services, as per studies young adults …

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SVOD witnessing growth in Africa

According to reports, OTT services are growing in the sub-Saharan Africa region but structural changes in South Africa is a concern which is the dominant SVOD market in the continent. While in the West paid online streaming services are gaining popularity with cord-cutters are growing in an all-time high, estimates for OTT subs in Sub-Saharan …

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Tata Sky planning to offer leading OTT services direct-to-home

As per reports, direct-to-home television company Tata Sky is planning to offer Netflix, Hotstar, and Amazon Prime. Tata Sky which is unfazed by the OTT wave till now has registered Rs 400 crore to Rs 408 crore in the last fiscal year. Harit Nagpal, Managing Director, and Chief Executive Officer, Tata Sky, quoted, “We are …

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AT&T to launch five OTT services in 2018

US telco and IPTV provider AT&T has revealed that they are planning to have five OTT products by the end of 2018. The proposed online video streaming platforms will comprise a range of content across multiple genres with different price points. From the linear replication, planned for the DirecTV offering to sports-free AT&T Watch for …

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