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Sky launches OTT streaming service in Spain 13 September 2017

Sky has introduced an OTT TV streaming service in Spain. It is set to offer the best of Spanish content from pay TV channels, TV series and on-demand films from all over the globe. It is available to anyone in Spain via the app on iOS and android devices, web and TV using Sky’s streaming …

10% drop in viewership for Netflix during the eclipse 28 August 2017

Netflix US witnessed a major drop in ratings as people put their tablets down during the eclipse. It was a rare and spectacular event however Netflix wasn’t offering any coverage on it. Though it is slightly sad considering the 10% preferred to watch an astronomical phenomenon rather than watching season 7 of suits.

Snapchat all set for scripted content in 2017 25 August 2017

Snapchat is all set to release scripted content before the end of the year as per Snap Inc’s VP of content Nick Bell. It sees itself as creating programming which goes hand in hand to TV. Snapchat is quite early in its content efforts but so far has created content succesfully with shows like NBC’s …

Movie rental service to be launched early next year 24 August 2017

Comcast and Amazon are joining hands with Apple to develop a delivery system for offering premium VOD titles that are available for home viewing in as less as 30-45 days after debuting in theatres. This is less aggressive than some studios that might want to offer a system for delivery of VOD titles. The suggested …

Streaming service by Disney to be priced at $5 per month 23 August 2017

Disney’s branded streaming service is likely to be priced at $5 per month as per MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson. Further according to Nathanson, the new Disney Streaming service and upcoming ESPN streaming service need to be clearly distinguished. ESPN service which will likely be ready to go fully over-the-top as per the report will test …

Eurosport VOD service included in Amazon channels list 21 August 2017

In Germany and Austria, Eurosport Player is joining the Amazon Channels list. This move will bring live sports including Bundesliga football to the platform. Discovery Communications built on an existing partnership which has seen both Eurosport Player and Discovery being launched on Amazon Channels in UK. Amazon channels also have the rights to Grand Slam …

U.S sports streaming platform to be launched by Turner for broadcasting UEFA matches 21 August 2017

Turner obtains exclusive multi-platform rights to UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League with 2018-19 season and is going to launch a new sports domestic premium video streaming platform in 2018 with UEFA matches as it’s direct to consumer offering. Turner has also announced plans to launch new standalone premium sports streaming video service with …

SVOD Service based on Horror launches in Latin America 18 August 2017

The new niche SVOD service called Purga focused on horror movies and series is going to debut in Latin America (except in Brazil) during the Macaboro Film Festival to be held from August 16-27 in Mexico. The first Purga subscribers will be concentrated in Mexico because of its alliance with Macabro which is going to …

CBS’s streaming service focused on Sports 10 August 2017

CBS is planning to introduce a live streaming service for sports. CBSN content which was introduced recently included its live news and original reporting would be part of CBS’s over-the-top streaming service, CBS All Access. With this new OTT sports based service, CBS aims to replicate the CBSN model but for the world of sports. …

Telefonica introduces Movistar Play in Peru 24 July 2017

Movistar Play which is the streaming service of Movistar Peru is being launched by Telefonica and it includes live linear channels and a catalogue with movies, series and children’s content among other forms of content that are offered at no additional cost for both fixed internet customers as well as mobile users. The streaming service …

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