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Disney prepping up to dethrone Netflix

As per experts, Netflix may hit a major setback as 2019 onwards, films from Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Disney Studios will no longer be a part of its content offerings. This was a clear indication though as earlier this year Disney had confirmed that it won’t be renewing its contract with Netflix. Disney has confirmed …

T-Mobile Plans OTT Launch

T-Mobile officially announced its plans to launch a new OTT business with the acquisition of startup company Layer3 TV. T-Mobile US Inc. is entering the U.S. streaming service market in 2018. The company’s recent acquisition of Layer3 TV, Inc. is intended to boost its streaming service business. T-Mobile will leverage LTE network speeds and Layer3 …

Asia Pacific OTT market leaping ahead

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 …

Number of OTT video services in the US cross the 200 mark

According to Parks Associates, the number of OTT video services in the U.S. has reached over 200 The firm found that 53% of internet-connected households subscribe to pay-TV and at least to one OTT service. It’s interesting to note that more than 60 OTT services were introduced during the past two years, and only seven …

Vodafone launched Video Pass in Spain for unlimited streaming

Vodafone has launched Vodafone Video Pass in Spain which allows subscribers to stream on an unlimited basis without using their data allowance. The Video Pass costs €8 for 720p image resolution and  €17 for HDTV content of up to 1080p. Subscribers will be able to watch all content from OTT services such as Netflix, HBO, …

CBS All Access subscribers on the rise

According to CBS, its subscriber growth has gone up by a record 200% in the last couple of weeks. The growth is being attributed to the inclusion of original content such as “Star Trek: Discovery”. CBS has for long been looking to leverage the power of original content so as to drive subscriber growth for …

Muvi welcomes you at IBC 2017.

If you are a media and broadcasting enthusiast and still haven’t registered for IBC 2017, you are surely missing out on the next big things in the industry. IBC is where technology meets media, and it’s going to shape the upcoming industry trends. Technology suppliers from around the world are converging together at RAI, Amsterdam on 14th through …

Streaming Service to be launched by AMC in Spain

Selekt which is a new streaming service will be launched by AMC Networks Iberia for the Spanish market which will include live channels and VOD content from its portfolio. Main pay TV operators will partner with the streaming service since the goal is to offer a complementary option. A wide selection of TV channels and …

European OTT / VOD Providers broaden their subscriber base

The European over-the-top (OTT) / Video-on-Demand (VOD) services market is booming in terms of financial investments, new features and service launches. There are 450+ unique video on demand service providers in the region. Around EUR150 million was invested in 2016 in content and technology firms so as to trigger the expansion of connected video services. …

52% of Internet users consume content online now using streaming services

The meteoric rise of streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix may be having a chilling effect on illegal copyright infringement according to new research commissioned by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) which has revealed a fall in online infringement and a steep rise in consumer use of streaming. Kantar Media’s Online Copyright Infringement Tracker, …

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