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OTT giants collaborate to drive growth of video content in India 20 August 2018

Telecom giant Bharti Airtel and entertainment behemoth Zee Entertainment have inked a deal to drive the growth of (over-the-top) OTT video content in India. As part of the deal, Airtel and ZEEL will collaborate to create digital content and cater to millions of existing customers and new users. Both the companies are thriving upon the …

Naspers create VOD unit as online streaming battle intensifies 10 August 2018

Global internet and media group, Naspers has created a new OTT video unit in order to counter competition from global VOD players such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, etc. To counter this stiff competition, Naspers has partnered its VOD business Showmax Africa and Internet TV service Dstv Digital Media to form a VOD unit called …

OTT subscribers tally to touch 400 million in 2018 15 May 2018

According to reports, over-the-top (OTT) subscriber base will touch a whopping 400 million in the year 2018 and will continue to dominate the traditional Pay-TV services, especially in developed markets. The global OTT video market is set to grow at CAGR 10% to generate $51.4 billion in 2022. In North America and European countries, pay-TV …

44 million LATAM consumers watch OTT 12 April 2018

According to reports, seven in ten homes in Latin America consume OTT content over popular video streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Movistar Play, Baby TV, Claro Video etc. Netflix leads the list average consumers spending 9 hours of SVOD content from the US streaming giant. Netflix is used by 48% of OTT …

Television Broadcasts (TVB) aims an OTT expansion in Southeast Asia 21 March 2018

Television Broadcasts (TVB), leading free to air broadcaster of Hong Kong is all set to make a mark in the overseas (over-the-top) OTT video sector. TVB is planning to launch a new platform in Thailand and strengthen building plans with Telco and hardware manufacturers. Also, TVB is joining hands with MVTV in Thailand to come …

Lionsgate and Amazon Channels to continue collaboration 12 February 2018

Lionsgate and Amazon Channels have renewed their content distribution agreement which means the latter will continue to offer the former’s over-the-top video platforms which include Pantaya, Keven Hart’s Laugh Out Loud! Pop, Tribeca Shortlist, and Starz. Amazon channels which are a collection of third-party OTT video services, which Amazon Prime members can subscribe to with …

OTT video delivery trending hot in the MENA region 11 January 2018

According to reports, OTT content will generate revenue worth of $1.75 billion by 2022, four times the number recorded in 2018. This number is not surprising as OTT content has been gaining popularity across the globe, thanks to the cheaper subscription price and a growing demand for the high-resolution content. While there is a rise …

Netflix still has a long way to go in India 04 January 2018

According to a report by Hong Kong-based firm Counterpoint, Netflix although has a blazing start in India, is yet to make a mark in the Indian digital industry. As per the report, Netflix currently lies at the fifth spot well behind the established players such as Star TV backed Hotstar and Viacom’s Voot. The fourth …

Over the Top Video Services Market Forecast – Europe 13 September 2017

According to a study by Research and Markets, there is widespread growth of Over the Top (OTT) video services including video on demand as a popular option for entertainment. The study aims at researching the key trends driving or holding back the growth of the OTT video market in Europe along with emphasis on different …

IPTV on the rise in Latin America 18 July 2017

FTTH connections in LATAM account for one in 10 internet homes thereby improving accessibility to (over-the-top) OTT video platforms and IPTV. Fixed broadband connections reached 68.11 million by end of Q1 2017 according to research by Dataxis which is a 5.9% year-on-year increase. 35.8% of households were found to have High-speed connections. DSL accounted for …

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