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Unisphere Research reveals a mixed assessment of VR video 22 June 2016

A Unisphere Research study commissioned by Level 3 Communications shows a marked uptick in interest in virtual reality video delivery. The study, titled “The OTT-Video Services Market: Today’s Trends and What Is Next for 4K, HDR, HFR, and VR,” is based on a survey conducted in partnership with Streaming Media magazine. In all, 628 people from media and …

Research finds 23% millennials are OTT-only broadband homes 16 June 2016

Parks Associates research finds that 23 per cent of millennial heads of household are OTT-only households, higher than the national average of 15 per cent among all US broadband households. The firm’s analysts also note that 61 per cent of millennials subscribe to both pay-TV and OTT services, also higher than the national average of …

With OTT to stay for a long haul, OTT companies embrace VR 16 June 2016

According to a new global study, virtual reality will play a decisive role in the future of OTT video, with a majority of OTT companies agreeing that the technology is here to stay. Level 3 Communications commissioned the study, titled The OTT-Video Services Market: Today’s Trends and What Is Next for 4K, HDR, HFR and …

Ghana not considering a ban on OTT video services 20 May 2016

According to Ghana’s Minister of Communications, Dr Edward Omane Boamah, countering pressures of regulations on OTT from other players, “We believe that as a merging trend, the regulator, together with operators and consumers, should find a middle ground which befits our peculiar situation. To this end we wish to reiterate that we recognise the media …

Middle East and Africa a hot market for SVOD 11 May 2016

According to the latest Digital TV Research forecast, the SVOD market in the Middle East and Africa is expected to grow ten times by 2021, from $124M in 2015 to $257M. Turkey is expected to maintain the top slot. From 2.79M homes this year, the number will rise to 19.59M across the region in the next …

Premium OTT market in Asia Pacific expected to boom 05 May 2016

According to a research conducted by MTM, the Asia Pacific premium OTT video services market is expected to grow strongly in the coming 3 years. It is expected to rise to $230M in 2019 from $85M in 2015 in Australia. For Indonesia, it is expected to grow from $7M to $40M in the same time …

OTT video services on demand at NAB 2016 21 April 2016

OTT is hot at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. Not surprising that both consumers and providers are equally enthusiastic about OTT video services. Early this week, Amazon announced a stand alone video streaming service to take on Netflix and Hulu. Also membership on Prime now has a monthly option of $8.99 instead of …

OTT video services most preferred, but cable most used 14 April 2016

OTT video services are highest on demand among all TV-viewing options in the US. From the 1236 US TV viewers surveyed, around 50% have expressed interest in cord cutting. Netflix and Hulu have received a high favorability rating of 52%. And 44% for over the air broadcasting, with a little over 30% for satellite and …

OTT in Europe fast catching up to North American numbers 30 March 2016

OTT is growing in the European continent. Around 55% of UK broadband households use an OTT video streaming service. In France, the same is 51%. But only 30% in UK and 17% in France pay for a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service like Netflix. The numbers are highest in North America. Around 70% of …

Netflix : Can The Streaming Major Change The OTT Game In India? 12 February 2016

In the beginning of January, the news of Netflix launching its operations in India has hogged on some serious limelight. This launch is part of a global announcement that saw Netflix being simultaneously launched in over 130 countries. However, its India launch got a lot of dynamics and pundits worked up. Netflix : The Story …

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