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Market for Global IPTV to triple in value by 2020 26 May 2017

The augment of IPTV’s share of the global pay TV market according to various forecasts as revealed by Transparency Market Research, predicts a growth in worldwide revenues generated by the sector between now and 2020. The firm’s latest forecast ‘IPTV Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2020’ suggests …

Demand for long and short-form content drives VOD growth to $77bn by 2024 26 May 2017

According to Ameri Research, superb demand for programming in various forms and lengths is going to be a big contributor driving video-on-demand (VOD) market growth making the market worth to be $77.7 billion over the next seven years. Worldwide media consumption occurring in digital formats has had a snowballing effect on the number of digital …

Canada’s Bell becomes the latest telecom to move towards OTT 19 May 2017

The latest from North American telecom: Canada’s Bell, is that it will deliver an over-the-top (OTT) video service with an app-based mobile platform from $14.95 a month and will include 30 channels plus all major Canadian and U.S broadcast network’s video content. iOS and Android mobile devices as well as fourth-generation Apple TV devices, Fibe …

VOD regulation debate ongoing in Brazil 19 May 2017

Recommendations on a national video-on-demand (VOD) regulation that would affect every over-the-top (OTT) player delivering video in the country have been announced by Ancine (Brazilian audiovisual agency). This regulation will affect every OTT player providing video in Brazil. It comes in line with former statements from Ancine which proposes a VOD law for systems and …

Mobile Video Traffic in North America is set to Surge 14 November 2016

According to a recent study by iGR, the amount of mobile video passing through a mobile network is set to surge in North America as consumers watch more streaming videos and adopt over the top services. The traffic is inclusive of TV services as well as social media videos. The study also stated that the increasing …

Star Media is all set to launch first homegrown Asian-exclusive OTT platform 11 November 2016

STAR Media Group is all set to launch its first home grown over-the-top (OTT) service called Dimsum this week. The company will offer subscription video on demand services from their curated library of the best Asian content, sourced from all over the region. The content will mainly be drama series from Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, …

HBO to reach Spain with Over-the-Top 20 October 2016

HBO will launch its stand alone OTT service in Spain along with Pablo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope, within  the next few weeks. After expanding to the Nordic countries in 2012, HBO has been planning this move from a year long and finally reaches Spain sometime in November with an intention to test the European market. The service …

Turner to launch a new SVOD service – FilmStruck 07 October 2016

Turner is all set to launch its first ever over-the-top subscription video streaming service this fall. The service will be called FilmStruck and will feature 1,000-Plus Titles. The titles collection for the new service will majorly include art-house and indie, being developed and managed by  Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection. Turner is yet to decide on …

US OTT is worth $25 billion in 2016 22 September 2016

According to a recent research by the Boston Consulting Group, the over-the-top video streaming services are expected to grow by $25 billion in annual revenues in 2016. Though this accounts to just 5% of the total global industry, OTT is growing at 20% annually, winning over traditional TV. The research said, the impact of OTT purely depends …

What is OTT? 14 September 2016

From 1% in 1995 to 40% of the world’s population using internet today, number of people consuming entertainment video content over internet has increased dramatically. A lot has changed in the way people watch TV today, thanks to the OTT ecosystem. More than 50% of world’s population is streaming their favorite live sports, subscribing to …

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