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Netflix available on Sky after much speculation

Video streaming giant Netflix finally debuts on Sky as a direct link six months after its partnership with the satellite TV operator. The OTT platform will be available to Q bundle. Sky’s most expensive package for an extra £10 monthly as part of Sky’s “Ultimate On Demand” add-on feature. Existing subscribers of Netflix will only …

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OTT subscribers tally to touch 400 million in 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 …

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Movie Theatre vs OTT: The Curious Case of SVOD Originals

Last year, when Netflix was participating in Cannes Film Festival with its action-adventure film Okja which got 4-minutes of standing ovation after the screening, little did it know that it will be ruled out of the film festival the next year. The Cannes officials were pretty clear in their stand which reads “Any film that …

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Fox+ to debut in Brazil

Following the successful debut in Mexico, Fox+ is all set to debut in Brazil which will include all basic and premium content from a portfolio of 11 Fox channels. The bouquet will also have live sports events which are a first time in the Portuguese-speaking market. Currently, there are 15.2 million pay-TV households in Brazil …

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Digital pay-TV subscriber base reaches 1 billion

According to reports, China’s IPTV market has propelled digital pay-TV subscriber base in the Asia-Pacific region. The growth is certainly substantial although (video-on-demand) VOD platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video had three times the number of subscriptions than pay-TV services. The report also revealed that western Europe added eight OTT subscriptions for …

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Netflix and Prime Video driven pay streaming expected to reach 450 million by 2022

According to Home Video and OTT Video Forecast, Global Report, online video platform giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video. Hulu, Hotstar, iflix etc. are driving the paid-for streaming market to 450 million by 2022. The number of homes paying for subscriptions to streaming video services has surpassed 250 million marks and by 2018 end, …

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Sky extends partnership with Viacom in Spain

Sky’s Spanish online pay-TV service has extended its partnership with Viacom by adding MTV Espana HD to its content catalog. Despite addition, the monthly subscription price has remained unchanged. When the live streaming and (video-on-demand) VOD service launched last September, it already had two signals produced by Viacom International Media Networks, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon, …

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4K streaming, Augmented Reality, and other OTT trends in 2018

The year 2017 bade adieu in style with the sensational $52 billion acquisition of Fox by Disney. While the entertainment industry is yet to get past the historical event, 2018 has come up with more promises, bigger expectations and not certainly devoid of risks. The risk in terms of saturation, disinvestments by tiny players,  merger …

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Deutsche Telekom signs deal with Netflix

Pay TV operator Deutsche Telekom has signed a deal with Netflix for content carriage. The company is one of the largest pay-TV operators in Europe, with around 7.3 million customers, with 3.0 million in Germany and another 4.2 million outside of it. Earlier, the company had signed a deal with Netflix for distribution in Germany. …

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Content on DirecTV now in sync with consumer preferences

TiVo released its Q2 2017 Online Video and Pay TV Trends study. According to the study, virtual MVPDs are delivering skinny TV channel bundles and it appears to be the most aligned to the kind of mix that consumers want. OTT TV providers such as YouTube TV, Hulu, Sling TV and DirecTV Now were analyzed …

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