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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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AMC network debuts in FuboTV

The base package of Fubo TV will soon to offer channels from AMC Network. Fubo will also allow its subscribers to add Sundance Now, and Shudder, two of AMC owned streaming services to their video package. While Fubo will add AMC, IFC, BBC America, Sundance, and We TV to its premier package, BBC World News …

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Popularity of streaming bundles rise as the subscriber base reach 5 million

The end of 2017 has brought some good news for the virtual MVPD industry as more than 5 million households subscribed to a virtual MVP service during this time with Sling TV leading the race with 2.3 million subscribers. DirecTV Now and PlayStation Vue with scored silver and bronze respectively with 1.2 million and 600,000 …

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T-Mobile-Layer3TV deal costs $325 million

Layer3TV, the Denver-based Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (MVPD) has officially become a part of T-Mobile as it got sold to the latter in $325 million. T-Mobile noted that the final value of the deal remains subject to customary working capital and other post-closing adjustments. T-Mobile which is planning to use the acquisition to underpin the …

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YouTube TV debuts on Roku devices

Interestingly, YouTube TV has finally launched on Roku and both the companies announced the news jointly. The announcement said YouTube TV will be available on “select Roku devices” in the 80 markets in which the service is distributed. As per a CNBC report, Google has registered around 300,000 users for its virtual MVPD services since …

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Sling TV rolls out Centroamérica package for Spanish content

Streaming service Sling TV has introduced the Centroamérica package to expand its content offering in Spanish-language. The service will include content from Central American countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, etc. Jose Romero, General Manager of Spanish-language marketing for Sling TV said, “Sling TV continues to lead the way in offering the …

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Mexicanal expands in US OTT market with Sling TV

Mexicanal has expanded its reach in the over-the-top market in the US through an agreement with Sling TV. The Mexican channel will now grow its distribution reach across the country with one of the leading live and on-demand streaming television services, Sling TV. Sling TV customers who subscribe to the Mexico package can access news, …

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Get all your facts about this sports-heavy streaming bundle-FuboTV

FuboTV has been building on a service to be at par with Dish’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now and Sony’s PlayStation Vue even though it doesn’t have the name or recognition of these streaming bundles. For the last couple of weeks, FuboTV has announced plans to add channels from CBS and Scripps Networks and has …

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Virtual Service Providers providing OTT content changing the US video landscape

According to market research firm Kagan, streamed bundles, online subscription services, self-aggregation and over-the-air delivery play extremely prominent roles in the US video landscape. Some stats from the research firm on the US video industry: Traditional multichannel subscriptions in the US are to fall to 82.3 million by 2021, a decline of 10.8 million in …

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Decline in US pay-TV subscriptions

A reduction of 802,000 subscriptions in the first quarter of 2017 has taken place due to an increasing number of subscribers moving away from traditional multi-channel avenues for VOD (video-on-demand) as cited by research firm Kagan. There has been 0.8% decline from a strong first three months of the year according to First Quarter US …

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