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PlayStation Vue increases it’s base subscription price to $40 14 July 2017

Sony has increased the base subscription price of PlayStation Vue to $40 a month. It has been marketing a $30-a-month as A “Slim” package in most parts of the world except in markets where the base tier was $40-a-month “Access” package. Sony claims to be a market leader in the area of broadcast-affiliate sign-ups with …

SonyLIV launches on Videocon d2h HD Smart Connect Set Top Boxes in India 04 April 2017

The Indian telecom operator Videocon d2h has inked a partnership deal with video streaming platform Sony LIV for it to be streamed onto their HD Smart Connect Set Top Boxes in India. SonyLIV content will be available on Videocon d2h set top boxes in different genres including TV shows, sports, music, among others. SonyLIV can …

Australian VR market set to Rise 23 February 2017

Sales of virtually reality (VR) headsets are off to a strong start in Australia having sold more than 200,000 units in 2016, according to a recent study by Telsyte. According to the AR & VR market study 2017, some 216,000 VR headsets sold in the calendar year 2016, with mobile VR taking up at some …

Sony Launches OTT Platform Crackle in Brazil 13 December 2016

Sony launches an independent video on demand service Crackle in Brazil in partnership with Brazil’s telco Oi. The new launch follows HBO Go, which was launched just two ago in Brazil. Crackle provides users with access to the library of Canal Sony and AXN programming. With this launch, Sony further plans to expand Crackle in Latin America as …

Nokia and Sony teaming up to bring 3D 360 immersive VR 16 November 2016

Nokia and Sony Pictures have recently teamed up on a multi-year agreement where Sony Pictures will use Nokia’s OZO hardware and software tools to explore the potential of Virtual Reality production and distribution. The OZO Player SDK will also be integrated into Sony Pictures Home Entertainment`s Privilege Plus app. Sony Pictures will also leverage OZO Live to …

HOOQ to expand its VOD service in Hyderabad region, India 16 September 2016

HOOQ, the video on demand platform announced on Wednesday its tie up with an Indian telco ACT Fibernet and the launch of its VOD service in the Hyderabad region in India. The company backed by Singtel, Sony, Warner Brothers puts a revenue sharing with ACT Fibernet and brigs its video on demand service to Indian audience …

YouTube Red quickly gains 3% viewers in Pay TV market 02 September 2016

A recent survey states that Google’s YouTube Red subscription VOD service is attracting 3% viewers in the Pay TV market, keeping ahead of other newly launched VOD platforms such as Dish Network, CBS and Sony. Netflix remains on top having captured 54% of viewers, up from 49% in the last year. Second comes Amazon Prime having …

Sony expands Live Streaming to PCs 01 September 2016

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is all set to expand its Ultra-branded 4K VOD service to connected PCs taking it beyond TV, starting early 2017. Sony is also planning to add an option to rent movies for up to 48 hours. The service will only support movie purchases for now, and has titles such as “Concussion”, “The Night Before”, …

Animax to launch VOD service in Germany 22 July 2016

Animax, the pay-TV channel for the fans of Japanese cartoon series (animes), has transformed itself into a video-on-demand (VOD) service in Germany on July 1, 2016. The offer operated by Sony Pictures Television Networks is initially available exclusively on the cable network of Vodafone as part of its Video streaming platform Select Video. Further distribution …

ZDF-Sony in talks to explore the VoD market 11 March 2015

ZDF Enterprises, the commercial subsidiary of German public broadcaster ZDF, and Sony Music Entertainment Germany have concluded an agreement for the marketing of music TV and video material on VoD basis. As part of the agreement, content from ZDF’s archives of various music programmes and shows such as “ZDF Hitparade”, “Disco”, “Wanna bet!?” and all …

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