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Trickbox TV expands into the live streaming market

In a move to expand into the live streaming market, broadcast and production services provider Trickbox TV is all set to acquire streaming and IT services company Echo Eight. Echo Eight provides streaming services to broadcast, production, digital agency and streaming companies. James O’Farrell, Head of Live Video, Trickbox TV quoted, “I’m really excited to …

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Amazon, Twitter and YouTube at loggerheads for NFL Live Streaming Rights

Its wartime in the live streaming industry as Amazon, YouTube, and Twitter are fighting it out for NFL Live streaming rights. It was expected considering the TV viewing figures are hitting new lows everyday and major technological platforms are enthusiastic over streaming of live sports. The tech-biggies are set to bid millions of dollars for …

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Hulu assures immersive viewing experience of Winter Olympics with 60fps live streaming

Streaming giant, Hulu has started streaming with 60 frames per second (fps) that is ideal for sports and action-packed events. 60fps streams are available for a subset of Hulu’s live streaming TV networks as well as devices as part of a phased roll-out. Hulu was widely criticized recently because of the premature ending of the …

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Live Stream growing as big as VOD

“Live streaming” as a format has been a growing favorite over the last few years. Consumers are preferring live content to on-demand content of late. Everyone wants to see what’s happening live. The revolution began with user-generated live content and with Snapchat stories being the pioneer. Earlier over-the-top (OTT) live content was limited to sports …

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Twitter and Fox collaborate to distribute live streaming content

Twitter Inc. and Twenty First Century Fox Inc.’s Fox Sports have joined hands to stream a live show on the FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia later this year. The tournament will be streamed from Moscow’s Red Square on each match day and provide previews, recaps, and near real-time video highlights for each …

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Live video streaming not as preferred as VOD

A study by Market Strategies International reveals that only 11% of all streamers pay for live-streaming TV platforms. This indicates that consumers seem more comfortable to opt for video-on-demand (VOD) streaming, but not so much for live video-streaming platforms. Research shows that except sports and news, live content is currently not in very high demand. …

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Philo: The New Live-streaming TV service

A new live streaming TV service called Philo has been launched and has been turning a few heads. Philo has a unique proposition with no sports and news content but is heavy on arts, home, and lifestyle channels. The service is a 35-channel package and costs only $16 per month. While most cable TV operators …

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Formula1 to launch OTT service for live online coverage

Formula1 just revealed plans to launch an OTT service to cover the 2018 edition of Grand Prix. The new management of F1, Liberty Media seems keen to exploit digital opportunities, with a live streaming service from races set to be rolled out for the start of next season. Sean Bratches, the commercial chief of F1 …

Facebook pumps up live streaming

Facebook is actively adding features to Facebook Live to make it competitive with industry leader, Periscope. Live video, after a dull start, has become a rage today, with Snapchat and Meerkat adding to the competition. Facebook is pushing publishers to produce live videos, even is offering to pay for producing live video content. Reports say …

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