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Kwesé introduces Roku box with Netflix

African streaming video service Kwesé has introduced a Roku-powered set-top box – called Kwesé Play with an exclusive collaboration with Netflix for its hardware. It’s a video on demand service that has launched a satellite broadcast service and browser and smartphone apps. It is expected to launch in South Africa first and will be priced …

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The Africa Channel to launch video streaming service

In the internet subscription-video segment, The Africa Channel is making its debut as it prepares to launch its new streaming video service, Demand Africa. Demand Africa will stream more than 300 hours of original and acquired lifestyle content It also plans to add several hours of TV series and movies by the end of first …

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Video Streaming buffering might be prevented by Artificial Intelligence

According to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Artificial Intelligence could be the answer to reducing headaches for viewers and video streaming services. Video buffering and pixelation continues to be problematic for those who rely a ton on video streaming services for catching up on the newest movies and the latest TV shows. Buffering and pixelation can …

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Apple TV includes Bounce’s Brown Sugar Streaming Service

Bounce has introduced its Subscription Video Streaming Service on Apple TV’s 4th-generation media hub that includes a large collection of movies and TV shows that either include in the starcast or are created by African-Americans. It is available via Android and iOS devices that include support for Amazon’s Fire TV and Chromecast support. It seems …

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Income from Netflix and other internet services to be taxed as Uruguayan income

The government of Uruguay has introduced a change in its Accountability bill which would result in Netflix, Spotify and other companies offering services via the internet to pay taxes. The bill states that income that comes either partially or fully from abroad will be considered 100% sourced from Uruguay. In this manner, income generated from …

Downloadable video apps have great growth potential

A great buzz has been created in the SVOD industry segment due to Amazon, Netflix and Comcast’s efforts to offer consumers downloadable video. However analysts and video vendors remain skeptical on the extent of its potential expansion. Netflix announced in November that it would offer download-to-go (D2G) video service feature soon after Amazon introduced this …

HBO To Optimize Video Streaming Quality With Conviva Partnership

HBO has turned some of its attention to optimizing its video streaming service. The cable television network will improve the quality of HBO Now thanks to technology from video analytics and optimization company Conviva. HBO will work with Conviva’s optimization technology and experience management platform to gather data on how well (or not) HBO Now’s …

Pay-TV Subs More Like To Add SVOD Than Cord Nevers

With 55% of consumers not yet indicating near-term spending on new video streaming services, it’s expeceted there to be a continued growing opportunity for ad-supported video offerings, in addition to the opportunity for paid services.

81% US Households Access Internet From Home Broadband Now

Dovetailing with a trend to online video streaming services, a full 81% of US households get a broadband Internet service at home, an increase from 26% in 2005. According to consumer research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG), 13% of households get a broadband Internet service while not subscribing to a pay-TV service. Broadband now accounts for …

TV Viewing Is Reaching Back To Where It All Began : Living Room

The idea behind TV Everywhere, a five-year-old initiative by broadcasters, cable networks, and cable providers, was to let subscribers watch shows anywhere–on their phones, tablets, or computers. But increasingly, people who use TV Everywhere are opting to watch shows and movies back on the TV in their living rooms–you know, the screen where it all …

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