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Android, Apple TV support to be added to Plex Live TV 07 August 2017

Plex’s new live TV feature is now offered on Apple TV and Android platforms. It already offers support on the iOS, Android TV and the Plex web app platforms. Also Apple TV will now be able to use Plex live TV. Also Android users will get access to live TV and DVR. Plex is adding …

Over-the-top (OTT) devices market leaders amongst digital platforms 04 August 2017

Over-the-top (OTT) devices have raced ahead leaving desktop behind as the leading digital platform for premium video ad views in Q1 of 2017 in the US as per online ad technology firm FreeWheel. As per “The Power of OTT: Audiences & Engagement report, OTT lets marketers to target viewers that are harder to find on …

OTT TV and Video Forecasts in MENA 28 July 2017

Middle East and North Africa OTT TV episodes and movies are expected to generate revenues of $1.75 billion by 2022 which will more than quadrupled the $428 million recorded in 2016. OTT TV & Video Forecasts report reports that SVOD revenues are set to hit $1.23 billion by 2022 which accounts for 70% of the …

Subscribers from mobile drives growth for Netflix 27 July 2017

Netflix added 5.2 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2017 reaching 100 million subscribers and some of that gain can be attributed to mobile. In the second quarter of 2017, 5.2 million subscribers were added reaching a total of 100 million subscribers for the first time. As per app measurement company App Annie it’s …

Generation Z, millennials in the US increasingly use Subscription Video-On-Demand 20 July 2017

As per the 2017 Nielsen Total Audience Report, millennials who were at the beginning stages of their careers were found to have the lowest household incomes and were more likely to live in urban areas on rent hence were more likely to have access to multimedia devices like Apple TV and Chromecast and Subscription Video-on-demand …

Subscription video-on-demand on the rise in MENA 19 July 2017

According to Digital TV Research, revenues from Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is estimated to reach US$ 1.23 billion by 2022 which is up from almost  US$1 billion in 2016. It also estimates that 17.27 million homes will have SVOD by 2022. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Icflix, Starz Play, …

Online Video growth on the rise – Barclays 18 July 2017

According to Wall Street research firm Barclays, online video is set to grow partly due to a growing number of OTT viewers being above the age of 50. A report by U.S Energy Information Administration pointed to the fact that there has been a decline in the number of households with one or two TVs …

Apple’s iTunes losing out to Comcast, Amazon and other such services 17 July 2017

According to the Wall Street Journal that cited data from various source, over the last five years, Apple’s iTunes store sales for movie and TV show rentals has steadily declined and the U.S market share has fallen from over 50% in 2012 to somewhere between 20%-30% today. Amazon’s market share from video transactional services has …

Flow to possibly integrate multiple OTTs into a single platform 13 July 2017

Flow’s main features and the possibility of integrating OTT services were points highlighted by Gonzalo Hita, COO of Cablevisión, Argentina’s largest pay TV operator. He also mentioned how Flow is intending to integrate OTTs following the example of the successful launch of HBO GO as a standalone service. There is the possibility of adding OTT …

5 benefits of Video on Demand over Traditional TV 11 July 2017

Are you old enough to recall those days when you had to adjust your schedule around your favorite TV programs and movies? Or those times when you had to rent out a movie VCR from the local video store and had to make a mental note to return it on the due date failing which …

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