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Live TV Support for Over-The-Air channels to be introduced by Plex

A live television feature is being integrated into Plex’s video streaming and media application for iOS and Android TV. This will enable Plex’s subscribers to stream live TV on their smart devices wherever they are based. Live TV is supported only under the Plex Pass subscription tier that starts at $4.99/month. For using Plex Live …

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Global broadband speeds go up by 15%, beneficial for video streaming providers

Global average broadband speeds have seen an unprecedented 15% rise in the past year which is great for OTT and IPTV providers. Broadband connections now have an average speed of 7.2Mbps. In 96 of the 149 countries/regions that Akamai tracks, a speed increase was noticed. South Korea with an average of 28.6Mbps held the top …

CCMA plans public OTT in Catalan-speaking territories

Catalonia’s public broadcaster (CCMA), has suggested creation of a public (over-the-top) OTT Platform which is fed with content from the three main Catalan-speaking territories. Brauli Duart, President of CCMA plans to create a consortium with the CVMC, the public broadcaster of Valencia region and IB3, the corporation of the Balearic Islands. The main goal would …

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IPTV platform launched in Ghana by ABS Broadcast and ZipTV

Downlinking and turnaround services are being offered to Ghana’s premium IPTV platform Ziptv by ABS Broadcast. Ziptv which is an OTT platform is part of Broadband Home Ltd which is Ghana’s first broadband wireless access (BWA) provider. Ziptv IPTV streaming platform offers linear television, transactional VOD, subscription VOD and set-top box (STB) entertainment packages. A …

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Twitter and BBC collaborate to offer live video

Twitter announced a live video streaming partnership with BBC which will bring live video and breaking news from the BBC’s U.K election coverage to Twitter’s network. The deal specifically includes five BBC election specials that involve debates and election night results. The BBC video coverage will be available in the Twitter application on both mobile …

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Verizon to introduce a new TV streaming service

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, recently confirmed that the company plans to launch an over-the-top TV streaming service later this year, possibly in July. Unlike its somewhat unpopular go90 streaming service that houses original content, Verizon’s upcoming service plans to offer viewers video streaming services with content like what’s offered a traditional cable package. Using content …

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What is IPTV? How does IPTV work?

When we talk about online streaming, there are many terms we come across, IPTV being one of them. We are experiencing a paradigm shift from traditional modes of broadcasting like cable or satellite TV towards internet based streaming and, IPTV as a system has a major role to play in this transitional phase. Customers essentially …

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For watching live TV, subscribers might need a TV license

Subscription to live TV streaming services in the UK might require to be covered by a TV license. If subscribers watch or record live TV, either through a TV or live online, then a TV license will be required. For streaming BBC programmes on iPlayer, too, a license will be needed. A large section of …

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Microsoft’s beam will now be called Mixer

Microsoft’s live streaming service formerly known as Beam will now be known as Mixer. Mixer is like a Twitch and YouTube Gaming’s competitor. Known for its low-latency videos, the new name Mixer is part of the larger, site-wide rebranding. The name Mixer was chosen as it better represented the service and instantly connects with the …

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Demand for long and short-form content drives VOD growth to $77bn by 2024

According to Ameri Research, superb demand for programming in various forms and lengths is going to be a big contributor driving video-on-demand (VOD) market growth making the market worth to be $77.7 billion over the next seven years. Worldwide media consumption occurring in digital formats has had a snowballing effect on the number of digital …

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