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Young viewers are being lured back to TV by networks 03 July 2017

Streaming full episodes of new shows online or on apps before they are aired on TV is the step Discovery Communications and Time Warner’s Turner are taking to attract younger viewers. CBS Corp’s Showtime which is one of the premium channels has been doing this for years to attract new subscribers. However, cable networks have …

Netflix subscriber base to grow to 128MN subscribers over next five years 06 June 2017

According to forecasts by Digital TV Research Netflix will have 128 million subscribers by 2022 which will be up 44% from 89 million at the end of 2016. Non- US subscribers that are estimated to outgrow the core American audience by early 2018. Netflix, the SVOD leader has grown to 130 more countries in January …

Youtube channels required to be ad-friendly 06 June 2017

Youtube has set updated guidelines on keeping their channels advertiser-friendly. Ever since the Times of London reported that hate site videos had video ads from top brands playing alongside, the top concern has been brand safety. Hateful content (inappropriate use of family characters and demeaning language) should not be included if ads are to be …

Live TV Support for Over-The-Air channels to be introduced by Plex 05 June 2017

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 …

Global broadband speeds go up by 15%, beneficial for video streaming providers 02 June 2017

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 31 May 2017

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 …

IPTV platform launched in Ghana by ABS Broadcast and ZipTV 31 May 2017

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 …

Twitter and BBC collaborate to offer live video 31 May 2017

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 …

Verizon to introduce a new TV streaming service 30 May 2017

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 …

What is IPTV? How does IPTV work? 29 May 2017

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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