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For watching live TV, subscribers might need a TV license 29 May 2017

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 …

Microsoft’s beam will now be called Mixer 29 May 2017

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 …

Demand for long and short-form content drives VOD growth to $77bn by 2024 26 May 2017

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 …

Subscription Service, PokerGO, launches as an OTT service 26 May 2017

PokerGO was launched by Poker Central, an OTT based subscription service. Poker Central’s new subscription service is priced at $99 per year or $10 per month and includes a mix of live events like Super High Roller Bowl and exclusive coverage of Poker and includes a mix of live events, including Super High Roller Bowl …

Limelight eager to get its share of traffic in multi-CDN market 25 May 2017

Various CDN providers are used by OTT Platform providers as a way to improve global latency and service up-time. Video providers will allocate certain amounts of traffic to each CDN player in a multi-CDN approach. Rest of the traffic will be based on real-time performance which means the best performing CDN gets more traffic compared …

Spending rising sharply for OTT ad Revenues 25 May 2017

The traditional TV market is being outgrown by new advertising-supported OTT TV digital platforms. According to a new survey conducted by Tru Optik, the audience measurement and data management company focused on OTT, 62% of media-buying executives believe OTT ad spending will increase, 38% feel it will stay the same. Advertising revenue through premium TV …

Malaysian OTT Service tonton to be offered by Singtel 25 May 2017

One of Malaysia’s top streaming services: Media Prima’s tonton, will be provided by Singtel on its video streaming app CAST. CAST’s Aneka Plus pack will include the OTT service. Available exclusively outside Malaysia for the first time, tonton on CAST will offer more than 23,000 hours of specially curated Malay entertainment including programs from TV3, …

Insight TV wins IPTV Ultra HD distribution deal with Siminn in Iceland 24 May 2017

Insight TV which is a 4K adventure travel and extreme sports producer and broadcaster has garnered a major distribution deal with Reykjavik-based telco Siminn. Insight TV’s linear 4KTV channel has been introduced on UHD IPTV service. Siminn Sjónvarp provides Icelandic subscribers with hundreds of hours of content. Iceland has the largest IPTV penetration rate in …

Dish App Streams Live TV, VOD to Amazon’s Fire TV 24 May 2017

Dish Network has introduced an authenticated app for Amazon Fire TV platform that offers viewers access to both live and on-demand video. It has already integrated its pay TV service with Amazon’s voice-driven Alexa platform. The new Dish Anywhere app for Fire TV boxes, Fire TV streaming sticks, enables Hopper customers to watch their live …

Hulu adds new features 24 May 2017

Hulu is including some new features shortly after it launched a new experience alongside the beta launch of a live TV streaming service that includes a cloud DVR component. Related: Hulu Launches Live TV Beta New features and improvements will be introduced on a semi-regular basis. According to VP of product Richard Irving, some of …

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