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Hooq’s subscriptions increased ten fold

Asia’s (Video-on-Demand) VOD service Hooq has undergone an increase of tenfold in its subscription. The growth is being attributed to the platform’s focus on offering more Hollywood content at separate price points. Hooq claims to be curating one of the largest repositories of Hollywood content, including movie and TV show titles from Sony and Warner …

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50% of US OTT homes subscribe to multiple services

Currently, more than half of American Over-the-Top (OTT) subscription households subscribe to multiple video streaming services. According to Parks Associates, this proportion was only 20% in 2014. The research claims that 81% of these multi-OTT homes use Netflix and any other additional service, or a combination of services such as Amazon or Hulu. Brett Sappington, …

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OTT subscriptions on the rise in Argentina

According to Internet y Consumo Audiovisual 2017 report by Carrier y Asociados, 66% of connected homes in Argentina watch OTT content, which is up from 51% a year ago. Consumers attribute this rise to content accessibility (full seasons on demand, and multiscreen) and affordability. 54% of OTT consumers stated that lower prices as compared to …

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Amazon moves towards UK live music streaming, launches with Blondie London’s gig

Amazon is making an entry into the live music streaming business in the UK by managing and promoting its own gigs starting with Blondie later this month. This is the their new business based on their music strategy expansion plans, called Prime Live Events wherein tickets for shows, gigs and events will be sold by …

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Netflix subscription may cost more in Australia

A monthly price increase may be in the pipeline for Australian users of Netflix. According to The Australian, they are considering a price increase for all subscription prices by a few dollars which might not be a big deal for some people however could make a great difference for others like students and other low …

Imira launches Xilam toons

  Spain’s Imira Entertainment has acquired rights to a combined 250 hours of animated programming from French toon studio Xilam Animation. Debuting at NATPE in Miami today are 26x30mins A Kind of Magic, 52x13mins Bali, 270x7mins Oggy & the Cockroaches (pictured) and 195x7mins The Daltons. Imira has Latin American and US Hispanic free TV and VOD rights to …

Shomi opens Notebook, Blacklist

Canadian subscription on-demand service Shomi has acquired NBC’s big hitter The Blacklist and Daniel Radcliffe-fronted miniseries The Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories. It has already acquired exclusive rights to The CW’s zombie teen drama iZombie and premium shows such as Power and Survivor’s Remorse from Starz and is co-producing a drama with rival SVOD service …

TVN and T-Mobile Polska to launch SVOD

Polish broadcast group TVN has partnered with telecoms provider T-Mobile Polska to jointly launch a new subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service for new and existing T-Mobile residential customers. The SVOD service will be called T-Mobile Zone and willlaunch “in the near future” as part of TVN’s existing video-on-demand Player service. T-Mobile Zone within Player will feature, for the …

Discovery founder preps factual SVOD service

Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks has launched a subscription-on-demand service for factual programming named Curiosity Stream. Curiosity Stream also represents the first SVOD service of its size to cater purely for factual viewers. Netflix has sizeable doc and factual catalogue already, however, and commissions original docs and exclusively prebuys other unscripted content. Stop earning in pennies …

BBC orders more Peaky Blinders, Netflix gets US rights

UK public broadcaster the BBC has ordered a third season of period gangster drama Peaky Blinders. Netflix, which has acquired the previous two seasons of the UK drama, will show it on its streaming service in the US. Along with Ripper Street, which is now co-financed by Amazon, the early pick-up for Peaky Blinders marks another …

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