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WarnerMedia looking to launch 3-Tier OTT Platform in late 2019

WarnerMedia has kept the media industry abuzz ever since it announced to come up with an SVOD platform. The media giant recently shared its plan of launching a three-tiered streaming platform that is set to see the daylight in late 2019. Speaking at an AT&T analyst conference, John Stankey, head of AT&T’s WarnerMedia unit said …

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Turner’s SVOD service FilmStruck to go international

Turner International’s Digital Ventures and Innovation (DV&I) Group and Warner Bros. have inked a deal to roll out the former’s US subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service internationally. FilmStruck, the online streaming service of Turner will be streamed across multiple territories in the next two years. While the online video service will debut in the UK with …

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Piracy on the rise with the ongoing transition to OTT Services

As per Time Warner’s quarterly earnings report in early May, investors took a blow with a 2% drop in TV network ad sales for Time Warner’s Turner division and video head counts from multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) during Q1. Phenomena like these are connected to the paradigm shift from traditional pay TV to over-the-top …

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Young viewers are being lured back to TV by networks

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 …

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Times Warner moves towards Video On- Demand , Jeff Bewkes- CEO

Growth in internet and broadband penetration and the ease of availability of various OTT and VOD services, have given a typical viewer more option today than ever before. According to Bewkes, the classic film streaming service FilmStruck that launched last fall is a great example of how the Company is making its way into the …

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Time Warner’s perspective on Premium Video on-demand

There has been rising speculation that Time Warner’s (TWX) Warner Bros and other large movie studios are planning for releasing movies for home viewing in as less a duration as 45 days after their release in theatres. A Wall Street Journal report from March 2017 suggests that movies becoming available on premium VOD (video-on-demand) services …

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Turner, Warner Bros launch Kids SVOD – Boomerang

Time Warner subsidiary Warner Bros. and a new co-venture from Turner launches a new children’s cartoon hub SVOD service – Boomerang. The new OTT platform will be well-stocked with cartoons from the Warner Bros. catalog and will be available to subscribers at $4.99 per month. The service will feature classic shows like The Flintstones and The Jetsons and …

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HBO Now Passes 2 Million US Subs

HBO has reportedly passed over 2 million household subscribers for its over the top service HBO Now in the US. According to the parent company Time Warner, “HBO is just as focused on reaching consumers abroad, with over-the-top lunches in Spain, Brazil and Argentina in 2016″. The partnership with Amazon has given a huge space for …

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AT&T launches three new video streaming services

AT&T has made watching movies and series more fun for OTT users by launching three different video streaming platforms consecutively. The three platforms DIRECTV NOW, FreeVIEW and Fullscreen are rule free and provide more choices and flexibility to the users and come with multi-platform capabilities. These launches also mean improved price packages for DirectTV Now subscribers. The new …

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AT&T Acquires Time Warner for $86 Billion

Here comes the biggest deal of this time. AT&T has bought the entertainment giant Time Warner in a deal $86BN. In the terms of takeover, Time Warner shareholders will receive $107.50 per share including Time Warner’s net debt. The companies are currently determining which licences subject to rule by US regulator the FCC will transfer to AT&T in …

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