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Disney launches a new Unified TV Everywhere app

  Disney has launched a new app called DisneyNOW which is a merger of three Disney channel branded “watch” apps. The new TV Everywhere app has clubbed Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior app, as well as access to Radio Disney. The app is available on iOS, tvOS (Apple TV), Android/Kindle devices, Roku players, …

Hulu becomes first streaming service to win an Emmy in the Outstanding Drama Series category

Hulu created a record of sorts by becoming the first OTT streaming service to garner a Primetime Emmy award in the Best Series category for it’s series “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Additionally, its lead actress Elisabeth Moss won her first Emmy for her standout role as Offred in “the Handmaid’s tale”.

HOOQ now available to CAST subscribers in Singapore

HOOQ which is a video streaming service is now available for Singtel’s over the top (OTT) platform, CAST in Singapore. Asian content as well as films and TV series from US studios namely Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Disney, Dreamworks and Lionsgate will be featured on the platform. A 3 month trial on HOOQ is being …

Sky TV to launch OTT Service

Sky TV will soon launch its online video service in Spain. It has already started a Spanish-language website and social media presence on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. After this launch, Spain is expected to become one of the most competitive streaming and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) markets in Europe.

Mobile OTT platform launched by Globo

A free Over the Top (OTT) service aimed at mobile devices and short-video content has been introduced by Globo for adventure and sports network Canal OFF. This platform is in addition to Canal OFF Play and Globosat Play which is Globo’s main OTT service that streams Canal OFF’s live and selected Video on Demand (VOD …

iflix launched in Nigeria

Iflix which is a new online subscription service that lets subscribers access a ton of movies and TV shows worldwide at an affordable monthly subscription cost is launching in Nigeria. Subscribers can stream on upto 5 devices at a time on the platform. The aim is to position iflix as the leader in the video …

Netflix’s growth over the past 20 years

Netflix started as an online DVD rental service in 1997 , later it switched to a subscription model and in 2007 revamped itself as a streaming service with 7.48 million subscribers. As per a report from Statista that number has grown to 104 million global subscribers in Q2 of 2017. It has been the reason …

YouTube makes improvements in its desktop and mobile interface

YouTube has made significant improvements to its online video platform interface. The enhanced apps and services are meant to bring the viewers closer to content and creators. Navigation tabs are now at the bottom of the app so they are closer to viewer’s thumbs. Some other new features included are the Library and Account tabs …

Most millennials spend a little more than $10 on streaming

As per a new survey from Morning Consult, OTT streaming services proliferation may be burdening young audiences. Some findings from the survey were: 57% of 18-29 year olds felt that there were too many streaming services. 42% felt that they were paying too much for them. 26% were’nt spending money at all on streaming services …

YouTube SVOD service running into losses

As per nScreenMedia analyst Colin Dixon, YouTube TV, it’s (Subscription Video on Demand) SVOD service, is losing quite a bit of money. The way Dixon conducted his analysis was, he first priced 48 channels in YouTube TV’s basic tier based on SNL Kagan 2014 data. Then he settled on 35% premium to reflect average current-day …

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