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CBS All Access available on Android TV in Canada

CBS All Access, debuts on Google’s smart TV platform Android TV and all Sony Android TVs in Canada. The OTT platform which was launched in Canada last April has 7500 commercial-free on-demand content and also live stream CBSN, CBS News 24/7 streaming news service. Rob Gelick, Executive Vice President, and General Manager, CBS Entertainment Digital, …

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Netflix and Amazon Prime yet to leave a mark in India

According to reports, streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime who are making waves across the globe are yet to leave a solid mark on the world’s second-largest market, India. India has emerged as the second-largest internet market in recent years and holds significant importance for OTT leaders, Research says. Despite creating buzz about their respective …

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iflix wins Best OTT Video Service at Telecom Asia Awards

iflix, Malaysia based OTT platform bagged the Best OTT Video Service at the 21st Annual Telecom Asia Awards. Asia’s longest running and most prestigious telecom industry awards was themed “Getting real with digital”. The award show honor service providers and operators in Asia who propose new and innovative business models. iflix is available to over …

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Ebony launches new VOD service in Africa

African Global Black Entertainment & Lifestyle network provider, EbonyLife TV is going to launch digital VOD service, EbonyLife ON. In alliance with StarTimes, EbonyLife TV is aiming to deliver premium, homegrown content to a larger audience across Africa. Mo Abudu,  EbonyLife TV, CEO quoted, “This is an exciting time for us. StarTimes is a force …

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SVOD gains popularity in Sub Saharan Africa

According to research, SVOD revenue in Sub Saharan Africa is expected to reach a whopping US$775 million by 2023. However, the forecast is still considered low due to the lower subscription fee charged by a few OTT platforms. Among the countries, South Africa (3.37 million) and Nigeria (2.61 million) combinely form 60% of the region’s …

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Instagram launches online video streaming platform

Instagram is introducing its online video streaming platform, IGTV. The new video streaming platform will give viewers access to longer user-generated videos. With the launch of its online video platform, Instagram is all set to take on platforms such as YouTube, Snapchat discover, and Twitch. Kevin Systrom, Chief Executive, Instagram was quoted, “Teens are now …

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Apple hints at own Video-on-Demand (VoD) service

Apple inches towards its own video-on-demand streaming service with a multi-year content deal with few Hollywood biggies who will steer the tech giant’s content library in the initial phase. Apple is aiming to counter SVOD spearheads Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos who are currently ruling the OTT industry. Apple’s much-touted VOD service will cater in …

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French broadcasters partner for a new OTT service

In an effort to fight off SVOD such as Netflix and Amazon, France major television groups have collaborated together to create a joint OTT platform, SALTO. France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 have struck a deal for a new OTT service which will deliver subscribers with special events, news, French and US series, documentaries and films …

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Atresmedia and Televisa team up to launch new SVOD service

Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia has signed a strategic partnership deal with Televisa to introduce a new SVOD service focused on Telenovelas. The new SVOD service, Novelas Nova will provide more than 5,000 hours of content. The service is expected to bring TV series content to its 3.2 million vast users. A source from the companies was …

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India to be among top 10 OTT video markets by 2022

According to PwC report, binge-watching to take India to top 10 OTT video markets in the world in four years. With major OTT players such as Netflix, Hotstar, and Amazon prime Video getting immense popularity in the Indian market, according to reports, the country’s SVOD market is growing at a CAGR of around 23%. Reed …

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