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BT and UKTV announce new video on demand deal

UK telecom group, BT has announced a long term partnership with UKTV for enhancing catch-up VoD offering for its TV customers. UKTV has a vast portfolio of channels including Gold, W, Alibi, and Eden. with this deal, users can get access to UKTV’s pay channels on the BT TV service and more content will be …

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iKO Media Group launches new OTT platform

Global end-to-end service provider for broadcasters and content owners, iKO Media Group has launched its own over-the-top service, iKOFLiX. iKOFLix delivers services such as live streaming, video on demand storage and internet radio to worldwide clients. It allows clients to distribute audio, video and other media services to their customers via streaming media as a …

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Music streaming company iHeartMedia all set to acquire Stuff Media

Leading audio streaming company in America, iHeartMedia has signed a strategic deal to acquire Stuff Media, LLC, a leading publisher of entertaining and informative podcast content. With this deal, iHeartMedia can leverage Stuff Media’s original content, programming and experienced podcasting management team to further expand its podcasting platform, increase its position as commercial podcast publisher …

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HOOQ targets Indian territory, plans to double investment on online video content

Singapore based video-on-demand streaming service HOOQ is looking to double its India investments as it focuses primarily on English premium video content. The recent growth of Indian OTT video market has prompted many VOD platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime to invest on original content. According to research reports, India is expected to be among …

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OTT subscriptions go up annually in Australia

According to research reports, the Australian subscription on-demand market continues its upsurge. It has reached a strong base of 9.1 subscribers at the end of June 2018, with an increase of 54%. In the same period, SVOD revenues grew up to 90% for the Australian region. The report forecasts that Australians are expected to hold …

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Discovery moves closer to launch online streaming service

Global mass media and entertainment company, Discovery Communications is planning to launch its own streaming Platform to widen its consumer base. Following its acquisition of Sсripps Networks Interасtive in Mаrсh, Discovery is most likely to target the growing direct-to-consumer video subscription market. David Zaslav, CEO, Discovery quoted at an industry event, “The company is considering …

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Canal+ opts for thematic channels to push VOD offerings

Canal+, the French Pay TV operator is all set to launch two new video-on-demand (VoD) channels namely Ciné+ Horreur and Ciné+ Western. The idea is quite evident from the name itself. Canal+ is eyeing to boost its OTT business by offering thematic channels organized by genre and created by the Cine+ editorial team. The new …

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SVOD Platform DirecTV gains Subscriptions

Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service DirecTV Now has added 342,000 subscribers in the second quarter of 2018, increased from 152,000 subs added in the previous-year period. The streaming platform currently has more than 1.8 million subscribers as compared to less than 500,000 last year. Lower acquisition costs, operational costs, including deployment and a decline …

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SVOD witnessing growth in Africa

According to reports, OTT services are growing in the sub-Saharan Africa region but structural changes in South Africa is a concern which is the dominant SVOD market in the continent. While in the West paid online streaming services are gaining popularity with cord-cutters are growing in an all-time high, estimates for OTT subs in Sub-Saharan …

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Walmart thinking over own OTT Service

Stellar success of streaming giants Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu etc. have prompted several media and entertainment biggies to join the OTT bandwagon. Walmart is the latest one to join the bandwagon with its very own streaming platform if everything falls into place. According to reports, Walmart is planning on setting up its own video streaming …

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