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BBC & Discovery to launch SVoD Platform in Partnership: Sources 07 February 2019

The media giants BBC and Discovery are reportedly planning to sign a deal to launch a subscription-based video streaming service. This channel will be streaming contents from the history and wildlife programming libraries of the broadcasters. According to reports, Discovery is going to own this SVoD service with the BBC’s license to stream its entire …

Flix Snip partners with Rostelecom to launch Short-Form VoD Service in Russia 06 February 2019

The global video streaming service Flix Snip has collaborated with the National Telecommunications Operator of Russia, Rostelecom, in order to launch a premium short-form content service. Flix Snip has planned to stream around 200 short-length movies at the beginning of the new video platform. They have also decided to add 20 fresh films and series …

The UK is declining TV Licenses for Video Streaming Services 04 February 2019

A recent report has claimed that around 860,000 Britishers have canceled their costly TV licenses in the last two years because of the popularity of Netflix and the likes. The TV licensing expansion on 798,000 users had stopped from 2016. According to statistics, about 2,300 users are canceling their licenses every day in the UK. …

Apple to soon launch its Video Streaming Platform 31 January 2019

In the mid of April 2019, Apple will, reportedly, be launching its own video streaming service. In terms of contents, the tech giant will have its own productions along with videos from HBO, Starz etc. Sources have revealed that Apple’s streaming service will be available on its TV app. Though there is no information on …

WeChat planning to step into the OTT World 15 January 2019

WeChat is planning to launch a video streaming service to increase user engagement. The popular OTT messaging platform has decided to do this so that the platform can become livelier. The first step of this launch is adding the video streaming feature to the platform to let users record events and share them in real …

BBC to launch VoD Service to compete with US Streaming Giants 14 January 2019

The BBC will supposedly be launching video streaming service in collaboration with European public service broadcasters to compete with the US VoD giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video etc. In the US, BBC is already streaming British contents with Britbox, an SVoD service running jointly with commercial network ITV. Though BBC has not yet …

Canal+ to relaunch their SVOD Service CanalPlay 10 January 2019

CanalPlay, the SVoD service of French pay-TV group Canal+, is planning to relaunch very soon. This time, CanalPlay will focus on documentaries and TV shows to attract more young audience. One can stream their contents with a monthly subscription fee of €10. According to reports, this video-on-demand service will get revitalized in the OTT market …

Record-Breaking Hike on Home Entertainment Expenditure for Streaming Services 09 January 2019

The subscription streaming services along with TVOD (Transactional Video-On-Demand) has made consumers set a new record in home entertainment in 2018. Last year, consumers had spent a total of $23.3 billion on home entertainment which is calculated to be a 11.5% hike from 2017. SVOD (Subscription Video-On-Demand) services, especially Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu, …

Louisville Free Public Library partners with Video Streaming Platform Kanopy 08 January 2019

Louisville Free Public Library has partnered with Kanopy to start a trial run offering video streaming service. There will be access to more than 30,000 films for free to the library card holders. The library card holders can stream five films per month by installing the video streaming app, Kanopy on their respective devices. The …

MENA to have more On-Demand Entertainment through Starz Play 07 January 2019

MENA region’s on-demand video streaming service Starz Play will continue to grow more in 2019 with the launch of 50 fresh shows. Maaz Sheikh, the co-founder and CEO of Starz Play has stated that most of their new launches will be exclusive which will be streamed on the same day and time as in the …

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