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Netflix’s New Feature lets Subscribers watch Video and Chat simultaneously 28 December 2018

Video streaming service, Netflix is all set to woo its Canadian subscribers with a feature where users can group chat with fellow subscribers while watching online videos on its platform. This takes binge-watching to a whole new level. While the new addition is a more than a welcome move from Netflix, it would be interesting …

SHAREit join hands with Hungama Play to broaden the content offering 27 December 2018

Online content sharing platform SHAREit inks deal with Hungama Play, a video-on-demand (VOD) platform owned by Hungama. Through this collaboration, SHAREit can offer Hungama Play to its users, allowing them to enjoy Hungama Play’s SVOD (subscription video on demand) and AVOD (ad-based video on demand) content archive. SHAREit users will have access to explore a …

Prime Video’s content library is bigger than Netflix & Hulu’s combined 27 December 2018

According to reports, the total count of movies combining Netflix and Hulu is less than what SVOD platform Prime Video has. While everyone was complaining about Prime Video’s limited content offerings, reports confirmed that there have been 12,764 movies uploaded for free in the streaming giant’s content library contrary to Netflix and Hulu who have …

Flipkart eyes a video streaming service to counter Prime Video 20 December 2018

Indian e-commerce major Flipkart may launch an OTT platform soon in the country mirroring its rival Amazon which is making waves through its SVOD platform Prime Video. Flipkart, CEO, Kalyan Krishnamurthy hinted at the possibility of launching a streaming platform during an interview with Bloomberg. While Krishnamurthy denied building a content platform right from scratch, …

Acorn TV debuts in South Africa 20 December 2018

OTT service Acorn TV debuts in South Africa where it will be offering its subscribers British and International television content. The video streaming service is currently present in 29 countries. In South Africa it will be competing with the likes of Netflix, Naspers’ Showmax run by MultiChoice, Amazon Prime Video, TV2GO, and Cell C Black. …

TV Spielfilm live slowly broadening its OTT platform 19 December 2018

German commercial broadcast groups RTL and ProSiebenSat.1 will soon be available in HD quality on German OTT platform TV Spielfilm live with no additional charge. CNN HD is another addition to the portfolio. Customers of TV Spielfilm live can stream two different channels simultaneously with one account. Matthias Kohtes, Managing Director, TV Spielfilm live quoted, …

Star India goes OTT-only in the US 19 December 2018

Star India will soon go digital-only in the US through its OTT platform Hotstar. As a result of which all of its networks will soon to move to the video streaming platform and it won’t be available on Dish TV, Sling TV, Comcast, and Verizon.   Assuming that cord-cutter numbers will only to decrease across …

SVOD set to surpass Box office revs in 2019 19 December 2018

OTT is all set to surpass box office revenues in 2019 thanks to the growing popularity of the SVOD platforms. As per reports, OTT revenues will reach USD $46 billion next year while estimated cinema revenue will be just under USD $40 billion. The decline will be a result of a theatrical showdown in North …

Showmax says Good Bye to the Polish Market 15 December 2018

The Naspers SVOD platform Showmax is all set to shut its operation in Poland. The company will be focusing on the African market. The video streaming service was launched in February last year with local partnerships with Play, T-Mobile, and Vectra. spearheaded by former Google executive Maciej Sojka, the Warsaw-based localized service offered international and …

ALTBalaji subscriber count clocks 8.9 million 28 November 2018

Leading video-on-demand (VoD) service ALTBalaji establishes itself in the Indian OTT industry firmer than ever with 8.9 million subscribers under its belt. Out of these numbers, 2.3 million users are among the active monthly users. Balaji Telefilms, the parent company of ALTBalaji quoted, it had invested INR 4.5 billion in the over-the-top (OTT) platform as …

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