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Channel Surfing dies a slow death as SVOD takes the driver seat 16 July 2018

As per studies, channel surfing has taken a hit with increasing SVOD consumption across the globe. People are rather glued to a particular OTT platform or a specific online content rather than casually flipping through channels on TV. Studies reveal that 39% of viewers tune into live programming from a traditional pay-TV provider, down from …

Netflix achieve payback on each new U.S. subscriber after 11 months 13 July 2018

According to reports video streaming giant, Netflix’s cost of adding new subscribers in the U.S. is now $100 per net new subscriber. Netflix’s 14% expenditure is on marketing costs today. With increasing marketing spend coupled with falling subscriber growth in its native place mean, the online streaming service takes 11 months to achieve payback on …

Nickelodeon Japan and MTV MIX to debut on Prime Video 03 July 2018

Viacom International Media Network (VIMN) has signed a deal with OTT giant Amazon Prime Video which will see Nickelodeon Japan and MTV MIX debuting on Prime Video channels. Both channels were launched last year in Japan but only on OTT platforms. The channel distribution gets effective from 3rd July. Mark Whitehead, President and Managing Director, …

Video streaming services grow in Germany 21 June 2018

According to reports, two out of five internet users in Germany (37%) stream series and films on paid VOD portals such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Sky Ticket or maxdome. Around 77% of German internet users watch TV programmes, movies and other videos through video streaming services. Websites and catch-up services of TV channels are …

Sony debuts in European OTT market 21 June 2018

Film1, Sony’s premium channel is all set to enter European OTT market starting with the Netherlands. Sony is going direct-to-consumer for the first time in Europe. Film1 which was acquired by Sony in the year 2015 from Liberty Global offers media content over pay-TV and VoD service distributed by TV providers in the Netherlands. Film1 …

Global Tving is now available around the world 19 June 2018

South Korean entertainment and media company, CJ E&M is all set to introduce a global OTT video streaming service called “Global Tving. The OTT video streaming service will allow people around the world to view CJ E&M content in real time. An official from CJ E&M official quoted that the company will create a new …

Netflix teams up with KDDI for delivering video streaming service 31 May 2018

Japan smartphone giant, KDDI Corp. has tied up with Netflix Inc. to introduce a smartphone service for delivering online video streaming service. The deal will give access to people to watch Netflix movies and other online original content. The Tokyo-based mobile phone carrier is aiming to increase the subscribers by letting people watch one of …

Scandinavian SVOD market soars, records all-time OTT growth 18 May 2018

Nordic subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market is registering some lucrative numbers for video streaming services, as 45% Of the Scandinavian households now have at least one SVOD service, according to research. There are currently five million households in the region who subscribe to at least one OTT service with streaming services gaining constant acceleration. Since Q1 …

Xiaomi India venture into video hosting and music streaming services 03 May 2018

Xiaomi India has launched Mi Music and Mi Video streaming services in India. Mi Video brings together a bunch of live streaming services, including Sony LIV,  Hungama Play, and Voot. Tech giant Xiaomi has teamed up with popular music streaming service Hungama to bring Mi Music to India. With this partnership, Mi Music users in …

Disney sets up dedicated Direct-to-Consumer streaming unit 19 March 2018

Disney has reorganized its company into four divisions which has a dedicated direct-to-consumer segment to cater to the company’s need for online video streaming services. The new division is also slated to encompass ESPN Plus which is expecting a 2018 launch. Disney-branded streaming service however to have a delayed release in late 2019. Disney which …

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