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Role of AI in the Future of OTT

Over the Top (OTT) content distribution has changed the way video or audio content is consumed and it seems to stay for a while. Consumption of home entertainment via Internet-connected devices has increasingly become the trend for most people. Even though linear TV today continues to offer traditional TV packages along with OTT, viewing habits …

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Cord cutting on the rise

An entire generation of cord cutters has been generated, thanks to how easy and relatively cheap it is to access an online streaming service such as Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video. Some statistics from Statista reveal the following: 61% of adults 29 and younger use an online streaming service as their primary mode of watching …

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Hayu SVOD service expands to other geographies

NBCUniversal International’s SVOD service based on reality TV “Hayu” is going to be launched in Norway and shortly thereafter in Finland, Sweden and Denmark. Its reach will be expanded to 7 countries by end of 2017.

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The Africa Channel to launch video streaming service

In the internet subscription-video segment, The Africa Channel is making its debut as it prepares to launch its new streaming video service, Demand Africa. Demand Africa will stream more than 300 hours of original and acquired lifestyle content It also plans to add several hours of TV series and movies by the end of first …

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Netflix On Us launched by T-Mobile

Netflix On Us is now available for T-Mobile subscribers which will cover the standard plan $9.99 that lets you stream on 2 devices at once. So if you are already subscribed to the Netflix Standard plan, then you can merge your T-Mobile and Netflix accounts and T-Mobile will pay for the Netflix subcription. For those …

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HOOQ now available to CAST subscribers in Singapore

HOOQ which is a video streaming service is now available for Singtel’s over the top (OTT) platform, CAST in Singapore. Asian content as well as films and TV series from US studios namely Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Disney, Dreamworks and Lionsgate will be featured on the platform. A 3 month trial on HOOQ is being …

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East European SVOD rise attributed to Netflix, Amazon

According to a study from Digital TV Research, there will be 16.5 million subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) subscribers throughout Eastern Europe by 2022. This is 4 times more than what was reported in end of 2016. SVOD is expected to become the largest source of revenue from Over the Top (OTT) video by end of 2017. …

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Spotify collaborates with Hulu for Streaming Entertainment Bundle

Spotify and Hulu are partnering to offer a streaming entertainment bundle aimed at music and video subscribers on a cheaper monthly basis It is planned to be initially targeted at U.S college undergraduates for $4.99 a month and plans to offer it for non-students as well going forward. Hulu’s ad-supported “Limited Commercials” video streaming plan …

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Amazon Fire TV and web support for live TV now offered by Plex

Plex Live TV and DVR are now made available on Amazon Fire TV. Amazon users will get a new user experience with this introduction since the new Plex Android TV interface is quite robust to be able to run on Amazon Fire TV. Plex’s Live TV service receives broadcast signals via an antenna and digital …

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SVOD growth driven by shifting demographics, premium tiers

Subscription Video on Demand continues to maintain its momentum with Netflix and Amazon leading in the first half of 2017 according to Futuresource Consulting’s latest bi-annual Living With Digital study. Just under half of UK households and a quarter in France have atleast one SVOD subscription. Compare this with 2/3rds of households in the US. …

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