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Smart TV penetration to drive VOD in Peru 24 October 2017

According to a survey by the Peruvian telecom authority, Osiptel the penetration of smart TVs has tripled in Peru over the last two years. Over 93% of the households in the country have at least one TV, a good fraction of which are Smart TVs. Accessibility of connected TVs has grown to 36.9% from 13.3% …

Vodafone Spain introduces VOD platform 03 October 2017

Vodafone has introduced an online Video on Demand (VOD) platform targeted at businesses and public administration. With content provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Academy, the Observatorio Vodafone de la Empresa offers video content that addresses digital challenges for businesses in Spain. The free (Video on Demand) VOD platform includes topics such …

Snapchat all set for scripted content in 2017 25 August 2017

Snapchat is all set to release scripted content before the end of the year as per Snap Inc’s VP of content Nick Bell. It sees itself as creating programming which goes hand in hand to TV. Snapchat is quite early in its content efforts but so far has created content succesfully with shows like NBC’s …

Movie rental service to be launched early next year 24 August 2017

Comcast and Amazon are joining hands with Apple to develop a delivery system for offering premium VOD titles that are available for home viewing in as less as 30-45 days after debuting in theatres. This is less aggressive than some studios that might want to offer a system for delivery of VOD titles. The suggested …

U.S sports streaming platform to be launched by Turner for broadcasting UEFA matches 21 August 2017

Turner obtains exclusive multi-platform rights to UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League with 2018-19 season and is going to launch a new sports domestic premium video streaming platform in 2018 with UEFA matches as it’s direct to consumer offering. Turner has also announced plans to launch new standalone premium sports streaming video service with …

Apple sets its sights on original content 18 August 2017

Apple is going to invest $1 billion in original video content in 2018. Apple has huge investments in TV and mobile devices as well as digital download and streaming services. So this step of entering into original content makes complete sense. In its venture to invest in original content, the streaming giant is luring talent …

CBS International collaborates with Bein Media for multi-year content deal 14 August 2017

CBS studios international has signed a deal with pay TV operator of the Middle East and North Africa (Bein Media) for CBS and CW programmes. The deal offers an assortment of new series which will be available to Bein subscribers. The soon to air crime drama “Instinct” starring Alan Cumming, “SEAL team”: the military series …

VOD launched by ZEE Mundo across Americas 08 August 2017

ZEE Mundo which is a Spanish-language, Bollywood-focused network is now including a free video-on-demand (VOD) catalogue. This new offering is targeted at Bollywood fans across Latin America (LATAM) and Hispanics in the US. Instead of offering series and movies that are broadcast by the pay-TV channel, it aims to include complementary content which includes behind-the-scenes …

OTT TV and Video Forecasts in MENA 28 July 2017

Middle East and North Africa OTT TV episodes and movies are expected to generate revenues of $1.75 billion by 2022 which will more than quadrupled the $428 million recorded in 2016. OTT TV & Video Forecasts report reports that SVOD revenues are set to hit $1.23 billion by 2022 which accounts for 70% of the …

Axtel introduces streaming service 18 July 2017

Mexican telco Axtel is launching its OTT platform Axtel Play that provides access to subscription services HBO GO, FOX Premium and Crackle. Internet users need not subscribe to Axtel pay TV or other service to avail of the platform. HBO GO is offered at MX $149 (US$ 8.3) per month, FOX Premium is being offered …

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