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AsiaSat announces OTT service 18 January 2018

Recognizing the demand for next-generation distribution of broadcast content, leading Satellite Operator AsiaSat which currently airs more than 600 channels catering to 800 million homes has announced an IP-based delivery solution and (over-the-top) OTT service. AsiaSat is all set to deliver video content through its new IP platform The platform is managed in Hong Kong …

Orange Maroc to plunge into VOD service 09 January 2018

Moroccan telecom company, Orange Maroc is all set to offer its own VOD service and make the service available to its pre-and post-paid mobile subscribers. The VOD service will cater film and series in Arabic, French, and English. Also, the company could commission its own content in future as quoted by Régis Deliere, head of …

Fox launches NatGeo VOD service in Europe and Africa 06 December 2017

21st Century Fox has revealed plans to launch a National Geographic VOD service in some countries across Europe and Africa in 2018. However, the company hasn’t spoken about the exact launch date and the price. Having collaborated with telcos, National Geographic+ will launch next year in South Africa, Denmark, and Greece. The company said more …

LATAM undergoes OTT boost as state funds VOD service 05 December 2017

According to analysts from Business Bureau, a majority of over 250 OTT platforms available in Latin America are privately-funded, however, public platforms have significantly grown. Privately-funded platforms are either independent or run by pay-TV operators, and public platforms are on the rise especially because they are into the distribution of Latin America-produced content. The leading …

Hooq’s subscriptions increased ten fold 04 December 2017

Asia’s (Video-on-Demand) VOD service Hooq has undergone an increase of tenfold in its subscription. The growth is being attributed to the platform’s focus on offering more Hollywood content at separate price points. Hooq claims to be curating one of the largest repositories of Hollywood content, including movie and TV show titles from Sony and Warner …

The Africa Channel launches VOD service Demand Africa 01 December 2017

The Africa Channel is launching a new SVOD service Demand Africa, targeted at the African population settled in the US and around the world. The streaming platform Demand Africa focusses on television series, specials, documentaries, movies, music, biographies, cultural, and historical content with African relevance. The service is available on the web, iOS, and Android …

Vodafone Spain signs deal with Filmin to offer VOD service 01 December 2017

Vodafone Spain has signed a deal with local Video-on-Demand (VOD) provider Filmin to add the streaming service’s catalog of over 10,000 titles to its TV service. Vodafone subscribers will now be able to access Filmin’s library of content via their decoders and mobile devices as well as will be available on other streaming services such …

Romanian film-making fraternity plans for VoD service 29 November 2017

Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu is planning to launch a VOD platform to offer films that were screened at the Les Films de Cannes in Bucarest. The director expressed his intentions during the festival and seems to seek support from the Creative Europe MEDIA Program for the same. Interestingly, the festival was also initiated by Mungiu …

Rakuten TV to offer 4K HDR content Samsung 14 November 2017

Rakuten TV, the European VOD service has partnered with Samsung to offer 4K HDR content on smart TVs. Rakuten TV will release 100 Ultra HD HDR titles before the end of the year and will be available only through Samsung’s TV Plus service for TIZEN Smart TVs. Besides being 4K HDR content, these titles will …

4 out of 5 connected homes in LATAM access OTT video 13 November 2017

A recent report from Business Bureau has revealed that 77% of connected households in Latin America regularly use (Over the Top) OTT platforms. The report titled New Media Essentials in its fourth edition revealed that around 50% view on a notebook, around 33% use a smartphone, 31% use a smart TV, and 21% use a …

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