Category archives for: OTT

Singtel, Sony, Warner hook up for Asia OTT

Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment have established HOOQ, a joint venture start-up, to offer a regional over-the-top (OTT) video service in Asia. HOOQ will deliver both Hollywood blockbusters and television series, as well as popular local movies and programmes to customers anytime, anywhere by enabling them to stream and download their favourite shows on their device or […]

TV easily wins attention battle

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Internet video is getting interest from media and marketers, but multiscreen TV is where US consumers commit the bulk of their time, according to report called Get Real: Video Advertising 2015. The report examines the major players in the growing field of video in the US – multiscreen TV, Google/YouTube, AOL, MSN, Yahoo and Facebook – on the basis of […]

TF1 preps SVoD kids service

French broadcaster TF1 will launch the first SVoD service targeting kids in France on February 5th. Branded ‘TFou Max’, TF1 says the service isn’t seeking to compete with Netflix or other French VoD platforms such asCanalPlay, but to take advantage of children’s growing non-linear viewing. Targeting the 3-12 year-old demographic, with specific sections for the preschoolers, the 6-8 demographic and […]

Connected TV take-up driven by SVoD

Futuresource Consulting’s latest wave of  Living with Digital consumer research highlights the continued shift in entertainment behaviour amongst respondents. One key trend is the emergence of TV as an increasingly connected device, either directly on the connected TV or through ancillary devices such as digital media adaptors (DMA) or connected set-top-boxes, both of which have emerged as very important devices. […]

70% of Russians watch pirate content

Viewing pirated content is extremely common among Russian consumers, largely due to the cost and availability of legal content, according to research from Irdeto. The online research conducted by YouGov revealed that almost three quarters of consumers in Russia (70 per cent) watch pirated video content, with 16 per cent watching it more than once a week – showing that […]

WWE Network surpasses 1m subs

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WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) has revealed that its WWE Network has surpassed 1 million subscribers just 11 months after launch. These results represent a 37 per cent increase (24 per cent domestically) in subscribers since last reported at the end of third quarter 2014, driven primarily by a successful free November promotion, the launch of the service in the UK […]

AT&T “future multi-screen”

Delivering video to any screen is one of the ‘primacy objectives’ for AT&T in its proposed acquisition of DirecTV, a strategy that will run alongside AT&T’s pursuit of OTT services with U-verse, Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s chairman and CEO, said discussing  the company’s Q4 results. “When we did this deal [for DirecTV] our customers are demanding video to be delivered across […]

Better Call Saul debuts on UK Netflix

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Breaking Bad spin-off series Better Call Saul will premiere in the UK on February 9th, when the first episode will be available on Netflix. The 10-part series will go on the VoD streaming service a day after it airs on cable channel AMC in the US, with the second episode up on February 10th and every Tuesday at 7am after […]

Streaming media players in 40% US Internet homes by 2017

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By Q1 2017, 40 per cent of US Internet homes will have a streaming media player, bringing the total number of homes with these devices to 39 million, according to an NPD Connected Intelligence Connected Home Forecast.  At the beginning of 2014 only

Verizon encouraged by OTT TV prospects

Fran Shammo, EVP and Chief Financial Officer of US telco Verizon, has suggested that conditions are favourable for the planned midsummer launch of its OTT service. Speaking during Verizon’s Q4 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call, Shammo declined to disclose as to too much what we it was going to do, but said that if you look at the [OTT TV] […]

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