Category archives for: OTT

Computers lose ground to Smart TVs, tablets for online viewing

Computers were the first devices used for watching TV online, and even today they remain the single most commonly used device for online viewing. However, research suggests that online viewing is beginning to shift away from computers and toward mobile devices and Smart TVs. According to the annual What’s TV Worth study from Hub Entertainment Research, 59 per cent of […]

Saffron, KDDI launch Anime OTT service


KDDI, the Japenese mobile network, has strengthened its relationship with Saffron Digital after selecting the OTT provider to design and build Anime Pass, a new specialist multi-platform video service, which offers unlimited anime content. The new service has been launched in response to the increasing popularity of anime, which is a market worth approximately $1.7 billion in Japan. KDDI has […]

TVPlayer launches Community Channel

Community Channel, the only UK TV station dedicated to communities, charities and local stories, is the latest channel to launch on TVPlayer, the OTT platform operated by Simplestream. The channel – owned and run by national charity Media Trust – broadcasts entertaining stories, inspiring series and pioneering documentaries. The channel helps to showcase the inspirational work of charities, new independent […]

Online viewers unwilling to pay to avoid ads

STRATA, a specialist in media buying and selling software, found in a survey of viewers of online content that, as online video distribution continues to grow, the majority said they would not pay a premium to avoid online video ads. Only 18 per cent of respondents said they would pay a premium, with younger viewers slightly more inclined to pay. […]

CBS’s Moonves: “We’ll talk to Aereo”

Despite CBS being party to the action brought by the US networks against Aereo which saw the Supreme Court rule that the service operated much like a cable TV company and violated copyright law unless it paid broadcasters licensing fees for offering TV stations to customers’ tablets, phones and other devices, CEO Les Moonves has revealed the company is now […]

Horizon Go app for upc cablecom customers

Since last year, upc cablecom’s TV customers have been able to watch TV on mobile Apple devices while out and about using the free Horizon TV apps. Now, the subsidiary of Liberty Global is launching a version for Android devices while also introducing a new design. For customers with Apple devices, there will now be one single app – irrespective […]

Concurrent boosts performance of OTT video services

Concurrent, a global player in multi-screen video delivery and media data intelligence solutions, today unveiled a new software-based video solution that enables fixed-line and mobile broadband operators to boost the performance of over-the-top (OTT) video services, while also creating new revenue opportunities and reducing operational costs. With growing consumer demand for online video, communications service providers (CSPs) are facing increased […]

Chernin Group, AT&T acquire Creativebug

Otter Media, the newly-named venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, has acquired Creativebug, one of the leading go-to sources for high-quality online video arts and crafts instruction, from Demand Media. Otter Media is focused on acquiring, investing in and launching OTT video services, positioning the alliance to take advantage of the rapid growth of OTT subscription video services. “Creativebug […]

Lionsgate, Alibaba collaborate for China OTT

Global entertainment company Lionsgate and Chinese commerce group Alibaba have joined forces to launch Lionsgate Entertainment World (LGEW), a subscription streaming service for mainland China that will be available exclusively through Alibaba’s latest generation of set-top box. The Lionsgate Entertainment World (LGEW) service will provide users of the Alibaba platform with instant access to such Hollywood blockbusters as the first […]

Virgin offers Sky Sports Season Ticket


Virgin Media has unveiled its new ‘Season Ticket’ offer. Available to new and existing customers until the close of the transfer widow at the end of August, the Season Ticket gives ten months access to Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports 5 for a one-off upfront cost of £150. A statement […]

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