Category archives for: OTT

OSN, du partner for OTT TV

Dubai-based pay-TV operator OSN is teaming up with UAE regional telco du to offer online TV platform OSN Play for free as part of OSN subscriptions on du. Emad Marcos, senior vice president, business development, strategy and digital, OSN, said the partnership would further expand the already-strong reach of OSN Play among UAE residents. “OSN Play places our subscribers in […]

YouTube UK hosts US soap opera

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US soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful has returned to the UK via a dedicated YouTube channel. Fans can stream full episodes online for free through the channel effective immediately. The Bold and the Beautiful‘s executive producer and head writer Bradley P. Bell commented: “We are excited to become the first American soap to air exclusively on YouTube in […]

PrimeTime for Thailand with Brightcove

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Brightcove has announced that PrimeTime Entertainment, Thailand’s newest on-demand streaming service, has partnered with Brightcove to power transcoding for its over-OTT entertainment channel. With Brightcove’s Zencoder cloud-based encoding service, PrimeTime is able to rapidly deliver VoD content to satisfy audiences across platforms and devices. “With the biggest on-demand selection of movies and TV series in Thailand, we manage a huge […]

Aereo bankruptcy auction raises less than $2m

Internet entertainment streaming service Aereo, which late November 2015 filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 reorganisation in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, has garnered less than $2m from an auction of company’s assets, despite suggesting at the time there was “very substantial interest in the assets”. Aereo suspended its operations June 28th 2015 […]

Orange deploys Viaccess-Orca’s Voyage

French telco Orange has launched an OTT multiscreen service thorughout France using the Viaccess-Orca ‘s Voyage – TV Everywhere solution, with systems integration and technical support services provided by Capgemini. At the heart of Viaccess-Orca’s Voyage solution is the RiGHTv unified service delivery platform. By providing Orange France with a highly flexible, customisable, and scalable solution as well as a […]

US pay-TV subs numbers ‘relatively static’

The informitv Multiscreen Index shows that the ten leading pay-television operators in the United States collectively lost 20,600 subscribers in the last quarter of 2014, compared to a loss of 45,000 the previous quarter. Over the year, they gained 82,200 subscribers, taking their combined total to 87.67 million. The cable operators collectively lost over 800,000 digital television subscribers in 2014, […]

Consumers still favour ‘traditional’ service providers

Amdocs, a provider of customer experience solutions, has released independent research that explores the market forces driving The New World of Customer Experience, a world characterised by a rapidly changing competitive landscape and the ongoing need to compete by delivering a superior customer experience. The research shows that despite the competitive challenges from OTT players, the vast majority of consumers […]

Frontier, TiVo team for OTA and OTT

US triple-play operator Frontier Communications – which focuses on rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities – is to market and deploy co-branded versions of advanced television specialist TiVo’s suite of whole-home products and services, including an industry-first deployment of the TiVo Roamio DVR with over-the-air (OTA) support as part of its video offering for residential and business […]

Inspector Gadget, Danger Mouse resurrected for Netflix

DHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, has licensed Netflix as the exclusive US home for its new Inspector Gadget series. The new computer animated, 26-episode series is expected to premier on Netflix US this March. It will also appear on Netflix at later dates in Latin America, the UK, Ireland, Benelux, […]

Outlander on Amazon Prime UK

In celebration of Amazon Prime Instant Video’s first anniversary, Amazon announced that Outlander – the smash-hit US show filmed in Scotland – will be available in the UK exclusively to millions of Amazon Prime Instant Video customers for unlimited streaming in March. Outlander was acquired in a deal with Sony Pictures Television, who distributes the series worldwide. The hit drama […]

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