Category archives for: VOD

India: Eros, Hathway launch Broadband Movies

Eros International, a global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, has announced the launch of movie streaming service, ‘Broadband Movies’, a partnership between Hathway Cable and Datacom one of the leading cable television services provider in India. The streaming service will enable Hathway Broadband customers to watch movies from the Eros Now platform on multiple devices like smart- TVs, […]

US: Big 4 networks ‘Must Keep’ channels for 78%


Despite threats from over-the-top services like Netflix, Amazon and increased use of web video and mobile alternatives, the big four US TV network brands are top-of-mind and continue to stay relevant for TV viewers, according to Solutions Research Group’s latest edition of its Must Keep TV Report. The proportion of Americans who would include at least one of the big four […]

Nearly 8,000 pay-TV operators across 37 countries

The European Audiovisual Observatory has published the second volume of the 2013 edition of its Yearbook. This is the 19th edition of this reference publication and provides figures and analyses on the position of the European audiovisual industry on the global market, on the developments of distribution platforms, television services and on-demand audiovisual services and on the European cinema and […]

BBC World News launches VoD content


BBC World News has unveiled a new suite of VoD content, meaning that its international distribution partners can now offer their customers a raft of the channel’s programmes wherever and whenever they want it. The package includes over 120 hours of the channel’s best-known long-form content strands, including HARDtalk, Click, The Travel Show and Our World each year. The package […]

Online movie revenues set to increase


The online movie market is set to evolve into a key distribution channel according to a report from Research and Markets. Consumers pay to access online movies using a range of payment models including Electronic Sell Through (EST) / Download To Own (DTO); Online Rental; or Online Subscription Services / Subscription VoD (SVoD). Looking at the period from 2014 to […]

Amazon to test ‘binge’ model

Amazon is to follow the method of fellow streaming service Netflix by releasing all episodes of an upcoming series simultaneously. The TV studio division of the online retailer will release all 10 episodes of its new comedy Transparent at the same time in September in a move that reflects the ‘binge’ model taken by many Netflix users. Amazon has already […]

Yahoo acquires RayV

In a move that it says will accelerate its video strategy and boost its underlying technology infrastructure in the space, Yahoo has acquired Israel-based online video platform RayV for an undisclosed sum. According to Yahoo’s P.P.S. Narayan, VP of Cloud Platforms and Services, RayV has “an exciting approach to online video streaming in the rapidly evolving mobile space. “Watching mobile […]

Amazon Prime invests heavily in kids’ content


Amazon has revealed further investment in kids’ content via eight new deals with leading distributors of children’s programming. The deals will see Amazon launching and retaining thousands of episodes of series aimed at a younger audience on the Prime Instant Video movie and TV streaming service, and follows the success of Beware the Batman – the first series aimed at […]

C4 Chief: BBC should encrypt iPlayer for licence-fee payers


Channel 4 chairman Lord Burns has said the BBC should encrypt the iPlayer for licence fee payers only as a first step towards subscription, with the licence fee unsustainable in the long term. Burns criticised the BBC for being too wedded to the £145.50 licence fee and said it had ignored alternative forms of funding such as subscription – or […]

Canalplay launches kids’ mobile app

Canal+ VoD streaming platform Canalplay, which already offers a kids’ section, has gone further in the development of kids’ content with the launch of a dedicated mobile app. Branded Canalplay Kids, it targets kids from 3 to 10 years old, and is the first step towards other family services and products, said Canal+. The new app is included into the […]

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