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Sinclair launches STIRR AVoD

Sinclair launches STIRR AVoD

US television broadcasting company Sinclair Broadcast Group is to launch STIRR, a free, ad-supported streaming service that will include access to some of the most popular national news, sports, entertainment…

Netflix ups US subscription price

Netflix ups US subscription price

Netflix is raising the price for its US subscription plans, its first increase since 2017. The streaming service’s basic $7.99 (€7) single-viewer, non-HD plan is increasing to $8.99 monthly, while…

Research: Co-viewing on increase

Research: Co-viewing on increase

While more and more Americans are watching video content – TV shows, movies, and short video – on their smartphones, research from MRI shows that video remains a highly social…

Mediamorph record-setting customer acquisitions in 2018

Mediamorph, the Content Value Management (CVM) cloud platform powering the largest entertainment companies in the world, set a record pace of new customer acquisitions in 2018 that included content providers,…

NBCUniversal launching AVoD service

NBCUniversal launching AVoD service

Comcast’s NBCUniversal has revealed plans to launch a free, ad-supported streaming service to anyone in the US that subscribes to a traditional pay-TV service – including competitors such as Charter, AT&T, Cox…

Report: Digital tech to drive sports revenue growth

Report: Digital tech to drive sports revenue growth

A report by global digital infrastructure provider Tata Communications examining the commercial transformation of sports identifies 2019 as a defining tipping point for the global sports industry, with digital technology…

Portugal, Austria fall in Netflix ISP Speed Index

Netflix has released December data from its ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. Vodafone Greece…

Analyst: African OTT TV revs to reach $1bn

Analyst: African OTT TV revs to reach $1bn

Sub-Saharan African OTT movie and TV episode revenues will reach $1.018 billion (€890m) by 2024 – up from $223 million in 2018. Despite this quintupling of revenues, Africa still has…

UKTV enhances VoD app

Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster, UKTV, has announced an update of its VoD service UKTV Play. The new generation app is available immediately on iOS, Android and Amazon FireOS. Tom Davidson,…

IMDb launches AVoD service in US

IMDb launches AVoD service in US

IMDb – the Internet Movie Database – has announced the launch of IMDb Freedive in the US, a free streaming video channel available via laptop or personal computer and on…

AI to end password sharing?

Synamedia – which Sky acquired a stake in this week –  has unveiled new artificial intelligence software at CES 2019, claiming it could bring an end to password sharing in…

Canal+ denies CanalPlay revamp

Canal+ denies CanalPlay revamp

Canal+ has denied that it plans to revamp its CanalPlay SVoD service, closed in the summer of 2018 after a dramatic loss of subscribers. In response to a story published…

Netherlands: Netflix, Videoland lead SVoD market

SVoD services Netflix and Videoland are continuing to attract new customers in the Netherlands, according to Telecompaper’s Video behaviour of Dutch Consumer report for Q3 2018. Since launching in September…

Simplestream enhances VOD in a Box platform

Simplestream, the specialist in live, live-2-VoD and on-demand OTT services, has strengthened its VOD in a Box technology with download for offline viewing and Chromecast integration across its mobile services.…

Germany: Video market hits €9bn in 2018

The German video market stepped up its dynamic transition in 2018, driven by subscription spending. Consequently, it is the 5th largest in the world with an estimated annual spend of…

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