Hybrid TV & OTT

NOW adds two new channels

Sky-owned OTT platform NOW has announced the launch of two new channels. The channels – Alibi and NBC News NOW – will be available to Now Entertainment Members at no extra cost, and provide viewers with an additional bank of live and on-demand content. Alibi focuses on mystery crime dramas, with highlighted series including Annika, […]

Tubi gets over 200 movies in Lionsgate deal

Fox-owned AVOD platform Tubi has announced a content deal with Lionsgate.  The deal will include access to more than 200 Lionsgate films, while the platform will become the AVOD home to 30 new feature films including Shattered, Pursuit and Wolf Hound. The agreement encompasses titles not covered under Lionsgate’s Pay One theatrical output agreement with […]

Service hopping becoming the norm in US OTT households

More than a third of US OTT subscribers are so-called ‘service hoppers’ a new study has claimed. According to a new report from Parks Associates, 32 million OTT-subscribing US households have switched between services and resubscribed to services multiple times in the previous 12 months. The report also examines the ways that users subscribe to […]

The Guardian launches first TV channel in Rakuten deal

UK-based news outlet the Guardian has announced the launch of a branded channel on streaming platform Rakuten TV. The FAST channel will provide free access to a range of Guardian documentaries and video journalism content. This ranges from an Oscar-winning short film and a BAFTA-nominated documentary to hard-hitting original series. The deal represents the first […]

OTT growth for Latin America

OTT revenues in Latin America are set to double over the coming years. According to Digital TV Research, OTT TV episode and movie revenues for 19 Latin American countries will double to US$14 billion in 2027.  The growth in OTT flies in the face of largely poor economic conditions in most countries in the region, […]

Euronews and fuboTV seal distribution partnership

European news media company Euronews has agreed a distribution deal in North America and Spain with OTT service fuboTV. The deal will see Euronews’ English language edition and Africanews’ English language edition are now available on the fuboTV platform. The broadcaster provides viewers with 24/7 coverage of news from a European perspective, along with dedicated […]

Vevo Pop channel launches on rlaxx TV

German AVOD streamer rlaxx TV has partnered with music video network Vevo. The deal will bring the Vevo Pop channel to users. The channel offers a curated linear feed of pop-genre music videos, from artists such as The Weeknd, Little Mix, Jorja Smith, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles and Ariana Grande Vevo is available on rlaxx […]

BH Telecom signs up Beenius for IPTV and OTT development

Bosnia and Herzegovina telco, BH Telecom, has announced a partnership with interactive TV platform developer Beenius. The deal will see the Slovenia-based Beenius fulfil a tender for novel and updated solutions for BH Telecom’s IPTV and OTT services. Features promised by Beenius included support for Android TV, targeted TV advertising, fingerprinting and a modern TV […]

Half of Americans have cut the cord, claims report

Almost half of US adults have already cut the cord, according to a new report. A new study carried out by The Trade Desk has found that 47% of US TV viewers are already cordless while 44% with cable intend on pulling back or cutting their service altogether in the coming year. The shift towards […]

YouTube TV adds 4K and offline downloads at US$20 premium

YouTube TV, the cord-cutting OTT TV service from Google’s video platform of the same name, has introduced 4K viewing and offline downloads. The oft-requested features are a part of YouTube TV’s new 4K Plus add-on, which will cost users an additional US$19.99 per month. YouTube is running a promotion for early adopters who will get […]

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