Latin American OTT market tipped to boom

Latin American over-the-top video revenues will more than triple between 2015 and 2021, with this year to be “seminal” for the market, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report tips OTT TV and video revenues in Latin America to reach US$3.59 billion in 2021 – an increase from US$1.15 billion in 2015 and […]

UPC Czech Republic offering Horizon Go, HBO Go to non-TV customers

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Czech Republic has made its Horizon Go mobile TV service available to users with internet subscriptions but no pay TV contract for the first time. Horizon Go in the Czech Republic offers access to the My Prime video-on-demand service and 24 TV channels. UPC is also making HBO Go, the […]

Cyfrowy Polsat offers HBO Go to LTE subscribers

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has made the HBO Go mobile TV service from premium channel provider HBO available to its LTE mobile broadband subscribers. Customers who sign up for Cyfrowy Polsat’s LTE offering can receive HBO Go without a contract for PLN20 (€10.45) a month. The operator’s LTE plus HBO Go offering costs […]

OTT revenues tipped to grow by 26% this year

Over-the-top video should see total revenue growth of around 26% in 2015 with a 24% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through to 2019, according to ABI Research.  The study claims that tapping into OTT’s growth is “key for pay TV,” with the rising popularity of services like Netflix and HBO Go causing customers to start […]

HBO reportedly in talks with Apple for HBO Now launch

HBO and Apple are reportedly in talks that could see Apple TV become a key launch partner for HBO’s planned new US OTT service. According to the International Business Times, HBO and its online video platform provider, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, have held talks with Apple ahead of the planned launch of the HBO […]

Almost a fifth of US homes tipped to take HBO’s OTT service

Roughly 17% of US broadband households would be likely to subscribe to HBO’s forthcoming over-the-top video service, according to new research by Parks Associates.  The research firm said that among those likely to subscribe, 91% are currently pay TV subscribers, while roughly 50% would cancel their pay TV service after subscribing to HBO’s OTT service. […]

Comcast customers get HBO and Showtime access on Roku

Comcast Xfinity TV customers in the US are now able to access HBO Go and Showtime Anytime via Roku video streaming devices.  Xfinity customers can now link their HBO or Showtime accounts by logging in and activating them through the channels’ Roku apps. Those that subscribe to HBO or Showtime through US providers including AT&T […]

HBO Go launches on Amazon Fire TV

HBO Go has launched on Amazon’s Fire TV device in the US and is due to go live on the Fire TV Stick this spring.  HBO subscribers will now be able to access the network’s on-demand catalogue from the Amazon TV streaming box, and use the device’s voice control to search for programmes. “Since launch […]

HBO to launch standalone online service in US

HBO is reportedly set to launch its on-demand, over-the-top service HBO Go as a standalone service in the US next year.  HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler announced the move at an HBO investor day in New York, according to various US reports. HBO already offers HBO Go in the US as an authenticated, TV […]


Liberty Global’s satellite TV arm, UPC DTH, has added OTT TV anywhere service HBO Go to its services in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The streaming service will be available to all HBO customers on UPC Direct in Hungary and freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. UPC DTH will provide HBO Go to […]