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ProSiebenSat.1 taps MPP Global for Discovery OTT JV

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has tapped subscription and billing software specialist MPP Global to provide its eSuite technology to support he launch of its OTT TV joint venture with Discovery. ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, which provides the digital outlets for the ProSiebenSat1 Group on web and mobile, is the technology provider of the joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 […]

Vindicia report: premium OTT growth will be fueled by local players

Premium OTT is set to grow strongly in western Europe and other global regions over the next three years as connected consumers embrace not only services from global OTT players, but new subscription services from local and regional broadcasters and direct-to-consumer services from content brands, according to a new report by MTM for Amdocs owned […]

Huawei launches OTT service in Spain and Italy

Huawei has launched its planned OTT TV service in Spain and Italy, focusing on users of its mobile devices in the two countries. Huawei Video, which has been available in Huawei’s home market of China for two years, comes in three variants – a subscription offering for €4.99 a month, a free-to-view variant and an […]

Vewd uvnveils new OTT platform for legacy devices

OTT software provider Vewd has unveiled Vewd Atom, a new OTT platform that the company says will bring apps and streaming experiences to operator devices previously incapable of accessing OTT services. Vewd Atom’s virtualised OTT architecture consists of Vewd’s OTT platform running in the cloud  connected to a lightweight client on the device. Vewd says […]

ORS taps Insys for enhanced SimpliTV OTT service

Austrian public broadcaster ORS has tapped Insys Video Technologies to provide the platform for an enhanced version of its SimpliTV OTT TV service. ORS will use the InsysPLAY platform to provide simpliTV viewers with an enhanced user experience and expanded selection of content across a broader range of consumer devices, according to Insys. SimpliTV previously […]

Edge Investments takes stake in OTT TV outfit Airbeem

Creative industries investment outfit Edge Investments has invested in a “significant” minority stake in OTT TV distribution platform provider Airbeem. Airbeem’s software-as-a-service platform is designed to enable content owners to publish and make money from video content delivered direct to consumers across multiple devices. The company describes its platform as “a turnkey solution for the […]

Canal+ to use Apple TV 4K as its set-top box

Canal+ has struck a partnership with Apple to enable its subscribers to rent the Apple TV 4K box for €6 a month and use it as their primary TV box to receive the pay TV operator’s services. In a move described by Canal+ CEO Maxime Saada as a “philosophical revolution” in its distribution strategy, Canal+ […]

Discovery’s Zaslav hints at possible global OTT ambition

Discovery CEO David Zaslav has dropped a hint that the factual giant could look to develop a wider global OTT play either on a standalone basis or with partners. Speaking to analysts after the company posted its Q1 results, Zaslav said that the US market in particular is underserved with offerings catering to non-sports viewers […]

vMVPD and direct-to-consumer revenues set for ‘eightfold growth’

Global skinny bundle and direct-to-consumer revenues are set to grow eightfold to reach US$24 billion by 2023, according to Digital TV Research. According to the research outfit’s vMVPD and D2C TV Forecasts report, direct-to-consumer revenues are set for growth from US$1.3 billion last year to US$5.2 billion by 2023, while virtual MVPD or ‘skinny bundle’ […]

Stephenson reveals AT&T plan for new low-cost skinny bundle service

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has revealed that the US telco is to launch a new ‘skinny bundle’ OTT TV offering called AT&T Watch that will be available for US$15 (€12) a month, or free of charge to AT&T wireless subscribers. Stephenson unexpectedly revealed the telco’s plans for the service while giving evidence in court, where […]

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