OTT TV


HBO tops pay list as US subscribers become more selective

HBO is the channel consumers in the US and Canada are willing to pay the most for, and 80% of consumers only want to pay for the channels they actually watch, according to TV technology outfit TiVo’s Q2 2017 Video Trends Report. According to the report, HBO tops the ranking of prices that consumers are […]

Mirada and Anevia team up for OTT TV offering

TV technology provider Mirada and OTT and IPTV software specialist Anevia have teamed up to enable broadcasters and operators to develop OTT TV services. The new offering integrates Mirada’s Iris multiscreen platform with Anevia’s NEA-DVR and NEA-CDN solution. Mirada’s Iris multiscreen platform has been integrated with Anevia’s Infinite and EDS technologies in order to offer […]

The Africa Channel launching SVOD offering

US-based The Africa Channel is launching a subscription video-on-demand service targeted at the African diaspora audience and others interested in Africa-themed content. Demand Africa is being touted by the broadcaster as a global destination featuring lifestyle, travel and entertainment content, aimed at a globally aware audience with a passion for travel, lifestyle and an interest […]

Quickline launches national OTT TV service in Switzerland

Swiss cable group Quickline is launching a national free OTT TV service, including ad-free replay TV functionality. Quickline said it was the only service provider in Switzerland to provide a free TV product that included ad-free replay TV functionality. The company said it planned to use the service to gain additional market share. The Quickline […]

Disney strikes deal for branded channel with SVOD player Iflix

Disney, fresh from pulling out of its distribution agreement with Netflix, has signed up to provide a branded channel on the streaming video outfit’s Asian rival Iflix. Disney has struck a wide-ranging deal with the Malaysia-based subscription video-on-demand company that will see it provide a branded channel on Iflix’s platform featuring Marvel and Pixar movies […]

Okko reports first operating profit as user base expands

Russian OTT TV service Okko has reported its first operating profit after first-half revenues for the online movies service jumped by 59% in one year. Okko posted revenues of RUB536 million (€7.7 million) for the first half, up 59%. Okko said that its paying unique user base had grown by 65% to reach 125,000, with […]

Telefónica ‘looking to launch’ international OTT TV service

Telefónica is mulling the launch of a Netflix-like OTT TV service to target an international audience, according to a report in El País newspaper. According to El País, citing unnamed sources, Telefónica is looking at taking its content to subscribers in countries such as the UK and Germany where its Movistar+ pay TV service is […]

AMC Iberia to launch streaming service

AMC Networks Iberia is planning to launch a streaming service in Spain, in partnership with pay TV distributors, according to local reports. A promo for the service was posted on YouTube on Tuesday, advertising a mix of channels and on-demand content for €6.99 a month. The service advertises itself as offering content in 4K UHD, available […]

Liberty Global sees upside from ‘fragmented’ European OTT market

Liberty Global is benefitting from a fragmented, and in some cases still underdeveloped, OTT market in Europe according to CEO Mike Fries. Speaking on Liberty’s second quarter earnings call, Fries described the “steady improvement in the video business” as one of Liberty’s “untold stories”. He said that a number of factors are contributing to the […]

Disney ups BAMTech stake in strategic SVOD move

Disney will pay US$1.58 billion (€1.34 billion) to up its stake in video streaming technology firm BAMTech, is it prepares to make a major push into the SVOD market and cut ties with Netflix. Disney will acquire an additional 42% in BAMTech, as part of an accelerated move to take a controlling ownership of the […]