Italy’s Chili launches UHD service with Thomson technology

Italian OTT TV service provider Chili has launched an Ultra HD service as part of its movie offering. Chili is using Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 encoder platform and NexGuard content protection to provide ultra HD movies and TV shows to its subscribers. Fastweb spin-off Chili’s OTT TV service, which has been rolled out in […]

Connected TV will drive OTT subscriber surge

A huge increase in connected TV sales will spur a surge in the number of consumers paying for OTT services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video, according to new research. Juniper Research forecasts that the number of global SVoD subs will rocket from 92.1 million in 2014 to 332.2 million by 2019. By […]

OTT account sharing a ‘lingering challenge,’ says Parks

Some 11% of all US broadband households rely exclusively on shared accounts when using subscription OTT services like Netflix, with account sharing a “lingering challenge,” according to Parks Associates. The research firm said that 8% of US broadband households are using a subscription OTT account held by someone outside of their home and 6% are […]

Vendor content strategies push retail OTT past IPTV box shipments

The content strategies of vendors will lead to global sales of OTT TV retail set-top boxes exceeding telecom IPTV set-top shipments this year, according to research from IHS.  According to the research group, 31 million retail OTT set-tops will be shipped in 2015, compared to 30 million IPTV boxes shipped by telcos. The upsurge in […]

Arkena taps Conviva for OTT analytics

Media services group Arkena has turned to OTT audience analytics and quality assurance specialist Conviva to provide data from its Global Intelligence Report to help it expand its busienssin france and the Nordic markets. Conviva said its report, based on analysis of 50 billion streams across the globe annually, providing insights into changing consumer expectations, […]

Canal+ OTT service sees record use for El Clasico

Spanish pay TV provider Canal+’s Yomvi OTT TV service passed a live streaming record on March 22, with a football match between Real Madrid and Barcelona being streamed to 376,000 devices, a 29% increase in device reach over the same period last year. According to technology provider Nagra, which provides the MediaLive-based platform for Yomvi, […]

Telekom Slovenije taps VO for TViN OTT TV service

Slovenian telco Telekom Slovenije has chosen Viacess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel Player to support its TViN multiscreen OTT TV service.  TViN is currently available to Telekom Slovenije subscribers in the Slovenia and delivered as a white-label offering in other countries throughout the Balkan region. The Connected Sentinel Player is a multiplatform media player that includes DRM for […]

Ireland’s Digiweb taps Cloudio TV for OTT service

Irish fixed and mobile broadband provider Digiweb has selected Cloudio TV to power its new cross-device, over-the-top TV service.  Consumers are increasingly using internet to watch television and our customer base is no different, “ said Shane O’Reilly, product development manager of Digiweb, “We are very pleased to team up with Cloudio TV on their […]

Sky and Telecom Italia select Wyplay to power TV decoders

Sky, in cooperation with Telecom Italia, are deploying a broadband HD TV decoder powered by Frog By Wyplay. Telecom Italia has partnered with Sky to make the full Sky TV service available to their ‘ultra-broadband’ customers, in a deal that was first agreed last year and that will extend Sky’s reach to non-satellite homes in […]

Sony OTT offering likely to have high price

Sony’s planned OTT TV service, which is expected to launch in the US before the end of the year, could be priced at a hefty US$80 a month for 100 channels, according to a report in the New York Post. According to the Post, citing unnamed sources, the service will be priced at a level […]