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Gusto TV to launch in Latin America on Vemox OTT service

Gusto Worldwide Media’s food and lifestyle channel, Gusto TV, is due to debut in Latin America via Olympusat’s Vemox over-the-top platform. Gusto TV will be available as a live TV and on-demand offering and will launch with more than 60 hours of original HD programming. “We’re only a month into 2019 and it has already […]

UKTV updates on-demand app

UKTV has updated its on-demand service, UKTV Play, adding new features including increased personalisation and full Chromecast support. The new version of the app offers synchronised viewing history and favourites, allowing viewers to pause on one device and resume on another. It also uses artificial intelligence to learn viewing preferences and interests to serve a […]

Ovum: skinny bundles to drive US pay TV growth

Next year will be the first year that ‘skinny bundles’ drive overall subscription growth across pay TV and OTT in the US, reversing a near-decade-long trend, according to Ovum. The prediction is part of the research firm’s ‘2019 Trends to Watch: TV and Video Super-Themes’ report, which claims that skinny bundles will solve pay TV […]

DAZN to launch in Brazil next year

Sports streaming service, DAZN, is due to launch in Brazil in March 2019, marking its ninth confirmed country launch. The service, which is live in seven markets with Spain to follow early next year, has secured the exclusive broadcast rights for all Copa Sudamericana matches in Brazil for four seasons from 2019. In Brazil, DAZN […]

Divan.TV to use blockchain to ‘tokenise’ video streaming platform

Ukrainian over-the-top service, Divan.TV, has announced plans to ‘tokenise’ its offering, creating a new blockchain-enabled version of its platform. The company said that Divan.TV 2.0 aims to “eliminate intermediaries and benefit users, content owners, and advertisers” and will be part of a new wave of blockchain technology companies that it expects to revolutionise the pay […]

Mediacom: 94% of UK kids now have access to OTT services

A massive 94% of children and teenagers in the UK now have access to on-demand or OTT services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, as the trend towards on-demand viewing continues to climb. This is according to new research from MediaCom, which claims that nearly half of all teens say they currently watch on-demand TV more […]

Digital TV Research: OTT to spur TV revenue growth in 2018

Global revenues from pay TV and over-the-top services are set to climb this year, with OTT gains more than compensating for a decline in pay TV revenues, according to Digital TV Research. The report claims that global revenues from traditional pay TV and OTT TV episodes and movies will climb from US$254 billion in 2017 […]

OTT to account for 46% of Western Europe TV revenues in 2023

Over-the-top-delivered content will account for 46% of all Western European TV revenues by 2023, up from 26% in 2017, according to Digital TV Research. The new report claims that OTT revenues for TV episodes and movies – both from ad-supported and subscription services – will more than double from US$10 billion to US$23 billion over […]

Parks: 91% of US OTT subscribers take Netflix, Hulu or Amazon

More than nine in ten US over-the-top video subscribers take at least one of the country’s top three services, according to Parks Associates. The research firm found that among US broadband households that subscribe to at least one OTT service, 91% took one or more of either Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu. “Many new […]

Global OTT revenues to more than double between 2017 and 2023

Global over-the-top (OTT) TV and movie revenues will more than double from US$53 billion in 2017 to reach US$129 billion in 2023, according to Digital TV Research. The report indicates that around US$16 billion in OTT revenues will be added this year alone, while OTT revenues will exceed US$1 billion in 17 countries by 2023 […]

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