Online TV and video revenues to hit US$35 billion

Global revenue for online TV and video over fixed broadband networks will reach US$34.99 billion (€25.8 billion) in 2018, according to new forecasts by Digital TV Research.  The research predicts revenues in this space to almost double in the next five years, with the revenue to climb from just US$3.98 billion recorded in 2010 and […]

Sky extends Now TV box distribution, bundles with content passes

BSkyB’s Now TV OTT boxes are now available in Argos and Currys PC World stores across the UK, with John Lewis to begin supplying the devices in the coming weeks.  In addition Sky has bundled the Now TV box with content passes for the first time, enabling customers to choose from either a Sky Sports […] launches global OTT service for Russian and Ukrainian speakers

Ukraine-based has launched an international OTT service targeting Russian and Ukrainian-speakers. The combined live TV and subscription video-on-demand service will target the estimated 300 million Russian and Ukrainian speakers worldwide with an offering of 60 live channels and VoD for US$9.99 (€7.36) a month. will be available on LG, Samsung, Philips, Sony and […]

OTT video watched by 75% of young adults with connected TVs

More young people with connected TVs watch OTT video than they do content from a pay TV provider, according to a new report by NPD Group.  The new Connected Intelligence Applications and Convergence report said that 75% of 18 to 34 year-olds use their connected TV – or the devices connecting their TV to the […]

TDF Media Services launches end-to-end OTT platform

TDF Media Services has launched its new over-the-top platform at IBC, enabling its customers to go multiscreen. TDF said it has deployed a 24/7 fully-monitored OTT platform with full redundancy and high SLA commitment, to provide broadcast quality over broadband. The end-to-end solution allows customers to manage media across screens, live and on-demand and enables […]

Bouygues Telecom goes OTT

France’s Bouygues Telecom is set to launch a complete OTT service that will give viewers access to roughly 60 TV channels on tablets and smartphones. The telco, which started offering TV services in 2005, said that its subscribers will soon have access to a “true multi-screen experience” with more than 200 SD channels and 10 […]

Australian OTT provider Access taps Elemental technology, plans European launches

Video compression specialist Elemental has introduced its first cloud-based video processing deployment with Australia-based OTT video provider Access Digital Entertainment, which has said it plans to launch its services in UK and Ireland, the Nordic territories, France and Germany later this year.  Craig White, CEO of Access Digital Entertainment, speaking via a pre-prepared video broadcast […]

Easel TV to roll out All3Media OTT service to new devices

Easel TV is set to launch a version of its over-the-top video service for UK TV producer All3Media on tablets and smartphones at IBC.  The multi-screen video software specialist originally launched the service in 2012 on Samsung TVs in the UK and also in the US under the name ‘Best of British TV’. The next […]

‘Cord-cheaters’ are turning to OTT, says new research

A growing number of consumers are getting on-demand content from third-party OTT services instead of their pay-TV provider, according to new research.  The Q2 Video Discovery Trends Report, by video search, recommendations and discovery firm Digitalsmiths, claims there is an “emerging problem” of ‘cord-cheating’ as viewers turn to services like Netflix, Redbox Kiosk and Hulu. […]

Ipla adds FightKlub

Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT service Ipla has added combat sports channel FightKlub to its programming line-up.  FightKlub will be part of the Ipla Sport and larger Ipla Mix packages, which includes sports channels found in the Ipla Sport offering. FightKlub covers Polish and world boxing as well as this week’s World Judo Championship in Rio de […]