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Reports: Apple targets spring launch for video service

Apple is reportedly planning to launch its much-anticipated video streaming service this spring, offering original programming as well as subscription TV services from a range of partners. CNBC reported this week that Apple is in the final stages of preparing its video service and is aiming to launch it in April or early May. A separate Reuters […]

Brightcove: millennials more satisfied with streaming services

Millennial viewers feel “far more satisfied” watching content through streaming services compared to broadcast or cable networks, according to research by Brightcove. The video technology provider’s 2018 Global Consumer Streaming Habits Survey found that 68% of people aged 19-36 said that streaming services continually provide content they want to watch, compared to 55% who feel […]

Endeavor acquires NeuLion for US$250m

Endeavor, the parent brand of companies including WME, IMG and UFC, has agreed to buy over-the-top video technology company NeuLion in a deal valued at roughly US$250 million (€200 million). Endeavor has agreed to acquire each share of outstanding common stock of NeuLion for USD $0.84, in an all-cash deal that will establish NeuLion as […]

Fox takes streaming service to Hong Kong

Fox Networks Group Asia has hooked up with pay platform Now TV to launch its streaming service in Hong Kong. Now TV subscribers will get exclusive access to Fox+ in the Chinese territory, with non-subscribers offered a free trial period and a subsequent HK$188 monthly fee. The service has been made widely available in Europe […]

Parrot Analytics: Netflix dominates in-demand digital originals in Spain

Netflix dominated the list of the most in-demand digital originals in Spain in the second week in August, according to Parrot Analytics. The US streaming outfit took all top 10 slots in a list headed by Stranger Things and Orange is the New Black. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across […]

OSN launches new streaming service

Middle East pay TV platform OSN has launched a new streaming service, Wavo, available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Wavo offers a mix of live and catch-up TV, movies, series and a mix of western and Arabic content, according to the pay TV outfit. The service is targeted primarily at the growing […]

Twitter to ramp up 24/7 live video activity

Twitter plans to scale up its presence in video by launching more 24-hour streaming, introducing new audience engagement features and opening up video opportunities to brands, according to Scott Eblen. Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London, Twitter’s director of product management and live video said that the company plans to build on […]

Hulu launches live TV streaming service

Hulu has launched its new live TV streaming service in beta in the US, offering more than 50 live and on-demand channels for US$39.99 (€36.60) per month. The Hulu with Live TV service, which it launched at launched at its Upfront presentation in New York, includes 50 hours of recording storage, up to six individual profiles […]

YouGov: 5m UK viewers use pirate streaming services

Nearly 5 million UK adults, some 10% of the population, use pirate TV streaming services or apps, according to YouGov. The research firm said that 4.9 million people currently have access to platforms such as illegal Kodi boxes, chipped Amazon Fire TV Sticks, and illegal streaming apps on smartphones and tablets. It also estimated that […]

One in five US OTT homes now pay for ‘three or more’ services

One in five US streaming subscribers now pay for three or more services, with investment in original content increasingly cited as a key reason for signing up, according to a report by 451 Research. According to 451 Research’s quarterly Voice of the Connected User Landscape (VoCUL) survey, 19% of streaming subscribers are paying for three […]

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