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North American SVOD subscriptions set to grow dramatically

The number of North American subscription video-on-demand subscriptions ­– specifically for SVOD movie, linear channel and TV series services and excluding the likes of sports streaming services –­ will grow from 160 million in 2018 to 270 million in 2024, according to forecasts from Digital TV Research. These figures represent individual SVOD subscriptions rather than […]

Hulu buys back AT&T stake

US streaming service Hulu has struck a deal with AT&T to take back a 9.5% minority stake from the company for US$1.43 billion, as the telecoms company looks to reduce its debt. The transaction valued Hulu a US$15 billion. It did not require any governmental or other third-party approvals and was simultaneously signed and closed. […]

YouTube boosts TV offering with Discovery, Epix and OWN, hikes up price

YouTube has boosted its US TV offering by adding eight new channels from Discovery to its line-up, in addition to offering streaming service Epix for an extra charge and promising to bring on board and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) later this year. YouTube has added Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, […]

T-Mobile launching TVision pay TV service, adds Amazon Prime to line-up

US mobile telco T-Mobile has rebranded its Layer 3 TV offering as TVision Home an OTT-delivered pay TV service and is to add Amazon Prime Video to its offering. The TVision offering that will be launched on Sunday will include over 275 channels, a personalised home screen and DVR, voice control with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, access […]

T-Mobile US And Viacom unveil content deal for new mobile video platform

T-Mobile and Viacom in the US have unveiled a landmark deal that will bring Viacom TV channels including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount to T-Mobile’s new mobile video service, which is scheduled to launch later this year. The agreement will allow T-Mobile to offer live, linear feeds of the Viacom channels as well as […]

Comcast launches Xfinity Flex streaming platform for web customers

Comcast has unveiled a new US$5 per-month streaming TV platform in the US targeted at its internet-only Xfinity customers. Due to launch next week, Xfinity Flex offers a 4K HDR streaming TV device that customers can use to access popular streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO, and Showtime. Comcast claims that more than […]

MLB.TV launches on Amazon Prime Channels

Baseball streaming service MLB.TV has launched on Amazon Prime Video channels in the US, allowing users to watch regular season out-of-market baseball games live and on-demand. Prime members streaming MLB.TV on Fire TV devices will also have access to Prime Video’s X-Ray feature, which gives fans access to live in-game stats, team and player details and play-by-play […]

Gravitas launches movie SVOD offering

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has launched streaming service Gravitas Movies. Gravitas Movies is now available in the US and will be rolled out globally in summer 2019. It will host over 1,000 movies across comedy, horror, thriller, documentary, action and drama for US$4.99 a month. Notable titles will include Brothers in Arms starring Johnny […]

Xite debuts with multiple US service providers

Music video streaming service Xite has debuted on a number of platforms in the US with a catalogue including all three major labels – Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group – as well as indie labels and distributors like Beggars, Empire, PIAS and Armada. The Xite app, founded in 2008 in […]

AirTies claims US success for Smart WiFi

WiFi technology specialist AirTies and reseller partner AirSonics have revealed that 34 regional operators across North America have deployed AirTies’ Smart Wi-Fi solutions to their subscribers. AirSonics serves as a strategic partner for AirTies, offering managed WiFi solutions  and the StratiFi total-home Wi-Fi portfolio to regional service providers throughout North America. These operators deploy Mesh […]

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