Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Envivo collaborates with Cisco to launch new OTT service for Nollywood

Nigerian technology-based media organization, Envivo Communications Limited has partnered with multinational technology company Cisco to launch a new Over the Top (OTT) video streaming service called ‘nVIVO TV’ by the end of December, powered by Cisco’s Infinite Video Platform. The information was confirmed to AFP by filmmaker Chioma Ude, director of marketing at Envivo. “Cisco [...]

StarTimes endows in 12 channel IP streaming platform with PlayBox Neo

PlayBox Technology announced the completion of a new television playout system at the Beijing headquarters of StarTimes, one of Chinas leading digital broadcast service providers. The system comprises 12 fully redundant AirBox Neo IP streaming channels in a 6 + 6 dual channel configurations to provide full 1:1 backup protection. PlayBox Technology Asia Pacific engineer [...]

iflix collaborates with Complex Networks to boost original content offering

iflix allied with youth culture media company Complex Networks, to produce localized versions of its video series such as Sneaker Shopping and Complex Closets. Complex produces over 30 daily and weekly series and is available on YouTube and social media. The partnership will see a significant expansion of iflixs original content offering, affirming its focus on developing compelling, highly [...]

Nigerian Communications Commission likely to introduce regulatory framework for OTT

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecoms industry regulator, may set up a regulatory framework for the control of over-the-top (OTT) technology services. This may be possible if the NCC eventually validates the findings of a study carried out by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) on the benefits and challenges of OTT services in Nigeria. [...]

Record TV lançará plataforma de VOD após Copa do Mundo

A emissora brasileira de TV aberta Record TV vai lançar uma nova plataforma de VOD após a Copa do Mundo – o PlayPlus, que terá conteúdos próprios e programação de outros canais como ESPN e PlayKids, segundo informa o Jornal O Globo. A expectativa da emissora é fechar novas parcerias para adicionar mais conteúdo ao [...]

Kwesé partners with Safaricom to provide Kenyans with live World Cup games

Kenyan smartphone users will have the opportunity to stream upcoming football World Cup matches on Kwesé iflix on-the-go on their gadgets. This follows the launch of data bundles, dubbed Giga Football Passes by mobile operator Safaricom. The 64 matches of the tournament in Russia will be available live on Kwesé iflix at US$0,98 for 24 [...]

Starz Play sealed deal with Intigral Jawwy TV

The Svod operator Starz Play expands its reach with regional digital content solutions provider intigral for a three-year partnership. The partnership will enable Starz Plays to increase its reach across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with full content library to be available through intigrals Jawwy TV box and app. To recall, Jawwy [...]

The YouTube Kids app to improve parental controls

Googles YouTube Kids mobile app introduced new parental control options for America, Asia and Europe to improve security. These improvements arrive after several complaints by users who claimed that a faulty algorithm was letting content not suitable for children to slip in. Collections are one of the new features. They have content purged by Google [...]

Irdeto launches next-generation of Piracy Control

Content security provider Irdeto announced the launch of its next-generation Piracy Control solution, which now provides new data-driven web video discovery tools with expert analyst oversight, multi-language site searches, integrated social media and search engine discovery, as well as peer-to-peer (P2P) stream discovery such as SopCast and Ace Stream. These new features enable content owners [...]

Facebook to live stream Golden Globes pre-show

Facebook announced that it has signed a deal with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and Dick Clark Productions to live stream the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards red-carpet pre-show, next Sunday, January 7, in California. This way, the social network has replaced Twitter as exclusive official live streaming platform for the red carpet event. [...]