Category Archives: OTT / VOD

New NASA UHD HDR channel launches on Roku

New NASA UHD service, remotely produced by Harmonic in cooperation with NASA, is now available in high dynamic range (HDR) on the Roku platform. Users with a 4K-capable streaming player or Roku TV can download it from the Roku channel store. The new UHD HDR channel, which includes both linear and VOD content, is delivered [...]

Netflix suspende provisoriamente iTunes como método de pago en América Latina

La plataforma OTT estadounidense Netflix suspendió provisoriamente el pago a través del servicio iTunes de Apple. El sitio Tech Crunch informó que se trata de un experimento que inició en junio en diez mercados y que en agosto se extendió a 33, entre los cuales quedaron incluidos países de Latinoamérica. La prueba duraría hasta el [...]

Netflix comenzó a incluir publicidades en su servicio

La plataforma OTT estadounidense Netflix empezó desde hace unos pocos días a añadir publicidades en su servicio. Esta novedad ya despertó el malestar de muchos usuarios que lo hicieron saber a través de las redes sociales. Se desconoce si este cambio llegará todo el mundo. En principio, se trata de recomendaciones de producciones propias de [...]

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 [...]