Category Archives: OTT / VOD

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. [...]

New OTT service launches in Puerto Rico

The new OTT pay TV service Naicom TV has recently launched in Puerto Rico. It is available through a set-top box, which costs USD 129.90. This is the first 100% Puerto Rican pay TV company,” in the country, said the president of Naicom, Darwin Quiñones, in an interview with El Nuevo Día. Naicom offers live [...]

Net, Gol team up to offer live in-flight TV

Brazilian largest pay TV operator, Net, announced that it has teamed up with Brazilian airline Gol to provide passengers free access to six live TV channels on mobile devices. The services is offered in partnership with TV Globo and Globosat. The available channels are GloboNews, Gloob, GNT, Multishow, OFF and TV Globo. This way, the [...]

Netflix announces second Colombian original series

Netflix announced its second Colombian original series, Siempre Bruja, which will debut exclusively on the platform around the globe in 2019. Composed of ten one-hour episodes and shot entirely in 4K, this young adult drama will be produced by Caracol Television. Inspired by the novel Yo, Bruja by Isidora Chacon, the show is slated to [...]

DirecTV Now reaches 1 million subscribers

A year after its launch, AT&T announced that DirecTV Now has officially surpassed 1 million subscribers in the United States. The company said the service will add new features in 2018, including DVR in the cloud and 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) quality video. “This milestone is an incredible testament to the thousands of hours [...]

Amazon Prime Video now available on Apple TV

Amazon announced that the Prime Video app is available on Apple TV 4K and previous generations of Apple TV in over 100 countries. Prime Video members now have even more ways to stream award-winning and critically-acclaimed titles including Amazon Original Movies, Prime Originals and Hollywood blockbusters and TV series. The services catalog includes series such [...]

Pantaya launches on Sling TV

Sling TV announced that it has added even more Spanish-language films with the addition of premium on-demand standalone service Pantaya (joint venture between Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group). Subscribers of Sling Orange, Sling Blue, any Spanish-language or Brazilian services can now add Pantaya for USD 6 per month. The service includes popular and critically-acclaimed films [...]