Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Bing shows trending content on streaming services

Microsofts search engine, Bing, has launched an update with new features, including a carousel that shows trending content on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. To access this new feature, users have to search “trending movies on Netflix” or trending movies on Amazon, the company explained in a blog post. The update is coming gradually, [...]

Apple teams up with Steven Spielberg, makes big jump into original content

Apple is entering the world of scripted series. The technology giant has struck a deal with Steven Spielbergs Amblin Television and NBC Universal to reboot Amazing Stories, the science fiction series that ran on NBC in the 1980s. According to the Wall Street Journal, the series will feature 10 episodes with each having at least [...]

Pantaya and Sprint join forces to expand distribution of Spanish-language films

Streaming service Pantaya (a partnership between Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group) has teamed up with Sprint to offer Spanish-language films on mobile devices. Hemisphere Chief Executive Officer Alan Sokol will participate in the next edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, the leading conference organized by Dataxis. Sprint is the first carrier to collaborate with Pantaya [...]

Netflix to launch Juventus docuseries in 2018

Netflix announced that it will launch Juventus FC, a new docuseries about the stories of the Italian powerhouse football club. Consisting of 4 hour long episodes, the new series will release worldwide in early 2018. Netflix will follow the stories and characters in the club, spending personal and professional time with the players both on [...]

Kodi speaks out against TVAddons and piracy

Through a post on Twitter, Kodi has spoken out against online add-on repository TVAddons. The media player said TVAddons should be shut down because it brings nothing but misery to everyone. Kodi is an open source software that can work on a number of devices and can be used to illegally access copyrighted content with [...]

New Dynasty drama series coming to Netflix South Africa

On Thursday, Netflix South Africa viewers will be able to watch the first episode of the new and reimagined Dynasty drama series. As Fallon said in the opening voice-over, we live in an age of dynasties. Netflix subscribers in Africa and particularly, South Africa, will be able to watch Dynasty reboot series from Thursday 12 [...]

Hulu partners with ESL for exclusive eSports content

Hulu has partnered with ESL to bring premium eSports content to its streaming video service for the first time. The deal includes four new eSports series that will be developed and produced by ESL and will premiere later this fall (in the northern hemisphere). The four eSports series in the deal include Player V. Player, [...]

FashionTV presents new OTT products

FashionTV, the TV network dedicated to lifestyle and fashion, announced that it will its 12 new FTV+ OTT channels and FashionFlix SVOD at Mipcom, Cannes 2017. According to the company, these multi-content services will feature original and informative programming for the platforms of the next generation TVs. “FTV channels and VOD are now more engaging [...]

Pocoyo now available on Amazon Prime Video

Preschool animated series Pocoyo, produced by Spains Zinkia, is now available on Amazon Prime Video through Amazon Video Direct self-publishing service. The series is one of the latest additions to the kids and family selection on the streaming service. Distributing Pocoyo through the Amazon Video Direct service is a key milestone for Zinkia, which is [...]

Government in South Africa to reveal new regulation for YouTube and Netflix

South Africas communications minister, Ayanda Dlodlo has confirmed that the government is set to reveal new regulations for Netflix, YouTube and other streaming services. Dlodlo said during a briefing that she is planning to present a draft white paper on Digital Content and Audio-Visual Policy for South Africa to cabinet for approval before publishing it [...]