Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Africa’s Pay-TV subscribers grow 25% in year to 1Q14

Pay-TV subscriptions in Africa topped 14.5 million at the end of March 2014, according to the latest update from Dataxis Intelligence service, a 25 % increase over the 11.6 million reported in 1Q13. Pay-DTT subs rose 74.4% from 1.41 million in 1Q13 to 2.45 million end March, while IPTV subscriptions increased 33.56% during the period [...]

Sentech plans to invest in OTT platform

Sentech, the state owned signal distributor for South African broadcasting, will invest ZAR 902.3 million (USD 84.58 million) over the next three years to build the infrastructure for an over-the-top (OTT) content delivery platform. “South Africa, as most territories in the world, is experiencing an unprecedented surge in the on-demand and over-the-top content distribution and [...]

Netflix compra más producciones locales en BrasilNetflix purchased more local production in Brazil

La plataforma OTT norteamericana Netflix adquirió tres nuevas producciones locales en Brasil. Se trata de tres documentales de la productora Maria Farinha Filmes, que ya contaba con la película Muito Além do Peso en el catálogo de Netflix. El acuerdo es por A Educação Está Proibida de 2012 (estará disponible en la plataforma a partir [...]

Telefónica de Argentina lanzó licitación de STBs para OTTTelefónica Argentina launched a bidding process for OTTs STBs

La compañía de telecomunicaciones Telefónica de Argentina lanzó este 2 de julio una licitación para adquirir equipos para OTT sin sintonizador de la Televisión Digital Terrestre (TDT). Si bien es un monto pequeño, el llamado confirma la postura de la operadora de continuar con su servicio OTT On Video a pesar de la resolución que [...]

MBC VOD app launches on Samsung smart TVs

Arab-based satellite broadcaster, Middle East Broadcasting Co. (MBC), has made its free video-on-demand (VOD) service, Shahid, available on Samsung Smart TVs across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). With this move, the Shahid app will allow viewers to catch up MBC shows on Samsung’s Internet connected TV sets which supports both standard definition (SD) [...]

Los argentinos ya pueden alquilar y comprar películas en Google PlayArgentine people now can rent and buy movies in Google Play

El OTT Google Play Movies ya fue activado para Argentina, uno de los pocos países de América Latina que extrañamente no podía disfrutarlo. De esta manera, ya son 24 las naciones de la región que pueden acceder al servicio. Los valores para alquilar una película en Argentina varían entre USD 2,9 y USD 4,9. Y [...]

PanaTV bags streaming rights for African film

African online television service, PanaTV, has signed an exclusive deal with UK-based film distributor, Soda Pictures, to acquire the rights to subscription VOD of an acclaimed African film, Half of a Yellow Sun. The deal makes the first online television service to stream the film exclusively on its platform in the United Kingdom. This [...]

Ditto TV adds Al Jazeera to its channels line-up

Indias Over-The-Top (OTT) TV distribution platform owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), Ditto TV, has added Qatar-based news channel, Al Jazeera, to its bouquet. Viewers already had access to premium news channels like BBC World News, CNN International on Ditto TV and with this tie-up, we are looking to further strengthen our offerings in [...]

MBC plans video streaming service for Arab world

Arab-based satellite broadcaster, Middle East Broadcasting Co. (MBC) plans to launch a subscription-based premium video-on-demand (VoD) service with Arabic and Western movies and series. The broadcaster already offers a free VoD service with Arabic content, MBCs new VoD service will enter the market as direct competition to OSNs newly launched online streaming service, Go, [...]

MTN Play hunts digital content for VoD service

African telecommunications company, MTN, is looking for rights owners of audiovisual content suited for mobile audiences and smartphones to expand its video content and attract more subscribers on its pilot VoD service, MTN Play, in Ivory Coast. According to reports, MTN has approached audiovisual content right owners offering them between 30 and 60% revenue share [...]