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Global OTT revenues seen growing at 14.5% CAGR through 2026
Research, OTT, AVOD
Global OTT revenues seen growing at 14.5% CAGR through 2026
Nov 21 2016 7:00 AM

The increasing penetration of smartphones, tablets and high-speed broadband is driving global OTT revenues at an increasing pace, with forecasters expecting it to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.5% through 2026.

Mexico’s pay-TV revenues jump 23% as OTT helps drive subscriber growth
LatAM, Pay TV, OTT
Mexico’s pay-TV revenues jump 23% as OTT helps drive subscriber growth
Nov 15 2016 7:45 AM

Revenues for the Mexican pay-TV industry were up nearly 23% year-over-year in Q3, increasing to $953 million. Much of that growth is attributable to continued subscriber growth in the country as operators bundle services to decrease churn and increase customer loyalty.

But pay-TV operators are also rolling out inexpensive content packages and, perhaps more importantly, making it easy to access video-on-demand services and OTT.

CBS: Growing audience by delivering online, ‘the way viewers want it’
SVOD, OTT, Broadcaster
CBS: Growing audience by delivering online, ‘the way viewers want it’
Nov 11 2016 8:30 AM

CBS now has live streams of affiliate content available is nearly all markets nationwide on its CBS All Access streaming platform, but it’s the VOD content that has been more critical to the service’s use and growth.

Opera TV helps expand reach of Claro Video in growing LatAm market
LatAM, OTT, SVOD
Opera TV helps expand reach of Claro video in growing LatAm market
Nov 04 2016 5:00 AM

Opera TV is helping SVOD service Claro video expand its presence in Latin America’s growing market, helping Claro streamline its app development and deployment efforts.

LatAm SVOD subs to top 31M; Brazil, Mexico take top 2 spots
LatAM, SVOD, OTT
LatAm SVOD subs to top 31M; Brazil, Mexico take top 2 spots
Oct 27 2016 5:45 AM

The number of subscription video on-demand users in Latin America is expected to hit 31.81 million by 2021, a 161% increase from the 12.19 million subscribers in the region at the end of 2015. Nearly one-in-five TV households will subscribe to an OTT service, up from just 11% this year.

Sling CEO Lynch: We’re not competing with DirecTV Now, big pay-TV
OTT, Cloud TV, Pay TV
Sling TV CEO Lynch: We’re not competing with DirecTV Now, big pay-TV
Oct 26 2016 2:45 PM

Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch isn’t one for convention. He is, after all, the boss of one of the more disruptive OTT services on the market… it’s even disrupted the pay-TV business of its parent, Dish Network, reportedly adding subscribers each quarter as Dish – and the rest of the pay-TV industry loses them.

India set to evolve into a massive OTT video market
APAC, OTT, Research
India set to evolve into a massive OTT video market
Oct 24 2016 11:30 AM

With more than 300 million Internet users and nearly one billion smartphone users, India is developing into a major market for over-the-top video, especially with nearly one third of the population consisting of consumers in the Millennials and Gen Edge generations.

Netflix, Amazon outspent everyone but Disney and NBC on original content
OTT, Content
Netflix, Amazon outspent everyone but Disney and NBC on original content
Oct 17 2016 8:30 AM

Only Disney and NBCUniversal are spending more on creating original content than Netflix and Amazon, a new report says, with the two streaming platforms’ spending exceeding stalwarts like CBS, HBO and Turner.

Report: Content best positioned to profit from OTT disruption
OTT, Content, Broadcaster
Report: Content best positioned to profit from OTT disruption
Oct 17 2016 7:45 AM

OTT has become the fastest-growing method of video content consumption, and that growth is putting content owners in the best position to capitalize on the increasing audience fragmentation being caused by the rise of on-demand services, according to a new study that posits the demand for high quality content will remain strong across the board.

Pay TV subs slide in Brazil; 42% of all video viewing is online
LatAM, Pay TV, OTT
Pay TV subs slide in Brazil; 42% of all video viewing is online
Oct 11 2016 11:15 AM

Brazil’s pay-TV woes continued in August with Y/Y subscriber numbers falling to 18.9 million from 19.6 million in 2015, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) reported. The 3.5% decline puts the industry down about 673,000 customers, as a sluggish economy and increased number of OTT users continue to take a toll.

When compared to July 2016, the number of pay-TV subscribers was down by 20,737. 

Viewers like AVOD… if the (advertising) price is right
Ad Technology, VOD, OTT
Viewers like AVOD… if the (advertising) price is right
Sep 30 2016 11:00 AM

We may all believe that there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but consumers don’t appear to be quite willing to give up on the notion.

PS Vue adds CBS channels in new markets as race for carriage deals heats up
Cloud TV, Broadcaster, OTT
PS Vue adds CBS channels in new markets as race for carriage deals heats up
Sep 30 2016 10:15 AM

It’s happening v-e-r-y- s-l-o-w-l-y, but PlayStation Vue is expanding the number of markets where it’s offering live CBS programing. The latest to join the Cloud TV play include Atlanta, Hartford/New Haven, Conn.; Kansas City; Phoenix; and St. Louis. The new markets – all Meredith Corp. affiliates – means that there are 39 markets with live broadcast delivered over the streamer.

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