Subscription video on demand service Telly is launching a new premium service called Telly Plus for emerging markets, and has signed international distribution agreements with both Sony Pictures Television and Miramax to provide content for the service.
This week in Australia, Foxtel will unveil its new unlimited movie streaming service, Presto, which we wrote about here on VideoMind. The first of its kind from a Pay TV provider in the region, offering both subscription video on demand (SVOD) and new pay-per-view (PPV) movies, Presto will debut on March 13.
Close to 90% of households subscribe to pay TV in the United States, and almost all of them pay 40% of their bill, or more, to watch live sports.
But it’s not just in the U.S. that live sports generate huge interest. A recent study said the global market for sports events is worth some $100 billion, and it’s growing.
For sports content owners getting their product out to additional users online opens up new revenue streams, while at the same time growing their viewer base.
Pay-TV provider Foxtel’s long-awaited movie service – Presto – is set to launch in mid-March, the company said, featuring unlimited access to both its archive of on-demand movies as well as several of its live movie channels.
Foxtel, which is jointly owned by Telstra and News Corp., is charging $19.99 a month for the services (USD 18), with no contract. Early reports had Foxtel charging $25 for the new service.
Spanish-language TV network Univision has been giving its more traditional competitors like ABC, Fox and NBC a literal run for their money, regularly appearing in ratings as a top network in the United States, and capturing a lion’s share of primetime viewers in key demographics.
Univision is the kind of media company that well understands the need to “constantly reinvent ourselves in the arena that we are living in right now."
When it comes to children’s programming, the UK’s Hopster is one of the most ambitious startups to come around in a long time. Recognizing a big opportunity to satisfy toddlers' voracious appetites for their favorite programs in a way that also addressed parental concerns, Hopster tapped Ooyala to bring their vision to life.
Arsenal Football Club, in the United Kingdom, is one of the world’s most successful football clubs with millions of fans worldwide. The Ooyala customer says delivering video online, to any device, is critical to its mission, and to building its global brand.
More than 188 million people viewed more than 52 billion video streams in December, 2013… and that doesn’t include another 35 billion online video ad streams. Those numbers show just how mainstream online video has become for consumers.
There's no doubt the Washington Post is a news power inside the Beltway, but even a Top 10 newspaper wants to play in a bigger sandbox.
One way to expand the Post's reach beyond its print - and even online edition - is online video, said Steve Schiffman, general manager of the newspaper's online presence, Post TV.
As the only multisource, multi-perspective video news service in the world, Newsy, an Ooyala customer, has a unique perspective on online news delivery: It is, after all, the only place that users can go to compare and contrast how news organizations are reporting a story.
There’s a lot of science involved in content discovery; there’s a little bit of art, too.
Ooyala announced a partnership with semantic search and discovery expert Jinni that combines both, giving service providers and content owners an expanded set of tools with which to monetize video assets.