Hong Kong-based PCCW Media is deploying its over-the-top (OTT) multiscreen video service, Viu, in Singapore, its first regional expansion on the product.
Indian pay-TV provider Tata Sky’s TV Everywhere service – which formerly cost consumers 90 cents a month – is now free to subscribers, a plan the company hinted at in November.
A pair of big international launches may be on the horizon for Netflix, with rumors circulating that India and Russia may be two new markets for the streaming service this year.
Indian publication The Hindu reported that Netflix could announce plans to roll out in India at the CES 2016 trade show this week, and said the service likely would focus on mobile delivery by partnering with an Indian telecom that sports a 4G network.
Global average connection speed increased slightly (0.2%) to 5.1 Mbps from the second quarter, accounting for a 14% increase year-over-year. South Korea had the top average connection speed at 20.5 Mbps, despite a year-over-year drop of 19% since the third quarter of 2014.
The over-the-top and SVOD virus is spreading across Australia with record-setting subscription numbers and usage figures being tossed around like rugby balls at a barby.
But, consumers are finding there may be a price to pay for ditching more traditional appointment-based TV: Recurring ads and ad loads on free catch-up TV services.
This is kind of a “glass half empty,” “glass half full” thing…
Some new research from PayWizard says this Christmas will be a banner one for SVOD providers with 52% of viewers globally planning to watch Internet TV this season, up from the current 25% audience worldwide.
The bad news? About 15% plan to drop those services after a 30-day trial and another 30% said they would likely cancel their subscriptions within the next six months.
New research posits that mobile advertising will overtake desktop by 2018, accounting for just more than 50% of all Internet advertising.
The global LTE consumer devices market is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 26% through 2020 as rising consumer adoption of mobile video, increasing mobile data traffic and growing demand for high speed data connectivity from enterprises and consumers intensifies.
LTE delivers a faster, more efficient, higher-quality mobile network for users, while also simplifying operator infrastructures and lowering costs.
More than half (56%) of individuals in key digital markets worldwide will have a smartphone by the end of 2015, a new report says, up from 42% at the end of 2014, and, ownership is expected to increase to two-thirds by 2018.
Netflix households in Australia passed the one million mark in October, just seven months after the SVOD service launched there. And, new research said, younger consumers most likely to pirate content have become the earliest adopters of new SVOD services, and already are having an impact on downloading content from the Internet.
Netflix is in 1.04 million households, reaching more than 2.68 million Australians over the age of 14, Roy Morgan Research reported.
We were waiting for a tipping moment for IP sports broadcasting in Australia? Well... we just got it.
Optus a telco provider in Australia have just taken the rights to the coveted English Premier League from under pay TV's nose with an audacious bid, said to be "more than $50 million" that took the country by surprise.
So what does this mean for the popular competition in Australia from August 2016?
Australian SVOD service Quickflix was one of the first OTT subscription services out of the blocks when it launched in 2011, beating Netflix by nearly four years. But the service has struggled to keep its subscribers, being cannibalized by Netflix – and later-arriving players with deeper pockets.