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Naspers’ ShowMax teams up with Vodacom for low-cost SVOD offering

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Naspers-owned subscription video-on-demand service ShowMax has teamed up with Vodafone-backed South African mobile operator Vodacom to offer a low-cost OTT TV service available exclusively to… Read more

HBO Now passes two million US subscribers

Jeff Bewkes

HBO has passed more than two million domestic subscribers for its over-the-top service HBO Now, parent company Time Warner revealed. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes… Read more

Going OTT is an ‘option’ for Fox, says Murdoch

James Murdoch

Direct-to-consumer streaming is an “option” for 21st Century Fox in the US market, and the company has the expertise to launch such an offering, according… Read more

Four fifths would cancel ‘out of touch’ OTT service

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Some 84% of consumers would ditch their digital pay TV provider if the service and support became poor and the company “seemed out of touch… Read more

Tele Columbus taps Metrological for OTT apps

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German cable operator, Tele Columbus, has tapped Metrological to provide an OTT app experience as part of its recently launched advanceTV offering. Metrological is powering… Read more

GfK: Millennials shun traditional pay TV

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Millennials are the group most likely to cut the cord, or to have never had a traditional pay TV subscription, a survey of 25,000 US… Read more

Starz Play renews Warner Bros. deal

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Starz’ MENA-focused OTT service has renewed a programming deal with Warner Bros. The news comes soon after Starz Play Arabia secured an agreement with another… Read more

ABI Research: linear OTT services to be worth US$7bn by 2021

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Live linear OTT video services will account for US$7 billion of worldwide revenue by 2021, up from just over US$1 billion last year, according to… Read more

Hulu CEO lifts the lid on new live streaming service

A preview of Hulu's live TV offering

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins has revealed fresh details about its forthcoming live streaming TV service, including more clarity on its pricing, launch date and content… Read more

Sky and Cisco launch international OTT offering

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Sky has teamed up with Cisco to develop an app-based international OTT project called OnPrime TV. The service, which does not carry Sky or Cisco… Read more

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