Zain iflix SVOD JV launches in five MENA markets

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Kuwait-based Middle East service provider Zain has launched OTT TV service iflix Arabia across five of its eight key markets in the region. The subscription… Read more

Set-tops ‘not important’ for SVOD, says Viaplay chief

Jonas Karlen

Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned OTT subscription video-on-demand service Viaplay does not need to be available on set-top boxes to succeed, and the SVOD service will… Read more

Now TV having ‘no impact’ on core pay TV base


Sky’s Now TV “strategy is working” without any impact on the pay TV operator core base, and the OTT TV service’s customers are increasingly taking… Read more

Raft of OTT channel deals for Celestial Tiger

Todd Miller

Celestial Tiger Entertainment has struck a raft of OTT deals for its movies, action and horror networks. The Lionsgate and Saban-backed channel operator runs a… Read more

NAB: OTT TV and online sports ‘not disruptive’ to pay TV

Michael Paull

The rise of sports-focused online video provider BAMTech and of live online sports is complementary rather than disruptive of traditional pay TV, according to company CEO… Read more

Kaltura partners with Nokia on OTT video


Video technology provider Kaltura has partnered with Nokia to offer a “more personalised and monetised” over-the-top viewing experience for customers. Through the deal, customers can… Read more

OTT to ‘overtake traditional TV within five years’


Within the next five years, viewing hours of live linear content streamed over the web will surpass those of traditional broadcast TV, according to new… Read more

Sky Mexico taps Elemental for OTT


Sky Mexico has tapped Amazon Web Services-owned Elemental Technologies to power its over-the-top video service. Sky Mexico is using Elemental’s software-based video solutions as the… Read more

Boomerang OTT service goes live


Turner and Warner Bros’ animation subscription video-on-demand service, Boomerang, has gone live in the US. The service, which was announced last month, is aimed at… Read more

Pluto TV appoints chief programming officer

Robert Magdlen

US over-the-top TV service, Pluto TV, has appointed former NBCUniversal executive, Robert Magdlen, as chief programming officer. Magdlen takes up the new position effective immediately… Read more