As streaming on smartphone is now increasingly popular with affordable data plans, many digital disruptions are taking place. In recent such development, the offline and online media entertainment platform VuLiv Player has reached an agreement with bus aggregating platform Shuttl. Under the partnership, VuLiv Player will launch their new In-Ride mobile entertainment streaming platform VuScreen.
The leading OTT platform YuppTV has won the exclusive digital and television media rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 for South East Asian countries, Europe and South America, apart from securing non-exclusive rights for Australia.
Akamai’s Dynamic Ad Insertion delivered targeted advertisements on OTT platform SonyLIV during the live streaming of the India-South Africa series. The cricket series were held over January and February 2018.
The digital media company Culture Machine and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have reached an agreement. As per agreement, Culture Machine will produce and deliver game highlights and original programming to fans in India through several NBA and Culture Machine platforms.
To stop users from misusing the "Delete for Everyone" feature, WhatsApp is now testing a new feature called "block revoke request".
The popular digital magazine subscription service provider Texture has been acquired by Apple which believes that the acquisition will help at making money from online content or services.
To get an access to the Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) repertoire of more than a million of titles spread across multiple languages, eras, and genres of Indian music, Amazon India has partnered with it for its ad-free music streaming service Amazon Prime Music.
The leading over the top (OTT) platform YuppTV is planning to enter the wellness sector and has partnered with Brilliant Living TV, which country’s largest content provider in the Fitness and wellness genre.
The digital rights of Nidahas Trophy for Indian territories have been sold to Reliance Jio’s live TV service Jio TV. Earlier, Jio TV had bought digital rights (Indian Territory) of the Winter Olympics 2018 and EFL Cup (Carabao Cup Final)
To provide ease to persons with disabilities as well as all users, the social media giant Facebook is testing a new feature called "Add Voice Clip" that appears in its status update composer menu that allows users to record a short audio snippet to use as a status update.
While users in India like to consume OTT content, they are not willing to pay for it. As per the latest research from Strategy Analytics’ TV and Media Strategies service, just 3% of the total households in the country are paying for streaming video services.
Led by Chinese internet giant Tencent , Times Internet’s digital music service Gaana has raised $115 million. Launched in 2011, Gaana, in the last 2 years, has registered 700% growth in consumption. Most of the users of Gaana are from India.
After partnering with almost all leading music labels, Amazon has launched its ad-free Amazon Prime Music streaming service for Prime members in India. It offers unlimited offline downloads, voice controlled with Alexa at no additional cost to Prime membership.
Video content is the most consumed content on all screen platforms. Facebook with its innovative engaging techniques is giving a tough fight to the king of all videos, YouTube. This was revealed by Openwave Mobility’s latest edition of Mobile Video Index (MVI).
As per the latest report by Star India’s OTT platform Hotstar, video is the real king online due to cheap smartphones and falling data rates. The report adds that online video consumption grew almost five times in India last year.
To continue growing its business within the Canal Digital and Telenor customer base across the Nordic markets, the OTT and TV everywhere provider Xstream has renewed its partnership with Canal Digital. The deal includes the continued use of Xstream’s over the top (OTT) cloud technology and managed operation services in the Nordic markets.
YouTube is the king of all video consumption platforms. As per video intelligence platform Vidooly report, country’s top 80 digital news networks had a lifetime subscriber base of 65 million viewers (December 2017). The report said these channels collectively generated 18 billion views.
Having a strategic partnership with the leading global media group SPI International (Filmbox), Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has launched seven thematic channels from SPI’s worldwide TV portfolio on its video on demand (VoD) platform SonyLIV.
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