Asia Pacific OTT TV episode and movie revenues will reach $48 billion in 2024; up from the $21 billion recorded in 2018. According to the Asia Pacific OTT TV and Video Forecasts report, the total will increase by $5 billion in 2019 alone.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will convert its arts and cultural channel Sky Arts into a sole on-demand service as of April 3, 2019, at the same time closing down the linear channel.
Dr Thomas Bellut, general director of German public broadcaster ZDF, calls for cross-linking the content of the various catch-up and on-demand services instead of attempting to set up a central OTT platform for all German TV broadcasters.
Iko Media Group, a global end-to-end service provider for broadcasters and content owners, has announced a re-launch of Kurdish television station Kurdsat.
Half of US adults will consider Disney’s pending subscriptionvideo service, a fourth moderately-to-highly likely to sign up.
German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland extends Sky Q with third-party apps from YouTube and ARTE, a kids and energy saving mode, programme trailers and more personalised recommendations.
RTL Group does not intend to accept ProSiebenSat.1’s invitation to participate in the latter’s joint German streaming venture with Discovery for the time being.
Eutelsat Communications has appointed Julie Burguburu as Company Secretary of the Group and a member of the Executive Committee, effective March 15.
Bezeq has said its satellite platform Yes is to drop DTH transmissions in favour of OTT.
Spain’s competition commission has approved plans to move TV channels from the 700MHz frequency band, in favour of mobile telecommunications.