The number of households worldwide which pay for streaming video services such as Netflix and Amazon Video has now broken through the 250 million mark, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics’ TV and Media Strategies service.
Formula 1 is set to launch F1 TV, a live Grand Prix subscription service, early in the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season.
Every Viaplay customer now spends an average of 32 hours a month viewing content on MTG’s Nordic video streaming service – a 25 per cent increase between 2016 and 2017.
All TV Everywhere platforms, including KPN, Ziggo and Delta, that are active in the Netherlands are now gearing up to put an end of geo-blocking on their streaming services.
Stingray has acquired the assets of New-York based Qello Concerts, the over-the-top (OTT) streaming service for full-length, on-demand concerts and music documentaries.
Following Hong Kong Customs’ successful raid on suppliers of an illegal TV box service, one box reseller from Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po was convicted of copyright and conspiracy to defraud offences and given a jail sentence of 21 months.
The Dutch OTT platform NLziet has added live streaming channels from both private and public broadcasters to its premium on-demand service.
Roku has launched its first 4K UHD HDR capable hybrid OTA streaming player for Roku Powered partners.
37% of streaming media devices owned by US broadband households are Roku devices, up from 30% in Q1 2016, according to Parks Associates.
Britbox, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming service from BBC Worldwide and ITV, is now available on Amazon Channels in the US.