iQIYI Premieres “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” via PVOD in its Ultimate Online Cinema Section

iQIYI Inc., an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, premiered Paramount Pictures' The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (the "Film") in its Ultimate Online Cinema section through its premium video-on-demand (PVOD) mode, making it China's first animated blockbuster to premiere only one day after the premiere of the film in overseas regions. The Film is priced at RMB 6 for subscribers and RMB 12 for non-subscribers. Marketing Technology News: eCommerce Product Photography Industry Adopts…

The Ultimate Rap League Debuts VOD Feature on App

First Battle Rap League to Successfully Navigate Streaming on Multiple Tiers at Cost for Fans The Ultimate Rap League announced on Monday, October 19, the release of its first fully intergender card, Kings vs. Queens, on the URL App; announcing the platform's ability to stream full cards for $7.99 through their innovative Video on Demand feature. One year after its BETA stage, the most influential entity in emcee battle culture's App has changed the way that fans consume media, developed new stars, provided licensing…

Pluto TV Secures Exclusive Rights to Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS & Branded Yu-Gi-Oh! AVOD Channel

Cinedigm announced that the leading free streaming television service, Pluto TV, has secured exclusive rights in multiple territories to Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, the sixth anime series in the fan-favorite global franchise based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! collectible trading card game. In a nod to the shifting streaming landscape, Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS will bypass broadcast and other windows in the U.S., Latin America, and beyond to make its debut on Pluto TV. The deal is part of a larger initiative to launch an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! branded channel…

Shut Down, Just Like That?: Quibi Shutting Down Spells “Life is Hard” in the Live Streaming VOD Industry

Quibi had a rather short stint, but it’s vanishing act will leave a stale taste in the mouth of everyone in the ad tech industry. Investors lost $1.8 billion that they invested hoping to build an adtech-centric company that would revolutionize the way viewers consume video content on their smartphones. They almost managed to sail through the months of challenge, until the ship sank in shallow waters within 7 months of their "Titanic" entry into the global VOD space.  When we are witnessing a rise (flattering if we go by…

Video on Demand (VoD) Market is Expected to Reach USD 175 Billion by 2026

According to a recent study from market research firm Global Market Insights, Increasing availability of high-speed internet and mounting demand for easily accessible entertainment services will propel global video on demand (VoD) market. Adoption of advanced gadgets like smart TVs and smartphones is fulfilling the requirement for preferred entertainment services. Rise in number of smartphone users meanwhile is accelerating the demand for new online streaming content. Marketing Technology News: Teads Launches Teads…

AppsFlyer Strengthens Vodacom’s Mobile Marketing with Enhanced Analytics

Global mobile marketing leader launches in Africa as mobile connectivity soars across continent AppsFlyer, the global attribution leader, confirms its move into the African mobile marketing space, with the announcement of a contract with Vodacom. With over 900 employees in 18 cities around the world, the move sees AppsFlyer strengthen its global reach by commencing operations on the continent, starting in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya (working with Safaricom). Working with some of the world’s leading brands, including…

Vodafone Chooses BlackBerry AtHoc for Secure Crisis Communications Offering

 BlackBerry Limited announced an expanded partnership with Vodafone to offer BlackBerry® AtHoc® as its emergency alert and crisis communications solution. Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are the first two customers who have selected BlackBerry AtHoc to deliver secure communications and real-time alerts through this partnership. "BlackBerry and Vodafone, one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world, have had an ongoing relationship since 1999. We are excited to expand…

Cinedigm Partners With Team Whistle To Accelerate Distribution Of OTT Linear And VOD Network Whistle TV

Whistle TV has more than 1,500 hours of premium and original sports and entertainment content targeted to today’s audiences Cinedigm announced a partnership with Team Whistle, a global media and entertainment company that includes Whistle, Tiny Horse, New Form and Vertical Networks, to accelerate the distribution of its Whistle TV streaming service. Whistle TV is an OTT Linear and VOD sports and entertainment network featuring Whistle original shows and premium library content from studios, networks and leagues across the…

LiveXLive And PodcastOne Team Up For First Global Vodcast Network Combining Audio And Live Streaming

Expands Relationship with Adam Carolla to Take His Podcast to Variety Show Live LiveXLive Media, Inc., a global platform for live stream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy and pop culture, and PodcastOne, announced another music-comedy Vodcast (video podcast) special with Adam Carolla as part of the "The Adam Carolla Show Live" taking place in Nashville June 13, 2020 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET. The announcement follows the record-setting viewership of 1.1 million streams for LiveXLive and…

LiveXLive And PodcastOne Team Up For First Global Vodcast Network Combining Audio And Live Streaming

Expands Relationship with Adam Carolla to Take His Podcast to Variety Show Live LiveXLive Media, Inc., a global platform for live stream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy and pop culture, and PodcastOne, announced another music-comedy Vodcast (video podcast) special with Adam Carolla as part of the "The Adam Carolla Show Live" taking place in Nashville June 13, 2020 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET. The announcement follows the record-setting viewership of 1.1 million streams for LiveXLive and…

Parks Associates: COVID-19 Will Drive Greater Usage of TVOD Services in 2020

OTT Video Market Tracker analyzes impact of new and existing video services in OTT space Parks Associates, ahead of the release of COVID-19 Impact on Communications and Entertainment, predicts consumer usage of TVOD (transactional video on-demand) service will increase significantly in 2020. The firm's OTT Video Market Tracker reports that in Q1 2020, 14% of US broadband households had used a TVOD service over the past 30 days, a five-point increase from the previous year. This service type, which includes Amazon Prime…

Stingray Launches Free, Ad-supported TV Channels and Additional Premium SVOD Services with 8 Partners Worldwide; Potential Audience Reach…

Huawei Video, izzi, XUMO, LG, Vizio, Samsung, TiVo Plus and Cliq Digital add Stingray services to their content offering Stingray, a leading music, media, and technology company, announced the launch of free, ad supported TV channels and premium SVOD services with eight major OTT providers: Huawei (world), izzi (Mexico), XUMO (U.S.), LG (U.S.), Vizio (U.S.), Samsung (U.S.), TiVo Plus (U.S.) and Cliq Digital (U.S.). These distribution agreements grow Stingray’s potential reach by over 300 million viewers. Marketing…

Pareteum Announces Agreement to Provide Mobile Network Services to Vodafone Enabler Espana S.L.

Pareteum Corporation, a cloud communications platform company, announced today that on March 26th, 2020, its European operating subsidiary entered into a procurement agreement (the "Agreement") with Vodafone Enabler Espana, S.L. ("Vodafone") pursuant to which Pareteum Europe will provide Vodafone with mobile network services.  The Agreement is a new contract for existing and future services valid until 26th of March 2022 with automatic one-year extensions unless terminated earlier.  The Agreement is expected to result in…

Vodafone Group Taps Synamedia for Unified Global TV Platform

Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, announced it has secured a multi-year contract with Vodafone Group that includes the Infinite video platform, security solutions and end-to-end integration services. The firm will help Vodafone Group deliver on its vision of a unified global cloud TV platform running on next-generation Gigabit infrastructure. Marketing Technology News: Insight Recognized in Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, North America In addition, Synamedia…

Sýn (Vodafone Iceland) Moves to IP in the Facilities in Record Time With Nevion

IP media network was ready for production in just six weeks Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced that Sýn, the Icelandic company formed by merger of Vodafone Iceland and the 365 broadcast media, has deployed an IP solution from Nevion for their new facilities in the country’s capital, Reykjavik. The project, delivered in collaboration with local system integrator Exton ehf, went live on 8th February 2019. Sýn wanted to consolidate its telecom and broadcast premises…

Video-on-demand (VOD) in the Car with the Worldwide Introduction of Cinemo Web Browser Pro for Automotive

In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) with DRM and Video-On-Demand to Augment the Experience as Cinemo Becomes a Key Enabler in the Way Content Is Delivered in the Car Cinemo, a global leader in high performance and automotive grade multimedia playback, streaming, media management, connectivity and cloud middleware, have announced that Cinemo Web Browser Pro™, a dedicated Chromium based web browser embedded integration for automotive, will be featured at CES2020, to be held in Las Vegas Jan 7 – 10, 2020, paving the way for…

Vodafone Qatar Premieres the Region’s First 5G MiFi® Mobile Hotspot from Inseego

Vodafone Qatar, together with Inseego Corp., a pioneer in 5G and IoT device-to-cloud solutions, introduced the 5G MiFi M1100, the first commercially available 5G mobile hotspot in Qatar and the region. With this new 5G MiFi hotspot, Vodafone Qatar customers can enjoy the power of 5G on their existing phones and other devices even if they are not 5G-enabled. Priced at QR 1,999 the 5G MiFi M1100 is available now at all Vodafone Qatar stores. We’re bringing #5G to life all over the world with our secure MiFi mobile hotspots.…

Vodafone Business and América Móvil Announce Internet of Things Partnership

Collaboration Makes It Easier for Customers to Deploy Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Across Regions, Providing Seamless Coverage and Service Support for Customers Globally Vodafone Business and América Móvil, two of the world's leading Internet of Things (IoT) service providers, announced an IoT partnership, that makes it easier than ever for customers to connect devices globally. The agreement will make it simpler and more efficient for IoT customers of both companies to deploy international IoT solutions by…

Voicify Conversation Experience Platform™ Powers Vodka Company to Drive Meaningful Chats

KEEL Vodka, the world's first premium light vodka, Amazonformally launched their new voice application, "KEEL Vodka" on all Amazon Alexa and Google enabled devices. KEEL Vodka used the Voicify Conversation Experience Platform™, to build a voice app that matches the standards of their premium light vodka brand. The app gives users step-by-step KEEL Vodka cocktail recipes, information on KEEL's gluten-free vodka and helps locate retailers who sell KEEL Vodka. The app was launched by KEEL Vodka to extend the healthy, carefree,…

Rakuten TV Launches its AVOD Service in Europe

The First Pan-European VOD Platform Providing Ad-Supported Channels That Offer Hollywood, Local and Exclusive Content for Free Rakuten TV, one of the leading video-on-demand platforms in Europe, announced the launch of its first AVOD - ad-supported video-on-demand - channels within the platform. This new business model will allow viewers to watch a wide range of content for free. The free section of Rakuten TV will launch with an initial offer including Hollywood and local content to be expanded to additionally include…