Vodafone Extends Licensing Agreement with TiVo to Transform TV Viewing for Customers

Agreements provide broad access to TiVo products and IP portfolios TiVo, the company that brings entertainment together and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xperi Holding Corporation, announced that it has renewed its long-term commitment to Vodafone, a leading telecommunications company in Europe and Africa; signing new multi-year agreements, providing access to its products and a license to its patent portfolios. “With this extension of TiVo's services, Vodafone is maintaining its service offerings and keeping audiences…

Netflix’s Biggest Competitor is Disney+ in SVOD Business

The Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) industry is considered one of the most mature markets in the world and yet the industry is still showing impressive growth. Netflix is at the top of the food chain already but the SVOD giants have shown little signs of slowing down. According to data presented by Trading Platforms, Netflix is projected to have 182.2M viewers in the US alone by 2024. Netflix - a Pioneer in the SVOD Industry Still Going Strong Netflix is one of the pioneers of the SVOD industry and has been in business…

Cadent to Expand Automated Addressable Linear and VOD Advertising Platform Across Europe with Liberty Global

Cadent's advanced TV platform to be launched across Liberty Global's footprint in 2021 Cadent, the advanced TV platform company, announced the expansion of its addressable advertising management platform in Europe in partnership with Liberty Global, one of the world's leading converged video, broadband and communications companies. Cadent has now expanded its automated addressable linear and VOD Advertising Platform into Liberty Global's Irish footprint, Virgin Media Ireland, with its continental European markets to follow…

Discovery and Vodafone Announce Landmark Partnership Including new discovery+ Streaming Service

Multi-year deal covers 12 European markets with access to 100m+ homes, strengthening their existing business relationship with direct-to-consumer distribution for the first time, in addition to the traditional linear TV portfolio Discovery, Inc. and Vodafone have signed a new long-term, multi-platform agreement in Europe under which Vodafone customers in 12 markets can continue to enjoy Discovery's unique content portfolio. The parties will also collaborate on making discovery+ available to existing Vodafone subscriber…

LiveXLive Announces Podcast/Vodcast Joint Venture With Audio Up Media

Deal Includes A Minimum of Seven Slates of Existing Audio Up Media Podcasts/Vodcasts Plus a Partnership to Develop and Produce New Original Podcasts and Original Music in Podcasts with IP for TV, Films, Licensing and More Existing Podcasts include "Halloween in Hell" with Machine Gun Kelly, Tommy Lee, iann dior, and 24KGoldn; "Uncle Dark" with Gary Busey and Dennis Quaid, "Where the Bodies are Buried" with Phil Chalmers and "Tom Green Interview" with Tom Green LiveXLive Media, a global platform for livestream and on-demand…

Vodafone Romania and Amdocs have Jointly Developed the Digital Experience Platform

Amdocs, a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, announced that Vodafone Romania and Amdocs partnered to jointly develop the Digital Experience platform for digitalizing the retail experience. This will give Vodafone Romania a 360-degree view of its customers across a number of touch-points while integrating fixed and mobile communication products into a converged retail product. The project included moving several key components and capabilities into the AWS cloud. Marketing…

Vodafone Business and RingCentral Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver New Cloud-based Communications Services

Next-generation services will support better collaboration and communication for businesses of all sizes across multiple countries, including the UK, Germany, Spain, and Italy Vodafone Business and RingCentral, Inc., a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration and contact center solutions, announced a strategic partnership that seeks to transform business communications and collaboration. Together the companies will create a new co-branded, cloud-based service that will be the lead Unified…

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…