Entel Deploys Velocix Solution to Power Chile’s Newest IP Video Streaming Service

Velocix’s CDN, Origin, and Recording Manager power OTT TV services targeted at Chile’s 42M connected users Velocix, the market’s leading provider of carrier-grade video streaming and advertising technology, has announced that Entel, the largest telecommunications company in Chile, has launched Velocix’s IP CDN, origin server and video recording management software to support the country’s newest OTT streaming service, which uses the first Android TV Operator Tier Box in the country. Marketing Technology News: EY…

Univision Acquires Largest Spanish-Language Ad-Supported Streaming Service, VIX

VIX to accelerate PrendeTV in the U.S. bringing strong audience momentum, a massive content library and world class management Univision Communications Inc., the largest Spanish-language content company in the U.S., announced it has acquired VIX, Inc., the leading independent ad-supported streaming service that offers video-on-demand content to millions of U.S. Hispanics and consumers throughout Latin America. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Earlier this month, Univision announced its…

Conviva Q4 2020 Report: Smart TV Market and Big Screens Dominated Streaming Service

Quarterly State of Streaming Report Shows Streaming Ad Resurgence, Falling Social Engagement Rates and Audiences Migrating to YouTube Conviva, the intelligence cloud for streaming media, released its State of Streaming report for Q4 2020, showing a 44% increase in time spent streaming this quarter as compared to Q4 2019 – punctuating a significant year for the streaming industry. Big screens captured more than 75% of all viewing time in Q4, led by Roku with a 31% share of all TV viewing and followed by Amazon Fire TV (19%)…

Amazon Prime Video versus Netflix: Understanding The Two Streaming Service Providers

Founded way back in 1997, Netflix is clearly the veteran and arguably the most popular online streaming service. Now, after two decades, there are plenty of online streaming services competing against the streaming giant. One of those services is Amazon Prime Video. However, Amazon’s Prime Video is more than just a streaming service. Let’s see what are the differences between the two online streaming service providers. Video Format Netflix’s subscription model offers three format viewing experience. It offers Basic (480p),…

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…

Maintaining Demand for On-Demand: How Purchase Data Can Help Video Streaming Services Drive Spend

Video streaming trends have evolved dramatically in the last 6-8 months. The coronavirus pandemic has left many of us with idle time on our hands, largely stuck at home with few options for diversion. The best intentions of baking that sourdough loaf or learning to knit are easily set aside for the countless on-demand video options available. It’s no surprise then, that streaming media services have seen a lift in spending since March. What do Data show about Video Streaming Services? In fact, in Q2 of this year,…

Medianet Optimizes Video Streaming Service Delivery with Harmonic

AI-Powered EyeQ Technology Delivers Outstanding Video Quality and Reduced Bandwidth Expense Harmonic announced that Medianet, the largest independent pay TV and cable television provider in the Maldives, is using Harmonic's EyeQ™ content-aware encoding (CAE) to optimize video streaming and television service delivery. Powered by the latest developments in AI, EyeQ CAE significantly reduces Medianet's CDN costs while enabling the operator to deliver consistent, high-quality video experiences to subscribers on all screens.…

Discovery Selects Magnite to Strengthen DTC Advertising Proposition for Streaming Services in the UK, Japan and India

Magnite, the world’s largest independent omnichannel sell-side advertising platform, today announced its expanded relationship with Discovery in support of its leading real life entertainment streaming service, dplay platform, to maximise programmatic advertising capabilities. Magnite’s platform provides Discovery with control and efficiency for ad podding, inventory hierarchy, targeting, and real-time reporting. Magnite will also develop custom solutions to support Discovery’s unique product range and roadmap, as well as…

Cinedigm Networks Comedy Dynamics, CONtv, Docurama and Dove Channel, are Available Now on the New Redbox Live TV Streaming Service

Cinedigm, announced that four of the Company’s most popular offerings Comedy Dynamics, CONtv, Docurama and Dove Channel are now available on Redbox’s new Free Live TV streaming platform. Long-established as America’s destination for entertainment, Redbox is once again providing their users with even more value, choice and convenience with Redbox Free Live TV. The new service is curated to the interests of the broad Redbox audience, offering a growing selection of live-streamed films and series free of charge. Marketing…

Social Media Week Launches SMW+, a Live and On-Demand Streaming Service

The service will feature programming from industry thought-leaders, brands, platforms and agencies that aims to help marketers advance their careers and brands Crowdcentric Media, the owner and operator of the global conference series Social Media Week, is launching SMW+, a live and on-demand video streaming service for marketers seeking to advance their careers and brands. The service launches on Aug. 4. SMW+ subscribers will have access to programming from: Orchid Bertelsen, Head of Digital Innovation at Nestlé,…

CSG Extends Agreement With Bell Canada to Support TV and Streaming Services

CSG and Bell, Canada’s largest communications company providing advanced wireless, Internet, TV and business services,  announced a seven-year extension to their long-standing partnership. CSG will continue to support residential customer service and billing for Bell’s Fibe and Alt TV services. Marketing Technology News: Sage X3 V2020 R2 Released in India to Enable Indian Pharma Companies “Bell is a leader in the rapidly evolving communications market,” said Darla Thompson, vice president, strategic business, CSG. “As…

MagellanTV, Documentary Streaming Service, Announces “Travel the World from Home”

Special programming initiative engages viewers without the need for an airline ticket MagellanTV, a global ad-free streaming video subscription service, is bringing the world to your living room with a new series of over 50 premium documentaries to delight, excite and satisfy the inner travel bug that has been suppressed for too long. Just as the U.S. starts to open back up, it's time to spread your wings with engaging playlists that include: Destination North America, Destination Europe, Destination Asia, Wildest…

Launching Worldwide on May 22, VumaTV Brings Inclusivity to On-Demand Content as First Streaming Service for Multicultural Audiences

Offering an extensive lineup of on-demand global content, the new platform will deliver authentic diversity and real representation to the streaming space The first streaming service to bridge the gap for a global, multicultural audience, VumaTV announced it will launch worldwide on Friday, May 22 at 5pm EST. The platform's lineup of on-demand cultural content includes original series, feature films, reality TV shows, and shorts, from all around the world, and will be available to stream anywhere, anytime, on any device.…

Cinedigm Network’s Newly Launched The Bob Ross Channel Is Now Available On Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Free Streaming Service, STIRR

Cinedigm Continues To Expand Its Channel Portfolio Into Free Ad-Supported Television Services Cinedigm announced the launch of the Bob Ross Channel on STIRR, an ad-supported, live and on-demand streaming service. The channel is now live and can be accessed on STIRR via iOS and Android devices, as well as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and online at www.STIRR.com. The Bob Ross Channel will showcase the series’ memorable moments and incredible paintings, featuring approximately 380 classic episodes and delivering hours of…

37% of Streaming Subscribers Share Accounts With People Outside Their Household, Restricting Streaming Services’ Revenue Growth

Nearly half of streaming subscribers (47%) say they have increased their watch time as a result of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Streaming services are seeing surges in new subscribers, but the frequency of password sharing may hinder total revenue growth More than one-third of streaming subscribers (37%)  share their accounts with people they do not live with, according to new data from The Manifest, a B2B news and how-to website. This includes family members (25%), close friends/partners (10%), and even…

German TV Streaming Service Joyn Chooses Mixpanel’s Product Analytics Solution to Accelerate Their Growth Strategy

Mixpanel adds Joyn to their growing list of top tech customers in Germany as they further expand across EMEA Mixpanel helps product teams analyze how and why their users engage, convert, and retain in real-time across devices to improve their user experience By leveraging Mixpanel's unique data model, open APIs and EU Data Residency program, Joyn has ambitions to double its user base by the end of the year German TV streaming challenger Joyn has selected Mixpanel, the world's leading product analytics company, to…

Tencent Cloud and SDMC Join Hands to Launch Cloud-Based SaaS Video Streaming Services to Expand Business Globally

Leveraging Tencent Cloud's technologies and SDMC's experience in OTT industry to provide services for OTT operators over the world Tencent Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Tencent, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SDMC, a global leader in the field of Digital TV, to expand their businesses in the cloud-based video streaming markets globally. Leveraging Tencent Cloud's advanced technologies and SDMC's profound experience and knowledge in the OTT (over-the-top) industry, both parties…

Howard Stern Announces Free Access To Full SiriusXM Premier Streaming Service Through May 15

With millions currently staying home, SiriusXM opens access in North America via the SiriusXM app and at SiriusXM.com/streamfree Announcement made by Howard Stern broadcasting from his home Featuring 300+ channels of news and information, entertainment, escape, and companionship across ad-free music channels, plus channels of live news, faith-based content, comedy, sports talk, politics, and on demand content New #StayHome Radio channel brings happy, feel-good music The Billy Joel Channel and Dave Matthews Band Radio…

Oracle Cloud Powers New Video, Gaming, and Sports Streaming Services

Leading content streaming companies turn to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to enable fast digital storage, retrieval, and delivery to meet growing global demand As live streaming continues to represent a huge portion of all internet traffic, leading content providers – Phenix, Net Insight, and Mynet Inc. – have selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to support growing global demand for streaming content. According to Go-Globe, live streaming is expected to account for 82 percent of all internet traffic this year, and the…

Tata Elxsi to Demonstrate Streaming Services on Microsoft Azure at IBC 2019

Tata Elxsi, a global design and technology services company, announced its video streaming services offering on Microsoft Azure. Tata Elxsi has integrated its OTT platform SaaS, TEPlay, with Azure Media Services to deliver OTT content from the cloud. TEPlay includes pre-integrated components required by an OTT service such as Content Management System (CMS), Subscription Management System (SMS), DRM, UI Composer, OTT Middleware, Ad Platform, Content Discovery Platform, Usage Analytics and White-labeled Apps. Tata Elxsi…