In an attempt to recoup the large sum invested in content creation, Netflix has increased it's SVoD price by 18% in the US causing a sudden drop in subscribers and generating a significant interest in the potential for a hybrid SVoD and AVoD service among some of it's customer base.
Another great week of this new year and all the dust is settling on the previous year with huge numbers across the board as TV continues to trend towards the digital future.
Simplestream enhances VOD in a Box platform with offline downloads and chromecast for iOS and Android
TV is more immersive, interactive and personalised than ever before, so it’s imperative to make sure our customers are equipped with the best tools and features to provide enhanced viewing experiences for their subscribers.
While Netflix continues to be a dominant OTT platform research shows that consumers have a larger content appetite with 75% of Netflix users are subscribed to more than one SVoD service. Innovation continues to be a deciding factor in the future of content distribution as Orange works to roll out smart speaker control.
A move away from the traditional distribution networks this week as VRT decides to close it's free-to-air terrestrial service and instead focus more on it's OTT app; as DirecTV focuses on fibre and OTT in lieu of satellites. “No more satellites” says DirecTV owners AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said, [...]
Partnerships will be key to delivering enhanced, best-of-breed technologies that ultimately help customers meet the high expectations of today’s consumers.
At OTT World Summit last week Dan Finch discussed linear online delivery, asset workflows new ad insertion techniques and it's advantages over traditional advertising as well as the near future of OTT as can be seen below.
This week Virgin Media announced great mutual successes in their Netflix offering, ESPN's viewer base shifts towards OTT and Parks Associates publishes a finding that OTT is on the tip of the tongue for subscribers.
Simplestream helps CBS AMC UK Channels Partnership launch its first on-demand players on Freeview Play
"We have been ably supported by Simplestream who built an end-to-end service complete with all key Freeview Play functionalities, integrated backwards EPG and intuitive user experience, which we look forward to sharing with our viewers.”
After the Barclays announcement of a doubling of their SVoD fund; a report on French viewer analysis and a second Dutch report displayed the revolution occurring in the digital world for both current and new brands.
Simplestream launches Sports Video Platform to simplify the launch of Next Generation Sports OTT Services
Announcing the launch of our Sport Video Platform. This end-to-end, cloud-based, white label solution seamlessly enables broadcasters, rights holders and distributors to rapidly launch and maintain next generation OTT services on multiple screens and across territories where the rights permit.
IBC 2018 will see Simplestream, the leaders in live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, cement its position as the market leading provider of over-the-top (OTT) end-to-end services for telcos, broadcasters, DTT, DTH operators and content owners.
IBC sees Simplestream demonstrate how its cloud-based Video-as-a-Service platforms enable broadcasters and content owners to launch next generation services on time and on budget
At IBC we will demonstrate our services and platforms that ensure broadcasters and sports rights holders can launch next generation services on time and on budget.