Category: OTT / VOD

Major studios and streaming platforms sue Kodi-powered TickBox TV

Major Hollywood studios and Amazon and Netflix are suing TickBox TV, a Kodi-powered streaming device, alleging the company allows mass infringement of their copyrighted films and television shows, according to The Hollywwod Reporter. Universal, Columbia, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and Warner Bros are the studios behind the legal battle, along with the OTT companies. [...]

Hollywood studios launch Movies Anywhere digital locker service

The new service Movies Anywhere – backed by major Hollywood studios and digital retailers – allows users to purchase and store their movies in a digital locker for viewing on multiple connected devices. This initiative, launched last week, is led by Disney and features Fox, Warner, Sony and Universal films. Users can connect Movies Anywhere [...]

Netflix plans to spend up to USD 8 billion on content in 2018

Netflix plans to spend as much as USD 8 billion on new programming in 2018. This was announced by the company during the presentation of the third quarter results. The goal of the streaming giant is to have a library containing 50% original TV and film content by the end of next year. On a video [...]

Crackle expands its presence in Uruguay

Sony Pictures Television Networks Latin America (SPTN Latin America) announced the launch of Crackle authenticated SVOD service on Telespectaculo, an operator of Canelones, in Uruguay. This way, subscribers of the operator can now enjoy the range of original productions, series and films offered by the service. Telespectaculos clients will be able to subscribe to Crackle [...]

Bing shows trending content on streaming services

Microsofts search engine, Bing, has launched an update with new features, including a carousel that shows trending content on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. To access this new feature, users have to search “trending movies on Netflix” or trending movies on Amazon, the company explained in a blog post. The update is coming gradually, [...]

Apple teams up with Steven Spielberg, makes big jump into original content

Apple is entering the world of scripted series. The technology giant has struck a deal with Steven Spielbergs Amblin Television and NBC Universal to reboot Amazing Stories, the science fiction series that ran on NBC in the 1980s. According to the Wall Street Journal, the series will feature 10 episodes with each having at least [...]

Pantaya and Sprint join forces to expand distribution of Spanish-language films

Streaming service Pantaya (a partnership between Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group) has teamed up with Sprint to offer Spanish-language films on mobile devices. Hemisphere Chief Executive Officer Alan Sokol will participate in the next edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, the leading conference organized by Dataxis. Sprint is the first carrier to collaborate with Pantaya [...]

Netflix to launch Juventus docuseries in 2018

Netflix announced that it will launch Juventus FC, a new docuseries about the stories of the Italian powerhouse football club. Consisting of 4 hour long episodes, the new series will release worldwide in early 2018. Netflix will follow the stories and characters in the club, spending personal and professional time with the players both on [...]

Kodi speaks out against TVAddons and piracy

Through a post on Twitter, Kodi has spoken out against online add-on repository TVAddons. The media player said TVAddons should be shut down because it brings nothing but misery to everyone. Kodi is an open source software that can work on a number of devices and can be used to illegally access copyrighted content with [...]

Hulu partners with ESL for exclusive eSports content

Hulu has partnered with ESL to bring premium eSports content to its streaming video service for the first time. The deal includes four new eSports series that will be developed and produced by ESL and will premiere later this fall (in the northern hemisphere). The four eSports series in the deal include Player V. Player, [...]