Category: OTT / VOD

Karate Combat launches dedicated channel on the Roku platform

Karate Combat announced the Karate Combat channel is available now on Roku players and Roku TV models throughout North America, most of Central and South America, among other regions. Karate Combat will offer past events on demand. The league’s live stream events will also be available, including fight cards upcoming in New York City, Japan [...]

Record launches new streaming service PlayPlus

Brazil’s Record TV today has launched PlayPlus, its new OTT platform, which includes live programming, exclusive shows and third-party content, such as the ESPN channels, FishTV and PlayKids app, among others. The service offers live streaming of the linear channel, for free, and different packages ranging from R$ 12.90 (USD 3.3) to R$ 32.80 (USD [...]

Viacom expects content production unit to become a USD 1-billion business by 2022

During a conference with analysts to discuss the Q218 results, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish shared details about the new studio production initiative for SVOD and third-party platforms. Viacom recently decided to create production units of MTV, Nickelodeon and Viacom International Media Networks and, according to Bakish, Comedy Central and BET will be launching shortly. This [...]

Irdeto: P2P piracy still dominant for movies and TV

Consumers who prefer piracy over legal video sites are ensuring that peer-to-peer (P2P) piracy continues to be the major method of accessing illegal copies of movies and TV shows, according to new research from content security provider Irdeto. The research looked at P2P and web video trends in 19 high piracy countries such as US, [...]

Disney CEO reveals more details about new OTT service

Disney CEO Bob Iger shared some details about the upcoming streaming service that the company plans to launch late next year. The executive said the OTT will have a lower volume of content than Netflix but also it will cost less. The service will include upcoming theatrical releases such as Captain Marvel and the next [...]

AT&T acquires full ownership of Otter Media

AT&T announced that it has acquired The Chernin Groups controlling interest in Otter Media, the joint venture between the two companies. It will be a part of AT&Ts WarnerMedia unit, which was created after the close of the Time Warner acquisition. Otter Media is a leading subscription, advertising and content company. It comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries [...]

Disney’s OTT content offering begins to take shape

Disney plans to launch its streaming service in 2019. Meanwhile, the company continues to prepare the content offering. A New York Times report revealed that the upcoming live-action ‘Star Wars’ TV series is expected to cost around USD 100 million for 10 episodes. Star Wars is a big world, and Disneys new streaming service affords [...]

YouTube announces new original Spanish-language shows

YouTube announced on Friday its first-ever slate of original Spanish-language shows, which will be available in its subscription service, YouTube Premium, currently available in Latin America only in Mexico. New series and films will feature Mexican actor Gael García Bernal, Colombian singer Maluma and Mexican comedian Sofia Niño de Rivera. Were thrilled to continue expanding [...]

Crunchyroll expands linear TV presence in Brazil

The anime streaming service Crunchyroll announced that, starting on August 6, it will expand presence on Rede Brazils programming. Its contents will be available every day of the week, at 10 p.m. So far, the OTT service had a programming block in the station – launched in April – available only on weekends. Now Crunchyroll [...]

AMC Networks to acquire RLJ Entertainment

AMC Networks announced an agreement to buy RLJ Entertainment, the premium digital channel company that owns the OTT services Acorn TV (British TV), which is present in Latin America, and UMC (Urban Movie Channel). In a statement, the media group said the aggregate enterprise transaction value is approximately USD 274 million. AMC Networks will pay, [...]