A Rome Court has ordered Vimeo to remove all contested videos from Mediaset and reimburse €8.5 million to the Italian broadcaster. Mediaset had sued the US-based online video platform for publication and the non-removal of videos taken from copyrighted TV programmes. Furthermore, Vimeo will have to prevent new uploads of […]Read More
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When it comes to OTT, a subscription to just one service doesn’t cut it as a replacement for pay-TV: According to Hub Entertainment Research, most consumers in the US would need to subscribe to three or four services to meet their needs. The firm found that only two-fifths of viewers […]Read More
Seeing select premium networks alongside a few other channels going direct-to-consumer (DTC) with streaming services is more than a passing fad. Citing the ongoing unbundling of cable TV packages in the coming years, The Diffusion Group predicts that all “major” TV networks will introduce OTT-powered, direct-to-consumer services by 2022. That, […]Read More
US streaming giants Amazon and Netflix are tapping into Indian viewers’ preferences for local content and, more specifically, regional language content as internet penetration spreads beyond the cities and into rural areas. Jessica Lee, vice president, Communications–Asia, Netflix, reported the platform had seen “strong growth” since its launch in India two years […]Read More
disney is restructuring before letting service loose In preparation for its drive into the OTT market, Disney has announced a reorganization of the company into four divisions, which will include a newly created direct-to-consumer segment to house the company’s portfolio of streaming services. Disney has appointed Kevin Mayer to lead the direct-to-consumer […]Read More