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CBS eyes int’l Showtime OTT launches

US broadcaster CBS is looking at international launches for its new Showtime OTT on-demand platform “within certain windows”. The service, which currently is only available to broadband customers in the US and offers shows such as Ray Donovan and The Affair (pictured), launched on July 12 priced at US$12.99. During an investors’ call yesterday, CBS […]

Netflix’s US market share ‘to drop to 50%’

Netflix’s share of the US over-the-top video market is due to fall from 85% in 2014 to around 50% in 2018 as other online video providers gain traction, according to a new study. The ‘Prospects for Premium OTT in the USA’ report – conducted by research firm MTM and sponsored by video technology company Ooyala […]

OTT subs to hit 100 million this year

The total number of subscribers to online streaming services will pass 100 million on a global basis this year, according to new research by analysts Ovum. Describing a “new era of streaming entertainment”, Ovum pointed to growing appetite for emerging on-demand platforms as evidence of the swing away from downloads and pay TV. Ovum predicted […]

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