Tag Archives: OTT

Nigerian Communications Commission likely to introduce regulatory framework for OTT

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecoms industry regulator, may set up a regulatory framework for the control of over-the-top (OTT) technology services. This may be possible if the NCC eventually validates the findings of a study carried out by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) on the benefits and challenges of OTT services in Nigeria. [...]

DMI launches new OTT service

Middle East and North Africa’s media organisation and TV broadcaster, Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), has launched a new subscription OTT service for registered users to access its Dubai Sports Premium TV channel. “The new service launch is a real addition in the context of DMI’s pursuit of providing advanced levels of cutting edge digital services [...]

Octoshape, Norigin Media partner to deliver multiscreen OTT services in Middle East, Africa

Octoshape, a cloud OTT IPTV service provider, has partnered with Norigin Media, a TV Everywhere company, to offer an integrated service for linear OTT broadcast, from signal acquisition to multiscreen delivery, across the Middle East, Africa and Europe. With the partnership, content owners and broadcasters will be able to expand their live channel offerings to [...]

Altech, Octoshape partner for OTT/IPTV services in MEA

South Africa-based multimedia solutions group, Altech Multimedia, has partnered Octoshape, a cloud-based, over-the-top (OTT) stream acceleration and contribution technologies for broadcasters, to offer video contribution and distribution solutions to major broadcasters and operators in the Middle East and Africa. South Africa, and the surrounding African and Middle Eastern countries, represent a significant market opportunity for [...]

Sentech plans to invest in OTT platform

Sentech, the state owned signal distributor for South African broadcasting, will invest ZAR 902.3 million (USD 84.58 million) over the next three years to build the infrastructure for an over-the-top (OTT) content delivery platform. “South Africa, as most territories in the world, is experiencing an unprecedented surge in the on-demand and over-the-top content distribution and [...]

Cellcom Israel enters OTT TV field

Israeli cellular provider, Cellcom Israel Ltd., announced its plans to enter the field of television services over the internet. The Israeli TV market is currently dominated by only two providers- cable company, Hot, and digital satellite unit of Bezeq Israel Telecom, Yes, “The Company will enter a new line of business offering OTT TV services. [...]

Discovery Digital integrates Microsoft PlayReady in its OTT service

South African digital media group, Discover Digital, which plans to launch an OTT service by the middle of 2014, has integrated Microsofts digital rights management system, Microsoft PlayReady DRM, into its transactional and subscription video-on-demand offering. Microsoft PlayReady is used to manage and protect our content for OTT internet TV and for the content kiosk [...]

Kaltura acquires Israeli OTT technology provider Tvinci

New York-based open source video platform company, Kaltura, has acquired Israeli pay OTT TV provider, Tvinci, to strengthen its pay-TV operator proposition and create the world’s most comprehensive end-to-end pay OTT TV offering. Kaltura has already begun integrating Tvinci’s technology into its OTT MediaGo product and the integrated platform will enable operators, telcos, media companies, [...]

Seeafrika deploys RGB to take African OTT to Europe

Seeafrika, provider of the Pan-African bouquet, has deployed the solutions of multiscreen video delivery provider, RGB Network, to facilitate the delivery of its over-the-top (OTT) video services across Europe. Seeafrika plans to roll out 30 broadcast channels to European subscribers in the initial stage of its deployment. While its OTT services predominantly aim for viewers using [...]

French OTT adds two African bouquets

French OTT platform, TeVolution, plans to add two African bouquets – Bouquet African and African Bouquet Premium – to its a la carte line-up. The two bouquets – aggregatedand distributed by Thema – are already available on all French IPTV platforms as well as on Box Le Bouquet Africain across the rest of Europe. The [...]