India’s Eros Now, featuring Bollywood movies, music videos and TV shows, is now available on Apple TV in addition to the web, smartphone apps, iPad, Android TV, Samsung, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV. Eros Now boasts a movie library of over 3,000 films and 37 million registered users worldwide. Basic service is free and includes …
Industry analyst firm Digital TV Research predicted that Internet-delivered, aka Over-The-Top (OTT), television and video revenues in both Canada and the US will reach a combined $24.39 billion in 2021, up from $2.67 billion in 2010 and $15.39 billion in 2015. The new report, North America OTT TV & Video Forecasts, said there were 81.81 …
MHz Choice will add two new episodes of the hit Italian series Detective Montalbano to its lineup on June 28.  For $7.95 per month, MHz Choice offers web, smartphone, iPad and Roku users more than 2,000 hours of subtitled mysteries, dramas and comedies from around the world. Other upcoming new titles can be previewed here: …
Netflix announced that Divines, which was screened at this year’s Cannes film festival, will be made available to its subscribers in the US and around the world later this year. The movie, which is set in a ghetto near Paris, follows Dounia, a tough, but naive teenager who sees getting rich or dying trying as …
  Netflix and Amazon Prime Video subscribers could see advertising-supported programming in the future.  That’s the conclusion of a new study by market research firm GfK of 2,311 American consumers ages 13-64, including 1,007 regular users of major streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and YouTube. The study, Comparing Streaming Services 2016, suggests that Netflix and …
Los Angeles-based VersusMedia, which boasts a 15-year record of connecting independent filmmakers with musicians, has launched a streaming channel for Roku Amazon Fire TV and Android TV users. It said it expects to add Apple TV to the list by the fall. Current non-exclusive offerings on the channel include TV shows like In Deep and …
Muhammad Ali, world champion boxer, beloved humanitarian….and actor? Perhaps not his greatest skill, but Ali did take his shot as a thespian on both the big and small screen. His biggest role was as himself in 1977’s feature film The Greatest, which garnered a very positive review in The New York Times. You can watch …
Warner Bros. formed a new division, Warner Bros. Digital Networks, to focus exclusively on digital and OTT (Over-the-Top) video services – in other words, TV shows and movies not tied to cable or satellite. The company said to expect announcements of more streaming services in the coming months. Warner Bros.-owned digital networks already include DramaFever, …
YouTube is already the largest ad-supported video site in the world, according to Bloomberg. Recent developments suggest, however, that it’s increasingly focused on securing paying subscribers. Noting previous failed efforts at establishing a premium platform, Motley Fool’s Rick Munarriz sees promise in YouTube Red, the $9.99 per month service that launched in October 2015. YouTube …
Showtime’s award-winning Homeland will go from a fall to a winter premiere when season six debuts in January 2017. The hit drama is scheduled to begin production in New York this August, marking the series’ stateside return after having shot season sour in South Africa and season five in Berlin. Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, F. Murray …
Puppets and Julie Andrews Female wrestlers in spandex Where would you find such things in the same place? On Netflix, of course! Here are the streaming service’s latest original programming developments: Coming in 2017, Julie’s Greenroom will be a series for pre-schoolers conceived by and starring “Mary Poppins” herself Julie Andrews, with a cast of …
CuriosityStream, which offers over 1,400 documentaries and non-fiction series, said it is premiering two original shows this month: David Attenborough’s Light on Earth and Mark Emery’s American Wildlife. The feature-length Light on Earth focuses on “creatures that produce their own radiance” both on land and in the oceans. It’s a co-production of CuriosityStream, the service …

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