Spotify Named Cannes Lions Media Brand of the Year 2018

Spotify Named Cannes Lions Media Brand of the Year 2018

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity announced that Spotify will be honoured at the annual Festival as the 2018 Media Brand of the Year. Daniel Ek, co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will accept the award on behalf of Spotify and its more than 3000 employees around the world at a ceremony on Wednesday, […]

YouTube launches its own music streaming service

YouTube launches its own music streaming service

YouTube is entering the crowded music streaming market with its own subscription service set to launch later in May 2018. Aptly named YouTube Music, the platform will offer listeners two options, following by example of it’s soon to be competitors, including an ad-supported, free version or an ad-free experience costing $9.99 per month. According to […]

Spotify blows up cars and matches people with songs in latest campaign

Spotify blows up cars and matches people with songs in latest campaign

 Spotify’s latest consumer marketing campaign, ‘Love What You Love,’ finds the streaming audio company blowing up cars, creating horror movie trailers and helping match people with the right songs in what it states is its biggest marketing campaign to date. As Spotify doubles down on its commitment to the ‘freemium’ model and to creating […]

Spotify and Hulu launch joint subscription plan

Spotify and Hulu launch joint subscription plan

Spotify and Hulu have linked up once again, this time offering customers in the US the chance to pay a single monthly subscription to enjoy both services. The $12.99-a-month subscription bundle combines Spotify Premium with Hulu’s Limited Commercials service giving subscribers access to ad-free music streaming and a video streaming library of over 75,000 TV […]

SpotX partners with Switch Media to produce digital product offering AdEase

SpotX partners with Switch Media to produce digital product offering AdEase

Online video advertising platform SpotX has partnered with Switch Media, a cloud based streaming company, to produce AdEase, a multi-screen digital product offering. The partnership allows broadcasters working with SpotX to take full advantage of Switch Media’s AdEase, improving the user experience and increasing engagement by providing one continuous video stream without any buffering during […]

Twitter unveils new APAC sports streaming deals

Twitter unveils new APAC sports streaming deals

Social media giant Twitter has announced nine new premium video sports content partnerships to enhance its offering in the Asia-Pacific region. Twitter has signed agreements with golf’s Asian Tour, pay-TV broadcaster Astro Malaysia, online soccer platform BallBall, global sports network Eleven Sports, cable network Fox Sports Asia, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), Indonesian broadcaster […]

PlayGiga sees cloud gaming services as the next big opportunity for telcos and media companies

PlayGiga sees cloud gaming services as the next big opportunity for telcos and media companies

After successful launches with TIM in Italy, and in Latin America with Turner’s Digital Ventures & Innovation group, PlayGiga has announced that it is accelerating its roll-out plans for further launches in Europe, the U.S. and Asia by the end of 2018. Unlike existing B2C streaming games platforms, PlayGiga is targeting telcos, Internet Service Providers […]

India-based music streaming service Gaana raises $115M led by Tencent

India-based music streaming service Gaana raises $115M led by Tencent

Chinese technology giant Tencent is leading a $115-million, or Rs 740-crore, financing in music streaming service Gaana. Times Internet, Gaana’s parent, will also make further investments in the service, a company statement issued on Tuesday said. Times Internet is a part of the Times Group which publishes The Times of India. The maiden external financing […]

Amazon Prime Music service is now available in India

Amazon Prime Music service is now available in India

Amazon has launched its Prime Music service in India, giving its Indian Prime members access to 10s of millions of songs across international and Indian music labels in over 10 languages including English, Hindi, Tami, Punjabi, Bengali, and more. The eCommerce giant introduced its Prime service to India about 18 months ago – though it […]

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