Global Licensing 

TiVo to separate its product and licensing divisions

TiVo Corporation announced that the company’s Board has unanimously approved a plan to separate its Product and IP Licensing businesses. Based upon an extensive review of strategic alternatives, TiVo’s Board of Directors decided that separating its Product and IP Licensing businesses is believed to be the best strategy to maximize shareholder value. Accordingly, TiVo intends to spin out its Product business to shareholders. Throughout the separation process, the Board of Directors will continue to be open to strategic transactions for each business that could create additional stockholder value and is…

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LaLigaSportsTV: Free access to live Spanish sport with new OTT service

LaLiga has officially unveiled its OTT (over-the-top) service, LaLigaSportsTV, which offers fans free coverage of live Spanish sporting competitions via mobile and connected devices. This service, designed by LaLiga, will boost the visibility and exposure of all Spanish sport, with matches also to be made available internationally via a catch-up service. Through this platform, LaLiga aims to support the development of audio-visual offerings for sports that do not receive coverage through traditional media channels and whose content distribution has been limited for fans. LaLigaSportsTV was created with the sports fan…

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Collaborations Strategic Licensing 

Eros Now enters into strategic partnership with FashionTV

Eros International, a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, announced that Eros Now, it’s cutting-edge digital over-the-top (OTT) South Asian entertainment platform, has entered into a partnership with leading fashion and lifestyle channel, Fashion TV (FTV). With this association, Eros Now will be the first OTT player to venture into the fashion and lifestyle segment by providing consumers access to FTV’s 12-plus Live TV Channels and 145-plus hours of VOD content. Commenting on the partnership, Rishika Lulla Singh, CEO, Eros Digital said, “Recognizing very distinct consumer behavior…

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Entertainment Licensing 

Shemaroo signs content licensing deal with Viu

Shemaroo Entertainment, one of the leading content houses, has inked a content licensing deal with Vuclip’s premium OTT video on demand service, Viu. “Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd has inked a content licensing deal with Vuclip’s premium OTT (over-the-top) video on demand service, Viu,” the company said in a statement.Through this deal, Shemaroo Entertainment’s catalogue of contemporary full length Hindi movies can be enjoyed by subscribers of Viu, it said further. Shemaroo Entertainment Director Jai Maroo said, “OTT services are growing exponentially in India. Given the dynamics of the OTT space, content…

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