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Content consolidation strikes as Cinedigm nabs Future Today

Just over a month after Cinedigm completed its acquisition of Swiss OTT VoD service Viewster and its subsidiary platform Viewster Anime, the US OTT content and channels partner has gone straight in with another deal, buying video platform Future Today for $45 million in cash and $15 million in Cinedigm common stock. The merger is another sign of consolidation hitting not just OTT video technologies but content too. What’s most intriguing about the growth of Cinedigm and a key reason why we should keep a close eye on its comings and goings, is the recent declaration that it wants to bring ad-supported content to cable and telco operators, plus OEMs and other digital partners, over the next few quarters –…

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