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Live sports, Live Streaming
NFL opting for subscription-free streaming of regular season, Super Bowl
Sep 06 2018

Sports rights remain among the most expensive in the industry, and with good reason… they are the last bastion of appointment television, although there’s been some fraying around the edges there, as well over the past couple of years.

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Mobile, Live Streaming, SVOD, AVOD
86% of APAC, N. American mobile operators offer video streaming services
Sep 05 2018

Almost two-thirds of mobile network operators (MNOs) worldwide already are offering a mobile video service as part of their portfolio, a reaction to the changing content-consumption habits of consumers, especially Millennials and Gen Edge.

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Algorithm, PageSpeed, Content, Live Streaming
Three Things AI Could Do for Your Content Production
Aug 02 2018

IDC forecasts global Artificial Intelligence (AI) spending will likely cross US$46 billion in 2020.

Like in many areas, AI is disrupting the media industry, as large amounts of data become available from the hours we spend watching videos.

For media executives, it's almost a given: AI can help automate workflows for greater productivity and provides insights to make smarter decisions.

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Live sports, Live Streaming
Despite World Cup slip, YouTube TV sets the bar – on customer service
Jul 17 2018

Swing and a miss. Air ball. Hit the post. A rookie move. Dropped the ball. Pick any of those well-known sports adages that define failure, and you’re dead on the money with a description of YouTube TV’s missed opportunity to shine during the World Cup.

The virtual pay-TV service crashed hard during the see-saw England-Croatia match dropping its stream during the second half of the match for about an hour.

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Live Streaming, Sports, Mobile
World Cup kicks up live streaming 141% over 2014; how much higher will it go?
Jun 21 2018

Early World Cup matches have seen concurrent streams more than double from the peak match of the 2014 World Cup. QoS specialist Conviva says Iceland’s 1-1 tie with Argentina (and its super star Lionel Messi) June 16 had a peak concurrent audience of 7.7 million, more than twice the 3.2 million from 2014’s top game. In fact, all the matches played so far have exceeded 2014’s top game.

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Live Streaming, Sports, Mobile
World Cup kicks up live streaming 141% over 2014; how much higher will it go?
Jun 21 2018

Early World Cup matches have seen concurrent streams more than double from the peak match of the 2014 World Cup. QoS specialist Conviva says Iceland’s 1-1 tie with Argentina (and its superstar Lionel Messi) June 16 had a peak concurrent audience of 7.7 million, more than twice the 3.2 million from 2014’s top game. In fact, all the matches played so far have exceeded 2014’s top game.

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Live Streaming, Live sports, Mobile
Study: More viewers turn to live streaming; mobile key to sports
Jun 19 2018

Two-thirds of consumers in a recent study say they have live streamed content and nearly half say they are live streaming more content today than they did a year ago. Notably, two thirds also said they intend to live stream the World Cup. Surprisingly, nearly half said they would watch a recording of a World Cup game, suggesting that even sports appointment viewing is losing its allure.

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Live Streaming, Enterprise
Live streaming, brands to drive video platform growth at CAGR topping 18%
Jun 18 2018

Solid growth is being predicted for the online video platform market, with an expected CAGR exceeding 18% through 2022.

Market research firm Technavio posits that brands and enterprise segments – which represented 35% of the market in 2017 – will continue to be significant contributors to growth.

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Sports, APAC, Live Streaming
NFL making a pass at China
Aug 22 2017

The NFL has been eager to get its game in front of viewers globally for years; that was the reason behind its Yahoo trial two years ago, its brief flirtation with Twitter last year and it’s estimated $50 million deal for Thursday Night Football with Amazon Prime this season.

Audiencewise, the Yahoo and Twitter deals were just probes, testing the waters and the technology.

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Live Streaming, SVOD, AVOD
Live-linear OTT viewing to exceed traditional TV by 2020
Apr 20 2017

Just in time for the annual NAB Show, a new report has surfaced with a forecast that’s sure to prompt an antacid surge among broadcast execs in Las Vegas next week: OTT viewership worldwide will outnumber traditional TV viewership before the end of the decade.

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Live Streaming, Sports, SVOD
Live sports are looking online to revive flagging interest – will it work?
Apr 20 2017

Live sports – once seen as the sure bet for TV ratings – have suddenly gone cold with fans. Attendance at events is down and the bigger money maker, TV ratings, also continue to decline.

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Live Streaming
Easily syndicate live TV to Facebook, Twitter and Twitch with Ooyala
Apr 06 2017
Social media has taken live streaming to the next level. While Periscope (owned by Twitter) and Facebook Live are the most popular, Twitter and Instagram

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