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Research, Mobile, VOD
Mobile video viewing up more than 200 hours since 2010
Nov 03 2016

Over the past four years, watching video on mobile devices has increased by nearly 210 hours annually while viewing on traditional TV sets has fallen by 130 hours, according to a new report. It’s a trend that’s accelerating and helps illustrate why more operators, broadcasters and content owners are ramping up their mobile video initiatives.

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Ad Technology, VOD, OTT
Viewers like AVOD… if the (advertising) price is right
Sep 30 2016

We may all believe that there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but consumers don’t appear to be quite willing to give up on the notion.

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APAC, OTT, VOD
Broadpeak partners with VTVcab on OTT multiscreen services in Vietnam
May 24 2016

Broadpeak, a specialist in CDN technology, is partnering with VTVcab, the largest pay-TV operator in Vietnam, to power VTVcab’s OTT multiscreen services. VTVcab is delivering live, VOD, catch-up TV, and other advanced video services to subscribers across any screen.

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LatAM, VOD, Cord Cutting
Mexico leads Latin America in SVOD subscriptions
Apr 20 2016

A recent report from Nielsen suggests that nearly a quarter of pay-TV subscribers in Latin America could cut the cord.

The ratings agency said more than two-thirds of Latin American consumers currently use a VOD service, with about 23% using the services more than once a day.

Free and ad-supported services are predominant in the region, Nielsen said, with nearly 80% of consumers using freemium or AVOD services.

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Analytics, Millennials, VOD
New data from fall TV season shows significant shift in how TV is being consumed
Nov 24 2015

Consumer behavior has shifted significantly during the 2015 fall season, according to a new study, calling into question the validity and value of Live+7 ratings, and providing new insight into Fox’s just announced decision to abandon overnight ratings for its non-sports programming.

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APAC, EMEA, VOD
Global VOD market to grow 27% by 2016, top $263 million
Oct 22 2015

Revenues from the global video on demand market are expected to top $263 billion by 2016, a 27% increase over the $207 billion the industry generated in 2014, driven by rapid consumer adoption and expanding Internet penetration in emerging markets.

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APAC, Pay TV, VOD
APAC pay-TV providers forecast to see revenue, subscription gains
Sep 25 2015

Asia’s top 68 pay-TV operators are forecast to see subscriptions increase to 535 million by 2020, an increase of 74% from 376 million in 2014, making up 83% of the regions pay-TV market.

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EMEA, VOD, OTT
Dutch live TV viewing declines 15% in past six months to just 39% of total
Sep 02 2015

More than 60% of Dutch TV viewers’ time consuming video is spent on forms other than linear TV, new research shows.

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APAC, VOD, SVOD
RIP Australia’s EzyFlix… but blaming Netflix for its demise is too easy
Aug 18 2015

Australian digital movie and TV site EzyFlix has called it quits, the first casualty (and likely not the last) in the Down Under digital video marketplace.

Fingers immediately pointed at Netflix, the big, bad subscription video on demand service from the United States, as the cause of its demise. Maybe, but that’s a little too convenient… and easy.

EzyFlix Tuesday posted this message to consumers on its website:

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VOD, SVOD, Content Deals
Paramount gets two-week release window on two new films
Jul 09 2015

Two major theater chains – AMC and Canada’s Cineplex – have agreed to a two-week release window on a pair of upcoming Paramount Pictures films, putting a major crack in the standard 90-day theatrical window. A pair of small-budget films from the studio will be available to consumers 17 days after they finish their theatrical run.

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APAC, VOD
HOOQ VOD service taps Prime Focus Technologies for Asian deployment
Jun 08 2015

HOOQ, Asia's new over-the-top (OTT) service from Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros., will use Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) to package and deliver content on the service set to rollout across much of Asia over the course of 2015.

HOOQ will offer Hollywood blockbusters and television series, as well as popular local movies and programs to customers across multiple screens.

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EMEA, VOD, Connected TVs & Devices
German A-VOD provider Netzkino adds Amazon Fire TV Stick
Apr 01 2015

Let the race begin. German video-on-demand service Netzkino has announced it will be available on the Amazon Fire TV Stick, which becomes available to German (and Austrian and British) consumers April 15.

The 39 euro dongle gives users access to 1,500 movie titles on the ad-supported VOD supplier across an Internet connection.

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