SVOD, OTT, Pay TV
$15 HBO OTT? Consumers will pay for premium content
Oct 20 2014 12:30 PM

No sooner had HBO last week announced it planned to offer an over-the-top version of its service, than speculation about how much it might charge began, running the gamut from a “Netflix killing $7

AdNear gets $19M in new funding
APAC, Mobile, Online Video Advertising
AdNear nets $19M in funding round, looks to new markets
Oct 20 2014 7:15 AM

Location intelligence company AdNear has just wrapped up a $19 million funding round that it says will help it expand into new markets more quickly.

Ooyala News, Mergers & Acquisitions, Online Video Advertising
Ooyala buys Videoplaza, enters video advertising market
Oct 20 2014 7:00 AM

Being acquired by Telstra was a game-changing moment for Ooyala. Today, is another one of those moments.

Broadband is ubiquitous in the U.S.
Broadband, Mobile
99% of Americans have access to fixed, wireless broadband
Oct 17 2014 4:15 AM

Broadband access is ubiquitous across the United States, with 99% of Americans having access to fixed or wireless Internet services.

Netflix
The kids are all right, Netflix is on
Oct 16 2014 2:30 PM

Netflix is having a rough week.

Pay TV, OTT
CBS takes another brick from the (pay)wall with OTT ‘All Access’
Oct 16 2014 12:00 PM

Out comes another brick from the walled garden of pay TV, as CBS today rolled out its new $6 per month “All Access” service that offers more than 6,500 TV episodes online – both current and older c

Moffett: Be 'very afraid' of cord cutting
Pay TV, Online Video, OTT
Moffett: Cable should be 'very afraid' of cord cutting
Oct 16 2014 7:15 AM

For a long time, analyst Craig Moffett was skeptical of cord-cutting, generally attributing it to unsteady economics and overzealous reporting of the rise of online video.

No more.

Netflix is being punished for being good, but not good enough this quarter.
Commentary, SVOD, OTT
Punishing Netflix for being good, but not good enough. Bah
Oct 16 2014 6:00 AM

Around water coolers in the office, in coffee shops for lunch and at favorite watering holes this evening there’s not much doubt the focus of many conversations – especially for those of us in the

Netflix missed its subscriber mark in the 3rd quarter.
SVOD
Netflix misses Q3 subscriber growth, share price plummets 25%
Oct 15 2014 1:45 PM

Netflix, which has been riding high on the market, got its comeuppance today after missing on its subscriber growth forecasts; the stock nose-dived more than 25% in after hours trading, slipping mo

OTT, Pay TV
HBO reveals plan for US ‘stand-alone’ OTT service in 2015
Oct 15 2014 8:00 AM

HBO plans to launch an OTT service in the United States in 2015, targeting the growing number of broadband-only homes and, especially, younger subscribers.

Time Warner's investor day
Pay TV, Content Deals, Online Video
Time Warner promises more spend on content, eye on global growth
Oct 15 2014 6:30 AM

Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes kicked off the company’s Investor Day with a promise that the company will continue to deliver strong earnings growth, hitting $6 EPS by 2016 and $8 by 2018

Connected TVs & Devices
33 billion Internet connected devices by 2020
Oct 15 2014 6:15 AM

By 2020, it’s expected that more than 33 billion devices will be connected to the Internet, the equivalent of 4.3 devices for every person in the world.

OTT, Pay TV
Global STB sees slight, temporary recovery in 2Q14
Oct 15 2014 4:30 AM

The global set-top box market rebounded slightly on the second quarter, with STB revenue and shipments both up… but the bounce is expected to be short lived.

Netflix is the top digital service in the US
SVOD
comScore: 81% of Millennials subscribe to paid digital video service
Oct 14 2014 2:00 PM

File this in the “Geico” file (“everybody knows that”): comScore says 40% of U.S. households subscribe to a digital video service, with Netflix having the biggest share of that market (32%).

Will Aereo catch a break? Maybe, maybe not
OTT, Pay TV, Live Streaming
For Aereo, a snowball’s chance in hell is still a chance worth taking
Oct 14 2014 10:00 AM

Is there life left in Aereo, the OTT player the Supreme Court shut down for copyright infringement earlier this year?

The answer to that, says the Magic 8 Ball, is … “Ask again later.”

Netflix has exclusive rights to Penny Dreadful in its new territories
EMEA, Content Deals, SVOD
Netflix bulks up content for continued push in Europe
Oct 13 2014 8:45 AM

Showtime hit Penny Dreadful is coming to Netflix in its six new European territories – Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg – as well as to the Netherlands.

Pay TV offerings need to meet customer desires. Analytics can help
Commentary
Analytics provide insights that enables better business decisions
Oct 13 2014 7:45 AM

Ian Munford is director of Product Marketing & Enablement – Media Services, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Akamai

Warner Bros. to stream some new releases in S. Korea on new VOD service
Monetization, VOD, APAC, Pay TV
Warner Bros. to stream some new releases in S. Korea on VOD play
Oct 13 2014 6:45 AM

Among things that go bump in the night for movie theater owners, one of the scariest is the prospect of becoming obsolete, just as drive-in movies theaters did.

cord shaving increases
Pay TV
Cord shaving moves to forefront of pay-TV concerns
Oct 10 2014 9:00 AM

Ask (almost) any service provider what worries them most about the pay-TV industry and cord shaving likely will be in their Top 5.

With good reason.

Traditional TV remains tops with Australians.
APAC, SVOD, Connected TVs & Devices
TV remains mainstay in Oz, but 2nd screen is growing rapidly
Oct 10 2014 6:15 AM

While Australians increasingly are turning to second screens for entertainment, they haven’t reduced the amount of time they spend watching the main screen in their home, television.

Cox is delivering 1 Gbps Broadband to Phoenix
Pay TV, Broadband
Cox begins Phoenix deployment of G1GABLAST Internet service
Oct 07 2014 2:00 PM

Cox Communications at the Cable Show this spring said it planned to start rolling out 1 Gigabit Internet this year, and in May said it was on the way.

LatAM, Online Video Advertising
YuMe looks to tap into LatAm market with new office in Mexico City
Oct 07 2014 11:00 AM

Digital video brand advertising service provider YuMe has opened an office in Mexico City, saying brands have become increasingly interested in the Mexican market.

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