DirecTV and the NFL reach a deal on NFL Sunday Ticket.
Pay TV, Sports, Content Deals
DirecTV offers the NFL a billion-and-a-half reasons to make a deal
Oct 01 2014 2:45 PM

DirecTV and the NFL have reached a new deal for NFL Sunday Ticket rights that guarantee football fans that want to watch endless out-of-market pro games won’t be denied, and also clears a potential

The digital media industry is changing rapidly.
Pay TV, OTT, Mobile
Change happens
Oct 01 2014 9:30 AM

Autumn in the United States brings college football, brilliant foliage and change.

Netflix is seeing success in France already
EMEA, SVOD
Netflix’s French press brewing success despite initial concerns
Oct 01 2014 9:15 AM

Netflix not welcome in France?

Netflix users watched 1.5 hours of streaming a day
EMEA, SVOD, Online Video, LatAM
Netflix users stream 1.5 hours a day, more than 7B hours in 2Q
Sep 26 2014 8:00 AM

Netflix subscribers averaged 46.6 hours of streaming per month – more than 1.5 hours a day -- in the second quarter, up nearly 20% since 2013 and more than 27% from the same period in 2012.

Millennials are becoming the TV industry's Holy Grail
Mobile, OTT, Online Video
Millennials the ‘Holy Grail’ of TV industry moving forward
Sep 26 2014 6:30 AM

More than 40% of consumers under 35 watch TV or movies on their smartphones weekly, new research says, with those viewers typically watching more TV, being more aware of services and subscribing to

An 8K TV Olympics in Tokyo?
APAC
4K? Japan wants 8K in time for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
Sep 24 2014 12:15 PM

The Japanese government is hoping it can spur the deployment of UltraHD service by 2016 with the goal of seeing 8K deployments in time for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, according to published re

Ooyala News, Mobile, Online Video Advertising
Broadcast-class player features now available in the standard Ooyala Flash player
Sep 24 2014 12:00 PM

Ooyala has recently introduced several broadcast-grade features now available in the standard Ooyala Flash player, inclu

Content Deals
Maker studios tops comScore rankings, fuels growth in Hispanic market
Sep 24 2014 10:45 AM

The results are in, and Maker Studios is the reigning champion.

Global online video revenues to exceed $42 billion by 2020
Online Video, Online Video Advertising, SVOD
Online TV, video revenues to exceed $42 billion by 2020
Sep 24 2014 6:15 AM

Global online TV and video revenues are forecast to exceed $42.3 billion in 2020, an increase of more than 123% over expected 2014 revenues of $19 billion, and a whopping 968% increase from 2010’s

LatAM, TV Everywhere, Mobile
Turner launches TV Everywhere initiative in Latin America
Sep 23 2014 11:15 AM

Turner Broadcasting Systems, which has been planning a TV Everywhere initiative in Latin America since 2011, this week launched its TNT, Cartoon Network and Space channels in a handful of countries

Half the world will have broadband by 2017, says the United Nations
Mobile, Broadband
UN: Mobile broadband ‘fastest-growing technology in human history’
Sep 23 2014 7:00 AM

Mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets is now the fastest growing technology in human history, a new report said, and it’s driving the growth of broadband worldwide.

A new study said online/digital revenues will vastly outpace traditional ad revenues through 2019
Online Video, Online Video Advertising
Online/digital to drive local media growth as traditional ads go flat
Sep 23 2014 6:30 AM

The Online/digital segment of local media revenues in the U.S. is forecast to grow more than 13% next year, eight times faster than local media revenues overall, a new study says.

Big Data, Mobile, OTT
Join Ooyala for a webinar looking at the Q2 Global Video Index
Sep 22 2014 11:15 AM

On Thursday Simon Jones, Ooyala’s solutions marketing director, and I will be hosting our quarterly webinar that examines and amplifies Ooyala’s latest Global Video Index.

SVOD, OTT
2020 Vision: Netflix aims for over 100 million international subs
Sep 22 2014 7:45 AM

Some dandy insight from the folks at Digital TV Research who took Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’s statement at the CTAM Eurosummit in Copenhagen last week that the streamer expects to be in about one-t

Video viewing time on smartphones and tablets continues to soar
Mobile, OTT, Online Video
US consumers’ video viewing up 2X on tablets, 3X on smartphones
Sep 22 2014 4:30 AM

The amount of time users spend watching video on smartphones and tablets has increased significantly, but  television remains the preferred screen for U.S. broadband households.

Showtime a la carte? Could really happen
OTT, Content Deals, Pay TV
CBS chief Moonves says Showtime might really, actually… maybe, go a la carte
Sep 18 2014 1:15 PM

Oh, how the digital media industry turns…

More than 1 billion connected Tvs by 2020, report says
Connected TVs & Devices, OTT, Pay TV
Connected TVs, devices change how we watch TV, who plays in the space
Sep 18 2014 9:15 AM

How will consumers get their video content in coming years? Increasingly, through connected TVs and connected devices.

Dongles like Chromecast were a hot topic of conversation at IBC
Connected TVs & Devices
Dongles a hot topic at IBC
Sep 18 2014 7:30 AM

One hot topic at IBC this year? Dongles.

EMEA, SVOD, APAC
Austria and Switzerland now ‘Netflix countries;’ Belgium, Luxembourg next
Sep 18 2014 6:00 AM

It’s been a busy week for Netflix, which had a rocky start in France on Monday, and a smooth d

SVOD, OTT
Netflix Internet traffic in Canada triples in just 3 years
Sep 18 2014 5:30 AM

Canadians are as tied to Netflix as their cousins to the south, with nearly 40% of downstream traffic in the peak evening hours on select networks attributed to the streaming service.

Ooyala releases Q2 2014 Global Video Index
Online Video, Mobile, Ooyala News
Ooyala’s Global Video Index sees soaring mobile viewing, a hot topic at IBC
Sep 15 2014 3:00 AM

AMSTERDAM – At last week's Super Mobility Conference in Las Vegas, ESPN and Hulu said their mobile video audience was expanding rapidly, and said having mobile video was a critical

Big Data, Analytics
It’s not the answer, it’s the question
Sep 12 2014 11:30 PM

A fascinating piece in Techcrunch this week, titled

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