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.

Telefonica acquires Brazil's GVT
Mergers & Acquisitions, LatAM, Broadband
Telefonica set to push American Movil in Brazil after GVT deal
Sep 19 2014 4:45 AM

Telefonica beat Telecom Italia to the punch today, announcing it has agreed to a deal to acquire Global Village Telecom (GVT), Vivendi’s Brazilian broadband operation.

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.

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

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.

Mon dieu! Will the French be able to repel Netflix? Not for long
Sep 15 2014 11:00 PM

AMSERDAM -- Conventional wisdom suggests that the best way for an operator to keep Netflix from eating its lunch is for the operator to eat it first.

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

Mergers & Acquisitions
DTS acquires MPEG software solutions provider Manzanita Systems
Sep 12 2014 1:30 AM

AMSTERDAM -- Audio solutions provider DTS has acquired Manzanita Systems to speed integration of its high-definition audio technology in the digital television, video on demand and over-the-top mar

Verizon will soon offer a virtual pay-TV play
Pay TV, OTT, Online Video
Verizon set to offer virtual pay-TV play by mid-2015
Sep 12 2014 1:15 AM

Verizon’s acquisition of Intel’s OnCue Internet TV unit looks like it’s a bet that’ll pay off after all.

Online Video, OTT, EMEA
UK’s Ch. 4 plans merged linear, on-demand brand into ‘All 4’
Sep 11 2014 12:45 AM

AMSTERDAM -- The job of running a broadcast network today, David Abraham, CEO of U.K. broadcaster Ch. 4 told an audience at IBC2014, hinges on innovation.

Pay TV, Connected TVs & Devices
DLNA launches certification program for devices supporting subscription TV
Sep 10 2014 11:15 PM

AMSTERDAM -- The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) at IBC2014 today launched its VidiPath certification program for retail

The IBC has recognized the Vienna State Opera for its streaming efforts
EMEA, Partners, Ooyala News
Vienna State Opera, FIFA win IBC awards for innovation & engagement
Sep 09 2014 7:30 AM

With more than 150 years of tradition, “new,” innovative” and “modern” aren’t terms usually associated with an organization like the Vienna State Opera.

SVOD subscribers to double by 2020
Report: APAC to add 231 million OTT HH by 2020; SVOD expected to double
Sep 09 2014 5:30 AM

More than 706 million households – nearly half the world’s TV HH -- will be watching online video globally by 2020, a new report says, up from 374 million forecast for 2014.

Pay-TV operator revenues predicted flat to 2020, multiscreen services the path to growth
Sep 08 2014 1:00 PM

According to a new report from TDG, The Future of TV Monetization, total TV and video revenue over the next

Boomers are watching more digital video, too
Mobile, Online Video
Online video consumption up, TV viewing down among Boomers, too
Sep 08 2014 10:30 AM

Think it’s only Millennials and Gen Xers who are watching online video? Think again.

EMEA, OTT, Connected TVs & Devices
AirTies, Norigin Media partner on integrated OTT apps with casting STB
Sep 08 2014 8:30 AM

AirTies Wireless Networks is partnering with Norigin Media on a multi-media casting set-top box that will cast TV and video streams from mobile devices onto larger screens at home.

Ooyala News
Join Ooyala at IBC and see the future of television
Sep 08 2014 8:30 AM

Ooyala's getting ready for IBC, which opens Friday, Sept.

Apple TV remains tops in the streaming media player market in the US
Connected TVs & Devices, OTT
6 million U.S. homes add streaming media players in Q2; penetration at 17%
Sep 05 2014 11:00 AM

Streaming media devices continue to find their way into U.S. homes with another six million households buying the over-the-top portals in the second quarter.


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