Netflix is paying $2M per episode of Blacklist
SVOD, Content Deals
Netflix digs a little deeper to pay $2M per episode for NBC hit ‘Blacklist’
Aug 28 2014 1:00 PM

It wasn’t that long ago that network execs looked at content deals with Netflix as a last-choice option to get “pennies on the dollar” for their content, as CBS chief Les Moonves once said.

South Korea's IPTV market is booming
Pay TV, APAC
South Korea's IPTV market is booming; tops 10 million subs
Aug 28 2014 8:15 AM

New figures released with week by the Korea Digital Media Industry Association say that IPTV numbers now top 10 million in South Korea.

Ooyala-filmdoo-indie-film-discovery
Partners, Ooyala News
International film discovery start-up FilmDoo to launch at Cambridge Film Festival
Aug 27 2014 12:30 PM
Have you ever watched a great independent or foreign movie and thought to yourself: “That was better than any Hollywood blockbuster I’ve seen lately"?
Verizon FiOS subs will be able to watch the SEC Network
Sports, Content Deals, Pay TV
Verizion FiOS gets SEC Network; only Cablevision remains unsigned
Aug 27 2014 8:15 AM

Verizon FiOS subscribers who also happen to be SEC fans can relax, the telco has signed a carriage deal for ESPN’s SEC Network, which kicks off the college football season Aug.

Time Warner Cable is hit with nationwide Internet outage
Broadband, Pay TV
Time Warner Cable hit with nationwide Internet outage
Aug 27 2014 5:45 AM

For the second time in less than a week, a major ISP – this time around Time Warner Cable -- experienced a huge Internet outage affecting customers across the United States.

EMEA, SVOD
German SVOD revenues expected to close gap on UK by 2020
Aug 27 2014 5:00 AM

More than 20% of all European households will pay for an SVOD service by 2020, up from less than 7% in 2014, according to new research.

wireless carrier offers free Netflix
SVOD
Bermuda wireless carrier & ISP offers free Netflix to new subs
Aug 26 2014 12:45 PM

Internet and wireless provider Digicel Bermuda is offering free Netflix for up to a year for new subscribers to its 6 Mbps or higher Internet service.

Shaw and Rogers are going toe-to-toe with Netflix with a new SVOD product
SVOD, Content Deals, Pay TV
Rogers, Shaw plan SVOD offering to go toe-to-toe with Netflix
Aug 26 2014 7:30 AM

Can pay-TV companies compete with Netflix toe-to-toe?

TiVo's Roamio OTA allows users to record OTA programming
Connected TVs & Devices
TiVo Roamio lets users record and stream OTA, Internet content
Aug 25 2014 11:15 AM

Add TiVo’s Roamio OTA to the growing number of devices that allow consumers to capture free, over-the-air broadcasts and store them for later viewing

DirecTV is nearing a deal with the NFL for Sunday Ticket
Sports, Pay TV, Content Deals
Report: DirecTV and the NFL near agreement on Sunday Ticket
Aug 25 2014 10:45 AM

The NFL and DirecTV will continue to team up to offer football fans the Sunday Ticket package, believed to be a lynchpin for AT&T’s acquisition of the satellite pay-TV provider, according to pu

Charter suffered a major Internet outage over the weekend
Broadband
Massive Charter Internet outage, support line busy signals irk subs
Aug 25 2014 8:45 AM

Charter Communications still isn’t saying much about the massive Internet outage that left many of its nearly 5 million high-speed Internet subs without access for much of the weekend.

Netflix set to double European subscriber base
EMEA, SVOD, Netflix
Netflix Euro play likely to double its international subscribers in 4 years
Aug 25 2014 8:15 AM

With the clocking ticking down to Netflix’s latest European expansion, which is planned to occur by the end of the year, a new report says the company could add more than 8 million subscribers in t

Ooyala News, Online Video Advertising
Video ROI Calculator: How much could you earn?
Aug 20 2014 10:15 AM

The online video industry has largely solved how to get video to play on web-enabled devices.

Sports, Pay-TV
TV ad revenues, after soft 2012, 2013, to reach $235B by 2020
Aug 20 2014 5:45 AM

Strengthening economies and big global events like the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics are expected to help global ad revenues bounce back from sluggish growth in 2012 and 2013, a new

Online Video
Amazon Originals gain on Netflix, adds 5 new shows
Aug 19 2014 9:45 AM

Amazon has finalized its third season of original pilots, and is

Ooyala News, Interviews
In Ooyala, Telstra sees a partner, not just an acquisition
Aug 18 2014 3:00 PM
SYDNEY - There are many ways a merger or acquisition can play out over time.
 
Online Video Advertising, Mobile
Twitter testing video ads in user streams
Aug 12 2014 5:45 PM

Annoyed that your daily visits to Facebook now often include video ads? Prepare to go apoplectic as your multiple-times daily nibbles of Twitter soon also may include video ads.

Showtime's 'Homeland' will stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video in Germany
EMEA, Content Deals, SVOD
Amazon Prime builds content lead in Germany, adds Showtime’s ‘Homeland’
Aug 12 2014 4:45 PM

Netflix hasn’t even begun its deployment in Germany, but the battle for content already has begun.

Could Android TV make Roku passe?
Connected TVs & Devices
Report: Android TV will shake up the streaming media player ecosystem
Aug 11 2014 6:00 PM

Google’s first couple of tries at entering the streaming media STB business were pretty dreary, but its recently launched Android TV platform is poised to wreck some havoc in a market currently dom

Ooyala News
An open letter to Ooyala employees from CEO Jay Fulcher
Aug 11 2014 3:15 PM

This is a great day for Ooyala.

NFL Now is now live and loaded with online content
Sports, Online Video
NFL Now goes live and kicks off with a ton of content
Aug 11 2014 2:15 PM

Before you run off and cancel your cable subscription, note that the new NFL Now app that’s just gone live won’t carry streams of games. At least not yet, anyway.

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