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Report forecasts declining LatAm market share for Netflix
LatAM, SVOD
Report forecasts declining LatAm market share for Netflix
May 26 2016 9:30 AM
Competition is eating into Netflix’s market share in Latin America, much as Amazon and Hulu have done in the United States, but the streamer maintains its edge in total subscriptions. A report from...
In Europe, mobile Internet gains at fixed lines’ cost; 91% of Danes have mobile Internet
EMEA, Mobile
In Europe, mobile Internet gains at fixed lines’ cost; 91% of Danes have mobile Internet
May 24 2016 11:30 AM
European Union member households with mobile Internet access and no fixed line access have nearly doubled in the past year to 13%, and have more than tripled since 2011, underlining the increasing...
APAC, Earnings, Operators
Dish TV India ups sub count 508,000, shows profit for second year in a row
May 24 2016 5:00 AM
Dish TV India added more than 508,000 new pay-TV subscribers in its latest fiscal quarter, a record. The company this week said Q4 fiscal 2016 consolidated subscription revenues topped $109.4 million...
APAC, OTT, VOD
Broadpeak partners with VTVcab on OTT multiscreen services in Vietnam
May 24 2016 4:45 AM
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,...
Sky Cable deal with SES will help it launch new satellite pay-TV service across the Philippines
APAC
Sky Cable deal with SES will help launch DTH service across the Philippines
May 24 2016 4:30 AM
Sky Cable, the largest cable operator in the Philippine archipelago, has signed a multi-year deal with SES that will enable it to offer direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service across 251 cities and...
21% of consumers surveys in Brazil, Mexico plan to add Netflix this year
LatAM, Netflix
21% of consumers surveyed in Brazil, Mexico plan to add Netflix this year
May 23 2016 10:30 AM
Nearly a quarter of consumers surveyed in Brazil and Mexico said they intend to join to the subscription video service in the next year, according to a new poll, while just 8% of the respondents said...
Report: América Móvil wants Arsat stake to help it expand Argentina play
LatAM, Mergers & Acquisitions
Report: América Móvil wants Arsat stake to help it expand Argentina play
May 23 2016 6:30 AM
Argentina’s state-owned communications operator Arsat and Buenos Aires-based cable company TeleCentro could be in play, with published reports saying America Movil is interested in acquiring assets...
APAC, Programmatic, Ad Technology
Australia tops APAC in programmatic use, as adoption in region expands
May 23 2016 6:00 AM
Nearly half (48%) of Australian marketing execs say they use programmatic buying, helping to push the APAC region’s programmatic use to 41%. Just trailing, at 46%, are advertising execs in Japan and...
MENA pay-TV revenue expected to double by 2020 to 2 billion euros
Research, SVOD, Pay TV
MENA pay-TV revenue expected to double by 2020 to 2 billion euros
May 23 2016 4:45 AM
The Middle East and North Africa region saw strong pay-TV growth during 2015, with forecasters saying that MENA pay-TV subscriptions could see a compound annual growth rate of 6% through 2020. Online...
Study: Third of U.S. streamers pick Netflix over TV as primary source of TV shows
SVOD, Research, Millennials
Study: One-third of US streamers pick Netflix over TV as primary source of TV shows
May 19 2016 5:45 AM
While Millennials may be the biggest users of Netflix, a new study shows the streamer also is the most popular source of TV shows for Gen Edge, Gen X and Baby Boomers. The poll, from E-Poll Market...
US ownership of streaming players jumped 9% in past year with Roku leading the pack
Research, Connected TVs & Devices, INTX
US ownership of streaming players jumped 9% in past year with Roku leading the pack
May 18 2016 8:45 AM
Ownership of streaming media players continues to grow in the United States, with more than 36% of all broadband households owning at least one of the devices, new research says, up 9% from a year...
For AT&T, mobile’s key to TV that reaching disengaged consumers
INTX, Operators, OTT
For AT&T, mobile’s key to TV that reaching disengaged consumers
May 18 2016 8:30 AM
Earlier this week, at the INTX Show in Boston, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said the cable operator had no intentions of launching a virtual pay-TV service outside its footprint. But, that’s not the...
Dish launches addressable advertising specific to Spanish-language networks
Ad Technology, Pay TV
Dish launches addressable advertising specific to Spanish-language networks
May 17 2016 6:15 AM
Advertisers will be able to target their ads on eight Latino networks to specific households using anonymized secondary demographic data on Dish Network and Sling TV. Dish – which said more than two...
Pay TV subscriber adds in Q1? A mixed bag, says report
Pay TV, Cord Cutting
Pay TV subscriber adds in Q1? Meh
May 17 2016 6:00 AM
Some good news/bad news for the U.S. pay-TV industry in terms of subscribers in the first three months of 2016. The good, according to Leichtman Research Group (LRG), is that the 13 largest pay-TV...
Programmatic, Ad Technology
Report: Ad fraud slides 21% in Q4 as viewability increases
May 17 2016 5:00 AM
Recent research released by Integral Ad Science said programmatic ad fraud was down nearly 21% in Q4 2015 compared to a year ago, with viewability for ads up nearly 21% quarter-over-quarter. It was...
Operators, Pay TV
Powell: Thundering tectonic shifts assailing a cable industry that needs to adapt
May 17 2016 4:30 AM
The Civil War it’s not, but the battle between the pay-TV industry and the FCC nevertheless has created its own (continuing) fireworks. Monday’s keynote at the conference in Boston from Michael...
AT&T to acquire Canadian OVP Quickplay
Mergers & Acquisitions, OTT
AT&T to acquire Canadian OVP Quickplay
May 16 2016 7:45 AM
AT&T has long maintained it can DIY it's over-the-top ambitions -- mostly -- but apparently, not anymore. The telco today announced it is acquiring Quickplay, a Canadian OVP owned by Madison...
US adds 1.1M broadband subs in Q1 as cable companies expand lead
Broadband
US adds 1.1M broadband subs in Q1 as cable companies expand lead
May 15 2016 8:30 PM
Broadband signups have begun to slow in the U.S. as the market begins to reach a point of saturation, but the 17 largest telcos and cable companies nevertheless added nearly 1.1 million new...
Research, Ad Technology
Ad blocking could cost publishers $27 billion in lost revenue by 2020
May 11 2016 9:15 AM
Publishers are losing nearly 10% of their digital ad revenue – some $27 billion by 2020 -- to ad blockers, a new study says, creating a demand for new strategies to counter an evolving ad blocker...
ESPN, Verizon resolve suit over skinny bundle
Content, Sports, Pay TV
ESPN, Verizon resolve suit over skinny bundle
May 10 2016 10:30 AM
ESPN and Verizon have settled the 2015 breech of contract suit the sportscaster filed against Verizon after the telco moved it off the FiOS-TV service basic skinny bundle that was created in an...
APAC, Netflix, Operators
Singapore, Hong Kong break into Netflix ISP Speed Index rank's Top 10
May 10 2016 6:30 AM
Netflix has started adding new countries to its ISP Speed Index as traffic from its massive January international deployment is starting to kick in; this month nine Asian countries were added, Hong...
Study shows programmatic ad growth CAGR of 20.56%; LatAm, APAC soaring
Ad Technology, Programmatic, APAC, LatAM
Study shows programmatic ad growth CAGR of 20.56%; LatAm, APAC soaring
May 10 2016 6:00 AM
Global programmatic advertising spending could grow at a CAGR of 20.56% during the period 2016-2020, as rising disposable income and Internet penetration in APAC and South America fuel two of the...

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