EMEA, SVOD
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
APAC, SVOD, OTT
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.

Commentary
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

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.

Could Showtime be going direct to consumers?
OTT, Pay TV
Will Showtime offer a direct-to-consumer streaming option? Count on it
Sep 05 2014 12:30 AM

Is Showtime pondering a direct-to-consumer online service? The question might better be put as, “What content owner isn’t?”

FCC chief challenges providers to push more speed
Broadband
Will Wheeler's challenge be enough to up operators' broadband game?
Sep 04 2014 1:15 PM

Seems I’m not the only one pining for 1 Gbps Internet; turns out someone with a little more clout, FCC boss Tom Wheeler, feels the same way.

PayWizard
Commentary, Pay TV
Next-gen subscriber management: Helping operators monetize the TV Everywhere landscape
Sep 04 2014 10:45 AM

The explosion of video-enabled, Internet-connected devices means the global pay-TV market is undergoing a significant evolution; it is predicted that by 2019 the

Consumers in the United States are more than 3X likely to recommend their OTT service provider than their pay-TV service provider
Pay TV, OTT
Consumers 3X more likely to recommend OTT service than pay-TV
Sep 04 2014 8:45 AM

Consumers in the United States are more than 3X likely to recommend their OTT service provider than their pay-TV service provider, according to Ericsson’s latest edition of its annual ConsumerLab T

Streaming video has almost caught up with traditional TV viewing, at least in the number of times each week that consumers watch it.
SVOD, OTT, Pay TV
Report: Streaming video watched as often weekly as traditional TV
Sep 04 2014 8:30 AM

Streaming video has almost caught up with traditional TV viewing, at least in the number of times each week that consumers watch it, according to Ericsson’s latest edition of its annual ConsumerLab

Amazon Fire TV is launching in the UK and Germany
EMEA, Connected TVs & Devices
UK, Germany get Amazon Fire TV a bit earlier than expected
Sep 04 2014 5:45 AM

Amazon’s Fire TV box is now available for pre-order in the United Kingdom and Germany with delivery scheduled to begin next month.

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