Customer experience is a key metacompetition
Ooyala News
Customer experience is a key metacompetition
Feb 27 2015 5:15 AM

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FCC OKs new net neutrality rules; lawsuits are on the way from ISPs
Broadband
FCC OKs new net neutrality rules; send lawyers, guns and money…
Feb 26 2015 11:45 AM

The new rules the FCC passed today that will allow it to regulate broadband as a utility are – in the eyes of some – a victory for net neutrality and a “free Internet.” For others, the new rules ar

Stan, Presto and QuickFlix gird for arms race with Netflix
APAC, SVOD
Stan, Presto and QuickFlix gearing up for Netflix’s March launch
Feb 26 2015 9:30 AM

With Netflix standing on the doorstep, competition in Australia’s streaming video space is heating up.

Magna Global: Digital siphon from TV ad spend is accelerating
Online Video Advertising, Cloud TV
Magna Global: Digital siphon from TV ad spend is accelerating
Feb 26 2015 6:15 AM

Digital media spending saw more money from traditional TV budgets migrate its way in 2014, nabbing 30% of the market share in the U.S. and growing by 15% to $49 billion, a new report says.

Online Video Advertising, Social TV, Connected TVs & Devices, Mobile
Pre-roll ads top ‘affordability’ rank in US digital video ad market
Feb 25 2015 8:45 AM

Pre-roll video ads are the most affordable ad units in the estimated $5.96 billion U.S. digital video ad market during 2014, a new study says,

Monetization of digital premium video content soars in 2014
Online Video Advertising, Cloud TV, OTT, TV Everywhere
Monetization of digital premium video content soars in 2014
Feb 25 2015 8:00 AM

Online ad and digital video views increased 30% and 27% respectively in 2014, reflecting strong full-year growth in the digital video ecosystem, a new report said.

Online Video Advertising, Ad Technology
Cox Media, TubeMogul in deal to push programmatic mainstream
Feb 24 2015 12:30 PM

Don’t look now, but the Barbarians truly are at the gate: Cox Media is partnering with TubeMogul in a deal that helps brands and agencies one-stop shop for linear TV ads and online video ads.

Report: Smart video ads outperform other formats on mobile devices
Mobile, Online Video Advertising
Report: Smart video ads outperform other formats on mobile devices
Feb 24 2015 8:30 AM

Smart-video ad format types on mobile devices outperform all other format types in all metrics, a new report says.

Fragmented German video market poised to soar behind Amazon & Netflix
EMEA, SVOD, OTT
Fragmented German SVOD market poised to soar behind Amazon & Netflix
Feb 24 2015 6:00 AM

Amazon Prime Instant Video, after just more than a year in Germany, owns more than a third of the very fragmented market, outpacing all other players, including high-profile rival Netflix, which ra

YouTube Kids rolls out with family-friendly content, parental controls
Cloud TV, OTT, VOD
YouTube Kids rolls out with family-friendly content, parental controls
Feb 23 2015 8:45 AM

Want to create loyal consumers who naturally gravitate to your product? Get ‘em while they’re young and impressionable, and give them exactly what they want… to a point.

CE manufacturers betting big on 4K as shipments soar 699% in 2014
UHD, Connected TVs & Devices, OTT, Pay TV
CE manufacturers betting big on 4K as shipments soar 699% in 2014
Feb 20 2015 7:45 AM

There’s still only a smattering of content available, but that doesn’t mean CE manufacturers aren’t eager to help get the 4K/UHD ball rolling, already aggressively marketing 4K capable TVs.

Personalization, VOD growth pushes operators toward ‘nimble’ solutions
Cloud TV, VOD, Pay TV
Personalization, VOD growth pushes operators toward ‘nimble’ solutions
Feb 19 2015 7:45 AM

Increasing demand for video on demand (VOD) and a growing constellation of consumer devices – smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs – are combining to drive the growth of pay-TV middleware solutions,

European adoption of fiber increasing as demands for bandwidth grow
EMEA, Broadband, OTT
European adoption of fiber increasing as demands for bandwidth grow
Feb 19 2015 6:45 AM

Fiber to the home (FTTH) and fiber to the building (FTTB) subscriptions in Europe increased 50% in 2014, a new report says, bringing the number of FTTH/B subscribers to nearly 15 million.

APAC, Mobile, Cloud TV
Report: 4G coverage to reach 63% of global population by 2020
Feb 19 2015 5:30 AM

4G networks are growing across the globe, bringing faster speeds, more bandwidth and a better platform for mobile video and cloud TV players and creating more opportunities for targeted advertising

Smartphone sales top 1B in 2014 for first time as mobile becomes ‘the’ screen
Mobile, Online Video Advertising
Smartphone sales top 1B in 2014 for first time as mobile becomes ‘the’ screen
Feb 18 2015 6:30 AM

Latin America and emerging markets in APAC saw the largest increase in smartphones sales in 2014, with both regions seeing sales pop more than 55% over 2013.

Nielsen report ‘stunning’ 10.6% drop in Millennial TV viewership
SVOD, Analytics, Online Video Advertising
Nielsen reports ‘stunning’ 10.6% drop in Millennial TV viewership
Feb 17 2015 10:45 AM

Nearly 20% fewer Millennials watched traditional TV between September and January than they did four years ago, Nielsen figures showed, a decline that industry experts said was unprecedented and “s

For Visa, Quiznos, digital becomes primary ad focus to engage consumers
Mobile, Analytics, Online Video Advertising
For Visa, Quiznos, digital becomes primary ad focus to engage consumers
Feb 17 2015 9:00 AM

At last week’s Digital Entertainment World in Los Angeles, Visa CMO Antonio Lucio said the company “for the first time in the United States (would) spend more than 50% of our marketing budget on di

Fetch TV is Netflix’s latest ‘marriage of convenience’
APAC, SVOD, Pay TV
Fetch TV is Netflix’s latest ‘marriage of convenience’
Feb 17 2015 8:15 AM

Netflix has been aggressively pursuing deals with operators to add its service to pay-TV platforms for years.

CraveTV gets 4 new distributors in Canada, but can it thrive against Netflix?
Pay TV, SVOD
CraveTV gets 4 new distributors in Canada, but can it thrive against Netflix?
Feb 17 2015 5:45 AM

Recent research from NPD Group has suggested that SVoD customers use more TV services t

Canadian IPTV operator Telus puts Netflix on its set-top boxes
Pay TV, SVOD, IPTV
Canadian IPTV operator Telus puts Netflix on its set-top boxes
Feb 13 2015 6:00 AM

Netflix has made another friend in Canada, this time IPTV provider Telus, which has made Netflix available directly to its Optik TV customers.

SES broadcasting a UHD demo channel in the UK, Ireland
EMEA, UHD
SES broadcasting a UHD demo channel in the UK, Ireland
Feb 13 2015 5:15 AM

Ultra HD has been the talk of trade shows for the past couple of years but to date, aside from a bump in 4K TV sales and some occasional content trials, the new format has been slow to deploy.

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