Millennials key to out-of-footprint OTT plays that’ll rock pay-TV's boat
SVOD, OTT, Pay TV
Millennials key to out-of-footprint OTT plays that’ll rock pay-TV's boat
Aug 28 2015 6:45 AM

A new report says distribution of an over-the-top video product by established pay-TV service providers – like Dish’s Sling TV and DirecTV’s Yaveo -- has the potential to help distributors reach be

50% of U.S. homes now have a connected TV device and (most) actually are hooked up
Connected TVs & Devices, SVOD
50% of U.S. homes have a connected TV device and (most) actually are hooked up
Aug 27 2015 6:15 AM

A growing crop of connected TVs in big box CE stores across the nation has helped push the penetration of Internet-ready devices in U.S. households (HH) above 50% for the first time ever.

As Netflix readies launch in Japan, Amazon Prime video says it plans to launch there, too
APAC, SVOD
As Netflix readies launch in Japan, Amazon Prime video says it plans to launch there, too
Aug 27 2015 4:30 AM

On the eve of Netflix’s Sept. 2 launch in Japan, rival Amazon Prime Instant Video has announced it, too, will roll out its streaming media service in the country in the fall.

LatAm to see surge in smartphones, tablets, connected & UHD TVs by 2018
LatAM, Connected TVs & Devices, UHD
LatAm to see surge in smartphones, tablets, connected & UHD TVs by 2018
Aug 26 2015 6:30 AM

A new study says the number of TV screens – be it traditional TV sets or mobile devices – is expected to soar in Latin America by 2018.

Pay TV, Content Deals
Sinclair stations go dark in 79 US markets as retrans fight with Dish flares
Aug 26 2015 5:15 AM

Dish subscribers in 79 markets across the U.S.

Hulu plans private ad exchange this fall using Facebook’s LiveRail
Ad Technology, Programmatic, OTT
Hulu plans private ad exchange this fall using Facebook’s LiveRail
Aug 25 2015 10:45 AM

Hulu is moving to programmatic ad tech, planning to launch a private ad exchange in the third quarter, according to published reports.

Ad Technology
Dressed for Success: Videoplaza Is Now Officially Ooyala
Aug 25 2015 10:45 AM
A year ago this month, Ooyala proudly became part of Telstra, one of the world’s leading tele
Cablevision becomes 1st MSO to offer CBS All Access OTT product
Content Deals, Pay TV, OTT
Cablevision becomes 1st MSO to offer CBS All Access OTT product
Aug 25 2015 7:45 AM

Cablevision today announced it had signed the mother of all content carriage agreements with CBS that included its OTT products, an indication that pay-TV providers may finally have decided that ov

Charter closes on $3.8B in loans to help fund TWC, Bright House buys
Pay TV, Mergers & Acquisitions
Charter closes on $3.8B in loans to help fund TWC, Bright House buys
Aug 25 2015 6:15 AM

A little quick housekeeping… Charter Communications has closed on $3.8 billion in loans it needs to help

Sling TV’s collapse during ‘Fear TWD’ debut a black eye for OTT? Or, Dish?
OTT, Live Streaming, Pay TV
Sling TV’s collapse during ‘Fear TWD’ debut a black eye for OTT? Or, Dish?
Aug 25 2015 6:00 AM

Freeze during a college basketball game, shame on you, but freeze during the debut of Walking Dead prequel Fear the Walking Dead and get ready for some vitriol.

Cross MediaWorks acquires BlackArrow in deal estimated at $90M-$120M
Mergers & Acquisitions, Ad Technology, Pay TV
Cross MediaWorks acquires BlackArrow in deal estimated at $90M-$120M
Aug 24 2015 8:45 AM

The consolidation of the TV ad tech industry continues unabated, with Cross MediaWorks announcing today it had acquired BlackArrow, which provides software solutions to help pay-TV providers delive

SoftBank will sell Netflix subscriptions in Japan, ponders content deal
APAC, SVOD
SoftBank will sell Netflix subscriptions in Japan, ponders content deal
Aug 24 2015 5:00 AM

Netflix – which is scheduled to launch its service in Japan Sept. 2 – is weighing a content partnership with telecommunications, Internet and entertainment company SoftBank Group.

OTT set-top box sales accelerate; Roku was best seller in 2014
Connected TVs & Devices
OTT set-top box sales accelerate; Roku was best seller in 2014
Aug 20 2015 8:30 AM

A pair of new studies out today say one-in-five U.S. broadband households own streaming media devices like Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast and Amazon Fire Stick.

Will Apple TV finally catch up to Amazon’s Fire TV? We’ll see next month
Connected TVs & Devices, SVOD
Will Apple TV finally catch up to Amazon’s Fire TV? We’ll see next month
Aug 20 2015 6:00 AM

Apple TV – the box, not the rumored Cloud TV service – next month could finally be getting its moment

Will €1 price hike in Europe stall Netflix's international growth? Not likely
EMEA, SVOD, Online Video
Will €1 price hike in Europe stall Netflix's international growth? Not likely
Aug 19 2015 8:45 AM

With an eye on continued expansion of its content catalog, Netflix this week said new customers in many of its European markets would see a €1 increase in the price of its standard subscription to

More than 50% of consumer 12+ rent or buy digital movies, TV
SVOD, Online Video
More than 50% of consumers 12+ rent or buy digital movies, TV
Aug 19 2015 7:45 AM

More than half of all U.S. consumers aged 12 and above bought or rented movies or TV shows digitally in the past six months, a new report says.

Ooyala_Videomind_Interview
Analytics, Ooyala News
On the Record with Diane Strutner, Nice People at Work
Aug 18 2015 3:30 PM
In this edition of On the Record, Videomind catches up with Diane Strutner, vice president of business development for Nice People at Work (NPAW), the Barcelona-based quality-of-service (QoS) ana
RIP Australia’s EzyFlix… but blaming Netflix for its demise is too easy
APAC, VOD, SVOD
RIP Australia’s EzyFlix… but blaming Netflix for its demise is too easy
Aug 18 2015 2:15 PM

Australian digital movie and TV site EzyFlix has called it quits, the first casualty (and likely not the last) in the Down Under digital video marketplace.

Cable adds 500K broadband subs, as new report says Internet speed ups consumer spend
Pay TV, Broadband, Cord Cutting
Cable adds 500K broadband subs, as new report says Internet speed ups consumer spend
Aug 18 2015 9:15 AM

Cable operators added some 511,000 broadband subscribers in the second quarter, as the evolution of U.S. operators into ISPs continued apace in the second quarter.

The rising value of sports: Australian Football League nabs $2.51B media rights deal
APAC, Sports, Mobile, Content Deals
Australian Football League nabs $2.51B media rights deal as 'live' becomes 'premium'
Aug 18 2015 6:00 AM

The Australian Football League has garnered the biggest broadcast rights deal in the history of Australian sports, agreeing to a $2.51 billion (Australian) deal with Seven West Media, Foxtel and Te

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