4K UHD TV shipments soar 633% in 2014; U.S. to near 50% penetration by 2020
Connected TVs & Devices, APAC, LatAM, EMEA
4K UHD TV shipments soar 633% in 2014; U.S. to near 50% penetration by 2020
Mar 05 2015 9:30 AM

Shipments of 4K/Ultra HD TVs soared 633% in 2014, as demand in Asia Pacific, North America and Western Europe drove the market.

Report: TV viewing is becoming a more singular experience
Mobile, Cloud TV, Online Video
Report: TV viewing is becoming a more singular experience
Mar 05 2015 8:45 AM

New research posits that television viewing is transitioning to an “individual medium defined by solitary viewers watching programs on smaller, more personal devices,” from the more communal event

Heineken plans 50% bump in 2015 digital ad spend, more programmatic
Online Video Advertising, Programmatic
Heineken sees 50% bump in 2015 digital ad spend, more programmatic
Mar 05 2015 7:45 AM

Following in the footsteps of an increasing number of brands, Heineken says its 2015 digital ad spend will increase to 30% of its total budget this year, up from 20% in 2014.

Operators add 3M broadband subs in 2014
Broadband
Operators add 3M broadband subs in 2014
Mar 05 2015 7:15 AM

Major U.S. broadband providers added more than 3 million new subscribers in 2014, with Comcast (1.28 million) and Time Warner Cable (657,000) leading the pack.

Nielsen steps into programmatic world with $200M deal for eXelate
Big Data, Ad Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions
Nielsen steps into programmatic world with $200M deal for eXelate
Mar 04 2015 2:00 PM

The emergence and rapid evolution of programmatic advertising in the TV and online video industry has prompted Nielsen to acquire data management tech platform eXelate,

More content for Sling TV as it adds IFC, Sundance and EPIX to mix
Cloud TV, Content Deals, Mobile
More content for Sling TV as it adds IFC, Sundance and EPIX to mix
Mar 04 2015 7:30 AM

Dish Network continues to add content to its Sling TV OTT play, today announcing it has signed a deal to add IFC, Sundance and EPIX.

Will Charter step in if Comcast-TWC marriage bid fails? No doubt
Pay TV, Mergers & Acquisitions, Broadband
Will Charter step in if Comcast-TWC marriage bid fails? No doubt
Mar 04 2015 6:45 AM

Don’t look now, but the sharks already are circling the increasingly ephemeral Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.

With NBC poised to launch an OTT comedy play, can Fox and ABC be far behind?
Cloud TV, SVOD
With NBC poised to launch an OTT comedy play, can Fox and ABC be far behind?
Mar 04 2015 6:15 AM

Add NBC to the ranks of big content publishers launching SVOD services in search of viewers under 35 in 2015.

Synacor partners with thePlatform as it continues realignment
Cloud TV, OTT, Online Video
Synacor partners with thePlatform as it continues realignment
Mar 03 2015 11:30 AM

Cloud technology company Synacor is partnering with Comcast subsidiary thePlatform as it attempts to realign its business and offer a more end-to-end integrated solution for delivering online video

Samsung deploys OTT play in Brazil with eye on Latin American expansion
LatAM, SVOD, OTT
Samsung deploys OTT play in Brazil with eye on Latin American expansion
Mar 03 2015 11:00 AM

Samsung has rolled out an on-demand, over-the-top video product in the Brazilian market that’s looking to “revolutionize the digital experience.”

Dish gets Showtime Anytime… will Sling TV be next?
Cloud TV, TV Everywhere, Pay TV
Dish gets Showtime Anytime… will Sling TV be next?
Mar 03 2015 10:15 AM

Showtime Anytime – the TV Everywhere offering from the CBS-owned cable net -- is now available to authenticated Dish customers who subscribe to the cable channel.

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

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