Univision bets the time finally is right, files for an IPO
Broadcaster
Univision bets the time finally is right, files for an IPO
Jul 02 2015 12:15 PM

High-flying Spanish-language broadcaster Univision filed with the SEC today to launch an initial public offering expected to raise up to $100 million, far less than the $1 billion it was rumored in

OTT, Cloud TV revenues to double in Western Europe by 2020
EMEA, SVOD, Pay TV, Cloud TV
OTT, Cloud TV revenues to double in Western Europe by 2020
Jul 02 2015 6:15 AM

Revenues from over-the-top video (OTT) and Cloud TV in Western Europe are forecast to more than double by 2020.

APAC, SVOD, Netflix
Researcher: Netflix already has 1M subscribers in crowded Australian market
Jul 01 2015 12:15 PM

Reed Hastings has maintained that – as far as international deployments were concerned – Netflix didn’t expect to always be the No.

HBO Now a short-term hit for Time Warner? Not likely
SVOD, Pay TV, Cloud TV
HBO Now a short-term hit for Time Warner? Not likely
Jul 01 2015 11:15 AM

As many as one million subscribers may have signed up for HBO Now in the first 30 days after its April launch, a substantial number compared to the 30 million subscribers that access HBO through a

AT&T buy of DirecTV could get OK from regulators next week
Mergers & Acquisitions, LatAM, Pay TV, Broadband
AT&T buy of DirecTV could get OK from regulators next week
Jul 01 2015 6:30 AM

It’s been a long time coming, but the AT&T buy of DirecTV could earn regulator approval as early as next week, according to published reports.

Connected TVs & Devices, Pay TV
1st decline in pay-TV STB revenue in more than a decade bodes ill for industry
Jun 30 2015 9:00 AM

What’s the future hold for pay-TV set-top box makers?

Ooyala News, OTT, Cloud TV
Ooyala acquires media logistics and workflow platform Nativ; Open letter from CEO
Jun 29 2015 8:00 AM

Today we took another big step forward in executing our strategy to deliver the most comprehensive platform for managing

UK, Canada, Brazil and Mexico top 4 international markets for Netflix
SVOD, LatAM, EMEA, APAC
UK, Canada, Brazil and Mexico top 4 international markets for Netflix
Jun 29 2015 7:15 AM

Netflix is forecast to reach nearly 70 million subscribers by the end of 2015, with one million subscribers or more in nine countries, according to a report from Digital TV Research.

Ad Technology, Programmatic
The Rise Of Ad Tech: Its Benefits, Disruptions and Challenges
Jun 25 2015 3:15 PM
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EU seeing rapid growth in 4G LTE coverage, high-speed broadband
EMEA, Broadband, Mobile
EU seeing rapid growth in 4G LTE coverage, high-speed broadband
Jun 19 2015 5:15 AM

Nearly 80% of households (HH) in the European Union have access to 4G LTE mobile broadband, up 20% since 2013, with Denmark, Netherlands and Sweden having the highest LTE penetration, 99%.

With an eye on the future, NBC News rolls out Amazon Fire TV app
Connected TVs & Devices, OTT, Content
With an eye on the future, NBC News rolls out Amazon Fire TV app
Jun 18 2015 6:45 AM

News is a natural for programmers looking to build an online presence. It’s cheap to take existing content that’s just aired and repurpose it online.

FCC to fine AT&T for throttling mobile data to ‘unlimited’ users
Mobile, FCC
FCC to fine AT&T for throttling mobile data to ‘unlimited’ users
Jun 17 2015 10:45 AM

Did somebody miss the memo at AT&T? The one about not throttling users? Especially the ones on unlimited data plans?

Cablevision’s Dolan to niche programmers: You’re not essential, anymore
Cloud TV, OTT, Pay TV, Content
Cablevision’s Dolan to niche programmers: You’re not essential, anymore
Jun 17 2015 8:00 AM

No one has ever accused Cablevision CEO Jim Dolan of being shy, and he’s never hesitated to drop big numbers when talking about the industry and his vision of what’s ahead.

NBA busts its NBA League Pass bundle to offer single games, teams
Sports, Live Streaming, Mobile
NBA busts its NBA League Pass bundle to offer single games, teams
Jun 17 2015 6:00 AM

Pro basketball fans will be able to purchase single game or season-long passes for individual teams out-of-market in the 2015-16 NBA season.

NY Times tries an all-mobile experiment with staffers
Mobile
NY Times tries an all-mobile experiment with staffers
Jun 16 2015 10:45 AM

Whether you believe it’s content or consumer that’s driving the digital revolution, it’s becoming ever more clear that the range of devices on which content is available to consumers is crucial.

PlayStation Vue takes a (half-hearted) swing at a la carte, expands to LA, SF
SVOD, Content, Cloud TV
PlayStation Vue takes a (half-hearted) swing at a la carte, expands to LA, SF
Jun 16 2015 6:00 AM

Strictly speaking, a la carte it’s not, but Sony’s PlayStation Vue Cloud TV service says it is, at least, starting down that path with Machinima, Showtime and Fox Soccer Channel being offered as in

Programmatic increasingly gains in mobile advertising mix
Mobile, Ad Technology
Programmatic increasingly gains in mobile advertising mix
Jun 15 2015 12:45 PM

There’s a steadily growing investment in mobile programmatic advertising globally, and the Americas are leading the way.

SVOD growing faster than anticipated, revenues could reach $51B by 2020
SVOD, APAC, Online Video Advertising
Global SVOD growing faster than thought; OTT revenues could reach $51B by 2020
Jun 15 2015 7:00 AM

Global OTT revenues could nearly double between 2015 and 2020 to more than $51 billion, driven by faster-than-anticipated subscription video on demand growth, much of it from Netflix.

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