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Sep 23 2016 12:00 PM
This article first appeared in Broadcasting & Cable   Consumers and producers both want more video content. Viewers are dying to see another season of Game of Thrones, up-to-the-minute clips from...
25% of American’s who moved in the past year ditched pay TV
Pay TV, Virtual MVPD, Cord Cutting
25% of US households that moved in the past year ditched pay TV
Sep 23 2016 8:45 AM
Here’s another reason pay-TV operators are looking longingly at virtual MVPDs (V-MVPDs): Fully a quarter of all Americans who moved this past year no longer subscribe to a pay-TV service. That’s...
Western European pay-TV revenues flat through 2021 despite sub growth
EMEA, Pay TV
Western European pay-TV revenues flat through 2021 despite sub growth
Sep 22 2016 7:45 AM
Overall revenues for Western Europe’s pay-TV industry are expected to remain static through 2021 with the 73 top operators – who generated 93% of Western Europe’s $30.61 billion pay-TV subscription...
AT&T: DirecTV Now OTT product will cannibalize traditional pay-TV business
Virtual MVPD, Cloud TV, Mobile
AT&T: DirecTV Now OTT play will cannibalize traditional pay-TV business
Sep 21 2016 1:15 PM
DirecTV Now, AT&T’s soon-to-launch streaming service, is one of the centerpieces of the telco’s mobile-centric strategy that it hopes will turn the company from one that is based on wireline...
American Movil floats new freemium service in LatAm, Claro Video Básico
LatAM, OTT
American Movil floats new freemium service in LatAm, Claro Video Básico
Sep 21 2016 10:30 AM
Operator American Movil is trolling for new customers in Latin America, rolling out a free streaming service called Claro Video Básico in a number of markets. The service, on the same website as its...
Comcast chief Roberts on the future, technology and Netflix
Pay TV, SVOD, Search and Recommendation
Comcast chief Roberts on pay-TV's future, technology and Netflix
Sep 20 2016 12:45 PM
Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings may not be BFFs, but the two have a shared vision, Roberts said during the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Broker Conference Call...
Virtual MVPDs seen as more disruptive than Netflix, YouTube
Pay TV, Virtual MVPD, Cloud TV
Virtual MVPDs seen as more disruptive than Netflix, YouTube
Sep 20 2016 11:45 AM
PlayStation Vue. Sling TV. Hulu. Amazon. DirecTV. Google. Maybe even an entry from Apple. All are potential players in the virtual MVPD (V-MVPD) market, a market that at least one researcher believes...
EMEA, SVOD
Western Europe SVOD revenue to grow 50% in 2016, top $3.6B
Sep 20 2016 10:45 AM
Total spending on subscription video on demand (SVOD) in Western Europe is forecast to reach €3 billion ($3.6 billion) by year-end 2016, up 50% from 2015’s €2 billion ($2.24 billion) mark. “The multi...
Canadian startup VMedia rolls out live linear stream on Roku
Cloud TV, Connected TVs & Devices
Canadian startup VMedia rolls out live linear stream on Roku
Sep 19 2016 9:30 AM
Canada’s VMedia has launched a live liner play of Roku, giving consumers access to 20 live TV channels, including Canadian and U.S. networks such as CTV, CBC, GLOBAL, ICI, TVA and V, as well as CBS,...
Programmatic ad revenue seen doubling in APAC’s top markets
Programmatic, Ad Technology
Programmatic ad revenue seen doubling in APAC’s top markets
Sep 19 2016 8:45 AM
Indonesia and Malaysia are among the leaders when it comes to programmatic ad spending growth in the Asia Pacific region, and a new study says APAC’s six largest markets are expected to see a surge...
Rush to SVOD services seen doubling revenue to $34.6B by 2021
SVOD, Pay TV
Rush to SVOD services seen doubling revenue to $34.6B by 2021
Sep 19 2016 8:15 AM
SVOD revenues from service like Netflix and Amazon are expected to more than double to more than $34.6 billion by 2021, from $14.6 billion this year, as viewers increase their migration away from...
Twitter stream of NFL game scores; wave of the future?
Sports, Live Streaming, OTT
Twitter scores with NFL stream; the wave of the future? Yep
Sep 16 2016 9:45 AM
A couple of buffers, a bit of delay (maybe 30 seconds?), but Twitter’s stream from its inaugural NFL Thursday Night Football game played better than the Buffalo Bills, who lost – for the record -- to...
Twitter buckles up, gets ready to roll with 1st streamed NFL game
Sports, Live Streaming, Social TV
Twitter buckles up, gets ready to roll with 1st streamed NFL game
Sep 15 2016 10:00 AM
Planning to watch NFL Thursday Night Football on Twitter? You may actually be able to see the game now that Twitter has rolled out a new app that lets you watch on the big screen… assuming you have...
Liberty Global shows Netflix some love, opening door for OTT growth
EMEA, Content, SVOD, Pay TV
Liberty Global shows Netflix some love, opening door for OTT growth
Sep 15 2016 8:30 AM
There have been a lot of fluttering hands over the past two quarters concerning Netflix’s international growth potential. But the streamer’s deal this week with Liberty Global to put Netflix on the...
SVOD service aimed at US Hispanics launches; can it succeed?
SVOD, Millennials
SVOD service aimed at US Hispanics launches; can it succeed?
Sep 14 2016 7:00 AM
The booming Hispanic market segment in the United States is an enticing one with which numerous broadcasters have had middling success connecting to. Now, Univision, one of the Top 5 broadcasting...
UK sees strong growth in programmatic video, mobile ad spend
EMEA, Programmatic, Research
UK sees strong growth in programmatic video, mobile ad spend
Sep 14 2016 6:00 AM
Nearly three-quarters (70%) of digital display advertising in the United Kingdom will be delivered programmatically, according to a new study from eMarketer. The research company said it expects...
The perfect UI for TV? IBC crowd says that’s a moving target
IBC, Pay TV, Content, OTT
The perfect UI for TV? A crucial moving target
Sep 13 2016 4:00 PM
Here’s an acronym that, if you’re not familiar with it now, you will be soon, because it increasingly describes vendors in the media industry: B2B4C… business-to-business for the consumer. Call it...
You.i gets $12M Series B round to help with global growth
User Experience, Pay TV, IBC, OTT
You.i gets $12M Series B round to help with global growth
Sep 13 2016 1:15 PM
Canadian startup You.i has landed $12 million in Series B funding in a round led by Time Warner Investments, with plans to use the funds its global sales channels and IP. Existing investor Vistara...
IBC, OTT, Pay TV
Changing pay-TV demands prompt Cisco to respond with SaaS delivery options
Sep 09 2016 1:15 PM
Pay-TV operators increasingly are looking for easier ways to deliver video to their customers, and are beginning to understand the value of the SaaS model. Ken Morse, Cisco’s CTO of video software,...
Bell Canada plans expansion of Fibe TV over-the-top by Q2 2017
Pay TV, OTT
Bell Canada plans expansion of Fibe TV over-the-top by Q2 2017
Sep 07 2016 7:00 AM
Canadian telco Bell Canada is making its IPTV product, Bell Fibe, a standalone TV service by the end of Q1 2017. Fibe TV customers no longer will be required to sign up for Fibe Internet service to...
Amazon Fire TV adds Netflix, HBO Go, HBO Now to universal search
Connected TVs & Devices, Search and Recommendation, OTT
Amazon Fire TV adds Netflix, HBO Go, HBO Now to universal search
Sep 07 2016 6:45 AM
One of Amazon Fire TV’s best features is its ability to search outside Amazon Prime Instant Video. Yes, the search still prioritizes its master’s content, listing availability on Prime Instant Video...
Publishers say smartphone, tablet traffic up last year, worry about ad blocking
EMEA, Analytics, Ad Technology, Mobile
Publishers say smartphone, tablet traffic up last year, worry about ad blocking
Sep 07 2016 5:30 AM
Some 60% of publishers in the United Kingdom are expecting the number of programmatic partnerships to rise in 2016, according to a new survey, that also shows 80% of respondents believe monetization...

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