The divide along a demographic line reveals the effect of Internet videos, social networks, mobile phones and video games -- in short, all the alternatives to the television set that are taking up growing slices of the American attention span. Young people are still watching the same shows, but they are streaming them on computers and phones to a greater degree than their parents or grandparents do.
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One-time startup thePlatform, was acquired by Comcast in 2006 from founder Ian Blaine; it's been operating as a standalone unit since, but, no more. The company said it is now under the guidance of Comcast Wholesale.
Marty Roberts, co-CEO of the company for a little more than the past year, has left the Seattle-based online video platform and Jamie Millar, who served with Roberts as co-CEO, now will report to Comcast Wholesale SVP and GM Matt McConnell.
Latin America’s crowded OTT market is expected to generate $1.84 billion in revenue by 2018, up 262% from $509.2 million in 2014.
Researcher Dataxis looked at transactional video one demand (TVOD) as well as subscription (SVOD) and download to own (DTO) service revenues in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.
Currently, nearly 90 services operate in the region.
Looking to get the jump on developing an open-source, royalty-free codec specification that will easily handle 4K content, a Who’s Who of Internet companies -- including Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix – have announced as founding members of the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia).
The seven say the group wants to deliver an open, royalty-free and interoperable solution for the next-gen of video delivery.
With Serena Williams looking to net the first calendar year Grand Slam in nearly three decades, the U.S. Open will be presented on ESPN exclusively starting Aug. 31, with the Women’s title match on Saturday, Sept. 12 and the Men’s on Sunday, Sept. 13.
The coverage will be massive, with more than 130 hours on ESPN, ESPN2 and WatchESPN and another 1,100 hours on ESPN3.
Last year, just 100 hours was on TV and 400 on ESPN3.