After a nearly two-year planning and execution process, youth-oriented BBC Three Tuesday launched as a Cloud TV channel, turning off its conventional broadcast feed.
Economic headwinds in much of Latin America don’t seem to be slowing the consumption of over-the-top (OTT) and video on demand (VOD) content in Mexico.
A recent Business Bureau study shows the average Mexican consumer watches nearly as much Netflix content – some 9.8 hours a week – as they do pay-TV content, 10.2 hours.
The study also showed the weekly average for viewers of Claro TV nearing 5 hours and free-to-air TV consumption at 5.8 hours.
Just more than a week after AT&T announced its new no-cap data plan, Verizon today announced it would take a different path to fulfill big data demand, saying it would begin trials of FreeBee, a sponsored data plan that lets content providers pay for data used by a consumer to watch its assets.
There are a lot of media companies out there betting big on what they believe is a Millennial trait: A short attention span and an addiction to short-form video content.
A new study suggests they may have their money on the wrong horse.
TiVo found that the primary type of video Millennials watch is full-length TV shows, followed by full-length movies and then music videos and sports.
Nearly two thirds of consumers globally prefer to access Internet TV on mobile devices, a new study says, a trend underlined by last week’s CES launches of 4K screens on mobile devices and debuts of new Airplay, Chromecast and Miracast enabled devices.
Some Comcast customers in Chicago could lose their HD channels as the operator completes an upgrade to its system that requires subscribers use new set-top boxes to access them.
Navigating Sling TV just got a little easier – or, perhaps, just got a lot more like Netflix and Amazon Prime -- pushing the most popular shows to the top of its listings rather than siloing content in traditional channels.
The new UI leans heavily on real-time data collected from viewers to create personalized offerings, something that’s crucial for content owners looking to engage audiences in an increasingly crowded content space.
When Canadian operator Bell Canada launched its streaming video-on-demand service CraveTV a year ago, it was intended as a line of defense against U.S.-based SVOD behemoth Netflix, which has been terrorizing Canadian pay-TV providers since it deployed in the Great White North in 2010. This week the telco announced it was making Netflix available on its set-top boxes, an abrupt about-face from its efforts to attenuate the “Netflix Effect.”
Yet another study has just been released saying, wait for it… people are watching online video.
The latest report, this one from CDN provider Limelight Networks, says more than 83% of consumers watch online video, up from 79% in April.
And, the number of viewers who watch more than four hours a week increased to 36% from 30% eight months ago, it said in its State of Online Video report, a semi-annual look at the industry it launched this year.
At the very least, TV Everywhere needs a major image overhaul. At the worst, it’s a bust.
Despite being available to more than 90% of U.S. pay-TV households, another report is saying monthly usage is abysmal, with fewer than 20% of pay-TV subscribers using TVE on a monthly basis… way fewer.
This is kind of a “glass half empty,” “glass half full” thing…
Some new research from PayWizard says this Christmas will be a banner one for SVOD providers with 52% of viewers globally planning to watch Internet TV this season, up from the current 25% audience worldwide.
The bad news? About 15% plan to drop those services after a 30-day trial and another 30% said they would likely cancel their subscriptions within the next six months.
Nearly 20% of consumers could cut the pay-TV cord in 2016 a new survey from PricewaterhouseCooper posits, as SVOD services like Netflix and Amazon Prime gain traction and consumers' angst and aggravation at paying for channels they don’t watch boils over.
“Consumers’ relationship with video content is fundamentally changing – and the shift shows no signs abating,” PwC said.