Argentine MSO Cablevisión, the country’s biggest cable pay-TV service, said Netflix is responsible for more than one-fifth (21%) of the online video traffic it carries on its broadband service, Fibertel.
In a recent interview, Cablevisión GM Carlos Moltini said the increasing demand for Netflix in Argentina has increased bandwidth demands on Fibertel, forcing the operator to continue to buildout infrastructure, something that has had more cost than benefit, so far.
Viewers of nearly all ages are turning to laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones to view video content, a new report says, pointing out that the traditional first screen, the television, saw uniform double-digit usage declines across all age demographics.
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.
Subscribers get unlimited on-demand access to Showtime content as well as the live broadcast of the network's feeds from the east and west coasts.
Showtime fare includes, Homeland, The Affair, Shameless, Masters of Sex along with movies, sports, documentaries and specials.
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.
TV Everywhere has expanded its reach in the United States to nearly 80% of pay-TV subscribers.
That’s a 30% increase since 2013, according to a report from TDG Research, which says some 74 million households have access to one of the industry’s primary tools aimed at reducing churn, especially among younger viewers.
Speaking on Monday at the UBS Global Media & Communications Conference, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman stressed that networks need to invest in more programming geared towards younger viewers. Specifically, he delved into Viacom’s plans to invest more in its TV Everywhere plans, to better reach those younger viewers on any (and every) device they are watching on.
Add Canadian telco Bell Media to the growing list of operators looking to try and blunt the Netflix effect by launching its own subscription video-on-demand service.
Bell said it will deploy CraveTV on Dec. 11, a service that comes with a premium catalog of almost 10,000 hours of content, availability on iOS and Android devices, as well as on set-top boxes, and an improved user interface it says simplifies discovery.
And, it’s rolling out at just $4 a month.
Premium entertainment cable channel Epix is launching on Google Chromecast. The premium movie channel -- a joint venture between Viacom, its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios – said the move is its latest step in the expansion of TV Everywhere.
Chromecast may not yet have the depth of content afforded by Roku’s Streaming Stick, but it’s working hard to make sure that when Amazon’s newest entry to the connected device market – the Amazon Fire TV Stick arrives later this month -- that it won’t become the third choice among consumers looking for an easy way to stream Internet content to the TV.
NBCUniversal’s Syfy, DIVA and Universal channels will be available via TV Everywhere to authenticated users using multiple devices in Taiwan, according to published reports.
NBCUniversal International Television, which recently reached similar deals in Malaysia and Singapore, said its deal with operator Chunghwa MOD in Taiwan, will bring Universal Channel and Syfy to devices by the end of the year, adding that DIVA would become available in January.
Upstart OTT providers are taking on traditional multichannel providers in the fight for Asia Pacific's video customers, panelists of a CASBAA and SNL Kagan webinar said.
OTT is taking on traditional multichannel providers with diversified revenue models including advertising, SVOD, premium rental, and download-to-own.
SNL Kagan posits that the top-ranking countries in APAC for OTT viability are South Korea, Japan, China, Australia and Taiwan.
Turner Broadcasting Systems, which has been planning a TV Everywhere initiative in Latin America since 2011, this week launched its TNT, Cartoon Network and Space channels in a handful of countries in the region, keeping to an updated schedule it set in June.
The company said it would launch initially with on-demand content. Live streaming, Turner said, would be added based on regulatory approval in each country.