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Report: STB shipments expected to rise through 2017
Dec 09 2016 6:00 AM

New research says worldwide set-top box shipments will increase slightly this year to 273 million from 269 million in 2015.

In addition to the growth of satellite units, cable shipments are also expected to increase modestly. DTT and IP STB demand remains relatively flat, according to researcher SNL Kagan in its annual look at the STB market.

Ooyala’s Q3 2016 Global Video Index: Longer content migrating more rapidly to mobile
Ooyala’s Q3 2016 Global Video Index: Longer content migrating more rapidly to mobile
Dec 08 2016 8:00 AM

There were more video views on mobile devices in Q3 than on any other device, continuing a growth trend that began with the earliest iterations of Ooyala’s Global Video Index. But it’s the kind of video that viewers are watching on mobile devices that we found most interesting in Ooyala’s Q3 2016 Global Video Index.

Western Europe to reach 55.1M SVOD subs by 2021
Dec 07 2016 11:30 AM

Netflix is expected to help Western Europe reach more than 55.1 million subscription video on-demand customers by 2021, up from just 32.9 million this year.

Netflix a gateway to multiple SVOD service adoption
Netflix a gateway to multiple SVOD service adoption
Dec 03 2016 11:30 PM

Netflix is serving as the “gateway drug” for subscription video on-demand (SVOD) users in Australia, as it’s often the first service consumer’s trial before adding others.

A report from Roy Morgan Research points out that other services in the market, like Stan, benefit from continued Netflix growth.

Report: Is Viu on track for 10M users in SE Asia?
Report: Is Viu on track for 10M users in SE Asia?
Dec 03 2016 11:00 PM

Viu, the ad-supported OTT service from telecom PCCW, may be on track to hit 10 million subscribers by the end of 2017.

The company last week reported it had hit the 4 million mark and announced it was deploying in the Philippines, a market with some 30 million potential OTT users.

The service, which launched about a year ago, also has deployed in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Pay-TV penetration up in LatAm, but growth opportunities remain
Pay-TV penetration up in LatAm, but growth opportunities remain
Dec 03 2016 10:30 PM

Pay-TV service penetration in Latin America and the Caribbean has reached 57%, according to a new report, with Argentina having more than 87% or its TV homes subscribed to a service, the most in the region.

The report, from the Organización de Telecomunicaciones de Iberoamérica (OTI), found that Puerto Rico has the next highest pay-TV penetration in the region (68%), followed by Uruguay (61%), Mexico (57%) and Costa Rica (54%).

Online content driving profound changes in Australia’s comm industry
Nov 30 2016 2:45 PM

More than three-quarters (77%) of Australian adults use mobile phones to access the Internet, more than on laptops (75%) desktop computers (61%) and tablets (54%), according to a report from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

That growth is being driven, in large part, by the increasing consumption of online video, a trend that is having a major impact on the communications industry.

Amazon gives Spanish viewers a peek at Prime Instant Video
Amazon gives Spanish viewers a peek at Prime Instant Video
Nov 30 2016 8:15 AM

Spanish subscribers to Amazon Prime are getting a sneak peak of Amazon’s Prime Instant Video SVOD service.

Hooq looks to leverage SingTel in its Singapore launch
Hooq looks to leverage SingTel in its Singapore launch
Nov 29 2016 9:00 AM

Hooq, the subscription video on-demand service backed by SingTel, Sony and Warner Bros., has deployed in Singapore, looking to gain a bigger foothold in its battle with Netflix.

PCCW deploys Viu OTT service in Philippines
PCCW deploys Viu OTT service in Philippines
Nov 29 2016 7:15 AM

Just more than a year after its launch, PCCW Media’s OTT video service, Viu, has rolled out in the Philippines.

The ad-supported service originally launched in Hong Kong in October 2015, and has since deployed in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and India.

UK plans aggressive spend to upgrade broadband, wireless networks by 2020-21
Nov 23 2016 10:30 AM

The U.K. government is planning to spend more than $1.24 billion (£1.0 billion) to modernize the country’s digital infrastructure with the goal of full-fiber broadband and 5G wireless technology nationwide by 2020-21.

Online video consumption in APAC nearly matching traditional TV viewing
Online video consumption in APAC nearly matching traditional TV viewing
Nov 21 2016 6:15 AM

Consumers in APAC watch more than 1.6 hours of online video content daily, nearly matching the 2.0 hours of traditional TV they consume daily, a new report says.

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