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Ooyala powers Blink Now VOD service in the Philippines
May 05 2017 2:15 PM
Ooyala is now powering Blink Now, a Philippines video-on-demand (VOD) service allowing TV and movie fanatics to watch dramas and movies on the go at anytime, and on any device. Operated by SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc (SMLEI), the service offers consumers various ways to get access - including a monthly subscription, pay per movie or TV drama, or watch for free with ads.
Live Streaming, SVOD, AVOD
Live-linear OTT viewing to exceed traditional TV by 2020
Apr 20 2017 12:30 PM

Just in time for the annual NAB Show, a new report has surfaced with a forecast that’s sure to prompt an antacid surge among broadcast execs in Las Vegas next week: OTT viewership worldwide will outnumber traditional TV viewership before the end of the decade.

Video Index
How will your AVOD service perform across the globe? New Q4 Global Video Index reports
Mar 14 2017 7:45 AM
Everyone watches online video the same way, right? Nope.
 
Ooyala’s Q4 2016 Global Video Index found that a publisher’s ad-supported content that’s distributed globally has a different – sometimes radically different – viewer profile depending on the region in which it’s watched.
 
Buffering online video: Three strikes and you’re out
OTT, Advertising, SVOD
Buffering online video: Three strikes and you’re out
Dec 20 2016 5:30 AM

Call it the “three-strike rule.” A new survey from CDN Limelight found that 78% of OTT viewers will tolerate two buffering occurrences, but will abandon the video after three.

Buffering remains the No. 1 frustration for viewers, especially as high-speed broadband becomes more common.

AVOD in US continues to see growth, but SVOD gains in popularity
Programmatic, Monetization, SVOD, AVOD
AVOD in US continues to see growth, but SVOD gains in popularity
Dec 12 2016 10:45 AM

Programmatic ad spending in the U.S. grew more than 105% in 2016, with advertisers spending $6.18 billion for digital video ads purchased programmatically, up from $3 billion in 2015, a number that is expected to grow to more than $10.65 billion in 2018.

PCCW deploys Viu OTT service in Philippines
APAC, OTT, AVOD
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.

Global OTT revenues seen growing at 14.5% CAGR through 2026
Research, OTT, AVOD
Global OTT revenues seen growing at 14.5% CAGR through 2026
Nov 21 2016 7:00 AM

The increasing penetration of smartphones, tablets and high-speed broadband is driving global OTT revenues at an increasing pace, with forecasters expecting it to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.5% through 2026.

CBS: Growing audience by delivering online, ‘the way viewers want it’
SVOD, OTT, Broadcaster
CBS: Growing audience by delivering online, ‘the way viewers want it’
Nov 11 2016 8:30 AM

CBS now has live streams of affiliate content available is nearly all markets nationwide on its CBS All Access streaming platform, but it’s the VOD content that has been more critical to the service’s use and growth.

Mobile video viewing up more than 200 hours since 2010
Research, Mobile, VOD
Mobile video viewing up more than 200 hours since 2010
Nov 03 2016 7:45 AM

Over the past four years, watching video on mobile devices has increased by nearly 210 hours annually while viewing on traditional TV sets has fallen by 130 hours, according to a new report. It’s a trend that’s accelerating and helps illustrate why more operators, broadcasters and content owners are ramping up their mobile video initiatives.

Let’s make a deal! Hulu drops price (for now) on AVOD service
SVOD, AVOD
Let’s make a deal! Hulu drops price (for now) on AVOD service
Oct 03 2016 11:00 AM

Hulu’s looking to add a few price-conscious users to its hybrid ad/subscription-supported video service, dropping the price of its price from $7.99/mo. to $5.99 for a limited time. The deal is good for one year, and comes as Hulu is preparing to launch its own virtual-MVPD (V-MVPD) early in 2017.

Viewers like AVOD… if the (advertising) price is right
Ad Technology, VOD, OTT
Viewers like AVOD… if the (advertising) price is right
Sep 30 2016 11:00 AM

We may all believe that there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but consumers don’t appear to be quite willing to give up on the notion.

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