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IBC, broadcasters
Metadata one of top trends at IBC
Oct 30 2017 8:00 AM

Streaming content was the bread and butter of this year’s IBC, topped with a big dollop of data. In our most recent white paper, Top Trends from IBC 2017, join me as we take a deeper dive into what is – and isn’t – hot in the broadcast industry. (You can download the paper here.)

Netflix original Korean content plays to markets in SE Asia, Korea & China - eventually
APAC, Netflix, SVOD
Netflix original Korean content plays to markets in SE Asia, Korea & China - eventually
Jan 11 2017 11:45 AM

Netflix has joined the long list of over-the-top services that are looking to use South Korean dramas as a lure to draw new viewers in Asia, while at the same time making its own service more competitive to local services in South Korea.

The company today announced it had contracted for a 12-episode original series based on a South Korean online comedy series. The series will debut in 2018.

Ooyala supports downloading content for offline play
Ooyala News
Ooyala supports downloading content for offline play
Dec 21 2016 10:30 AM

As I write this post, I just finished watching an episode of Narcos Season 2. On the plane. Without paying for WiFi (which doesn't work for streaming on most airlines anyway). Just in time for holiday travel, Netflix now offers offline playback.

New apps simplify process; means less time waiting, more time creating
Ooyala News
New apps simplify process; means less time waiting, more time creating
Dec 13 2016 8:45 AM

Today, Ooyala launched new versions of its MAM and Reviewer applications for Ooyala Flex designed to increase productivity and collaboration for a video productions’ most valuable contributors -- the creative team.

AMC takes a piece of Funny or Die as it looks to grow audeince
Mergers & Acquisitions, Content
AMC takes a piece of Funny or Die as it looks to grow audience
Nov 16 2016 5:45 AM

AMC has taken a minority share in Funny or Die, the online comedy channel, in a deal that aims to leverage the strength that AMC-owned IFC has in the linear space and Funny or Die has online and in social media.

Netflix, Amazon outspent everyone but Disney and NBC on original content
OTT, Content
Netflix, Amazon outspent everyone but Disney and NBC on original content
Oct 17 2016 8:30 AM

Only Disney and NBCUniversal are spending more on creating original content than Netflix and Amazon, a new report says, with the two streaming platforms’ spending exceeding stalwarts like CBS, HBO and Turner.

Report: Content best positioned to profit from OTT disruption
OTT, Content, Broadcaster
Report: Content best positioned to profit from OTT disruption
Oct 17 2016 7:45 AM

OTT has become the fastest-growing method of video content consumption, and that growth is putting content owners in the best position to capitalize on the increasing audience fragmentation being caused by the rise of on-demand services, according to a new study that posits the demand for high quality content will remain strong across the board.

Canal+ looks to partnerships, new pricing models & Millennials to drive crucial growth
EMEA, Pay TV, Millennials
Canal+ looks to partnerships, new pricing models, Millennials to drive crucial growth
Oct 14 2016 7:30 AM

France’s Canal+ Group wants to double the number of subscribers it has by 2018 and this week previewed  an ambitious plan that includes a new pricing model with “skinny” bundles of content, expanded partnerships, a new set-top box scheduled to deploy next year and a very targeted play to Millennials that features a no-contract offer of any streaming-only package that delivers to PCs, tablets and smartphones.

Ooyala News
Media logistics treats the growing pains of content
Sep 27 2016 10:45 AM
Ooyala’s new white paper, Four Stories of Video Success: Ooyala Flex for Media Logistics delves into the mechanics of four key challenge areas of early- and late-stage content workflows. The white paper includes real-life examples of customers who have successfully — and only with Ooyala Flex — treated the content growing pains facing many video providers today.
 
Hooq sees original content as key ingredient to India’s OTT mix
APAC, Content
Hooq sees original content as key ingredient to India’s OTT mix
Aug 30 2016 5:45 AM

Is original content the recipe for online video success?

Netflix, which plans to spend at least $5 billion on original content in 2016 and another $5 billion next year certainly thinks it’s one of the main ingredients.

As does one of its rivals in India.

Netflix’s international subs to outnumber US customers by 2018
SVOD, Netflix
Netflix’s international subs to outnumber US customers by 2018
Aug 23 2016 8:30 AM

As Netflix’s subscriber growth in the United States, where the streamer already is in 45 million households, slows, it should come as no surprise that the bulk of its future growth is expected to come from its international business.

In fact, IHS this week forecasts that not only will growth be more rapid globally moving forward, but that the number of international subscribers will surpass U.S. subs by 2018.

Argentina’s Telecom Group adds Disney content to OTT plays
LatAM, OTT, Mobile, Content Deals
Argentina’s Telecom Group adds Disney content to OTT plays
Aug 23 2016 6:30 AM

Subscribers to Argentinian OTT platforms Arnet Play and Personal Play Video now have access to select content from Disney, including some future releases.

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