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As SVOD options grow, Australians grow more irked with ad loads on catch-up TV
APAC, Online Video Advertising, Analytics
As SVOD options grow, Australians grow more irked with ad loads on catch-up TV
Dec 11 2015 11:45 AM

The over-the-top and SVOD virus is spreading across Australia with record-setting subscription numbers and usage figures being tossed around like rugby balls at a barby.

But, consumers are finding there may be a price to pay for ditching more traditional appointment-based TV: Recurring ads and ad loads on free catch-up TV services.

Device use for TV viewing to nearly double by 2020
Mobile, Connected TVs & Devices, Online Video, APAC
Device use for TV viewing to nearly double by 2020, led by APAC
Oct 29 2014 5:30 AM

While the TV set is expected to be the main source of entertainment viewing through 2020, smartphone use for video viewing in expected to soar, nearly doubling the numbers of users worldwide.

A new report said the number of devices users watch also is expected to nearly double as tablets and PCs join smartphones as common viewing devices.

The data, from Digital TV Research, suggests emerging markets in APAC will have the greatest impact.

Global online video revenues to exceed $42 billion by 2020
Online Video, Online Video Advertising, SVOD
Online TV, video revenues to exceed $42 billion by 2020
Sep 24 2014 6:15 AM

Global online TV and video revenues are forecast to exceed $42.3 billion in 2020, an increase of more than 123% over expected 2014 revenues of $19 billion, and a whopping 968% increase from 2010’s $3.96 billion.

The kicker? Those figures are only for online and TV revenues delivered over fixed broadband networks for 51 countries... more on that later.

Ooyala News, Interviews
In Ooyala, Telstra sees a partner, not just an acquisition
Aug 18 2014 3:00 PM
SYDNEY - There are many ways a merger or acquisition can play out over time.
 
Live Streaming, Online Video, OTT
HuffPost Live: The focus is talking with, not to, its audience
Jun 03 2014 9:00 AM

When AOL bought the Huffington Post, the online magazine decided it wanted more original content, more engagement and more immediacy.

The result? HuffPost Live.

Pay TV, Online Video, OTT, Content Deals
Dish talks with content owners could launch Internet TV service by late summer
Apr 23 2014 9:00 AM

More details on Dish Network’s plans to roll out an Internet TV service targeted at younger cord nevers and cord cutters are rolling out today.

Mobile, Online Video
Viewers in U.S. continue to migrate online to watch news
Mar 26 2014 9:00 AM

Online video news consumption continues to grow in the United States with a new report saying that as many adults now get their news from watching online video as from cable news stations or Facebook.

Pay TV, TV Everywhere, Live Streaming
Comcast adds 18 live channels to its TV Everywhere play, Xfinity TV Go
Mar 19 2014 9:00 AM

Comcast is continuing to aggressively add value to its Xfinity TV Go play, announcing today that it had added 18 live streaming channels to its TV Everywhere app.

The operator said customers now have access to A&E, Bravo, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, E!, Food Network, HGTV, HISTORY, mun2, Oxygen, Sprout, STARZ, Syfy, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV and USA Network through the Xfinity TV Go app, bringing its total live streaming lineup to 53 channels.