Last month we rolled out the brand new HTML5-first Ooyala Player with broad support for the industry’s leading ad servers and the latest IAB Standards. Over the past month, as we’ve been working closely with our customers to help them transition, we have received a number of questions about the latest ad formats from customers who monetize via advertising.
Charter Communications reporter bigger-than-expected losses for the first quarter of $188 million, or $1.68 per share, about double what Wall Street had expected.
The company blamed weakness in its video business for the disappointing earnings on revenue of $2.53 billion, up more than 7% and in line with analyst forecasts. A year ago, Charter lost $81 million (73 cents per share) in the first quarter last year.
Sri Lanka will be getting a new OTT video service, but satellite TV operator Dialog TV remained vague as to when it might bring the new play to market.
In a published report, a Dialog Axiata executive said the company believed the OTT industry was “heating up” and would be launching its own initiative that already was in active development.
The increased availability of quality premium content to stream, along with the growing number of services delivering over-the-top content, is fueling rapid growth in the number of broadband households in the United States that have at least one TV connected to the Internet.
To bring Millennials back to the TV fold, networks are increasingly rethinking their ad load strategies.
More than 68 million mobile device subscriptions across the world were added in Q4 2015, including 21 million in India, 6 million in China, 5 million in each of the U.S. and Myanmar and 3 million in Nigeria, with mobile traffic growing 65% year-over-year.
Globally, there are 7.3 billion subscriptions, according to Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report, which was released for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, roughly the same number as there are people in the world.
Economic headwinds in much of Latin America don’t seem to be slowing the consumption of over-the-top (OTT) and video on demand (VOD) content in Mexico.
A recent Business Bureau study shows the average Mexican consumer watches nearly as much Netflix content – some 9.8 hours a week – as they do pay-TV content, 10.2 hours.
The study also showed the weekly average for viewers of Claro TV nearing 5 hours and free-to-air TV consumption at 5.8 hours.
Charter Communications, which added 115,000 high-speed Internet subs in Q4, sees the broadband business as a major opportunity that it so far has under penetrated.
Verizon, looking to stay ahead of its competition in the mobile Cloud TV space, today said it would partner with Sony Music in a multi-year deal that would give it a slate of original video content.
In addition to some new original series from Sony Music, the deal also includes special live music events and performances.
Verizon said the content would begin rolling out this year.
Talk about a crowd pleaser... Netflix CEO Reed Hastings today said the streaming giant has deployed to another 130 countries, executing what he called "the birth of a new global TV network." The crowd at his CES keynote, predictably, went wild. As expected, India and Russia were both part of the roll out and -- again, as expected -- China was not. At least for the moment. Hastings said Netflix would continue to explore options for deployment in the Middle Kingdom down the road.
Navigating Sling TV just got a little easier – or, perhaps, just got a lot more like Netflix and Amazon Prime -- pushing the most popular shows to the top of its listings rather than siloing content in traditional channels.
The new UI leans heavily on real-time data collected from viewers to create personalized offerings, something that’s crucial for content owners looking to engage audiences in an increasingly crowded content space.
From Ooyala’s new State of the Broadcast Industry 2016 report, it’s clear that the changes consumers (particularly Millennials) are now demanding of their viewing experiences are affecting all areas of the business -- from industry deal-making to content packaging, tech investments and ad monetization strategies -- and