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Online TV & movie piracy losses to soar to $52 billion
Online Video
Online TV & movie piracy losses to soar to $52 billion
Oct 30 2017 8:30 AM

If your Halloween costume includes an eye-patch, cutlass, some serious swagger and the phrase, “Aye, matie,” you’ll probably be best advised to stay away from Hollywood parties where the word “pirate” this week is being connected to “$52 billion loss.”

A new report from Digital TV Research posits that revenue losses due to piracy are expected to double between 2016 and 2022 to the tune of $51.6 billion, a significant chest of gold, and that total doesn’t include sports and pay TV.

OTT competition, economy slowing APAC pay-TV growth
APAC, Operators
OTT competition, economy slowing APAC pay-TV growth
Jul 14 2016 9:00 AM

Increasing competition from OTT services, pressure from piracy and an uncertain economy are expected to slow pay-TV growth in the APAC region, a new report says, although its expansion is expected to continue at a healthy 5.8% annually through 2021.

Young Australians flock to Netflix as more than 1M households subscribe
APAC, SVOD, Netflix
Young Australians flock to Netflix as more than 1M households subscribe
Nov 12 2015 1:00 AM

Netflix households in Australia passed the one million mark in October, just seven months after the SVOD service launched there. And, new research said, younger consumers most likely to pirate content have become the earliest adopters of new SVOD services, and already are having an impact on downloading content from the Internet.

Netflix is in 1.04 million households, reaching more than 2.68 million Australians over the age of 14, Roy Morgan Research reported.

APAC poised to see huge OTT growth, but piracy is a menace
APAC, Cloud TV, OTT
APAC poised to see huge OTT growth, but piracy is a menace
Mar 06 2015 11:30 AM

The over-the-top video industry in the Asia-Pacific region could see revenues more than double by 2020, according to a regional trade group that points out that mobile broadband also is on track to more than double to some 2 billion subs by the end of the decade.

Online Video, EMEA, APAC, TV Everywhere, Pay TV
Study says video piracy appears to be a youthful endeavor… generally
Jul 10 2014 9:00 AM

Here’s a universal truth to salt away: The older you get, the less likely you are to pirate video content… generally.

That’s one of the finding of a new report from content security specialist Irdeto who, in May and June commissioned YouGov and Populus to survey 4,721 adults in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Indonesia, India and Singapore.