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SVOD, Content, Live sports
Original content, sports to push SVOD revenue to $120B by 2022
Dec 13 2017 9:00 AM
New research posits that global revenue from subscription video on-demand (SVOD) will increase 88% to more than $120 billion in 2022, up from an estimated $64 billion this year. The report from...
Q3 2017 Video Index: Global sports viewing preference starts with mobile
Video Index, Mobile, Live sports
Q3 2017 Video Index: Global sports viewing preference starts with mobile
Dec 13 2017 8:00 AM
Video plays on mobile devices continue to increase and Ooyala is forecasting that, by the middle of 2018, more than 60% of all video starts will occur on mobile devices. The Q3 2017 edition of Ooyala...
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...
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...
Sports, APAC, Live Streaming
NFL making a pass at China
Aug 22 2017 12:00 PM
The NFL has been eager to get its game in front of viewers globally for years; that was the reason behind its Yahoo trial two years ago, its brief flirtation with Twitter last year and it’s estimated...
LatAM, SVOD, Mobile
Latin America seeing golden age of TV in form of SVOD
Aug 22 2017 7:30 AM
Globally, subscription video on-demand (SVOD) is on a rocket trajectory and Latin America is deeply in the mix. While Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have been the leaders of subscription video on-demand...
PPV UFC 214 comes to Sling TV. Will it drive subscriptions?
Live sports, Operators, OTT, Cloud TV
PPV UFC 214 comes to Sling TV. Will it drive subscriptions?
Jul 26 2017 9:30 AM
Sling TV is planning to offer its first-ever pay-per-view (PPV) event, the much anticipated UFC grudge match that features a pair of light heavyweights. UFC 214: Cormier v. Jones 2 features current...
Data? A growing, critical resource for the pay-TV and OTT industry
Pay TV, OTT, Big Data
Data? A growing, critical resource for the pay-TV and OTT industry
Jul 25 2017 5:15 AM
Earlier this year, a survey of pay-TV providers by the Pay-TV Innovation Forum 2017 found that the majority of pay-TV execs believed data and analytics will be critical to pay TV direction over the...
SVOD, Pay TV, Millennials, Cord Cutting
Q2 likely to be miserable as operators brace for big customer losses; OTT anyone?
Jul 24 2017 3:00 PM
Could second quarter pay-TV subscriber losses in the United States top 1 million, the highest figure ever? In a word, yes. The second quarter routinely is a weak one for operators and in the current...
Live sports
Wimbledon 2027: how will fan engagement and marketing change?
Jul 20 2017 3:45 PM
This article originally appeared in The Drum.   Wimbledon is here again, but let’s take a moment to reflect on how the ways that we consume sports has changed over the past 90 years since the BBC's...
online video play button
Online Video, Online Video Advertising
Digital, data and dollars at Vidcon
Jul 03 2017 2:00 PM
An estimated 30,000 online video creators, fans and industry players recently gathered for another successful Vidcon, the annual online video conference, in Anaheim, California.   Advances in digital...
Online Video Advertising, broadcasters
Fox joins YouTube in offering 6-sec. ad format; will other nets follow?
Jun 22 2017 9:00 AM
Fox Networks Group has joined Google in offering a six-second ad format that can’t be skipped on its digital properties, with the goal to eventually bring them to its linear TV networks as well. "...
Millennials turn back on Esquire Network; NBCUniversal, Hearst look to OTT
Millennials, Cord Cutting, Pay TV
Millennials turn back on Esquire Network; NBCUniversal, Hearst look to OTT
Jan 18 2017 4:15 PM
Could this be the start of the Great Cable Channel Recession? Maybe. Esquire Network, the joint venture between NBCUniversal and Hearst that began in 2013, today announced that it’s going to the...
Online Video, Online Video Advertising
Going Flash-Free with Video: Transitioning Successfully
Jan 18 2017 12:45 PM
This post first originally appeared in Videonuze.  As web browsers move rapidly to sunset their support for Flash, companies that rely on Flash for video playback are being forced to make changes....
HOOQ gets $25M more in funding as fight for APAC SVOD heats up
APAC, SVOD
HOOQ gets $25M more in funding as fight for APAC SVOD heats up
Jan 12 2017 10:30 AM
HOOQ, the other Southeast Asia subscription video on-demand (SVOD) platform that wants to go toe-to-toe with Netflix (Malaysia’s iFlix also hopes it can punch above it weight), has gotten a $25...
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...
SVOD the star of struggling US home entertainment industry in 2016
SVOD, Online Video, Monetization
SVOD the star of struggling US home entertainment industry in 2016
Jan 09 2017 11:15 AM
Some good news for the home entertainment industry – depending upon which segment of the industry you’re part of: Consumers spent nearly $18.3 billion in 2016, a 2% increase from 2015. Subscription...
Despite disparity in forecasts, programmatic continues rapid growth
Advertising
Despite disparity in forecasts, programmatic continues rapid growth
Jan 06 2017 6:00 AM
The global programmatic display ad market is expected to grow at a CAGR 49% by 2019, according to a new report from Future Market Insights. The global programmatic display advertising market was...
AT&T pushing 5G mobile tech to support rapid DirecTV Now expansion
Mobile, Cloud TV, Virtual MVPD
AT&T pushing 5G mobile tech to support rapid DirecTV Now expansion
Jan 05 2017 5:30 AM
Think AT&T is looking at its DirecTV Now as a complementary service to its satellite-delivered DirecTV service or wired service U-verse TV? Think again. AT&T at CES this week previewed its 5G...
Is live TV dying? No, but it’s not as healthy as it once was
Pay TV, Cord Cutting, SVOD
Is live TV dying? No, but it’s not as healthy as it once was
Jan 04 2017 3:15 PM
Viewing time of live TV continued to decline in Q3, albeit by only a minute in from a year ago, as viewers increasingly tune in to time-shifted TV and online video. Nielsen said live TV viewing per...
Hulu live streaming price to be under $40; adds CBS, CBS Sports to line up
Cloud TV, Virtual MVPD, Content Deals
Hulu live streaming price to be under $40; adds CBS, CBS Sports to line up
Jan 04 2017 11:45 AM
Hulu’s entry into live streaming will launch within the next few months for less than $40/mo., according to Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins, who also announced the service had reached a deal with CBS for its...
Iflix looks to Hum for local content in Pakistan as it sets to deploy
APAC, SVOD, Content Deals
Iflix looks to Hum for local content in Pakistan as it sets to deploy
Jan 04 2017 7:15 AM
Iflix, the Netflix wannabe that has gained a toe-hold in some Asia-Pacific countries, is extending its content reach, signing a multi-year programming deal with Pakistan’s entertainment channel Hum...

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