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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...
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. "...
production, content protection
Hollywood Under Cyberattack: How to Defend Against the Big Hack
Jun 08 2017 3:00 PM
This post originally appeared in Variety.  The Dark Overlord is threatening the content community. Time to unsheathe your lightsabers.   "The Dark Overlord," of course, is the person or persons who...
Pay TV, Live sports, Millennials
A skinny bundle without sports? Duh
May 25 2017 10:30 AM
Skinny bundles from cable operators – and their OTT surrogates like Sling TV – are becoming more common as the companies try to look more attractive to consumers tired of paying for 200-plus channels...
Video Index
How will your AVOD service perform across the globe? New Q4 Global Video Index reports
Mar 14 2017 7:45 AM
Everyone watches online video the same way, right? Nope.   Ooyala’s Q4 2016 Global Video Index found that a publisher’s ad-supported content that’s distributed globally has a different – sometimes...
Advertising
Video header bidding is a question of should you, not can you
Mar 08 2017 8:30 PM
This post originally appeared in AdExchanger: "Header Bidding Doesn't Work For Video"   If you’re in the business of selling advertising or otherwise monetizing inventory, you’ve got to follow the...
Advertising, broadcasters
Broadcasters are shy to adopt programmatic [Report]
Mar 07 2017 11:00 AM
Like all good trends, programmatic advertising is on the rise. However, in Ooyala’s new Video Index Extra report, “Broadcasters Shy to Adopt Programmatic: Challenges and Solutions," we find that...
Facebook boards the mid-roll ad train
Feb 24 2017 4:30 PM
Facebook video is starting to look more like TV -- and chasing TV ad budgets as well.   The social media giant is now testing VOD mid-roll ad breaks with select partners, using the company’s new Ad...
OTT, Content
Kids SVOD market heats up with YouTube Red original programming
Feb 15 2017 4:00 PM
As more niche audiences flock to OTT services devoted to their specific interests today, a focus on kids SVOD programming is becoming a popular strategy for OTT providers to capture and keep cord-...
For SVOD, churn much less of a threat than for pay TV
SVOD, Pay TV
For SVOD, churn much less of a threat than for pay TV
Feb 06 2017 8:15 AM
OTT video viewers may be just about as fickle as traditional TV viewers, with roughly 19% churning some of their SVOD services during the past 12 months, which is down from 20% a year ago, according...
Live sports
Facebook Live stream of PPV boxing match a wake-up call to industry
Feb 06 2017 6:00 AM
This past weekend,  the main Australian subscription TV company, FOXTEL, screened a much-anticipated boxing match on its pay-per-view channel (PPV); the cost of the bout was $60 AUD and it was...
Live sports, Live Streaming
PGATour optimized with Facebook Instant Articles
Feb 02 2017 1:15 PM
In the previous article, I discussed Facebook Instant Articles (FBIA) and how to leverage the benefits of Ooyala Player with FBIA. As users are shifting to mobile first, it is important more than...
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....

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