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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. "...
Social TV
What Effect on TV Ratings? Why Social Media Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story
Nov 29 2011 8:00 AM
To the chagrin of some networks and social TV aficianados, a preliminary study suggests that lots of online buzz for a show might not translate to high ratings. Optimedia US, an ad-buying firm,...
Mobile
Amazon Kindle Fire and the Rise of Media Ecosystems
Nov 28 2011 8:00 AM
In the run up to its launch, many tech pundits positioned the Amazon Kindle Fire as the first serious iPad competitor. And according to recent sales reports, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. The...
TV Everywhere
Weekly Rewind: Starz Gets in Netflix's Business
Nov 25 2011 8:00 AM
Starz is readying its own TV Everywhere service. TiVo’s third-quarter results show not everyone’s willing to forego cable and satellite for Netflix. What were people talking about on social networks...
Analytics, Mobile
Black Friday Report: A Peek at Kindle Fire and Early Adopters (Infographic)
Nov 25 2011 8:00 AM
We know it's early in the game for Amazon and the Kindle Fire. But being the video analytics geeks that we are, we couldn't resist taking a peek at how Fire owners are watching video.  Using device-...
Analytics
Who Watches More Online Video, iPad Users or Android Users?
Nov 23 2011 8:00 AM
We recently released our first quarterly look at the state of online video. (You may have seen it mentioned on ABC News, TechCrunch or PC Mag.) Among one of the more surprising findings was the...
Social TV
Is Online Buzz a Good Predictor of TV Ratings?
Nov 22 2011 8:00 AM
In many ways, TV has always been social: people have long gathered around the water cooler to discuss the latest episodes and plot twists. But translating that social experience to the online world...
Mobile
Move Over Desktops, We Want to Watch on Everything Else
Nov 21 2011 8:00 AM
Forgive us for beating a dead horse, but online video isn't just about streaming YouTube on your laptop anymore. People love to watch on their tablets, their smartphones, their connected TVs and...
Online Video, Social TV
Branded Online Web Series Explore New Frontier
Nov 18 2011 8:00 AM
Lights. Camera. Action. Big Hollywood sets aren't only for the silver and small screens anymore. They’re increasingly used for high-quality original online content, sometimes starring household names...
Online Video
Weekly Rewind: Hollywood Backtracks with UltraViolet, and More
Nov 18 2011 8:00 AM
Hollywood’s move results in exactly what it doesn’t want. Buffering kills viewer engagement. What is this #occupyflash movement anyway? All that and more in your weekly rewind. To combat iTunes,...
Big Data, Online Video
Infographic: Video Buffering Hurts Viewer Engagement
Nov 16 2011 8:00 AM
Online video company Conviva released an infographic this week that shows how quickly online video is growing. It also reveals, in the words of GigaOM’s Janko Roettgers, that people really hate video...

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