Report: STB shipments expected to rise through 2017
Dec 09 2016 6:00 AM
New research says worldwide set-top box shipments will increase slightly this year to 273 million from 269 million in 2015. In addition to the growth of satellite units, cable shipments are also...
Ooyala’s Q3 2016 Global Video Index: Longer content migrating more rapidly to mobile
Dec 08 2016 8:00 AM
There were more video views on mobile devices in Q3 than on any other device, continuing a growth trend that began with the earliest iterations of Ooyala’s Global Video Index. But it’s the kind of...
Netflix a gateway to multiple SVOD service adoption
Dec 03 2016 11:30 PM
Netflix is serving as the “gateway drug” for subscription video on-demand (SVOD) users in Australia, as it’s often the first service consumer’s trial before adding others. A report from Roy Morgan...
Report: Is Viu on track for 10M users in SE Asia?
Dec 03 2016 11:00 PM
Viu, the ad-supported OTT service from telecom PCCW, may be on track to hit 10 million subscribers by the end of 2017. The company last week reported it had hit the 4 million mark and announced it...
YouTube adds 4K support for live streaming
Nov 30 2016 3:15 PM
There still may be a paucity of content and just a sliver of buy-in among consumers, but YouTube is going all in with 4K/UHD, offering content providers the opportunity to live stream 4K live streams...
Online content driving profound changes in Australia’s comm industry
Nov 30 2016 2:45 PM
More than three-quarters (77%) of Australian adults use mobile phones to access the Internet, more than on laptops (75%) desktop computers (61%) and tablets (54%), according to a report from the...
Netflix goes all in on offline viewing in time for the holidays
Nov 30 2016 9:00 AM
Christmas arrived a little early for Netflix subscribers around the world. The streaming giant, in a blog post today, said it has begun to offer a download option for subscribers worldwide that...
Amazon gives Spanish viewers a peek at Prime Instant Video
Nov 30 2016 8:15 AM
Spanish subscribers to Amazon Prime are getting a sneak peak of Amazon’s Prime Instant Video SVOD service. Following on the heels of HBO’s deployment of its own streaming service in Spain, Amazon...
A marriage on the rocks: HBO reportedly looks to dump BAMTech
Nov 30 2016 7:00 AM
After much ado about a big investment in developing its own streaming TV platform that didn’t go as expected in time for its launch, HBO turned to BAMTech for its April 2015 rollout. But, as things...
Hooq looks to leverage SingTel in its Singapore launch
Nov 29 2016 9:00 AM
Hooq, the subscription video on-demand service backed by SingTel, Sony and Warner Bros., has deployed in Singapore, looking to gain a bigger foothold in its battle with Netflix. The SVOD company,...
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