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Google Chromecast the top Over the Top device in EMEA

According to a new study by video infrastructure technology company Bitmovin, Google Chromecast is the leading Over the Top device in EMEA. It has 37% adoption among developers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Amazon is in third place with 15% of the market, with Roku coming a close second with 8% share. Chromecast …

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Over the Top Video Services Market Forecast – Europe

According to a study by Research and Markets, there is widespread growth of Over the Top (OTT) video services including video on demand as a popular option for entertainment. The study aims at researching the key trends driving or holding back the growth of the OTT video market in Europe along with emphasis on different …

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SVOD growth driven by shifting demographics, premium tiers

Subscription Video on Demand continues to maintain its momentum with Netflix and Amazon leading in the first half of 2017 according to Futuresource Consulting’s latest bi-annual Living With Digital study. Just under half of UK households and a quarter in France have atleast one SVOD subscription. Compare this with 2/3rds of households in the US. …

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Growth of HDTV and VOD in Germany

According to Digitisation Report 2017, 25.2 million households in Germany receive HDTV which corresponds with the growth of the share of HD homes in Germany from 53.1% to 65.7% within a span of 1 year. Also more than a third of the German population use video on demand services. The transition to DVB-T2 HD on …

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Ultra-broadband on the rise in LATAM

ULtra-broadband subscribers including fiber, high-speed cable and VDSL will occupy a major chunk in the total connections in Latin America in the coming years. 25.6 million next gen broadband connections are expected by the end of the year representing 36% of the total access. This is according to Dataxis’s recent research. This share is expected …

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Digital video on the rise

As per Nielsen, younger viewers are contributing to a sharp increase in digital video viewing in the US, for free as well as paid content. As per the report, teens are increasingly willing to pay for digital content. 63% of them purchased digital video this year, up from 45% in 2016. DVD and Blu-ray sales …

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North America SVOD market growing rapidly

According to a report from Digital TV Research, there is plenty of scope for growth for the North American subscription video on-demand (SVOD) market. The research further suggests that US SVOD will grow from 112 million subscribers at the end of 2016 to 171 million by 2022. This means that 70.3% of US TV households …

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Eurosport VOD service included in Amazon channels list

In Germany and Austria, Eurosport Player is joining the Amazon Channels list. This move will bring live sports including Bundesliga football to the platform. Discovery Communications built on an existing partnership which has seen both Eurosport Player and Discovery being launched on Amazon Channels in UK. Amazon channels also have the rights to Grand Slam …

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Video Streaming buffering might be prevented by Artificial Intelligence

According to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Artificial Intelligence could be the answer to reducing headaches for viewers and video streaming services. Video buffering and pixelation continues to be problematic for those who rely a ton on video streaming services for catching up on the newest movies and the latest TV shows. Buffering and pixelation can …

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Hulu to use AWS for it’s Live Streaming Service

Hulu is launching its over-the-top (OTT) live TV Streaming service partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) which will be its cloud provider. There has been an addition of more than 50 live channels for Hulu along with its Live TV launch in May 2017. With AWS’s great scalability and reliability, Hulu is continuously innovating and …

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