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TV Content Re-broadcast On Web Issue Hung Up To Dry By The Court 16 November 2015

The OTT platform called Aereo has long been placed in the memoirs now. Its successor FilmOn however refused to put arms down in its dispute with the TV industry over TV content re-broadcast. Recently, FilmOn found itself in the wrong side of the court rulings and stood defeated. The presiding US District Judge Rosemary Collyer found that …

TV Programmers Push Netflix For Promotions 16 November 2015

When you are on a VOD service such as Netflix and you choose to stream a show, the show starts. There are however a few programs like the ABC drama ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ which introduce you to 4-second long snippets laced with actresses and the networks’s soundtrack. It is passable though.   But …

Consumers Expect More Devices To Be Connected, Finds New Ericsson Survey 16 November 2015

Ericsson Consumer Lab’s new survey is a very generous revelation of what the future is going to look like. The new survey titled ‘A Networked Life’ found that consumers expect more devices connected to the internet to serve their countless requirements of accessing the web. The report also finds that consumers acknowledge the advantage of …

The OTT Video Effect : Swedish Torrent Users Willing To Pay For Content 13 November 2015

If this report from Internet Foundation in Sweden is to believed, Swedish pirates are willing to pay for the content than resorting to piracy. This is a welcome change since piracy has always been a very influential political topic in the country. The Swedes and the internet 2015 – Summary in English. #soi2015 https://t.co/sAzqt4GSPF — …

Brazil Pushes For Public VOD System 12 November 2015

After the US Congress push for VOD during bill discussions, a strikingly similar model is to be adopted by the Brazilian government who are looking to launch a VOD platform for distribution of content produced nationally. The said platform is to be distributed with digital TV spectrum, directly to homes on set-top boxes (STBs) and TVs. This …

Digital Spending Accounts For Half Of Home Entertainment Spends 12 November 2015

The new Digital Entertainment Group report has something incredible to say. As per it, about 53% of home entertainment spending is on digital products in Q3 2015. Despite subscription based VOD services muscling DVD and Blu-ray rentals out of the game, it appears that digital and physical entertainment spends will end the year at level. …

T-Mobile Opens Floodgates For Streaming Junkies 12 November 2015

Telecom giant T-Mobile has let the world know its new found love for video streaming and especially, bingeing. The new service announced by the telco will allow users to binge on video on demand streaming services on their phones without being charged against their monthly data packages. This may sound perilously similar to Facebook’s internet.org …

Are SVOD Services Killing Ad Revenues? 10 November 2015

With the growth of subscription driven streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, it has become a popular trend to come up with your own subscription service. It’s become almost the prime resort for broadcasters, content owners and telcos looking to launch their streaming service. While its all good on the customer, wonder how it will …

Chinese Online Video Market Is Heating Up With Strong Domestic Competition 10 November 2015

  Chinese internet consultants iResearch earlier reported that the Chinese online video market would reach a whopping RMB 36.8 billion (US$5.8 billion) in 2015 marking a 50 percent jump from 2014. About RMB 15.2 billion off that total value is coming from online video ads while the rest are from purchases and subscriptions.. Despite the …

NPD Predicts 82% Growth In Connected Devices Installations By 2018 10 November 2015

Global information and research agency NPD has come up with its quarterly Connected Home Forecast report which predicts that by the end of 2018, an approximate 231 million internet-ready devices will be connected to the Internet. This growth rate is pegged at 82 percent growth from 2014 to 2018. The largest drivers of this growth are …

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