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Spending on video content increases

According to a recently published report on IAB UK, the spending on video content is increasing by over 50% every year. It also indicates that websites offering video content are having more traffic, and for longer duration too. Considering the popularity of video streaming services, another study was conducted by the same organization with the …

VoD more prevalent on weekends and mobile

A recent extract from the Arqiva’s Millennials Research Project shows the consumer viewing patterns across platforms. It has been observed that on weekdays, people prefer to watch TV. This is when they follow a rather organized routine, and often TV is used as a family time. On weekends, the pattern is a little haphazard. There is …

VoD and OTT in India

Netflix’s entry makes a mark in the Indian OTT space. VoD consumption is high on mobile devices in the country, even when mobile data charges are high. The sVoD services are arguably more expensive than traditional services currently, which has made OTT platforms like Sony LIV, NexGTV, Hotstar, Ditto TV, ErosNow, Netflix, etc focus more …

Pay-TV has to include OTT services on their platform

OTT services like Netflix, NOW TV, BBC iPlayer, etc are becoming increasingly popular in the recent years. Traditional linear TV is facing heat from new connected devices that offer on-demand video streaming at all times. Pay TV is one of the most resilient businesses in the industry. High customer retention, good margins and other factors have …

Roku expands by developing a hybrid Pay-TV platform

Roku is ready to launch a hybrid set-top box that promises to deliver traditional linear TV content alongside its video streaming services from a single device. The new box will be first available with Sky. It will be consequently available for Roku powered partners later in the year. Andrew Ferrone, vice president of pay TV …

Video on demand forces Pay-TV prices down

According to a report from the Teligen division of Strategy Analytics, named ‘Pay-TV prices in OECD countries, November 2015’, prices of pay-TV providers are seeing a considerable change. The report, which compares over 1700 pay-TV schemes of 31 countries, shows that not only are Pay-TV players getting more competitive with their price schemes, but are …

BBC and British Telecom team up for the future of broadcasting

BBC has tied up with British Telecom to provide new age video broadcasting services. The deal includes all broadcasting channels, local radio stations, and BBC’s channel partners. The new network will carry data, audio, video streaming, and even fixed landline services. Ultra HD (4K), 360 degrees content and other video streaming services are expected to …

Facebook eyes dedicated video streaming

After the success of auto-play videos, Facebook is now looking to expand its video streaming services. 500 million users access videos on Facebook each day. A 100 million hours of video are now being accessed every single day. Mark Zuckerberg said “We’ve been testing new experiences like suggested videos which enables people to discover more videos …

GoPro & Periscope join hands for live video streaming

Periscope (owned by twitter) has teamed up with GoPro to provide video streaming on the go. Available only on iOS, this promises users to broadcast their live GoPro video content in real time. For this, the GoPro Wifi model needs to be paired with an iPhone via the iOS app. The phone can be kept …

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