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SVOD growth driven by shifting demographics, premium tiers 08 September 2017

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. …

YouTube Live now comes with ‘Ultra Low-Latency’ Option 07 September 2017

YouTube has enhanced its YouTube Live streaming service by introducing a lower-latency setting. Users can now switch to “Ultra-Low Latency” setting which enables them to stream video with only a few seconds of latency. This setting doesnt require any special software or encoders and is meant for almost real-time interaction between the sender of the …

Free video streaming offered by Dubai International Airport 31 August 2017

Dubai International Airport (DXB) has always taken initiatives to keep travelers entertained during their in-transit time between flights. It is now providing on-demand video streaming service in collaboration with ICFLIX. So before you board your next flight, you can be thoroughly entertained with free streaming of Hollywood, Bollywood and Arabic movies and TV shows at …

Mobile video, music streaming service launched by Telkom 29 August 2017

Telkom is all set to offer an on-demand video streaming and music streaming service to increase revenues and subscriber numbers in its mobile business. This news service is expected to drive the growth of its mobile revenue as customers upgrade their data packages to access the service

Binge viewing in the US increasing 11 August 2017

As per research from the Diffusion Group, binge viewing in the US is increasingly becoming universal, with 9 in 10 adult broadband users in the country bingeing at least occasionally. The analysis further categorizes three groups of adult broadband users (ABUS) in terms of their binge-viewing habits and includes the following: >> heavy bingers who …

Generation Z, millennials in the US increasingly use Subscription Video-On-Demand 20 July 2017

As per the 2017 Nielsen Total Audience Report, millennials who were at the beginning stages of their careers were found to have the lowest household incomes and were more likely to live in urban areas on rent hence were more likely to have access to multimedia devices like Apple TV and Chromecast and Subscription Video-on-demand …

PlayStation Vue increases it’s base subscription price to $40 14 July 2017

Sony has increased the base subscription price of PlayStation Vue to $40 a month. It has been marketing a $30-a-month as A “Slim” package in most parts of the world except in markets where the base tier was $40-a-month “Access” package. Sony claims to be a market leader in the area of broadcast-affiliate sign-ups with …

Online VOD services watched by approximately 30% Germans 27 June 2017

According to a survey by digital association Bitkom, 3 out of 10 Germans that are 14 or older (29%) watch films and series on platforms like Amazon Prime Video, Apple iTunes, Google Play, Netflix, Maxdome or Sky Online. That’s a rise of 25% from a year ago. Short form videos on social media platforms like …

Streaming Enabled TV used by 56% of adults – IAB Study 15 May 2017

In the last two years, number of people with an internet connected TV and the amount of time spent watching streamed programming has gone up. Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)’s findings reveal that the U.S has passed the halfway point. A study conducted by IAB “The Changing TV Experience: 2017” reveals that 56% of U.S adults …

Online video and catch-up TV grow 04 February 2016

A recent report of Ofcom suggests that viewership of TV catch-up & online video streaming has been witnessing an upward pattern over the last year. It shows that video consumption is highest (96%) in the 16-24 age bracket, while it is only 35% in the over 65 group. It also indicates that Pay TV catch-up …

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