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An Argument For More TV Episodes On VOD 14 April 2015

The biggest U.S. cable operator, Comcast Corp., would like to see many more episodes of TV network shows available on pay TV providers’ on-demand services. Typically only about 30% of all TV/cable network shows are “stacked” on VOD online platforms, according to Comcast, which counts only 500 of such shows, according to Steve Meyer, vice president …

How Growth of OTT Video-on-Demand Influences Mobile Operators’ TV Business 13 April 2015

The TV and Video on Demand (VoD) space is continuing to see increased participation from Mobile Network Operators(MNOs) and Communication Service Providers(CSPs), especially in the recent year. The expansion of MNOs’ and CSPs’ business to these two segments, which have in the past, been a tightly controlled domain of both traditional players such as cable …

Big data’s pivotal role in the future of television 09 April 2015

As more and more consumers grow increasingly discontent with rising cable costs and channel packages that don’t align to their view preferences, cable companies are seemingly attempting to resolve the issue by doubling down on the very same legacy business practices consumers are rejecting. With that being said, where do you get your television shows …

Netflix Now Decides What TV Is Good For You: Here’s How It Rates 09 April 2015

Online Video on Demand service Netflix is now making recommendations to its subscribers, but it’s not about which television program, movie or content series to watch. It’s actually slapping its approval on TV sets, smart televisions to be specific, that it believes are worthy of a consumers’ investment. The “Netflix Recommended TV” program already has …

The Golden Age of TV is all about viewer empowerment, says Jeffrey Cole of USC Anneberg 08 April 2015

Beyond the amount of quality content being produced today, the new Golden Age of Television is defined by viewer empowerment. Viewers now control their TV experience like never before. They can choose what they want to watch, when, where and how they want to watch it. TV viewing has become self-directed, and viewers have become self-schedulers. …

Time to Pull the Plug? 8 Real Threats to Traditional TV 02 April 2015

For years, people have been talking about the demise of traditional television, and now, it is finally here. It is getting unbundled and attacked from so many different directions that there is no way that it can be around as is for much longer. Let’s take a look how and why TV is getting unbundled, and …

Major merger could possibly mean the end of Caribbean broadcasters 11 March 2015

While the LIME/FLOW merger may mean problems for TV broadcasters in the Caribbean, it looks to spell an obvious boom for content creators and owners. Since the start of 2015 Flow has already snapped up and aired live, products such Rebel Salute from Jamaica and Soca Monarch from Trinidad & Tobago. Free-to-air TV stations are treasure …

Digitisation of Cable is soon approaching full throttle, VOD upbeat 03 March 2015

A survey of #us #tv households reveals that 62 per cent of homes have a DVR service, up from 41 per cent five years back. 59 per cent of them subscribe to an online video streaming platform such as Netflix, up from 10 per cent in 2004. Traditional broadcast TV platforms have taken note and both …

Multi-screen video delivery is what will kill the TV 18 February 2015

Call it cord cutting. Or call it the rise of online video streaming platforms. Whatever you call it, traditional #tv viewing has slipped dramatically among viewers between the ages of 18 and 34. Fresh ratings numbers from The #nielsen Co. (as reported by the New York Post) show that TV usage dropped 10.6% between last September …

Home entertainment moving the streaming way, away from TV 13 February 2015

Better Call Saul and Constantine have both dodged traditional UK #tv channels to partner with online streaming services.  There’s no denying that white label #vod service providers like #netflix are becoming behemoths of the entertainment world. With 2015 set to be its biggest year yet, the home entertainment platform is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon …

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