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NBCUniversal brings SVoD service Hayu to Canada

American multinational media conglomerate, NBCUniversal International is bringing reality TV show subscription video-on-demand service Hayu to Canada. Available for CAD 5.99 per month in Canada, the SVOD service can be viewed on tablets, web, mobile phones and on connected smart TVs, at home or on the go. Hayu offers a wide range of TV shows, …

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Video-on-demand survey finds 65% of viewers would block ads

In a survey of global users of video-on-demand platforms by Nielsen, 62% of respondents found ads on those services annoying or distracting and a further 65% said they would like to block them. Neither Netflix nor Amazon have ads on their paid-for on-demand services, but others such as Channel 4 and ITV in the UK …

Vietnamese spend more time watching VOD

According to a report released by Nielsen, 78% of digital consumers reported watching TV content and movies via video-on-demand platforms and 67% of VOD subscribers claimed to stream VOD content every day. YouTube (97%), Facebook (81%) and nhaccuatui.com (56%) were known as the top three sources which consumers access for VOD content. As for VOD content, 83% used …

63% of European films were only released in their own country

European Audiovisual’s report ‘How do films circulate on VOD and in cinemas’ in the European Union, found that films produced in the EU are available on average on Video on Demand platforms in 2.8 countries each, compared with 6.8 countries for US films. EU co-productions perform better than EU films as a whole, being available on …

FCC Promotes TV Everywhere, Blow For Cable Lobby

Pay-TV providers would have to make video programming available to the makers of third-party devices and software under a proposal by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. The FCC is planning for a software-based, cardless replacement for CableCard. Without needing a physical card that plugs into a third-party set-top box, consumers would be able to get …

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French Online TV Consumption Is Up, Thanks To The Internet

As per new research compiled by telecom regulator ARCEP, proportion of internet users in France who view live or catch-up TV on the internet has increased by over half in the last two years.

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Brazil Pushes For Public VOD System

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 …

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60% Ukrainian Internet Users Watch Streaming TV Every Day

  An internet audience measurement study by Gemius has led to the finding that about 89 per cent of internet users in Ukraine are watching streaming TV at least once in a month while 60 per cent do it daily. Women were found to be pro-active contributors in the daily streaming category. It was also found that 9 out of every …

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Netflix Takes A Beating In Q3 Earnings Thanks To Streaming Rivals

  Netflix will always be the pioneer of streaming TV and today with its Emmy wins and its’s upcoming original release ‘Beasts Of No Nation’, it is clearly the most visible brand in the digital entertainment industry. The recently out Q3 earning however fail to translate the popularity in to numbers. A 50% drop in …

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Netflix and The Net Neutrality Campaign Don’t Add Up

  Net Neutrality campaigners made us believe that the ruling by the FCC earlier this year would be good for consumers because video streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon would not be charged more by carriers and therefore would not have to charge their customers more. Back then, Netflix had to pay a decent sum to internet service …

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