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Brazil’s creators demand VOD regulation 25 July 2016

ANCINE, Brazil’s national cinema agency, is about to start looking into the regulation of video on demand services. While other Latin American institutions are still debating whether VOD and over-the-top (OTT) platforms should be regulated, Brazil seems to be heading towards the establishment of a well-regulated market. Speaking during the ABTA summit, Manoel Rangel, ANCINE’s president, …

17% of U.S. homes now access only OTT programming 19 July 2016

According to data from GfK’s 2016 Ownership and Trend Report, 17 percent of U.S. homes now access Video on Demand Services only, up from 15 percent last year. Additionally, 6 percent of homes use streaming services exclusively, up from 4 percent a year ago. “The fact that a statistically significant increase in broadcast-only reception occurred …

Nielsen claims half of US households subscribe to VOD services 29 June 2016

According to a new report from Nielsen, that about half of all households in the US partake in subscription Video on Demand services like Netflix or Hulu. While that number was dangerously close to half back in February, it’s been solidified now. Television viewing habits are continuing to decline as mobile devices like tablets or smartphones open up additional options …

Viewers are flocking in record numbers for video content, according to YouTube 28 June 2016

While announcing its newest slate of original content for subscription service YouTube Red, the company this week touted the success of early originals including the web series Scare PewDiePie. In a blog post listing season-two renewals and six new video projects, YouTube Inc. said “Our original series and movies are one of the leading drivers of YouTube Red subscriptions, with …

Maxdome VoD service to provide entertainment to 80 million passengers every year 23 June 2016

By the end of this year, ICE high-speed trains will exclusively offer Maxdome’s video on demand services through the ICE portal, as the first and only video entertainment provider for the roughly 80 million passengers who travel on an ICE train every year. The service allows passengers to use their laptops or mobile devices to …

OTT today offers many choices but little variety 22 June 2016

An interesting insight by Troy Dreier from Streaming Media says it’s an exciting time for online video on demand services as we’re seeing tons of experimentation, with new services launching almost weekly. Inspired by the success of Netflix, dozens of companies have created their own low-cost, all-you-can-watch subscription services that feature a mix of older and …

Netflix users on average finished an entire season in a week 14 June 2016

Watching of multiple episodes of TV series in a row has become a part of the TV experience, and is being driven by Subscription Video on Demand services. A survey compiled by Netflix found that its users on average finished an entire season in a week. They also found that not all series were devoured …

Indie distributors and financiers agree that VOD has been a boon to them 09 June 2016

Deadline reports the session “Is The Sky Falling?” session at Produced By Conference was all about commerce, thanks to the force of Video on Demand Services. Moderator Ted Mundorff, president and CEO of Landmark Theaters, kicked off the session by noting that the three highest grossing indie films of 2014 took in $192 million at …

With an increase of 55% over the next 5 years, video will account for majority of mobile traffic 08 June 2016

According to the 2016 Ericsson Mobility Report, video will account for 70% of all mobile traffic by 2021, an increase of 55% over the next 5 years. The report states that it’s the increased practice of embedding video content on web pages and social network feeds that is helping to drive the growth in traffic …

VOD was the fastest growing segment but still accounted for only 6% of the market in 2015 08 June 2016

Linear programming accounted for 89.5% of global audiovisual services revenues, which totaled €409.7 billion, in 2015. According to Idate’s DigiWorld Yearbook 2016, this represented a respectable 2.5% increase on the previous year, with the market as a whole growing by 3.1%. Meanwhile, Video on Demand services was the fastest growing segment (26.5%) but still accounted …

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