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Viewers want OTT on TV, says Roku 30 April 2015

Migration of video to OTT is a genuine global trend, but viewers still prefer to watch that video on TV, according to Ed Lee, vice-president of content for Roku. Speaking at TV Connect yesterday, Lee noted that OTT leader Netflix’s video on demand system would be in 200 countries by the end of 2016, and …

The new Deloitte study is good news for OTT, really bad for linear TV 28 April 2015

Netflix and other OTT video on demand systems have not only given people more options for watching programming, but they’ve also changed how Americans consume content. The rise of these services, which also includes Hulu and Hulu Plus, Amazon‘s Prime Instant Video, and tons of other niche players, has led to behavior change, according to Deloitte’s Digital Democracy …

Growth of streaming video killed Comcast-Time Warner deal 27 April 2015

What killed Comcast Corp.’s $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc.? Regulators’ desire to protect the Internet video on demand industry that is reshaping TV. A combination of the No. 1 and No. 2 US cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one …

Former BBC iPlayer boss: local TV is ‘years behind in its thinking’ 23 April 2015

The former BBC executive and video on demand technology expert who oversaw the launch of the iPlayer has criticized Ofcom’s implementation of local TV as being “years behind in its thinking” and argued that the concept of such a service delivered over the airwaves is “fundamentally wrong”. Speaking at the Westminster Media Forum event on …

Conviva: 1% Interruptions Lead to 14 Minutes of Lost Engagement 22 April 2015

While the quality of over-the-top video services is rising, so are viewer demands. Video optimization specialist Conviva released its 2015 Viewer Experience Report today, and the findings lay out challenges for OTT providers. Playback interruptions are the biggest problem for OTT video on demand systems, as each 1 percent of interruptions experienced leads to 14 …

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