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EU Suggests ‘Cross-Border Portability’ For Online VOD Services

Under the proposal, consumers with subscriptions to online services such as HBO in the Nordics, ProSiebenSat.1MaxDome TV in Germany or Netflix in France, would be able to view content they have paid for when they “temporarily” travel abroad.

Netflix Causes Disarray In TV Advertising

The figures, contained in recent Television Audience Measurement (TAM) ratings from Nielsen, show sharpest viewership falls in the key advertising demographics.

Ovum Believes SVOD Will Not Be The End Of Pay-TV

Australian subscriptions to SVOD (streaming video on demand) services like Netflix, Presto and Stan – are set for strong growth over the next five years, according to analyst firm Ovum.


Majority of English TV viewers engage with second screen

  More than half of English TV viewers in Canada have engaged in some form of second screen interaction, such as looking up something about a TV show while watching it, and almost one-third have engaged in “social TV” activities, such as chatting about a TV program on social media. That’s according to the latest …


Deepening The Dynamically Ad-Served Pool

  TV ad delivery will become more addressable as more viewers stream video from set-top boxes and consume IP-based content. Although the addressable TV ad market is still only worth $300 million compared to linear TV’s $70 billion, cable operators and agencies agree that growing the addressable TV footprint will introduce more flexibility into the …


VidCon 2015: Online Video is Changing the World As We Know It

  The overriding message from the day was certainly the industry colliding with TV and the thought leaders that spoke on the day suggested that the two aren’t going to remain separate much longer. That really came as no major surprise, but what did strike us as interesting was the way in which they expect the …


The New World of Broadcasting

What is “broadcasting”? There was a time, decades ago, when broadcasting was simple: You got a license from the government, built a transmission facility and flung as much power into the ether as you were allowed. Then came cable TV systems, which had a pipeline into homes that could carry programming that was never actually …


LeTV and Xiaomi are in an epic battle to upend the TV industry

  LeTV and Xiaomi, two Chinese internet companies on different paths that both claim to upend traditional industry, have recently been fighting a battle over smart TV and smartphones. Each side wants to pursue the fight until it forces the other into submission. Xiaomi issued the first challenge by joining with Chinese video websites and …


Rising tide of online piracy: Sink or Swim?

  For the first time, searches for popular insecure OTT devices have now outstripped popular secure OTT devices on Google searches. Online piracy is big business. All content is a target: thematic channels, recent movie releases and particularly live sports. The question is can anything be done to hold back this tide? With advancements in …


Blockbuster quietly reborn as successful TVOD

  OTT history has come full circle, with Blockbuster – the fallen video rental giant that once famously turned down the chance to purchase Netflix for a (relative) pittance – having been reborn in Denmark as a quietly successful, exclusively video on demand system. Today, at the Connected TV World Summit, IP&TV News took the opportunity …


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