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Network spend outstips client for hardware/software 25 June 2015

  Revenue growth from video infrastructure network hardware and software is far outstripping growth from client hardware and software, says new Q1 data from Synergy Research Group. While revenue from all video infrastructure grew by 7% on a rolling year-on-year … Continue reading

TV still dominates media consumption in Asia, suggests Roy Morgan study 23 June 2015

  In the first research Roy Morgan has conducted for the Asian market – which does not include mobile internet use – Indonesians were found to watch almost 30 hours of TV a week, accounting for 80 per cent of weekly … Continue reading

Online video and TV services in China could face fines if they refuse to employ censors 22 June 2015

  Under a new draft regulation released this week, online radio and television service providers in China will face fines of up to 30,000 yuan (US$4,835) if they do not employ specialized censors for their programmes. The new rules, announced … Continue reading

A start-up that’s Wal-Mart’s secret weapon in streaming war 20 June 2015

Imagine partnering with one of the biggest movie studios in Los Angeles and the world’s largest retailer for your first deal ever. Sounds like a Hollywood story come to life, right? Adam Johnson, founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based start-up … Continue reading

Two Of France’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Team Up To Create Spotify For TV 19 June 2015

  Pierre Lescure is one of the founders of Canal+, France’s biggest pay-TV channel and movie & TV innovators (think HBO). Jean-David Blanc co-founded AlloCiné, France’s 1 movie review and showtimes website and a huge traffic getter, and is also … Continue reading

Business models, legal issues hold back IP video technology 18 June 2015

  The media and entertainment industry is getting in its own way in the campaign to package content for a younger, OTT-friendly audience. Most companies are struggling due to their adherence to traditional TV business models, which impede the effect … Continue reading

Netflix’s major upgrade the latest salvo in on-demand TV war 18 June 2015

Netflix is promising a faster and more slick service to Australian customers with its new-look. The on-demand TV service is rolling out a faster ‘user-friendly’ interface which gives more information about the show you’re about to watch in quick time, just … Continue reading

VOD broadcast primetime viewing leaps 22% 16 June 2015

  Total time spent viewing Free on Demand (FOD) television content increased 22% over the last year, with 32.8 million more hours per month watched in Q1 2015 than two years ago, according to the “State of VOD: Trend Report” … Continue reading

Online video apps: Show motion 15 June 2015

  JUST A few months into its launch, Hotstar—Star India’s latest attempt at cracking the online code—witnessed close to 16 million downloads and 50 million unique users, “the fastest adoption for any digital service in the world”. Apparently, popular apps … Continue reading

Netflix world domination continues as Spain, Italy and Portugal sign up 09 June 2015

  Netflix’s plans for global domination are continuing at pace, after the online streaming firm announced it will soon be available in Italy, Spain and Portugal. The company confirmed that individuals based in southern Europe would be able to access … Continue reading