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WWE looks to OTT as pay-per-view faces long-term decline 04 May 2015

Wrestling network WWE is looking to build the WWE Network as a strong direct-to-consumer offering as it faces up to the long-term decline of its traditional pay-per-view business, according to Ed Wells, senior vice-president and managing director, delivering a keynote … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading