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Netflix Can’t Be Snubbed This Easy, Cable Will Have To Reconsider 13 October 2015

  There has recently been a shift in tone by major cable companies when they talk about their relationship with Netflix. Cable executives seem to have woken up to the fact that their licensing deals with Netflix bolster the catalog of a company that could do serious damage to their business. The analysts write that …

OTT Short On Luck In Replacing PayTV In Mexico 13 October 2015

  OTT video streaming platforms such as Netflix and Clarovideo aren’t taking the place of pay-TV in Mexico, according to the country’s Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT). Following recent figures indicating that viewers are choosing OTT as a complement to pay-TV, the IFT has decided to enter the debate around whether OTT should have the same …

TV Network Brands Still Matter in the World of Online Video, Says Hulu 12 October 2015

  “Everything is merging together,” said Tim Connolly, senior vice president and head of distribution and partnerships for Hulu. Connolly spoke today at the New York Media Festival on the future of television. Online video streaming platforms used to be disparaged a little bit,” Connolly said. Hulu puts broadcast content online, and sees itself as an …

Netflix and The Net Neutrality Campaign Don’t Add Up 12 October 2015

  Net Neutrality campaigners made us believe that the ruling by the FCC earlier this year would be good for consumers because video streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon would not be charged more by carriers and therefore would not have to charge their customers more. Back then, Netflix had to pay a decent sum to internet service …

YouTube Threatened By MCNs Leaving For Own Multiscreen Platform 09 October 2015

  Parallel to the OTT and multiscreen revolution, user-generated content evolved into professional-standard UGC and YouTube stars and channels were born, appealing to millennials. The talent made some money, then hooked up with people who could make them more thanks to experience in business generally and media sales and distribution in particular. The result was …

BBC Drops Hints Of Further Cost Cutting To Be Internet-Fit 09 October 2015

  In its response to a government paper on the U.K. public broadcaster’s charter review, it also underlines its desire to continue airing big entertainment shows and says it wants to be the “cornerstone of Britain’s creative industries. The BBC on Thursday outlined its plans to further reduce costs, by 20 percent over a five-year …

Netflix Bandwidth Consumption Explained In A Single Chart 09 October 2015

  Netflix is an internet hog. This year, it accounts for more than 36% of all of the downstream internet traffic from fixed access sources alone–more than the next eight traffic-hoggers combined, according to Sandvine. And its share of the internet has been growing: in 2013, Netflix only accounted for 32.25% of downstream traffic in …

Streaming Video Poised To Surpass Network TV 07 October 2015

  The total number of online video streamers could pass the number of people watching traditional TV in the next year, according to a report by tech major Ericsson. The latest TV and Media report released by the company showed the percentage of people globally streaming video from video streaming platforms such as Netflix, Lightbox or YouTube had increased from …

BBC Fears Loss Of Subscribers To Distraction From Connected Devices 06 October 2015

  The BBC is worrying less about competition from over-the-top (OTT) video streaming platforms like Netflix, and more about the danger of losing the attention of young viewers distracted by their devices, according to director of audiences, Nick North. “What we’re thinking about is OTT: is this a threat to TV, is Netflix a threat to …

How Big Data Helps BBC & HBO Analyze Audience Behavior To Give You The Shows You Want 06 October 2015

  By using the data gathered across all syndication partners, video streaming platforms & content providers can pre-emptively make critical business decisions in real time – effectively creating a closed loop. This type of model, facilitated by data-driven intelligence, enables providers to effect control and manage every aspect of their ecosystem. With the right systems, …

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