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Netflix Is Going Hollywood On Its Own But Will It Survive? 29 September 2015

  Netflix is evolving into something that more closely resembles a movie studio, as it continues to shoot and produce more original TV shows and films itself, and reduce its reliance on outside companies for content. According to reports, the video streaming site is planning to film Chelsea Handler’s new talk show in Hollywood, having leased a production …

The Future Of Traditional TV Looks Bleak, And It Shouldn’t Worry Us 28 August 2015

  The review of the BBC’s charter overseen by culture secretary John Whittingdale doesn’t just have important implications for one of the UK’s most iconic institutions, it is also a symptom of a broader phenomenon: the disruption of television by online video on demand content. The future for broadcasters might look bleak, but there are …

Netflix Gains More Users Than Projected, Benefits From Cord Cutting and Cable Decline 16 April 2015

Netflix Inc. added a better-than-expected 4.88 million subscribers in the March quarter, as the streaming service sacrificed some profits to keep up its aggressive international expansion. Investors cheered the subscriber growth, which topped Netflix’s own forecast for 4.05 million additions. Including customers signed up for free trials, Netflix now has more than 62 million subscribers …

Mobile Video Will Pass Desktop In 2016 13 April 2015

Mobile’s share of total online video streaming services is set to soar from 26% last year to 40% this year and just over 50% by the end of 2016, surpassing desktop viewing, according to a new report and forecast from Adobe Systems.  Turning to specific device categories, smartphones accounted for 14% of all online video viewing …

Video On Demand Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2014 – 2020 09 April 2015

According to finding of the report published by Future Market Insights, the global VoD market was valued at US$ 207,125.4 Mn in 2013 and is anticipated to reach US$ 357,273.9 Mn by 2020, registering a single digit CAGR of 8.1% between 2014 and 2020. The global Video on Demand market on the basis of services is …

Rentrak, comScore, Nielsen chart OTT video audience trends 07 April 2015

As more consumers are viewing online video streaming services like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix on their TV screens, mobile smartphones or tablets, the question becomes: What are users’ viewing behaviors? Online audience measurement firms including comScore, Rentrak and Nielsen are sizing up what audiences are watching and how they are engaging with their content across platforms. …

Tapping Into OTT Video’s 24% Projected Growth is Key for Pay TV, Says ABI Research 07 April 2015

The pay TV market has been struggling with increasing customer churn and maintaining ARPU, and is forecast for only 3.7% CAGR through 2020, according to ABI Research. In contrast, OTT video continues its strong growth, and should see around 26% total revenue growth in 2015, with 24% CAGR through 2019. With the growing popularity of …

Netflix and Spotify to make streaming a billion pound industry in UK 20 March 2015

The online VoD services subscription market in the UK is on track to reach half a billion pounds this year amid consumers’ growing desire for on-demand access to film and television that better suits their schedules and tastes. Services such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer and Amazon Instant Video have created a “dramatic” growth for the video …

Department of Revenue in Alabama Issues Proposed Regulation Taxing Digital Streaming Services 19 March 2015

The Alabama Department of Revenue has issued a proposed regulation that, if finalized in its present form, would substantially expand the scope of the state and local rental tax applied to VoD platforms and other digital streaming services. The expanded rental tax would be imposed on certain “cable or satellite television providers, online movie and digital …

Americans quickly abandoning regular TV as streaming goes mainstream, claim MoffetNathanson and Nielsen 16 March 2015

Traditional television viewing is declining faster than ever as video streaming services become a mainstream feature in American homes, according to new research by Nielsen. Adults watched an average of four hours and 51 minutes of live TV each week in the fourth quarter of 2014, down 13 seconds from the same quarter of 2013, …

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