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RNIB backs a new VoD app for the blind 13 March 2015

Blind and partially sighted people in the UK are set to benefit from a new app that will open up video on-demand services that up until now have had limited provision of audio description. The app, called MovieReading, which is currently being tested by more than 150 blind and partially sighted people, will provide AD …

Video Streamers are pushing Cable TV out of the game 12 March 2015

Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau claims that as much as 40% of TV-rating declines in the third and fourth quarters were attributable to video streaming services. The news comes as TV viewing has declined by an estimated 10% from a year previously in the third quarter, and by 9% for the fourth quarter year-over-year, according to the Journal, …

Asia-Pacific Pay-TV revenues to go up by USD 10 Billion 10 March 2015

Pay TV revenues in the Asia Pacific region (22 countries) will grow by $10 billion between 2014 and 2020, according to Digital TV Research. The Digital TV Asia Pacific Forecasts report estimates that pay TV revenues will reach $41.52 billion by 2020. Simon Murray, Principal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “The number of homes …

Online Video Industry in China is now worth 3.5 Billion Euros 09 March 2015

Revenue generated by the Chinese online video streaming services market reached 23.97 billion yuan (€3.46 billion) in 2014, increasing 76.4 per cent from a year earlier and helped by the sale of self-produced content rights, according to consulting firm iResearch. The fast growth of last year’s revenues was mainly driven by the sales of home-produced …

Cord cutters’ monthly expenses could range from $85-$118 – without your telco 09 March 2015

Customers who are renouncing paid TV services from cable or telco operators in favor of over-the-top video streaming services from the likes of Netflix and Amazon–still must pay around $100 a month in fees, according to the latest research. FierceWireless sister publication FierceOnlineVideo looked into the cost of cutting a pay-TV subscription in favor of an …

Vuclip, Verimatrix power VoD service for emerging markets 05 March 2015

Mobile video provider Vuclip has signed a partnership agreement with IPTV content protection specialist Verimatrix to power a new tier of secure premium video streaming services to emerging markets. Vuclip has integrated the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) platform with its Vuclip Prime subscription mobile VOD service. Deployed to support a subscription-based model, VCAS provides a digital video …

OTT dam is giving away 05 March 2015

The dam is breaking, as television companies begin to pour money into new “over the top” video streaming services. The services ostensibly target “cord cutters” and “cord nevers,” but simultaneously serve as a hedge against the traditional television bundle, which, as 21st Century Fox C.O.O. said late last year, is “fraying at the edge.” Read …

SVoD not an imminient threat to Pay-TVs in Australia, says ASTRA 04 March 2015

The pay-television industry has dismissed the threat to its business model posed by subscription based on-demand video streaming services as US giant #netflix, which has announced its Australian launch date as March 24. ASTRA’s biggest member, Foxtel, is under pressure to show the rise of circa-$10 a month #svod services such as Netflix – offering large, advertising-free …

Ericsson predicts on-demand video outrunning broadcast TV soon 03 March 2015

More people are predicted to watch on-demand video streaming services than traditional broadcast TV on a weekly basis in 2015, and video will generate half of mobile data traffic, the CEO of Swedish firm #ericsson said on Monday in Barcelona, the host of the Mobile World Congress. “People are using mobile broadband for viewing a lot …

IPTV services are battling it out in every Korean home 24 February 2015

Digital theaters have grown rapidly in Korea as more households start enjoying #iptv and cable broadcast service. The proportion of digital and online movie market segment out of the entire TV #vod market rose from 44.3% in 2010 to 60.7% in 2012, and 75.8% in 2014. Last year, the viewers of Frozen VOD reached 280,000 in a …

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