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Hollywood On The Offensive As EU Questions Geo-Blocks 19 January 2016

Regulators sent the companies a so-called statement of objections last year, attacking industry contracts that prevent people viewing movies and TV programs outside the country in which they are sold. Walt Disney Co., Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Brothers unit, Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal Media, Sony Pictures and Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures also have the chance to …

Conviva Reports Online Video Viewers Moving To Longform Videos 14 January 2016

Consumers are increasingly watching longform video on online video streaming services, with the proportion of screen time dedicated to shortform decreasing, according to new research. A report from video analytics firms Conviva concludes that 2015 was the year that premium TV came into its own on online platforms. It said the proportion of online viewing dedicated …

Demand For Video Streaming Services Is Up, But How? 08 January 2016

Think people have binged enough? No? Just like the rest of the world. For a fact, entertainment has grown to account for more than 70% of peak Internet traffic, up from 69% earlier this year and 64% during the first half of 2014, as per the latest report from Sandvine. Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video and Hulu …

The New Rovi Research Sheds Light On OTT 08 January 2016

Some 60% of people frequently stream content while travelling by car or public transport, with 29% claim to do so while at work, according to new research by Rovi. The study found that 77% of respondents subscribe to “alternative” TV or video streaming services providers like Netflix or Hulu – with more people doing so in …

MAGID & TV Mogul Study Reveals Majority of US Households Have Connected TV 08 January 2016

For the first time, a majority of U.S. viewers have TV sets connected to the Internet, according to data released today by Frank N. Magid Associates and advertising software maker TubeMogul. Connected TV penetration–through gaming consoles, set-top boxes, and smart TVs–has more than doubled from 26% of U.S. households in 2013 to 53% this year. …

Yahoo’s Streaming Service Was Doomed to Fail 07 January 2016

Entering into the world of streaming services is far from simple. The field is beyond crowded with well-established services backed by a whole lot of money, popular original programming, and exclusive licensing deals with TV and movie studios. When Yahoo! entered the playing field recently with “Screen,” the climate it stumbled into was one that was far …

How Netflix and Amazon Changed The Game In 2015 31 December 2015

This year, in lieu of the traditional Best Of Lists, we thought it would be fun to discuss how streaming platforms became the first choice for critically adored and highly anticipated content. The Mindy Project moved from Fox to Hulu; Aziz Ansari’sMaster of None went straight to Netflix. This year, streaming platforms positioned themselves as …

Pay-TV Subs More Like To Add SVOD Than Cord Nevers 24 December 2015

With 55% of consumers not yet indicating near-term spending on new video streaming services, it’s expeceted there to be a continued growing opportunity for ad-supported video offerings, in addition to the opportunity for paid services.

81% US Households Access Internet From Home Broadband Now 23 December 2015

Dovetailing with a trend to online video streaming services, a full 81% of US households get a broadband Internet service at home, an increase from 26% in 2005. According to consumer research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG), 13% of households get a broadband Internet service while not subscribing to a pay-TV service. Broadband now accounts for …

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