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That’s Heavy, Man … 4K Over OTT 07 July 2015

  BY NOW, TWO TRENDS are clear when it comes to the momentum around 4K/Ultra HD video. One is that Ultra HD is far more of an Internet-protocol (IP) thing than traditional broadcast video methods. Samsung and Comcast, for instance, … Continue reading

Nielsen’s Total-Audience Report Should Terrify Television Execs 06 July 2015

  Last week, global information and measurement company Nielsen came out with Q1 2015’s Total Audience Report. For those following the media landscape, the report gives powerful insight into how content is being consumed across a host of devices: television, … Continue reading

Ireland’s VOD Viewers Favor Free Content, Even if It Means Ads 03 July 2015

  Digital video has taken flight in Ireland. According to March 2015 research by Nielsen for the Interactive Advertising Bureau Ireland (IAB Ireland), 67% of internet users ages 16 and older in Ireland had viewed video-on-demand (VOD) in the six … Continue reading

Vivendi Buys Leading Video Platform Dailymotion 01 July 2015

  Vivendi, the media conglom which owns pay TV giant Canal Plus Group and Universal Music Group, has completed the acquisition of Dailymotion, one of the world’s biggest aggregation and video on demand distribution platforms, for 217 million Euros. Through … Continue reading

Netflix and the war for the living room 23 June 2015

  If you’ve been paying any attention recently  (and it’s been hard to miss)  you might have noticed that Netflix, the US video on demand distribution behemoth, has arrived here in Australia. Now, Netflix isn’t completely new to many Australians. If … Continue reading

A Third of Pay-TV Subscribers May Cut the Cord 20 June 2015

  It is no surprise that most Americans do not like their pay-TV service, whether it is delivered by cable or satellite. According to the latest report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI), subscription-TV companies are tied with Internet … Continue reading

TV stations eye Internet video services / Networks hope to recapture drifting viewers, fading revenue 19 June 2015

  Commercial TV stations are recently focusing on online video on demand distribution services, hoping to secure a new revenue source by enhancing distribution services while maintaining peak advertising revenue, as well as to restore the power of TV by … Continue reading

Internet-Plus Poised To Transform China’s Film Business Models 15 June 2015

  Self-confidence overflowed as Chinese film and Internet executives pitched a new business model that may be on the way to transforming the fortunes of local studios and rolling back the influence of Hollywood in China. At a high-powered seminar on … Continue reading

Warner Bros.’ Sanders Sees EST Revenues Hitting $2B 10 June 2015

  Ron Sanders, Warner Bros.’ president of worldwide home entertainment distribution, said electronic sell-through is more than a beacon of hope for the beleaguered home sector. It is an increasingly robust business. During a keynote session at Tuesday’s On Demand Summit, he said … Continue reading

Smartphones beat out Paid TV and Internet Service Providers 09 June 2015

  As more entertainment options provide consumers with a wealth of choices, overall customer satisfaction with pay TV services and Internet service providers (ISPs) is on the decline. Smartphone users, however, are quite happy with their devices. Consumer satisfaction with … Continue reading