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Feelmakers.com Target Spanish-Language VOD Market 11 December 2014

Founded in Spain but targeting Spanish-speakers everywhere, the VOD platform Feelmakers is split into three channels: Feeldocs which covers documentaries, Feelshorts for short movies and Feeltoons showing animation. Through HD streaming, the platform also looks to deliver movies not shown on the commercial circuit despite having won awards. The platform, which is available for computers, tablets, smartphones and …

Canal+ Series Changes VOD Habbits 11 December 2014

A year after Canal+ launched the premium channel, series have become the most downloaded content on Yomvi, the company’s VOD and online video platform. Almost half the downloads are of the 1,200-plus series which are available via the service. The series are consumed 70% more on-demand than when first broadcast, indicating audience demand for more …

Amazon Prime Instant Forays into 4K With Four Movies & Four Shows 10 December 2014

Amazon is finally letting its Prime Instant subscribers stream content in 4K, but the catalogue is remarkably small. Prime Instant starts off with just four 4K movies i.e. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Funny Girl, Hitch and Philadelphia.  Amazon will also stream three of its own original shows as well as one BBC America show and a Lady Gaga concert …

HBO Outsources Streaming Service to MLBAM 10 December 2014

HBO had announced that it would sell them a new streaming service that wouldn’t be part of a traditional cable bundle but would compete with Netflix’s video service. At the time, many assumed that the service would be based on HBO Go, the network’s existing TV Everywhere service for cable subscribers. However HBO’s leadership decided to outsource the development of …

Netflix Wants To Be Everywhere in The World in Five Years 10 December 2014

Netflix wants to be present all around the world before 2020. Netflix stepped up its international expansion this year by entering six new markets in Europe, including France and Germany. It has also announced to get launched in Australia and New Zealand coming April. That launch will bring the number of countries that Netflix is available in …

Video-on-Demand (VoD) Not a Novelty But the Norm of Entertainment Industry Today 10 December 2014

As the world ushers towards the second half of the decade, the rise of the digital age has seen a revolution in many industries and has changed the way people view, behave and interact with the real world. Internet-of-things (IoT) is a reality, first our phones became smarter and then TV, followed by Houses and …

US TV Audiences Decline as SVOD Ramps Up 09 December 2014

Viewership for US TV networks is dropping across the board. Subscription VOD on the other hand, like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus, increased by around 12 minutes per day in the same period. Why drive traffic to 3rd party Video sites like YouTube and Vimeo? Launch your OWN Video Streaming or VoD Platform with the …

Content Monetisation in Netflix Age 09 December 2014

Netflix’s widespread acceptance and consumer-friendly technology have formed another chapter in the chronicles of digital customer expectations. Next-generation technologies designed to enable content portability and drive revenue fuel top- and bottom-line growth by supporting more scalable, agile, and extensible ways of doing business. Creative merchandising, multiple delivery options, and convenient payment channels can be integrated easily …

Africa’s IPTV Base to Hit 1.57 Million by 2018 End 09 December 2014

Strong Internet protocol TV (IPTV) take-up in Nigeria will spur the continent’s rise in paid subscription by 482% to 1.57 million by the end of 2018 as per report. Nigeria is forecast to sustain 675,000 IPTV subscribers by the end of 2018, due in part to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment by companies such as IPNX which hopes …

Swisscom launches Teleclub Play flat-rate IPTV, Mobile Service 09 December 2014

Swisscom has launched Teleclub Play a new flat-rate IPTV and mobile video offering. The service will offer all Swisscom TV 2.0 customers access to more than 5,000 films, TV programmes and sporting events from their home or on the move. International series will include Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Lost and The Big C while films …

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