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APAC OTT has huge potential

Christopher Slaughter, CEO, CASBAA told its OTT summit: “The Asia Pacific region is still primarily driven by the traditional linear TV market but, as our speakers have detailed today, there is tremendous business potential in tapping into OTT.” Christine Fellowes, Board Member Responsible, CASBAA OTT & Connected Media Group, and MD Asia Pacific, Universal Networks International, offered her thoughts on […]

Movistar Go voice search with Windows

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Telefonica is to launch its mobile TV platform, Movistar TV Go, on devices with Windows Phone OS following a deal with Microsoft. The Movistar TV Go service for Windows Phone 8.1 will enable Telefónica users to watch linear and on demand content by simply speaking into the phone through Cortana voice recognition technology, which has been integrated for the first […]

Sling TV adds AMC, IFC and Hollywood Extra


Sling TV, the US OTT service from DISH, has launched AMC and IFC into its “Best of Live TV” $20 core package, and has also unveiled a movie-based add-on pack branded “Hollywood Extra” for an additional $5 per month. The add-on pack anchored by EPIX, will include content from EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX3, EPIX Drive-In and SundanceTV. “Since day one, we […]

US pay-TV subs down 125K


The thirteen largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing some 95 per cent of the market – lost about 125,000 net video subscribers in 2014, according to the Leichtman Research Group. Annual net pay-TV losses in 2014 were comparable to 2013, when the same top pay-TV providers lost about 95,000 subscribers. The top thirteen pay-TV providers account for 95.2 […]

TiVo explains Aereo asset buy


TiVo’s CEO Tom Rogers said that viewing consumers are facing “chaotic changes” in the variety and amount of programming available to them. “Infinite amounts of new and compelling content coming from all directions, traditional linear TV, live sports and other events, recorded programming, video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, TV Everywhere and web streaming services. In this new world order of content, what’s […]

Discovery’s Seeker ‘uplifting’ online channel


Discovery Communications has launched a new online channel branded Seeker in an effort to reach younger audiences who have grown up watching media online. Seeker features more than a dozen original series created specifically for the network, all which are ad-supported. Many are produced and hosted by journalist Laura Ling, who was held captive in a North Korean prison in […]

Arqiva taps SeaChange for Freeview Play

Arqiva is using SeaChange software and professional services to create the metadata foundation for Freeview Play, the new subscription-free connected TV offer from the UK’s most-watched television service.  Freeview is managed by DTV Services, a company owned and run by its five shareholders: BBC, Sky, Channel 4, ITV and Arqiva. The SeaChange Adrenalin multiscreen video platform provides Arqiva with the […]

3.7bn requests for French catch-up TV in 2014

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French catch-up TV consumption increased by 50 per cent in 2014 to 3.7 billion video requests (up from 2.5 billion in 2013). Last year, an average of 10.2 million videos were viewed each month compared to 6.8 million in 2013. Advertising revenues coming from catch-up TV services in 2014 hit

102m ‘connected things’ in Nordics by 2018

The Nordic region is in pole position to capture ‘Internet of Thing’ (IoT) opportunities, driving business innovation and improving quality of life across the region. A report by TeliaSonera and Arthur D. Little expects there will be close to four connected devices per person in the Nordics by 2018, totaling

Analytics help monetise online video

The increasing use of Internet protocol (IP) enabled devices has fuelled massive video consumption and, in turn, driven the need for online video analytics (OVA) solutions globally. Publishers, advertisers and service providers have come to the realisation that OVA solutions are essential to device effective strategies to monetise from targeted video services. Analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the […]

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