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Streaming media devices popular for Xmas

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Analysis from Parks Associates predicts connected entertainment devices, including game consoles and streaming media devices, will be the most popular gifts for the holiday season. Among connected CE devices acquired in 2014, 37 per cent of smart watches, 25 per cent of streaming media devices (including players like the Roku 3 and sticks like the Google Chromecast), and 20 per cent […]

European OTT market set for rapid growth

Ooyala, a specialist in streaming and analytics, and Vindicia, a subscription billing expert, have published the results of a qualitative pan-European study that looks at the current premium service OTT market and its projected growth in the UK, Dutch and German regions by 2017. The study revealed that, while industry leaders are aware of the challenges when targeting the mass […]

UK kids topping up TV viewing with online content

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Ofcom research reveals the extent to which children are topping up traditional live TV viewing by watching online video clips and catch-up TV. Ofcom’s Digital Day 2014 study shows that older children aged 11-15 are watching half the amount of live TV per day as adults (1 hour 32 minutes versus 2 hours 58 minutes). In contrast, older children are […]

Aereo set for asset sale

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Internet entertainment streaming service Aereo, which November 21st filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 reorganisation in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has suggested there is substantial interest in the company’s assets. Aereo suspended its operations June 28th following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters. William Baldiga, Aereo’s lawyer, said […]

French consumer body sues Netflix

French consumer organisation the CLCV (Consommation, logement et cadre de vie), is suing Netflix, claiming that the subscription video service does not comply with French law. In a statement, the CLCV said it is suing the streaming service before a Paris court, accusing the service, which is running its French operations from Luxembourg, of not abiding by French consumer laws. […]

Amazon prepping ad-supported streaming service?

Amazon is rumoured to be launching a free, ad-supported  video streaming service separate from Amazon Prime, according to The New York Post. The report comes from a potential advertiser on the service that said the aim of the service would be to increase its market share against Netflix. According to the report, the service would run alongside the Amazon Prime Instant […]

Minecraft YouTube videos near 50bn views

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Online video firm Octoly has published a report showing that by June 2014, videos featuring content from video-game Minecraft had been watched 30.8 billion times, with only 183 million of those views coming from the channel of Mojang, the game’s publisher. That’s nearly three times the total views for videos about Grand Theft Auto, which Octoly estimated was the second […]

Aereo files for Chapter 11 reorganisation

Internet entertainment streaming service Aereo, which suspended its operations June 28th following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters, has filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 reorganisation in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Aereo also announced that it has appointed Lawton Bloom of Argus to serve as Chief Restructuring Officer […]

Wuaki.tv steps up expansion plans

Spanish OTT service Wuaki.tv is intensifying its expansion and plans to be available in 15 countries by the end of 2015. The service, launched in Spain in 2010 and bought two years later by Japan’s Rakuten, is now present in four markets: Spain, France, UK and Germany. Wuaki.TV is also strengthening its content with several agreements with US majors and […]

Multiscreen TV providers moving to NFV

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its 2014 Multiscreen TV Strategies and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey, which provides insight into pay-TV operator plans for multiscreen video services and delivering live and file-based video content to subscribers over multiple devices. “Service providers want flexibility in the processing platforms they use to encode and play out video […]

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