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Online TV consumption up 388%

Key findings of the Adobe Digital Index report show that more people watched more TV online than ever before. TV consumption across devices grew 388 per cent year-over-year (YoY) and programmers saw broader use as unique monthly viewers increased by 146 per cent YoY across browsers and TV apps. While online TV consumption remains fragmented across platforms, gaming consoles and […]

Tribeca, Lionsgate team for SVoD

In a move to offer premium content to a growing online audience, next generation global content specialist Lionsgate, and Tribeca Enterprises, a diversified global media company which owns and operates the Tribeca Film Festival, have partnered to launch a subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service. The service, called Tribeca Short List, will encompass a prestigious selection of Lionsgate and Tribeca titles as […]

Pay-TV stays top revenue source to 2018

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IDATE has released the latest version of its TV and video services worldwide market report analysing changes in viewer habits, TV access networks (terrestrial, satellite, cable, IPTV) and revenue sources (linear TV, pay-TV, DVD, Blu-ray, VoD) in more than 40 countries. The report’s project manager, Florence Le Borgne, comments that, “even though we are watching more video than ever before, […]

France Télévisions new youth multiscreen platform

France Televisions will this week launch the new ad-supported multiscreen platform for its youth brand Ludo, developed as a youth digital on-demand channel for kids aged 6 and above. The new platform will replace the current website monludo.fr and will be available on IOS and Android tablets as well as on Xbox One consoles, before extending to all mobile devices […]

Aereo supports MVPD clarification

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Online entertainment streaming service Aereo, which suspended its operations June 28th following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters, is taking further steps to create a path forward for the company by filing a required ex parte notice disclosing its recent conversations with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where it expressed its support for including a narrow […]

DiCaprio documentary for Netflix

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way has teamed with Netflix to release gorilla documentary Virunga. The wildlife film, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, follows park rangers as they struggle to protect gorillas in Africa’s oldest national park. “Films like Virunga are powerful stories that are a window into the incredible cultural and natural diversity of our world, the forces that […]

AOL unveils original UK content

AOL has unveiled its first UK Originals series at the inaugural IAB Digital Upfronts at BAFTA. Produced in association with 40 Partners, AOL is developing two new original series featuring home-grown talent including Richard Bacon and Tess Daly. The programmes will bring a range of stories and voices to new and existing audiences across the AOL On Network. These new […]

CBS goes OTT with All Access

CBS Corporation has launched CBS All Access, a new digital subscription video on demand and Nielsen-measured live streaming service for the CBS Television Network. CBS All Access will offer subscribers thousands of episodes from the current season, previous seasons and classic shows on demand, as well as the ability to stream local CBS Television stations live in 14 of the […]

Univision goes OTT too

Univision, the Spanish-language broadcaster, is to start live and on-demand streaming for non-subscribers according to the WSJ. There is no word on launch date or pricing for its Uvideos platform. Currently, it is only available to pay TV subscribers that have to log in with their cable or satellite TV account information. Tonia O’Connor, the broadcaster’s president for content distribution, told […]

Netflix net adds down

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Despite adding over 3 million members in Q3, ending the period with 53.1 million global members and $1.22 billion in revenue, Internet entertainment streaming service Netflix says net additions were lower than forecast, particularly for the US. It also said it planned substantial further expansion internationally. In its Letter to Shareholders, Netflix said it added about a million new members […]

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