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Netflix, Amazon are cutting TV ratings

Todd Juenger of Sanford C. Bernstein, says the big third quarter drop in ratings for ad-supported TV in the US is largely the fault of subscription video on demand services like Netflix and Amazon and that the erosion is likely to increase. Using data from both Nielsen and Rentrak, Juenger believes the decline is real and not just a measurement […]

Bell Media brews Project Latte SVoD

Canadian multimedia group Bell Media has revealed plans to launch a new video streaming service devoted exclusively to the best content on television. The on-demand subscription service, currently code-named ‘Project Latte’, will feature thousands of hours of content representing TV’s top premium brands including HBO. With content from all key Hollywood major and independent studios, Project Latte does not duplicate […]

Murdoch: ‘Unite to fight Netflix and Amazon’

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Rupert Murdoch has called for a cooperative media response to challenger streaming services Amazon and Netflix. The media industry needs its own competitor to these giants, he told a WSJ technology conference. “As an industry, we need a competitor – a serious competitor – to Netflix and Amazon,” Murdoch said, “I think we’re all on the same page.” 21st Century […]

BT confirms Netflix deal

UK telco BT has confirmed that it is to make available Internet TV streaming service Netflix as part of its offering. BT revealed the initiative as it reported its Q2 results, which saw it add 38,000 TV customers in the quarter. “We continue to focus on strengthening our TV proposition and are excited to announce we have entered into a […]

Sky Deutschland unveils OTT service

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Pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland has launched what it describes as a new, easy, and flexible way to experience its content, at home or on the go. For the first time, the new, standalone online TV service Sky Online makes it possible for everyone without a traditional Sky subscription to register at www.skyonline.de and immediately enjoy the latest series, most recent […]

Boxer Play launches in Sweden, Denmark

Teracom Boxer has launched a new VoD streaming service across Sweden and Denmark. Norigin Media of Norway, has been selected to license their multi-screen TV Apps with custom integrations to the video platform managed by Boxer in Sweden. The new ´Boxer Play’ TV streaming service includes a variety of live channels and VoD Subscription Packs available to its customers with […]

CASBAA: Content strategies “Beyond the Box”

The second day of the annual CASBAA Convention, 2014, saw speakers across technology, advertising and content industries take a more in-depth look at how to adapt to a future ‘Beyond the Box’. As the broadcast industry moves into new forms of content delivery such as digital streaming and over-the-top services, the convention aimed to discuss these changes and how to […]

Verizon bundles free Netflix

Verizon Communications will be giving all new customers in the US a free one-year subscription to Netflix if they subscribe to its FiOS triple play service. The announcement follows Verizon’s failed partnership with Redbox to start its own streaming service, Redbox Instant. The service was launched in March 2013 but was shut down earlier this month. “The joint venture partners […]

CASBAA: ‘Light touch’ needed for pay-TV regulation

John Medeiros, chief policy officer at the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA), has called for governments in the region to exercise a light touch in their regulation of pay-TV networks, which he says should be freed from archaic regulations, inequitable censorship controls and unfair tax burdens which are not levied on online content supply. He also warned […]

FCC proposes updated MVPD definition

Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman, says the industry has passed from an era where it was necessary to build a purpose-specific pathway to deliver video, and accordingly, the Commission is putting forth proposals to update FCC rules to recognise this new reality and, as a result, expand competition and consumer choice, a move that could benefit OTT players such as Aereo […]

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