Category archives for: OTT

Cord-cutting minimal in Western Europe

Despite signs of market maturity, cord-cutting is not expected to make much of an impact in Western Europe, according to a report from Digital TV Research. The Digital TV Western Europe Forecasts report (which covers 18 countries) states that pay TV penetration is expected to grow from 56.7 per cent at end-2014 to 60.4 per cent in 2020. In fact, […]

Google Q1 boosted by YouTube ads

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Google reported higher quarterly revenue and profit as rising online ad volume offset a hit from the strong dollar. Revenue for the quarter that ending March rose 12 per cent to $17.26 billion, from $15.42 billion a year earlier. “Excluding the net impact of foreign currency headwinds, revenue grew a healthy 17 per cent year on year,” Google Chief Financial […]

Fox launching Asian OTT service

Fox International Channels (FIC) revealed at the Asia Pacific Operators’ Summit that its key brands Fox, Fox Sports and National Geographic Channel  will be made available via OTT in partnership with leading Asian platforms, including Avex in Japan, Tencent in China, Astro in Malaysia and Cignal in the Philippines.  These services range from SVoD, linear streaming to catch-up, and will […]

Dutch still prefer linear TV

Nearly 60 per cent of the Dutch have no plans to cancel their traditional TV subscription in favour of OTT service television programmes, according to Telecompaper Consumer Panel data. Around 4 per cent said they will likely cancel the subscriptions within the next two years while a quarter do not yet know that they will do. Customers are mainly holding […]

Streaming overtakes linear TV in US

According to Deloitte’s latest Digital Democracy Survey, Americans now prefer to stream TV content (53 per cent) rather than watch TV content live (45 per cent). The report also found that viewers aged 14 to 25 year olds watch more content on mobile devices than they do on actual TVs. Another trend increasing in popularity across all age groups is […]

NAGRA enables StarHub next-gen IPTV

NAGRA, a digital TV division of the Kudelski Group and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has revealed that StarHub’s recently launched IPTV service on Singapore’s Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network uses NAGRA’s solutions portfolio. NAGRA’s MediaLive multiscreen, OpenTV 5 connectware and anyCAST CONNECT content protection solutions enable Singapore’s largest pay TV operator to seamlessly deploy its […]

QoE impacts profitability of OTT

Conviva, the OTT video optimisation specialist, has released the findings of its third annual Viewer Experience Report, which found that even as audiences swell and potential subscription revenue balloons, the challenges to building a sustainable OTT service are piling up. Consumers no longer simply expect a service to work, they demand that it provide a high-end experience. Delivering a top-notch […]

HBO Now threatens cut-off for VPN users

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HBO is threatening to cut off paying customers of its HBO Now streaming  service if they are outside the US. The premium broadcaster has sent emails to people around the world it has detected are using software tools to access HBO Now. HBO said it took the action because it only has the right to broadcast shows in the US […]

TV2U launches TARA TV in Europe

Content enabler and technology provider TV2U has confirmed the upcoming European launch of its TARA TV platform ahead of TV Connect 2015. The move follows growing demand from cable operators for TV2U’s managed content service, which has already experienced significant uptake across APAC and the US, and is launching in the UK and Germany with other regions to follow. As […]

Telekom Slovenije selects VO’s Connected Sentinel Player

Viaccess-Orca, a global player in the protection and enhancement of content services, has announced that Telekom Slovenije has selected Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel Player to support its new OTT multiscreen platform TViN. Through the Connected Sentinel Player, a multiplatform media player that includes DRM for premium VoD and live content, operators and content providers can securely deliver OTT services to a […]

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