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FCC: ISPs can charge for speed

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The Federal Communications Commission has said it will propose new rules to allow content companies such as Disney, Google or Netflix to pay ISPs like Comcast and Verizon for faster lanes to send video to their subscribers. The proposed changes effectively end the guarantee on net neutrality — the principle that no providers of legal Internet content should face discrimination [...]

YouTube, Netflix boost global CDN market

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TechNavio is reporting that unprecedented growth of streaming video is directly boosting the global video content delivery network (CDN) Market. The market is projecting a CAGR of 29.66 per cent from 2014-2018. “In 2013, the average video traffic over the internet was estimated at 23.2 exabytes per month, and is expected to reach 71.5 exabytes per month by 2018,” says [...]

Mexico entertainment spend to hit $4.5bn in 2014

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Overall consumer spend on video and TV entertainment in Mexico grew by 9 per cent in 2013 to reach $$4.2 billion (54.5 billion pesos) and is forecast to reach $$4.5 billion (58.8 billion pesos) in 2014, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. “2013 was an extremely strong year for Pay-TV in Mexico – growing by almost two million [...]

Pokémon TV on Kindle Fire

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The Pokémon Company International has confirmed the launch of the official Pokémon TV app on the Amazon Kindle tablet. The Kindle Fire launch adds another platform for the Pokémon TV app, which has had more than 2.5 million installations since its 2013 launch on iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and Android devices. The Pokémon TV app is [...]

7.6m US homes considered cord-cutters

With the explosion of smartphones and digital tablets and the steady rise of Internet-connected televisions, gaming consoles, etc, consumers are increasingly watching streaming or downloaded video when and where they want. According to research from Experian

Aereo versus broadcasters: Early shots fired

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The US Supreme Court has started its hearing as to whether Internet TV streaming service Aereo violates the broadcasters’ exclusive rights under federal copyright law to the public performance of their works, with initial oral arguments, being offered. After the first day, David Frederick, counsel to Aereo, said that from the company’s perspective, the issue in the case was whether [...]

Targeted ads, let the sleeping dog lie

Ironically, given that its purpose is to draw attention, targeted advertising is the dog that didn’t bark. For as long as most of us can remember it has been talked of the great untapped resource, just waiting to be unlocked by convergence; the ‘Mother Load’ that would justify much investment in technology and content. The foundation upon which many a [...]

YouTube still top second screen site

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Despite a relative drop in visit share of 8.9 per cent over the last year in the US, YouTube is still by far the video site most frequently visited from a desktop computer with a 58.77 per cent share of visits among a custom aggregate of video-rich sites, according to

YouTube on all Roku current-gen devices

Streaming platform Roku has confirmed that YouTube is available now in the Roku Channel Store for all current-generation Roku devices in the US, Canada, UK and the Republic of Ireland. Current generation players are those introduced after July 2011 and include the Roku LT, Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2XS, Roku 3, the Roku [...]

TWC $99 Fan TV box

Last year Fanhattan unveiled its Fan TV box that vowed to put cable TV on the same level as Internet streaming services, but with the twist that cable TV providers would be the ones to sell it. Fanhattan has now formed a partnership with Time Warner Cable to sell the $99 boxes to its subscribers. Fan TV will have live [...]

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