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75% abandon poor streaming within 4min

Conviva, a specialist in OTT video experience optimisation, has released the findings of its inaugural report, which found that stream interruptions, inadequate picture fidelity and other poor streaming experience issues prompt nearly three-quarters of all OTT video viewers to give up in the first four minutes of playback. The report reveals the steep challenges OTT service providers, ISPs and CDNs […]

Adobe: TV Everywhere surges 400%


Authenticated video usage has surged 467 per cent over a 24-month period, according to Adobe’s latest report on US digital video trends. Sports continue to dominate TV Everywhere (TVE) use (three times as many TVE viewers watch sports than watch movies), viewership increases are being seen across many forms of content, according to Adobe’s report, which based its 2013-2014 findings […]

Report: Cord-cutting could get worse

Analysis from MoffettNathanson asks the all-important question as to the position of US cable & satellite if so-called ‘cord-cutting’ turns out to be actually worse than expected. MN reports that the last 3 months have seen a flurry of new entries into the OTT market in the US.  Dish’s Sling TV, CBS All Access, HBO Now, and Sony Vue “have […]

C4 launches All 4 on March 30

All 4 logo

Channel 4 has confirmed its new digital service, branded All 4, on March 30th. The service, which replaces 4oD, and will be available via PC, iPads and iPhones from Monday. All 4 will allow viewers to watch live Channel 4 programmes via the Now function, as well as access past programmes using the On Demand feature. It will also offer […]

EFC channel on ESPN Player

ESPN Player will be providing fight fans across Europe live coverage from one of the world’s leading Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organisations, EFC – the Extreme Fighting Championship – in a three event special promotion. EFC showcases some of the best fighters from across the globe competing in bouts to determine the ultimate champions, and now European sports fans can […]

Amazon Fire TV Stick for UK


Amazon will launch its Fire TV Stick in the UK on April 15th. The HDMI dongle, priced at £35 (€45.50), streams video via Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube, among others, straight to user’s televisions. For the first two days existing Amazon Prime subscribers can order the gadget for £19. Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, claims the Fire […]

Google’s Nexus Player for UK

Google’s Nexus Player, the company’s first device to feature the Android TV platform, will launch in the UK on March 26th.  The Asus made device is available for £79.99 (€104) – £20 more than the recently price-cut Apple TV. The Nexus Player will ship with a modified version Android Lollipop, and will reportedly automatically update itself to version 5.1 of […]

Australia: 92% TV viewing linear broadcast


The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report, covering the fourth quarter of calendar 2014, reveals viewing of video content on Internet-connected mobile devices has grown year-on-year though it remains small relative to the time Australians spend watching broadcast television on in-home TV sets. Technology in Autralian homes Household take-up of

N. America pay-TV to fall $12bn by 2019

Pay-TV revenues, subscriptions and on-demand, in North America peaked in 2013 at $102.86 billion, according to a report from Digital TV Research. The latest edition of the Digital TV North America report forecasts that revenues will fall by 11.7 per cent or $12.04 billion between 2014 and 2020 to $90.71 billion in 2020. Cable revenues in

Yomvi on PlayStation


Canal Plus’ OTT service Yomvi has been made available on PlayStation 3 and 4 game consoles – extending its reach on consoles beyond Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Yomvi can be downloaded from PlayStation Store, under the ‘Video TV’ applications. The OTT service is also available through the website, PCs, smartphones Samsung and LG, and tablets (Android and iOs). Canal Plus recently […]

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