Category archives for: OTT

Aereo files for Chapter 11 reorganisation

Internet entertainment streaming service Aereo, which suspended its operations June 28th following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters, has filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 reorganisation in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Aereo also announced that it has appointed Lawton Bloom of Argus to serve as Chief Restructuring Officer […] steps up expansion plans

Spanish OTT service is intensifying its expansion and plans to be available in 15 countries by the end of 2015. The service, launched in Spain in 2010 and bought two years later by Japan’s Rakuten, is now present in four markets: Spain, France, UK and Germany. Wuaki.TV is also strengthening its content with several agreements with US majors and […]

Multiscreen TV providers moving to NFV

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its 2014 Multiscreen TV Strategies and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey, which provides insight into pay-TV operator plans for multiscreen video services and delivering live and file-based video content to subscribers over multiple devices. “Service providers want flexibility in the processing platforms they use to encode and play out video […]

More UK homes use PVR than VoD


Decipher, the digital media consultancy, has released findings from Wave 5 of its Mediabug research. It shows that VoD viewing is moving from devices to the TV screen; both PCs and tablets lost share of online VoD viewing (5 per cent and 2 per cent respectively), whilst Apple TV (+1 per cent), NOW TV (+1 per cent), Chromecast (+1 per […]

OTT TV to reach $10bn

Findings from market research firm Infonetics suggest that over-the-top (OTT) pay-TV revenue is set to grow from $5.8 billion in 2014 to just over $10 billion in 2018 According to Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay-TV at Infonetics Research, subscription-based OTT providers such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon have seen phenomenal growth over the last couple […]

Fire TV Amazon’s “most successful device launch”

Amazon has announced that Fire TV Stichas strated shipping. “Fire TV Stick has been our most successful device launch ever,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices. “We built a ton of these, but customer demand still outpaced our supply. We’re excited by the overwhelming customer response and the team is working hard to build more as quickly as […]

Nielsen can measure Netflix and Amazon

Nielsen will begin measuring ratings for streamed services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime in December, according to WSJ. The report, says that by analysing the audio from OTT feeds, Nielsen will be able to identify the programming being streamed without the cooperation of streaming services. A statement by Nielsen SVP Brian Fuehrer indicates that the programming measured will be […]

Mobile bumps TV as America’s first screen

Mobile  analytics firm Flurry, owned by Yahoo, has found that time spent on mobile devices grew in the US by 9.3 per cent – from 2 hours and 42 minutes to 2 hours and 57 minutes – in the past nine months. That is almost 3 hours per day spent on mobile devices by the average American consumer, while time […]

Netflix announces Australia, NZ launch


After months of speculation, and reportedly already having an unofficial subscriber base via VPN users, Internet movie and TV subscription service Netflix is heading down under, revealing that it will expand into Australia and New Zealand in March 2015. Internet-connected users in Australia and New Zealand will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of […]

SFR launches FTTH TV offer with Numericable

French Telco SFR has launched a new FTTH TV offering services and TV from La Box Fibre by Numericable, just a few days before the closing of  the Altice/Numericable takeover. Priced from €29.99 up to €41.99, the “Box TV fibre de SFR” is available to the 8 million households with fibre access and newcomers to SFR. The new offer aims […]

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