Category archives for: OTT

YouTube funding more user-producers

YouTube has started to hand out another round of funding to some of its top content creators, according to YouTube Originals head Alex Carloss. “As any creator will tell you, making compelling new content isn’t easy, and we expect to learn a lot through this process. We’ll experiment with new formats and ideas. We’ll get our hands dirty. We’ll make […]

BT Sport Extra red button

BT Sport viewers are set to benefit from more top flight TV programming following the launch of its BT Sport Extra ‘red button’ service in the UK and Ireland, this weekend. BT Sport Extra will be on air at selected times, providing viewers with additional content alongside the already strong line-up on BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN. […]

Netflix eyes next targets

Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, told the CTAM cable marketing summit it will decide in 2015 which European territories will be next in its five year plan to expand globally. Hastings, in Europe to promote Netflix’s latest six European launches, said moving to more territories will help it to monetise and do “more original content.” “Our pattern for the next few […]

Disney looks to OTT for young

Disney is turning to OTT to reach 20 to 30 year-olds as pay-TV growth slackens, Ben Pyne, president of global distribution at Disney Media Networks told the CTAM EuroSummit . “In the United States, we roughly have 100 million multi-channel households and there’s been tremendous growth in households. But…. there’s only so many households in the United States and we […]

1m YouTube views a day on UPC Hungary

Watching YouTube videos on TV screens with UPC TV Apps service has quickly become popular among the customers of UPC Hungary, exceeding all expectations. UPC Hungary has revealed that YouTube viewing minutes have already exceeded a total of 1 million per day in the first three months since the introduction of UPC TV Apps. Following the first phase of the […]

Tablet TV confirms US, UK launch aims

Following’s exclusive revelation September 16 that Motive Television was anticipating an end-of-year UK launch for its Tablet TV service following October deployment in San Francisco, the company has confirmed it is moving toward launches in the United States and United Kingdom in 2014. Both projects are currently in the process of updating and improving the user interface, and completing […]

Survey: OTT in Emerging Markets

SPB TV, a provider of end-to-end OTT TV, IPTV and mobile TV solutions, released the OTT TV Survey 2014. SPB TV’s Co-Founder Sebastian-Justus Schmidt announced the survey outcomes, sharing developments in the fast-growing consumer base of OTT TV users in emerging markets. Among interesting findings are

Viacom: Multi-screen viewership boosts fandom and loyalty

Findings from a recent Viacom study – Getting With the Program: TV’s Funnels, Paths and Hurdles – exploring how audiences discover, watch and become fans of TV shows, reveal that the proliferation of devices and sources is having a positive impact on viewership and fandom. Additionally, multi-screen viewers

Bouygues breaks ranks to take Netflix

Bouygues Telecom has broken ranks with other French platforms to make Netflix available on its set-top boxes from November. Netflix launched in France today (September 15th), at €7.99 a month. In addition to the forthcoming launch on Bouygues Telecom’s IPTV platform, the service can be accessed via PCs, tablets, smartphones, LG, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and Toshiba smart TVs […]

Social media driving Millennial TV viewing

A recent Omnibus survey gives insight into how Millennials aged 18-29 experience and find TV shows a full 76 per cent of Millennials report they discover new shows to watch from friends, family and social media, and 73 per cent still watch on a traditional TV set. In addition to watching on a traditional TV, 74 per cent also watch […]

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