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Kaltura HTML5 web app for Fire TV


Kaltura, the video technology platform, has launched a new HTML5 web app for Amazon Fire TV. The app allows Kaltura customers to seamlessly publish video content from within Kaltura directly to Amazon Fire TV, improving the distribution process and streamlining the multi-screen experience. Amazon recently released the Web App Starter Kit for Fire TV, which is intended to help web […]

Netflix strong growth outside US


While Netflix’s international business has yet to turn a profit, the company has seen strong growth in its non-US markets thus far, according to research firm SNL Kagan. Netflix international paid subscribers totaled 16.8 million at the end of 2014. Netflix’s first international launch, Canada, also has the distinction of being its largest with about 30 per cent penetration of […]

O2 subs get early access to C4 shows

Peep Show

O2 customers are being offered early access to ten Channel 4 series, including Peep Show, Made in Chelsea and Fresh Meat as part of the relaunch of the broadcaster’s VoD platform as All 4. Episodes of the shows will be available to stream 48 hours before their terrestrial TV airing. The offer, open to customers who sign up to O2’s […]

Australia’s iiNet: “Netflix traffic an issue”

iiNet chief technology officer Mark Dioguardi has admitted that Netflix has caused problems for some customers and revealed it is accounts for 25 per cent of the telco’s total Internet traffic less than a month after its Australian launch. Before it’s official launch in the country, Netflix made up just 3 per cent of iiNets total downloads, Drioguardi said. That figure rose to 15 per cent after the […]

US adults watch over 5 hours of video per day

A study by eMarketer has shown that US adults will spend on average 5 hours, 31 minutes watching video each day this year. The driving force behind the growth is digital video, especially on mobile and tablet. The study included television watching, which took up the majority of the time, but is slightly on the decline as digital video rises. […]

Australia: Netflix cheaper because of piracy?


Australia’s penchant for pirated content may have inadvertently scored the country a better deal on Netflix pricing, judging by comments from its chief financial officer, David Wells. In a call to investors, Wells said the company reduced the price of subscriptions to its video streaming service in countries with a high prevalence of piracy in order to stay competitive. “Piracy is […]

Amazon streams Orphan Black for free

In celebration of the upcoming third season of BBC America’s Orphan Black, Amazon will stream the first season for free today (April 17th). The free day is open to all Amazon customers – not just Prime subscribers – and will be available on the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices. “Orphan Black has been extremely […]

Netflix passes 60m subs

Netflix added more subscribers than projected in the US and abroad during the first quarter, with the news sending its shares up nearly 12 per cent. Net subscriber additions rose 22 per cent year-over-year to 4.88 million in the March quarter, beating the company’s forecast of 4.05 million. The company has been aggressively building its overseas presence as growth slows […]

Netflix numbers impress market

By any measure the Q1/2015 financial numbers released by OTT operator Netflix this week impressed the market.  Each and every metric managed to beat the market’s consensus expectations. Some examples: The market was expecting 4.1 million new subscribers. Netflix delivered 4.9 million. The split was also impressive with International growth (2.6 million) beating the USA’s 2.3 million – and this […]

Hard lessons for OTT dealmakers

Larry Gerbrandt offers expert advice to anyone planning an OTT channel launch. Is there anyone who isn’t starting an online video channel for the OTT market? Having just wrapped up a consulting gig assisting a client to develop an economic and programming model for a start-up Over-The-Top online channel, some of the lessons (and battle scars) are still fresh. I’ve […]

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