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Elemental selected by TVB

Elemental Technologies, asupplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, has announced that Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), Hong Kong’s largest independent broadcaster, is using Elemental software to process and manage live linear broadcast channels in real time for its OTT content delivery service. Regional Elemental partner Mediatech is providing training and overseeing integration and configuration of Elemental video processing […]

Netflix: Pirate Popcorn our biggest competitor

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Netflix has said that piracy is one of its “biggest competitors” and, in a letter to shareholders, singled out the torrent-sharing app Popcorn Time as a serious rival. The Popcorn Time app allows users to browse a catalogue of films and TV shows, select one for more information, and then begin streaming it after a short buffering period – effectively […]

Wuaki.TV eyes European expansion

Spain-based streaming company Wuaki.tv has revealed plans to launch its service in The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Austria and Sweden during 2015, following the platform’s launch in France, Italy and Germany in 2014. Since Wuaki.tv was acquired by Japan’s Rakuten in 2012, its key aim has been to use Spain as a launching platform to expand throughout Europe. […]

Amazon offers Transparent for free

In celebration of two recent Golden Globe wins, Amazon will make all ten episodes of its original series Transparent available for free on Janaury 27th. Transparent, which is typically available exclusively to Amazon Prime members, recently took home the Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy Series, while its star, Jeffrey Tambor, earned the coveted award for Best Actor in […]

NEOTION, Broadpeak, Eutelsat DTH OTT solution

NEOTION, a provider of solutions for the international digital TV market, has teamed up with Broadpeak and Eutelsat to provide a global solution to enable FTA or secured OTT services for smartphones, Tablets and 4K screens. With the combination of NEOTION’s DVBeacon platform, Broadpeak’s nanoCDN system and Eutelsat’s SmartLNB, Satellite and DTH operators can now deliver live OTT TV channels […]

17% US ‘likely’ to be HBO OTT subs

True-Detective

Research from Parks Associates suggests that 17 per cent of US broadband households are likely to subscribe to an OTT video service from HBO. Among these likely subscribers, 91 per cent are currently pay-TV subscribers, and roughly one-half would cancel their pay-TV service after subscribing to this HBO OTT service. The research firm reports

Netflix wants 20 original series a year

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Netflix aims to debut as many as 20 original series per year, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has told NATPE. “I think that we probably can launch around 20 original scripted shows a year,” he said. Netflix’s success with launching original series – particularly shows such as House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black – has helped spur […]

Online sports viewing to grow tenfold

A passion for live sports and the growing availability of OTT TV services will see consumers increasingly engage sports on broadband platforms, according to research firm TDG. According to TDG, whether measured in ratings or revenue, TV coverage of live amateur and professional sporting events is

Consumers increasingly embracing streaming

According to part two of the results from the second NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) joint research study on consumer attitudes toward television viewing, greater opportunities exist for content creators and content rights holders as consumers continue to embrace and seek out streamed content. The study found that viewers who stream TV programmes say they have more […]

Vessel launches public beta

Following its December beta launch to content creators, Jason Kilar, former CEO of online entertainment streaming service Hulu, and CEO/co-founder of web video operation Vessel, is now inviting content creators’ fans to try Vessel as it starts an invite-required beta of the service. In a blog post – Now Playing: Vessel Beta – Kilar says that with Vessel, fans will […]

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