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Value added services differentiate online platforms

In order to remain competitive, vendors must create tighter technology partnerships to provide customers with value-added services, finds consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan. The global online video platform (OVP) market is set to double by 2019 as video rapidly becomes a critical means of stakeholder communication and collaboration for enterprises globally. As a result of content proliferation and the bring […]

Tablet shipments up 5% in Q2

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According to research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments reached 52.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014. Tablet shipments from both Apple and Samsung were down on Q2 2013 volumes. Second quarter 2014 Global Tablet shipments were up 5 per cent at 52.4 million units, with Asus and Lenovo the only top 5 ranked vendors delivering shipment growth […]

Euronews 24/7 on TVPlayer

Euronews, the most-watched news channel in Europe, has launched on live TV streaming service TVPlayer. Covering world news and broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Euronews live currently reaches 415 million households in 156 countries. The move will bring around-the-clock coverage of the most up-to-date news, business and current affair stories, as well as lifestyle features, to […]

OTT devices take 24% of ad views

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FreeWheel has released its Video Monetization Report for the second quarter 2014. Q2 has marked another quarter of strong growth and evolution in the digital television market, with video views and ad views both up over 28 per cent year-over-year. Not only did the quarter see growth across formats, categories, and platforms, FreeWheel also discovered several trends that tell a […]

Brits still prefer to watch live TV, on their TV

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Research reveals that despite the growth in TV viewing via PC, tablet and smartphones, 89 per cent of viewers still regularly use the TV to watch their content live – with 85 per cent also stating that the TV is their preferred screen. The research from global broadcast solutions provider BroadStream Solutions,

Australia: 52% of streaming TV mobile

Mobile screen time is leading the way in Australia according to data released by IAB and Nielsen which shows that 52 per cent of digital screen time is spent on mobile devices.  The findings, which come from the second round of data in the IAB / Nielsen Mobile Audience Panel Pilot study, found that average digital screen time per person […]

Amazon Fire TV adds Disney, NFL, MLB, WWE

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Amazon has announced that Fire TV’s app selection has more than doubled, with hundreds of services and games added since launch, including the official Flappy Birds Family—currently a Fire TV exclusive game. New services include WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Jr, MLB.TV, Animal Planet L!ve, and WWE Network, and more are already on the way—by the end of the year […]

Global smartphones exceed 290m in Q2

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Mobile analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that the number of smartphone shipments reached over 290 million in Q2 2014, representing 26 per cent y-o-y growth and 2 per cent q-o-q growth. Both Apple and Samsung witnessed a decline in their global market share as other vendors including Huawei, LG and Lenovo made gains at their expense. Samsung accounted for 26 […]

RDK: The Real Thing?

RDK was ‘invented’ in America and is now expanding internationally with more service providers and vendors signing up. Is it the answer for a standardised approach to interactive and multiscreen service development? Will it deliver on increased innovation and speed to market? Or is it a one-size fits all approach to suit the biggest operators; will it squeeze SME suppliers […]

BBC’s record-breaking sporting summer

With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games currently under way, BBC Sport has reported record digital traffic driven by the major sporting events of the summer so far, including the World Cup, Wimbledon, British Grand Prix and The Open. BBC Sport’s biggest-ever month – with 77.5 million unique browsers in June, beating the previous record of 73.6 million set during the London […]

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