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Analyst: ‘Virtual’ subs largely pleased with service value

According to analyst firm The Diffusion Group (TDG), although virtual pay-TV services are immature and years away from ‘five-9’ reliability, subscribers overwhelmingly consider service value to be very solid. In…

iFlix: Piracy our top competitor, not TV

According to Patrick Grove, co-founder and chairman of VoD platform iFlix, the service’s main competitor is not traditional television, but piracy. Speaking on CNBC’s Managing Asia, Grove said the service believed…

Analysts: ‘Netflix more than OK without Disney’

Analysts: ‘Netflix more than OK without Disney’

Analysts at investment bank Piper Jaffray have suggested that the end of a distribution deal between Netflix and Disney will not hurt the streaming giant as much as some investors…

Italy sees 34% growth in TV licence fee payers

Italy sees 34% growth in TV licence fee payers

Italy has seen a 34 per cent growth in TV licence fee payers, going up from 16.5 million in 2015 to 22.2 million in 2016. There were a lot of…

Survey: Australians watching more TV/video content

According to Kimberly Chang, Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Leader at consulting firm Deloitte, the demise of media is an oft-told story, but Deloitte’s 2017 Media Consumer Survey shows that…

Advocacy group: ‘SVoD services unsafe for children’

Advocacy group: ‘SVoD services unsafe for children’

In a new study of the top US streaming video platforms and content providers, the Parents Television Council – a non-partisan education organisation advocating responsible entertainment – found that children…

Analyst: Binge viewing is pervasive

According to new research, Binge Viewing – A Consumer Snapshot, from The Diffusion Group (TDG), the phenomenon – viewing more than one episode of a TV series back to back –…

Chinese children choose CBeebies

Chinese children choose CBeebies

Following the success of Sherlock and Planet Earth II in China, CBeebies programming is the latest British cultural export to be taking the country by storm. Increasing numbers of Chinese…

Analyst: VR ‘Try before You Buy’ use case most compelling

As an interactive medium that offers unparalleled immersion, Virtual Reality (VR) allows users to experience, preview, and escape reality. Early adopters are predominantly gamers, driven to the medium by the…

Study: Fake news good for mainstream media

Fake news is good news for traditional, mainstream media outlets, according to a new study, Fake News: Can It Save the Traditional, Mainstream Media?, commissioned by corporate communications agency Instinctif…

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