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Study: Content owners should communicate with pirates

A research study in the International Journal of Business Environment suggests that content providers must take a pragmatic view based on social consensus to persuade illicit downloaders that their behaviour…

Social media video driving viewing screen shift

The ascent of social media platforms as video destination sites is having a dramatic impact on the viewing behaviour and screen choices of consumers. Ampere research shows that social-media…

Analyst: Nearly half OTT subs multiple subscribers

Findings from research and analysis firm Parks Associates research show that 31 per cent of US broadband households have multiple OTT service subscriptions, representing nearly one-half of the 63 per…

Game of Thrones most-pirated show in 2016

Game of Thrones most-pirated show in 2016

File-sharing site TorrentFreak has analysed the most-pirated TV shows of 2016 through BitTorrent, with Game of Thrones claiming the dubious honour for the fifth year in a row. The site…

Report: Let Australians access geoblocked content

The Productivity Commission, the Australian Government’s principal independent review and advisory body on microeconomic policy and regulation, has suggested that timely and cost-effective access to copyright content is the best…

Study: Smartphones transforming the TV experience

The Streaming Video Alliance, a global industry forum comprising leading companies from the online video ecosystem, has explored consumers’ perceptions and behaviours around watching video on mobile phones. The 2016…

Analyst: SVoD not cannibalising UK pay-TV

Findings from consultancy firm Decipher suggest that pay-TV subscriptions in the UK have not only increased since 2012, but SVoD subscriptions are growing faster amongst Pay homes – and in…

OTT viewing increasingly in-home experience

Research from market and consumer information source GfK into the UK’s OTT viewing habits has revealed surprisingly low audience numbers on mobile devices. It seems that watching subscription video content…

Research: 4K TVs likely to increase energy bills

Research: 4K TVs likely to increase energy bills

Preliminary findings released from UK energy company British Gas’s upcoming Home Energy Report 2016, set for publication in January 2017, reveal that household energy bills from watching TV are likely…

23% choose provider on content search experience

Viewers are spending too long on searching for good content, according to consumer research commissioned by Piksel, a specialist in building successful online video businesses. The study, conducted by Censuswide,…