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YouTube, Netflix boost global CDN market

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TechNavio is reporting that unprecedented growth of streaming video is directly boosting the global video content delivery network (CDN) Market. The market is projecting a CAGR of 29.66 per cent from 2014-2018. “In 2013, the average video traffic over the internet was estimated at 23.2 exabytes per month, and is expected to reach 71.5 exabytes per month by 2018,” says [...]

Mexico entertainment spend to hit $4.5bn in 2014

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Overall consumer spend on video and TV entertainment in Mexico grew by 9 per cent in 2013 to reach $$4.2 billion (54.5 billion pesos) and is forecast to reach $$4.5 billion (58.8 billion pesos) in 2014, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. “2013 was an extremely strong year for Pay-TV in Mexico – growing by almost two million [...]

Harmonic, Elemental lead multiscreen encoder market

A Competitive Assessment looking at the multiscreen encoder market has found a virtual tie between well-established Harmonic and rapidly growing start-up Elemental. ABI Research practice director Sam Rosen commented, “Harmonic has a larger portfolio but is generally less disruptive in its innovation. Elemental, meanwhile, is executing on all fronts, including a recent (NAB April 2014) announcement that it was the [...]

7.6m US homes considered cord-cutters

With the explosion of smartphones and digital tablets and the steady rise of Internet-connected televisions, gaming consoles, etc, consumers are increasingly watching streaming or downloaded video when and where they want. According to research from Experian

YouTube still top second screen site

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Despite a relative drop in visit share of 8.9 per cent over the last year in the US, YouTube is still by far the video site most frequently visited from a desktop computer with a 58.77 per cent share of visits among a custom aggregate of video-rich sites, according to

Russia’s pay-TV market sees strong growth

Russian pay-TV operators are flushed with success. A report from iKS-Consulting shows that the overall Russian pay-TV market grew last year by 16 per cent to a value of 54 billion Roubles. Satellite and IPTV operators enjoyed the most growth,

Akamai: Peak connection speeds up 38%

Akamai Technologies, a provider of cloud services for delivering, optimising and securing online content and business applications, has released its Fourth Quarter, 2013 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from

Romania pay-TV subs up 6%

DTH subscribers in Romania fell back 0.2 per cent, but cable growth for 2013 was a healthy 8.7 per cent up on 2012, according to Romania’s media regulator ANCOM. The overall subscriber total at December 31st was 6.4 million pay-TV subs, with more than 85 per cent of Romanian TV homes now paying for TV services. Of that 6.4 million, [...]

Game of Thrones leads Oz (legal) downloads

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Following a fortnight in which Australia was identified as the country most prolific at pirating Season 4 of Game of Thrones, with pay-TV platform Foxtel publicly defending its exclusivity and pricing strategy, the fantasy drama also

Akamai: 114% increase in DDoS attacks

Akamai Technologies has published its Prolexic Q1 2014 Global DDoS Attack Report, which indicates that the Media and Entertainment industry was the target of the majority of malicious attacks. Prolexic Technologies, now part of Akamai, is a specialist in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, and has produced

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