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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 […]

17% US ‘likely’ to be HBO OTT subs


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


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 […]

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 […]

Record-breaking 2014 for iPlayer

BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio saw a record-breaking 3.5 billion TV and radio programme requests in 2014 – up from 3.1 billion in 2013, with over 2.6 billion TV requests and over 860 million radio requests across all devices. The much-anticipated return

Catch-up driving viewing more than live TV

After years of being told that ‘family viewing time’ around the television will become a thing of the past, data from KPMG shows that the typical British family continues to congregate around a TV set. Today’s modern family is, however, drawn towards catch up – rather than real-time – viewing. According to KPMG’s latest Media Tracker, almost

European audiovisual loses 5.3% of global share

The European Audiovisual Observatory has published the 20th edition of its Yearbook. This reference publication contains pan-European figures on the various branches of the sector (Television, cinema, VoD). Using the different indicators available, the Observatory reveals that the entire audiovisual sector experienced a second year of stagnation in 2013. For the third year running, the market generated revenues in the […]

Hong Kong: now TV adds BBC, Disney, Fox, Warner

now TV, Hong Kong’s largest quad-play pay-TV provider, has enhanced its on-demand library with the introduction of BBC, Disney Movies On Demand, FOX and WarnerTV on-demand services. now TV customers can now enjoy a selection of premium content from these content providers via the now TV set-top box or smart devices at no additional charge. Loke Kheng Tham, PCCW’s Executive […]

Multicon, Gbox Internet VoD partnership

Multicom Entertainment Group, a global distribution company founded by veteran TV executive Irv Holender, has announced the launch of a series of Internet VoD channels through a partnership with Gbox, a venture backed online video platform based in Silicon Valley. The two companies’ partnership represents a disruptive model in digital content monetisation and distribution. It allows Multicom to market its […]

Envivio powers Bouygues Telecom VoD

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Video software processing, delivery and personalisation expert Envivio has revealed that French mobile phone, Internet and IPTV service provider Bouygues Telecom has selected Envivio Muse VoD encoding software to power its multi-screen video services in a fully virtualised software environment. This deployment was recently launched using VMWare virtualisation and Envivio video processing solutions. Bouygues Telecom chose Envivio Muse On-Demand, a […]

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