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Primetime VoD viewing up 24%

Video on Demand

Rentrak, a specialist in measuring movies and TV everywhere, has released its latest State of VoD Report. The report, which includes five years of VoD analysis from Rentrak’s OnDemand measurement service, shows that the total time spent viewing of free-on-demand TV content in the Broadcast Primetime category increased 24 per cent compared to the previous year. The report also states

Game of Thrones premiere sets piracy record


With more than a million downloads in half a day, the premiere of Game of Thrones’ fourth season has set a new piracy record, reports TorrentFreak, noting that at its height, global demand saw over 300,000 BitTorrent users sharing the episode simultaneously. The demand seriously affected the HBO Go on demand service, which

Sesame Street launches SVoD service


Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, has unveiled Sesame GO, a new subscription video on demand (SVoD) service in the US which provides a collection of full-length TV episodes of Sesame Street online. Sesame GO provides an ad-free environment to watch Sesame Street content through any internet browser, and optimised not only for Mac and PC computers [...]

More Miramax for YOU On Demand

YOU On Demand, a multi-platform entertainment and VoD company in China, has announced the expansion of its cooperation to offer feature films from global film and television studio, Miramax, via YOU On Demand’s mobile service. YOU On Demand will now make available Miramax’s library titles including Oscar-winners “Chicago” and “The English Patient,” through its Subscription Video On Demand (SVoD) package [...]

BBC Trust approves 30-day iPlayer catch-up

The BBC Trust has approved proposals from the BBC Executive to extend the catch-up window for programmes on BBC iPlayer from seven to 30 days. The decision follows a formal assessment of the significance of the plans and advice from Ofcom on the potential impact of the proposals on others. The catch-up extension will mean that programmes will be available [...]

TalkTalk TV ramps up Sky content


TalkTalk TV is to include seven Sky entertainment channels and provide even more hours of on demand Sky content in its Plus TV, broadband and calls package. The new channels are Sky 1, Sky 2, Sky Sports News, Sky Living, Sky Livingit, Sky Arts 1 and Sky Arts 2, which are all in addition to the 70 Freeview channels currently [...]

Enders: “Netflix looks good but costs set to rise”

A report from UK-based Enders Analysis suggests that Netflix’s “core US long form streaming subscription business, so vital to Netflix prospects of long term global as well as domestic success as competition increases, shows no sign of slowing, while guidance points to Q1 2014 as another strong quarter.” However, Enders warns that although market research indicates a positive brand image, [...]

Dailymotion pay service in Turkey

Dailymotion has launched its first movie subscription service: Dailymotion Plus. Dailymotion will launch the service in Turkey, one of its biggest markets. Users will have access to thousands of movies specifically picked for a Turkish audience. The platform offers viewers in Turkey conventional genres such as adventure, thriller and comedy, as well as alternative viewing choices such as animation, art [...]

Mediaset VoD for Vodafone, Sky Italia goes OTT


Italian broadcasting group Mediaset has confirmed it will offer its Infinity streaming VoD service to Vodafone Italia customers. Customers of the mobile operator will be able to watch content on various types of devices (smartphone, tablet, Smart TV, game console and PC), free of charge, for the first three or four months (three months for pre-paid, four months for post-paid, [...]

Global Data Centre VoD market up 14% in 2016

Research and Markets forecast that the Global Data Centre Video on Demand market will grow at a CAGR of 13.87 per cent over the period 2013-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for HD programming and on-demand content. The Global Data Centre VoD market has also been witnessing innovation in server technology. [...]

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