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MPs call for music streaming ‘complete reset’

Artists must be given a legal right to a fairer share of revenues from streaming, according to the conclusions of a wide-ranging inquiry by the UK parliament’s House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which calls for a complete reset of the market. The Report into the Economics of music streaming finds that […]

July 15, 2021By Colin Mann

Ofcom consults on video sharing platforms

UK comms regulator Ofcom is seeking evidence relating to new regulatory requirements that will apply to video-sharing platforms (VSPs), online video service where users can upload and share videos. Earlier in 2020, the UK Government confirmed the appointment of Ofcom as the regulator for VSPs established in the UK, under revisions to the EU-wide Audiovisual […]

July 16, 2020

Dailymotion returns to normal streaming quality

On March 20th, video sharing site Dailymotion made the decision to reduce the bandwidth required to broadcast videos on its platform to address the risk of network saturation. The end of the confinement period in France marks the return to normal for the platform, which will again broadcast its videos in UHD definition, Full HD […]

May 20, 2020

Sky, Netflix new multi-year deal

Sky and Netflix have forged a new multi-year deal agreement in the UK. Strengthening their successful partnership built over the past two years. The new extended deal will help Sky to bring customers all of the entertainment they love, all in one place. Following the deal, Sky customers will soon have the option to take […]

January 20, 2020By Colin Mann

Report: Kids shunning YouTube for more interactive media

Market research firm Kids Insights, who conduct regular surveys into the attitudes and preferences of children and tweens, has published its latest trend predictions for the next 12 months. The Future Forecast report, which is based on Kids Insights’  surveying more than

February 4, 2019

Young Swedes primarily choose Netflix and Youtube

Nearly 45 per cent of Swedes (aged 15-74) watch online video during an average day, a high figure compared to other markets, according to analysis and consultancy firm Mediavision. Among the young, reach is significantly higher, as 60 per cent of 15-24 year olds watch online video during an average day. Young Swedes are primarily […]

November 13, 2017

Facebook video app for Samsung Smart TVs

Samsung Electronics has confirmed that the new Facebook video app for TV is available on Samsung Smart TVs, including its 2017 QLED TV lineup and the app will be available on all of its 2015, 2016, 2017 Smart TV models. Samsung is the only TV manufacturer that will support the app at its launch, which […]

February 28, 2017

Australia: Online copyright infringement rates decrease

Australia’s Department of Communications and the Arts has released the results of the 2016 online copyright infringement survey, which show an overall decrease in the level of infringement in the past year largely because of the increase in the availability of online streaming. A fall in the proportion of Australian Internet users accessing unlawful content […]

November 21, 2016By Colin Mann

Facebook: Increasing focus on video

Social media site Facebook surprised market analysts with above expected results “on all fronts” for Q3 according to investment bank Exane/BNP-Paribas. However, Facebook’s management, in an analysts call on November 2 said it was cautious about the company’s ad-revenue prospects this coming year. Facebook’s headline numbers were impressive, with revenues jumping 56 per cent, topping […]

November 3, 2016By Chris Forrester

Newstag plans crowd-curated newsreel service

Video news service Newstag is to launch a business-to-business news service designed to offer online publishers and telcos bespoke, broadcast-quality ready-to-air news programmes. ‘Newsreel’ will provide tailored news bulletins using professionally-produced video content that is curated by audiences. Using big data and machine learning, the result will be to provide top quality news programmes targeted […]

October 20, 2016Colin Mann @ MIPCOM