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Are We Ready For Micropayments With Bitcoin?

4 years ago

Micropayments are not a new idea. In fact, they first appeared in the mid- to late-nineties. However, these models generally failed – largely due to the cost of processing even tiny transactions. But Bitcoin may offer a solution to that problem. So, are we ready for micropayments with bitcoin? Bitcoin Bitcoin is a digital currency. […]

What Kinds of Content Are Users Willing to Pay For?

4 years ago

Recent advances in technology have shaken the video market, and it’s not yet clear how companies will monetise video content moving forward. The question on the lips of many video executive is, “what kinds of content are users willing to pay for”?   The Video Industry Is Changing The video industry has changed, dramatically. Ten […]

Tomorrow: Deborahs 2015 Conference on PPV Live Stream

4 years ago

We are all very aware that online video and live streaming are booming. Its worldwide rise is driven by many industries, but the unexpected market segment for many is: churches and religious organizations.  Live streaming of religious services has become mainstream in churches, especially in the U.S and with the emergence of apps like Merkaat and Periscope, the technology needed to […]

Has Subscription VoD Disrupted UK’s Digital Video Market

4 years ago

Subscription VOD is undoubtedly incredibly popular, and is becoming more popular every day. But what does this mean for the rest of the UK’s digital video market?   The UK digital video market is looking strong – very strong! In fact, in 2014 alone, the market grew by a whopping 55 percent, meaning that the […]

Top Tips for Attracting and Retaining Video Viewers

4 years ago

It’s safe to say that there’s little point in spending your valuable budget on producing video content that nobody watches. That’s why it’s so important to maximize potential revenue from your content.  One of the most important aspects of this is understanding your audience. You need to ascertain who is going to watch your content, […]

Can VOD Services Survive Without Ads?

4 years ago

VOD service providers have a problem. Adverts increase revenue, but they drive away viewers. So can VOD survive without ads? Video on demand (VOD) services seem to be in vogue, with the most successful VOD companies even acting like traditional broadcasters and creating their own big-budget series (think Orange is the New Black and House of Cards). That […]

InPlayer Integrates With SlimPay To Enable Direct Debit Payments

4 years ago

We’ve got some exciting new for our European stakeholders. From now on, we are able to process Direct Debit payments through our products. What does SEPA Direct Debit Payments Mean?   SEPA Direct Debit is a Europe-wide Direct Debit system that allows merchants to collect Euro-denominated payments from accounts in the 34 SEPA countries and associated territories. […]

Happy VOD Subscribers Give Netflix A Big Boost

4 years ago

Netflix is getting the much anticipated UI makeover. Projections say that it will rack up 80 million subscribers by end of 2016. It now accounts for 36.5% of Internet traffic in North America during peak usage hours. Those are some new updates related to the VOD and OTT juggernaut that paves the way for a massive growth.  Subscribers […]

What Is The Right Paywall For Monetizing Your Digital Content?

4 years ago

In the past there may have been a tendency to see a paywall as something to detract viewers, but with the ever increasing appetite for digital content, and the array of paywalls available, there is plenty of opportunity to effectively monetize your content, if you choose the right paywall. Of course, choosing the right paywall […]

Micropayments And Digital Content: Will It Become Mainstream?

4 years ago

The internet is awash with free content, and this has made any attempt to get readers to pay to read or view material extremely unpopular. But can a micropayment system get people paying for content again?   The News Problem Most major news publishers have probed the viability of making money online, to varying levels […]

Will 4K Play A Role In The Death Of Linear TV?

4 years ago

A recent appearance by Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, at the Media Conference in Berlin, has brought the topic of the potential death of linear TV to the fore. According to Hastings, the traditional TV provision has about twenty years of survival left, as the streaming of individually selected content is set to become more and […]

Are TV Viewers Finally Ready to Cut the Cord?

4 years ago

In the US, “cord-cutting”, that is, choosing not to continue paying for traditional cable television packages, is becoming a very real (and a very scary, at least for television networks) trend. In fact, over the pond, 2015 has been hailed as the “year of the cord cutter”. So why are people shunning the networks to which they’ve previously […]

Streaming Events For Raising Money And Awareness

4 years ago

In a society where many people are already financially stretched, and charitable courses are continually vying for attention to secure the limited funds available, live streaming of catastrophes and appeals, has become a necessary and vital tool for many charities. People often respond with more emotion to something that they can see and hear, and […]

Challenges In The OTT World

4 years ago

Trends show that Over the Top (OTT) services that provide TV and other video content over an un-managed broadband connection are preferred by the tech-savvy population and are the drivers the cord-cutting revolution.  We have written some decent amount of posts on the emergence of  OTT providers and their success.  Now let’s discuss the upcoming challenges […]

Video Streaming is Going to Rescue Music Streaming

4 years ago

The 21st century ushered in an era of breakthrough technological revolution. Whether it’s the internet, cloud technology, or smartphones, technology has touched nearly every aspect of our life and has revolutionized businesses not imaginable before. One such evolving technology of the present millennium is Video on Demand (VOD) that allows you to access streaming video files […]

Pay-per-View Video Economics: How Video Providers Can Become Profitable

4 years ago

Earning money from Pay per View (PPV) is not a given, but it is highly achievable, given the right amount of research and dedication. One of the big secrets to making PPV profitable is to provide a product that people actually want. A lot of this is about knowing your potential audience, and what kind […]

The Pro Sport Leagues Struggle To Deal With Meerkat And Periscope

4 years ago

Online video streaming apps like Meerkat, TwitCasting, USstream, and Periscope are gaining increasing popularity in the U.S. These video streaming apps allow users to broadcast live videos online using their smartphones or tablets. Users can broadcast just about anything using these apps such as a simple view outside their homes to live TV shows or concerts. Not surprisingly, video streaming apps […]

OTT And The Connected Home: The Future of Entertainment

4 years ago

Much has been said about the possible death of TV. This is not entirely true, but TV as we know it is being reborn. More and more homes now have access to a choice of Internet connected media devices, giving them access to content from a growing number of alternative video content providers. There are […]

Pay-Per-View Issues That Tease Consumers And The Role of Live Streaming Apps

4 years ago

Millions of Americans sat glued in front their TV to watch the much awaited, highly anticipated and widely publicized Battle for Greatness boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas. Most of them, however, felt let down and frustrated at the ring of the bell; not due to Mayweathers’s strategy of flying like Muhammad Ali… umm […]

Video-on-Demand Is More Competitive Than Ever

4 years ago

With the market for Video on Demand (VOD) ever expanding so competition is increasing between the major and up and coming providers. Traditionally Netflix has been the big player in VOD, with a reputation for streaming high quality content, and a lucrative deal with Disney under its belt. The landscape seems to be changing though, […]

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