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The Ongoing Full Stream Ahead Trend with VoD

10 months ago

The traditional definition of what it means to watch TV and how to watch it have drastically changed in the past 10 years or so. Consumers are in control more than ever of what they watch, when they watch and how they watch. If watching TV meant sitting in front of the screen, waiting for […]

Western European SVOD Industry to Generate €3 Billion in Revenue by End 2016

3 years ago

In 2015, total spending on SVOD in Western Europe surpassed €2 billion. By the end of 2016, this figure is expected to reach €3 billion, according to a new report released by IHS Markit. So why is SVOD growing so quickly in Western Europe? And which countries are primarily responsible this growth? One of the biggest […]

How Millennials Preference For OTT Could Determine The Future Of TV

4 years ago

You have probably heard that millennials have a preference for OTT when it comes to viewing video content. You may know that they quote providers such as YouTube and Netflix as being their preferred option, as opposed to traditional TV. What will probably surprise you is that this behaviour amongst millennials is not just restricted […]

Join the Growth of Streaming as Netflix Continues Expansion

4 years ago

Last week, Netflix stole the thunder after revealing that it has expanded its reach into 130 new countries. #NetflixEverywhere is available almost everywhere across the globe, with a few notable exceptions including China, Syria and Crimea. We  have to admit that we were quite impressed by Netflix, considering it only began expanding outside the US in 2010. It’s also […]

What Will 2016 Bring For Live And On Demand Video?

4 years ago

As we have discussed over the last few months, 2015 has been a relatively successful year in the world of online video. According to Limelight’s “The State of Online Video”, 83% of consumers now watch video-on-demand. This figure alone helps to show us that SVOD and OTT services are very much here to stay. As 2015 reaches […]

Join The VOD Revolution Today

4 years ago

Remember the days when watching a TV show meant having to be home at the exact time it was on? That may seem like a long time ago, but in reality technology has actually advanced very quickly, to give us the easier access to content that we have today. It’s not finished yet, though; as […]

Streaming Media Device Owners Watch More Online Video

4 years ago

Parks Associates shows that households with a streaming media device watch more online video content than households without such a device. The study found that households with an active streaming media device watch an average of 22 hours of video on television per week. That’s a four hours more than households without one of these devices, […]

TV viewing, How Has It Changed?

4 years ago

Not so long ago, watching TV consisted of sitting around the TV set at a specific time, on a specific day and watching your favorite TV show. Nowadays, that has all changed and you can often watch your favorite content whenever you want. There are still some restrictions, such as the availability of certain shows, […]

Three Industries with the Potential to Capitalise on Monetising Live Streaming

4 years ago

Digital live streaming has become the norm in certain industries, including sports, esports , and entertainment. But other industries have been much slower to adopt live streaming. So, which industries have the potential to make some serious money from broadcasting live content? The Benefits of Live Streaming Live video is always an enticing proposition to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is OTT The Right Direction for Telcos?

4 years ago

As demand increases for Internet delivered video content so the choice between IPTV (Internet Protocol television) and OTT (over-the-top). They both use the Internet as a means of delivery, but other than that they are very different entities. In order to see why OTT is emerging as the go to option for telcos it’s important to […]

What will EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy mean for content producers and end-users

4 years ago

If you have ever tried to access digital content while outside of your home country, you will know how frustrating it can be when you are met with a message saying the content is not available in your area. This can also be massively restrictive in the business world where the digital arena provides massive […]

Video Monetization Options: Pay Per View vs Subscription

4 years ago

According to Cisco, video will account for 69% of Internet consumer traffic by 2017. You can see why it’s so important to get the best returns on your video content. What is the best way to do this; by offering a pay per view (PPV) system, or by providing a subscription service? The truth is […]

Monetizing Online Sports: A View from GlobalWebIndex

4 years ago

Across the world, millions of football-mad internet users are watching Premier League matches online. But how many might be convinced to pay for coverage of their favorite sports? At GlobalWebIndex, we believe the prospects for monetizing this audience are strong. Drawing on the world’s largest on-going study into the digital consumer, our latest research on Premier League fans – covering […]

What Does The Apple, HBO Deal Mean To Content Owners

4 years ago

So, we’re all gloomy eyed and restless over the Spring Forward announcements from Apple, and this one for HBO and Apple merging over great content is definitely the cherry on the top. Here’s why you should be happy: Content drives everything Never has an Apple event been more about content since the iPod introduction. And now […]

Does Geography Matter In Music Streaming?

4 years ago

Wherever you are in the world, the technical developments of recent years have made the streaming of music far more common. In 2013 in excess of 18 billion songs were streamed in the US; an increase of 32% on the previous year (figures courtesy of Nielson Entertainment). In the UK 7.4 billion songs were streamed, […]

Broadcasting In 4K: Who Can Do It And How To Do It

4 years ago

Broadcasting consumers are growing more sophisticated and more demanding, and what they’re looking for above all else is quality. We’re not talking about the quality of the program itself, but of how the program is delivered. Modern consumers want a high quality picture with superb clarity. High Definition television was conceived to deliver this, but […]

Transcoding Solutions – What Does the Future Have in Store?

4 years ago

One question which is probably on the lips of most Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs) is what transcoding solutions will emerge in 2015? Many have seen issues with codecs, DRM schema and formats become more complicated, as the number of connected devices and operating systems in the arena has expanded. As NAB show 2015 approaches so operators […]

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