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Tablet Users Prefer OTT Service Apps to TV Apps

written by: Richard Kastelein
Tablet Users Prefer OTT Service Apps to TV Apps
According to new research from The Diffusion Group (TDG), despite the widening availability of ‘TV Everywhere’ services, tablet owners are significantly more likely to use OTT service apps such as Netflix than those offered by both TV networks and operators. Almost half (48%) of adult tablet owners report using OTT video apps on occasion, compared with 37% that use broadcast network apps, 31% that use cable network apps, and 23% that use TV operator apps. “Some 60% of adult broadband users...

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Netherlands' Broadcasters Introduce New VoD Challenger to Netflix in Dutch Market

written by: Richard Kastelein
Netherlands' Broadcasters Introduce New VoD Challenger to Netflix in Dutch Market
The top three Dutch broadcasting groups, NPO, RTL and SBS, have launched their common S-VOD portal, NLziet in order to take on Netflix and Videoland in The Netherlands. The platform, which will cost cost €7.95 a month, will launch with 2750 series and programmes (29,002 episodes and 12,024 hours) of TV and there are apps available for iOS and Android, as well as a browser application.
Director Niel, head of NLziet, said:
"We have a wider range than Netflix and Videoland We do talk shows,...

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Viewster Online Film Festival - Launches Today With Over 500 Participants

written by: Richard Kastelein
Viewster Online Film Festival -  Launches Today With Over 500 Participants
Viewster, the leading international video service for free movies and TV shows, today announced the opening of public voting for their second edition of the Viewster Online Film Festival (#VOFF), a first-of-its kind online event attracting millions of video fans for two weeks of creative film exploration. Starting today, June 12th, through June 26th film lovers everywhere can join the Viewster community and vote on their favorite festival selections created by television and film producers,...

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PWC Report - OTT and VoD Services to grow 28.1 per cent per Year

written by: Richard Kastelein
PWC Report - OTT and VoD Services to grow 28.1 per cent per Year
According to PricewaterHouseCoopers research, revenue generated by over-the-top (OTT) video streaming services is to grow at an annual rate of 28.1 per cent.

Electronic home video over-the-top (OTT)/streaming and digital music streaming are two of the fastest-growing consumer sub-segments cited in the Outlook, set to rise at annual rates of 28.1% and 13.4% respectively. Monetising the digital consumer: Spending on digitally delivered content will account for only 17% of total consumer...

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Tesco's Blinkbox now on Xbox One - Coming to Chromecast Next

written by: Richard Kastelein
Tesco's Blinkbox now on Xbox One - Coming to Chromecast Next
Blinkbox movies & TV has launched a dedicated app for the Xbox One console, giving even more homes easy access to the latest blockbuster movies and top TV series.

The new app complements the existing app for the Xbox 360 as well as apps for Apple and Android tablets, Sony PlayStation 3, Smart TVs, Windows 8 devices, set top boxes and PCs and Macs.

Blinkbox are also developing an app for Chromecast, Google’s thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on a TV.

The new Xbox...

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Study: Original Digital Video Overtakes TV In News, Sports & Daytime In Viewer Preference & Approaches

written by: Richard Kastelein
Study: Original Digital Video Overtakes TV In News, Sports & Daytime In Viewer Preference & Approaches
Americans are increasingly embracing original digital video, according to the “2014 Original Digital Video Study” from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), which finds that viewers of original digital programming prefer that type of content to news, sports and daytime programming on television, and like it almost as much as they do primetime TV. The research, produced by GfK as an update to last year’s landmark original digital video study with IAB, also reveals that over one in five...

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FCC to Gut 'Net Neutrality' Rules

written by: Richard Kastelein
FCC to Gut 'Net Neutrality' Rules
America's Federal Communications Commission said it will propose rules on Thursday that could give high-speed Internet providers more power on what content moves the fastest on the Web based on which firms pay the most. The new rules will mean videos from the likes ESPN.com, Facebook or YouTube could be delivered more smoothly because of payments to broadband providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon while the streaming videos of smaller companies will be jammed with buffering and...

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Amazon and HBO on Deal to Bring Award-Winning HBO Programming to Prime Members

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Amazon and HBO on Deal to Bring Award-Winning HBO Programming to Prime Members
Amazon.com has announced a content licensing agreement with HBO, making Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for select HBO programming. The collection includes award-winning shows such as The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Deadwood, Eastbound & Down, Family Tree, Enlightened, Treme, early seasons of Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, as well as mini-series like Band of Brothers, John Adams and more. Previous seasons of other HBO shows, such as Girls, The...

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The Chernin Group and AT&T Launch Half Billion Dollar New Venture to Acquire, Invest in and Launch Online Video Businesses

written by: Richard Kastelein
The Chernin Group and AT&T Launch Half Billion Dollar New Venture to Acquire, Invest in and Launch Online Video Businesses
AT&T* and The Chernin Group, which manages and invests in media businesses around the world, today announced the formation of a venture to acquire, invest in and launch over-the-top (OTT) video services. The Chernin Group and AT&T have committed over $500 million in funding to the venture. Further financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
“A critical part of The Chernin Group’s strategy has been our significant focus on the online video industry, and joining forces with...

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FilmOn Creates New Distribution Tech on US Television Industry With Launch of Teleport

written by: Richard Kastelein
FilmOn Creates New Distribution Tech on US Television Industry With Launch of Teleport
FilmOn founder and CEO Alki David has brought the fight for the public's television rights to a new level with FilmOn's groundbreaking new Teleport Technology. This technological innovation frees consumers to watch what they want, where they want, when they want it and helps independent broadcasters across the country flourish despite the efforts of the establishment to squeeze their profits out of existence.

Users can now access remote desktops connected to FilmOn's remote antenna and DVR...

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FilmOn Acquires World's Largest Privately Owned Film Library

written by: Richard Kastelein
FilmOn Acquires World's Largest Privately Owned Film Library
FilmOn CEO Alki David has announced the acquisition of the CineBx Library with 40 other catalogues such as that of Allied Entertainment, A1 Entertainment, Four Star, and HanVideo. Together these collections include over 10,000 films and 10,000 hours of historical television footage. The addition of this substantial list to FilmOn's already hefty offerings builds on the company's strategy as a major licensor and acquirer of quality long-form content. "Our global audience of tens of millions...

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Popcornflix Launches Free Streaming Movie & TV Service in France & Germany

written by: Richard Kastelein
Popcornflix Launches Free Streaming Movie & TV Service in France & Germany
Popcornflix, the FREE streaming media service from New York City-based Screen Media Ventures, LLC, launched in France and Germany, giving film and TV lovers three easy ways to enjoy 100 percent free movies and shows in their native language: on the web, on iOS and Android mobile devices with the free Popcornflix app.

The company made the announcement at MIPTV in Cannes this week. Popcornflix is celebrating the launch with an interactive presence in Booth R7E66 where MIPTV attendees can preview...

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