Amazon Offers Sundance Film Selections Up to $100,000 Bonus for Exclusive Rights

Amazon Offers Sundance Film Selections Up to $100,000 Bonus for Exclusive Rights

Amazon is whipping out its checkbook with a no-haggle offer to filmmakers whose movies are official selections of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival — if they agree to make their movies available on Prime Video for two years. Under Amazon’s Film Festival Stars program, all films screening as official selections at this year’s Sundance are […]

Why Netflix Can Turn A Profit But Spotify Cannot (Yet)

Why Netflix Can Turn A Profit But Spotify Cannot (Yet)

Having just celebrated its 10 th (streaming) birthday, Netflix followed up with a strong earnings release, announcing 5.8 million net new paid subscribers in Q4 , sending its share price up by 9%. This wraps up a stellar year for Netflix, one in which it doubled down on original programming and delivered acclaimed hits such […]

Roku’s new app can replace its remote, help you find something to watch

Roku’s new app can replace its remote, help you find something to watch

Fresh on the heels of introducing new TV models at CES , and touting its 13 percent share of the smart TV market, Roku today is rolling out a revamped mobile application aimed at making it easier to access its most popular features, including search and the remote control, while also introducing a new way […]

Elemental Supports Extensive Expansion for MegaFon.TV

Elemental Supports Extensive Expansion for MegaFon.TV

Elemental Technologies, a specialist in software-defined video solutions, announced that MegaFon, a leading telco and mobile operator in Russia, is using Elemental for its MegaFon.TV over-the-top (OTT) TV service, which has seen a rise in subscribers from 10,000 to more than 1.4 million over the past year. MegaFon, the second largest mobile phone and telco […]

Binge-viewing now mainstream, non-linear spend up 60% — 2016’s top TV consumption trends

Binge-viewing now mainstream, non-linear spend up 60% — 2016’s top TV consumption trends

Late 2016, Ericsson published the seventh edition of its ConsumerLab TV & Media report . For those of you not familiar with ConsumerLab , I’m going to let you into a secret… In my humble opinion, it’s probably one of the best kept secrets in the industry. Ericsson’s ConsumerLab TV & Media report is probably […]

In France, Live TV Watching Reigns Over Other Types of TV and Video

In France, Live TV Watching Reigns Over Other Types of TV and Video

An April 2016 survey conducted by Publicis Media and Scholè Marketing revealed that 81% of consumers in France ages 15 to 70 watched live TV—far and away the most popular video option. But 48% also said they watched some sort of advanced video, suggesting that the principal gap—that of live TV and advanced video—is less […]

A first look at Hulu's radical redesign for live TV

L’espace audiovisuel de la Côte d’Ivoire vient de s’enrichir de 4 nouvelles chaînes

LA Haute Autorité de la Communication Audiovisuelle (HACA) a validé les dossiers des chaînes A+, TV 7, LIFE TV, NOSTALGIE TV, les rendant apte à diffuser. C’est la deuxième décision de la HACA, après celle du 16 Février 2016, autorisant l’Opérateur STARTIMES et ses deux concurrents à exploiter la TNT et la TV par satellite […]

L’impact de la télé par contournement sur la production vidéo au Canada

L’impact de la télé par contournement sur la production vidéo au Canada

Les fournisseurs de contenu de télé par contournement (TPC) contribuent à stimuler le marché mondial de la production vidéo et ont un effet bénéfique sur les dépenses en productions et acquisitions télévisuelles au Canada, selon des données recueillies par le Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Les dernières années ont à plus d’une reprise été qualifiées de […]

Amazon Brings Fire TV Experience to Third-Party TV Sets

Amazon.com Inc. is looking to build on the momentum of its Fire TV sticks and set-top boxes by bringing the Fire TV interface—with the Alexa voice-controlled assistant—to lower-end third-party 4K TV sets. At the CES tech show in Las Vegas, Seiki LLC, Westinghouse Digital LLC and Element Electronics Corp.—self-styled “affordable” brands—announced a lineup of Fire […]

8 Major Trends That Will Come To Define The Year 2017 For Streaming Video

8 Major Trends That Will Come To Define The Year 2017 For Streaming Video

Photos: Everett Collection, Shutter Stock, Getty Images ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps All signs point to the biggest TV story of 2016 — streaming video — being an even bigger in 2017. Netflix and Amazon will grow their U.S. and global brands and original series slates, Hulu and Google will launch cable-killer streaming services, more specialty […]

Roku Grows U.S. Smart TV Market Share to 13 Percent, Introduces New Models at CES

Roku Grows U.S. Smart TV Market Share to 13 Percent, Introduces New Models at CES

Roku continues to grow its presence in the living room: 13 percent of all smart TVs sold in the U.S. are now based on the company’s app platform, Roku announced ahead of CES in Las Vegas Tuesday. At the show, Roku will show off new TV sets from manufacturers like TCL and Element Electronics. Roku […]

CES 2017: Streaming TV Enters the Age of Amazon

CES 2017: Streaming TV Enters the Age of Amazon

ABC If 2017 is the year streaming TV comes of age, Amazon looks poised to be its chaperone. At the opening media event of the annual Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday, TheWrap came across two booths displaying similar-looking ultra-HD 4K smart TVs. One was from 130-year-old American brand Westinghouse, and the other from a relative […]

The revolution will not be televised: 2016 was the year TV turned upside down

The revolution will not be televised: 2016 was the year TV turned upside down

This was the year British television underwent one of the most profound changes in its history. The upheaval was as significant as in 1955, when ITV launched as the first commercial rival to the BBC; 1982, when the duopoly was challenged by Channel 4; and 1989-90, when Sky TV and BSB introduced the first non-terrestrial […]

Google Lines up CBS, Disney, Fox for Unplugged Streaming Video Service

Google Lines up CBS, Disney, Fox for Unplugged Streaming Video Service

Alphabet ‘s ( GOOGL ) Google unit has reached a final agreement or one in principle with CBS ( CBS ) , Disney ( DIS ) , Viacom ( VIAB ) and 21st Century Fox ( FOXA ) and could launch its streaming video service as soon as February, according to people with knowledge of […]

Global Advertising Revenue to Hit $532 Billion in 2016 as TV’s Reign Nears Its End, IHS Markit Says

Global Advertising Revenue to Hit $532 Billion in 2016 as TV’s Reign Nears Its End, IHS Markit Says

LONDON–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Big brand budgets and quadrennial events such as the Olympics, European Football Championship and US Presidential Election will drive 2016’s global advertising revenue growth to $532 billion. “The advertising industry is about to turn the corner thanks to the global economy getting back on track” Tweet this The new figures released by […]

Virgin Media revamps TV service around V6 box, as Liberty Global commences wider hardware rollout

UK cable operator Virgin Media has unveiled its new advanced TV platform, centred around the V6 set-top box and supported by several multiscreen apps, a new tablet device and an electronic sell-through (EST) service, Virgin Media Store. Key features of the V6 box, which runs the TiVo user interface (UI) and has a 1TB hard […]

Amazon Prime Video gets HBO and Cinemax (for a price)

Amazon Prime Video gets HBO and Cinemax (for a price)

Amazon Prime Video differs from some of its competitors by offering separate add-on channels in addition to what’s included with your Prime membership. Now it’s adding two more: HBO and Cinemax. Cinemax costs an extra $9.99 a month, while HBO is $14.99 a month, so you’re not actually saving any cashover just signing up for […]

Why CNN has Acquired A Video Start Up Founded By A YouTuber | LinkedIn

Monday’s announcement by CNN that is has agreed to acquire Beme the social media app created by YouTuber Casey Neistat shouldn’t come as a surprise. The deal represents a tie up of the old media world and the new media world by two parties struggling to gain traction in a relentlessly competitive and evolving digital […]

California Today: Fretting Over the ‘Netflix Tax’

California Today: Fretting Over the ‘Netflix Tax’

Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Sign up .) Dozens of California cities looking to shore up revenues are flirting with a new idea — tax your “Gilmore Girls” binge. Pasadena was among the first to say publicly this fall that it wanted to tax video streaming services like Netflix, a step […]

Ampere Analysis – How much is an hour of TV viewing worth?

How much is an hour of TV viewing worth to the industry? Roughly 23 cents ($0.23), by Ampere’s estimates – at least in Western markets. Across eight territories in Western Europe and North America, Ampere has compared a typical consumer’s broadcast TV viewing (which ranges from as low as 150 minutes per day in parts […]

Netflix’s 3rd way for content producers emerging

Click here to view original web page at advanced-television.com Content producers usually fund their new TV shows and formats either by ‘deficit funding’ whereby a US network or its studio finances ~65 per cent of a programme, leaving 35 per cent of the cash for the producer to source, but also most international and secondary […]

AT&T ups its investment in content with Time Warner takeover

Click here to view original web page at technology.ihs.com AT&T is acquiring Time Warner Inc, including the HBO, Turner and Warner Bros brands. The 50/50 cash and stock based bid has a total transaction value of $108.7 billion. The deal is subject to approval by Time Warner shareholders and the US Department of Justice and […]

21/11/2016 : Press release - Television still holds strong in the face of booming Internet advertising

21/11/2016 : Press release – Television still holds strong in the face of booming Internet advertising

Click here to view original web page at www.obs.coe.int The 2016 Edition of the Yearbook Online Service now available! For the first time ever, Internet became in 2015 the first advertising medium, with a market share of 33%, up from 21% in 2011. The growth of Internet advertising had a negative impact on newspapers (-26% […]

Pay-TV, SVOD soar in Spain

Pay-TV, SVOD soar in Spain

Click here to view original web page at www.rapidtvnews.com Spain’s video scene has radically changed in the last couple of years, with both pay-TV and video-on-demand (VOD) subscriptions strongly on the up. As there is still room for growth, penetration of pay streaming services has doubled during the last 12 months, during which the market […]

The average Netflix subscriber watches almost twice as much Netflix as they did 5 years ago

The average Netflix subscriber watches almost twice as much Netflix as they did 5 years ago

Click here to view original web page at www.businessinsider.com Claire Foy and Matt Smith as Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Philip, on “The Crown.” Netflix says it will produce a whopping 1,000 hours of original TV shows and movies in 2017, and that’s a good thing since people keep watching more and more Netflix. The […]

Adults in Germany to Spend More Time with Digital than TV Next Year

Adults in Germany to Spend More Time with Digital than TV Next Year

Next year will mark a major milestone for media consumption in Germany as average time spent with digital media per day surpasses TV viewing time for the first time, according to eMarketer’s first estimates of time spent with media in the country. In 2017, eMarketer forecasts, adults in Germany will spend 3 hours and 44 […]

Want to Watch Netflix Offline on an iPhone? Now You Can — For $1 per Episode or Movie

Want to Watch Netflix Offline on an iPhone? Now You Can — For $1 per Episode or Movie

Netflix customers have been asking for a way to watch the streamer’s content in offline mode for years. Now a third-party service, PlayOn Cloud, is letting subscribers of Netflix — as well as HBO Now , Hulu and others — download TV shows and movies to watch them offline on an iPhone, iPad, PC or […]

CBSN brings 360-degree videos to connected TVs

CBSN brings 360-degree videos to connected TVs

CBS is bringing 360 degree videos to the big screen. The company today announced the launch of new apps for the Android TV and Amazon Fire TV which will add the new, more immersive video format to CBSN’s news coverage, kicking off with a 360-degree behind-the-scenes look into the filming of a 60 Minutes episode. […]

US pay-TV sheds just 486K subscribers in Q3

US pay-TV sheds just 486K subscribers in Q3

When it comes to US pay-TV and cord-cutting in the third quarter, the trends in Q3 simply weren’t all that interesting. So says research firm MoffettNathanson, which noted that the net subscriber loss for traditional pay-TV in Q3 (down 486,000 subscribers, in what is traditionally a seasonally weak quarter) was roughly the same as last […]

Facebook Is Finally Ready To Become A Media Company

Facebook Is Finally Ready To Become A Media Company

Facebook beat estimates with its latest earnings but announced that ad revenues would likely slow in 2017 as the digital ad market feels the pinch of advertiser budgets lagging the shift in user behaviour. Facebook’s stock fell by 7% but it already has Plan B in motion: to become a media company. Facebook delayed this […]

Leading OTT Services Mostly Watched on TV Sets

US adults (aged 18-64) are spending more time streaming video content on TV sets than they are on computers or mobile devices, according to a recent report from RealityMine. However, survey respondents’ preferred devices differ depending on the OTT service in question. Leading OTT services tend to be mostly viewed on TV sets, per the […]

Dish Network: “OTT could be bigger than DTH”

Dish Network founder Charlie Ergen has said that OTT “has the potential to be as big or bigger than the DBS (ie DTH) business.” Speaking toa nalysts following Dish Network’s quarterly results, he said: “It’s the next way to watch live TV, right? Cable, then satellite and now, OTT because it has some built-in advantages, […]

The future of television: plotting its comeback

The future of television: plotting its comeback Innovation and evolving services mean TV is not such a turn-off Television was supposed to be dead by now, killed by the internet. Yet as we enter the eighth decade since its mass adoption as the primary form of home entertainment, the glowing box in the living room […]

Angling for the future of TV

Angling for the future of TV

IMAGINE a television which, as in the old days, has only a handful of channels to choose from instead of hundreds, as a typical cable set-up might offer today. In a decade or so TVs will once again have only a few channels, but each will run miles deep, with content that can be viewed […]

Hulu Inks Disney, 21st Century Fox Deals for Internet TV Service

Hulu Inks Disney, 21st Century Fox Deals for Internet TV Service

Hulu announced new deals with two of its parents — 21st Century Fox and the Walt Disney Company — for more than 35 networks including ESPN that will be available live and on-demand on Hulu’s forthcoming TV service. Set to debut in early 2017, Hulu’s new TV streaming service will include Fox’s entertainment, news, sports […]

LIVE: Netflix reports its earnings

LIVE: Netflix reports its earnings

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Getty Images for The New Yorker Netflix reports its Q3 earnings on Monday. Wall Street is expecting the video streaming company to deliver results that are roughly in line with the guidance Netflix provided back in July. Here are the key numbers: Q3 EPS (GAAP): Wall Street forecasts of $0.06, a […]

Netflix Now Only Has 31 Movies From IMDB’s Top 250 List: According to Streaming Observer News, the quality

Netflix Now Only Has 31 Movies From IMDB's Top 250 List: According to Streaming Observer News, the quality an… https://t.co/wSYX7V90BC — basile.couzzachi (@basilecouzzachi) 12 octobre 2016

Netflix’s Newest Virtual Babysitter: YouTube-Video Compilation of Nursery Rhymes

Netflix’s Newest Virtual Babysitter: YouTube-Video Compilation of Nursery Rhymes

Not every Netflix content pickup is a big-budget original series: The world’s biggest subscription-streaming service has licensed kids’ content originally produced for YouTube, adding more ad-free virtual-babysitting content for the preschool set. The subscription VOD provider on Oct. 1 launched a compilation of nursery-school rhymes from multiplatform network operator BroadbandTV , under a multiyear licensing […]

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