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VOD : Outbuster fait son cinéma avec Facebook Live

Sky to launch OTT Sky Q

In addition to announcing its half-year results, Sky has revealed plans to launch Sky TV without the need for a satellite dish for the very first time in the UK. The move will see millions of homes, currently unable to install a satellite dish, able to enjoy the best entertainment on Sky. Delivered through a box over broadband, the service is expected to launch in the UK in 2018. Following a strong response from customers to Sky Q, there are now more than one million boxes in around 600,000 homes in the UK. According to Sky, it is already changing viewing habits, with customers watching 10 per cent more TV compared to those with Sky+, as they benefit from a more visual interface alongside personalised recommendations. As part of its commitment to delivering the best customer service Sky is also launching the new My Sky app. With more and more people turning to their phones to manage their life admin, the app will make it quicker and easier than ever. Customers can check their broadband speed, review their monthly bill on the move, change how and when they pay and get help and support with simple step by step […]

La RTBF étudie une participation à la future offre de SVOD de France Télévisions

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Over The Top (OTT) Video: An Overview+”PDF”

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YouTube Shows Little Sign of Old Age

15% of U.S. broadband households have antenna-only TV service

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VOD, platforms and OTT: which promotion obligations for European works?+PDF en Francais

IRIS Plus 2016-3: VOD, platforms and OTT: which promotion obligations for European works?

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“Les recettes pompettes by Poulpe”, la chaîne YouTube mise en garde par le CSA.

Jean-Marc Denoual, Molotov.tv : “Il y a une place à prendre pour distribuer la télévision d’une manière plus agile et indépendante”

Jean-Marc Denoual, Molotov.tv : \Expérience client et contenus de qualité sur un modèle freemium, voilà de quoi toucher une cible jeune sans froisser les grands acteurs de l’industrie télévisuelle. Stratégie et enjeux de Molotov.tv par l’un de ses cofondateurs. “Nous allons vous faire adorer la télévision.” Voilà l’étonnante promesse de la jeune start-up Molotov. Comme si les Français n’aimaient pas – ou plus – le petit écran. La lucarne reste quand même l’un des loisirs préférés des foyers ! Et pourtant, il se passe bien quelque chose dans le secteur de la télévision. Concurrence, digitalisation, mutation des usages, l’industrie est contrainte à la métamorphose, en particulier dans sa distribution. De nouvelles manièr
es de faire, des innovations, des expériences enrichies sont attendues par les publics. Jean-David Blanc, Jean-Marc Denoual et Pierre Lescure partagent cette conviction depuis de plusieurs années. Après un premier tour de financement de 10 millions d’euros en 2014, ils viennent tout juste de boucler une seconde levée de fonds de 22 millions d’euros. Un montant significatif destiné à accélérer le développement et le déploiement de leur nouveau service de distribution de programmes de télévision, en France puis à l’international. L’occasion de revenir avec Jean-Marc Denoual sur le modèle économique et les […]

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Demand for bandwidth, OTT video spurs FTTH investment in LatAm

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

Google Lines up CBS, Disney, Fox for Unplugged Streaming Video ServiceAlphabet ‘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 Google’s plans. Time Warner ( TWX ) is in talks as well, but they haven’t yet progressed as far as the others, said one person with knowledge of the situation. The video streaming service, Google Unplugged, will be operated by Google’s YouTube service and will join a growing number of subscription video-on-demand offerings lining up to offer consumers so-called skinny bundles of networks that are less expensive than those offered by cable or satellite operators. The service initially was expected to be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that begins in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, but unspecified technology delays and the need to finalize contracts have pushed it back to February or later, according to two knowledgeable people. The crowded field of cablelike streaming services includes DirecTV Now, which AT&T ‘s ( T ) DirecTV satellite service launched in November, as well as […]

OTT Went Big in 2016, Aims Higher in 2017

OTT Went Big in 2016, Aims Higher in 2017In just two years, over-the-top TV has gone from niche endeavor to mainstream preoccupation. CBS launched its All Access service at the end of 2014, followed by Dish’s unveiling of Sling TV at CES 2015 and HBO’s announcement of HBO Now a few months later. Then came Showtime’s streaming service, a national launch for Playstation Vue and much, much more. This past year brought two major telecom companies into the fray. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) entered its first full year with Go90 on the books (the mobile service officially launched in late 2015), and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) kicked off DirecTV Now. Meanwhile, several online stalwarts are promising new content offerings for 2017, including Facebook , Hulu LLC and YouTube Inc. Here are some of the top highlights from 2016, along with a look ahead and even one genuine big-deal prediction for next year. The good and bad for Sling TV Sling TV has grown quite a bit since launch, adding to its channel line-up and expanding its bundle options. The good news is that Dish Network LLC (Nasdaq: DISH) has attracted more than 600,000 estimated subscribers to the Sling TV $20-per-month OTT service. The bad news […]

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2017 to bring big changes for video-on-demand

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SVOD Is the Clear OTT Winner

Amazon Prime Instant Video’s expansion and the introduction of BritBox drive home the point: SVOD will be the leading OTT business model for the foreseeable future. Amazon’s global launch of Prime Video and the announcement by UK broadcasters BBC and ITV of a U.S. launch for a new streaming service BritBox should seal the deal for subscription on demand. SVOD has won. “In retrospewww.streamingmediaglobal.comct, if you were starting out a few years ago pushing video OTT then it is blindingly obvious that SVOD would be the most successful online video model,” says Ovum senior analyst Tony Gunnarsson. It is still early days, but the world has already been sliced up between the all-powerful Netflix and a handful of local or regional competitors. Multiple pay-TV OTT initiatives around the world indicate that OTT video is becoming increasingly core to service providers’ product portfolios. The Q1 2017 launch of BritBox is one example. The venture pairs BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, with commercial network ITV and U.S. network AMC (which partners with the BBC for cable channel BBC America). BritBox will offer a collection of British content including dramas that have long been unavailable in the U.S. such […]

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Wrapping up 2016 on a high note for Cloud TV, consumers, OTT industry

A recent study from a consumer research firm found an astonishing 41% of U.S. adults said they’d be shaving — or cutting — the pay-TV cord in the next 12 months. They also found satisfaction with OTT was higher than with pay TV and that they were more likely to recommend an OTT service to a friend or family member than a pay-TV service.

And, of course, Millennials were the highest adopters of OTT, with 84% saying they regularly use streaming services. Older users said they, too, streamed, with nearly three quarters of Gen X (74%) and well more than half (60%) of Baby Boomers watching online.

But we all knew that, right? After all, even though some pundits predicted that Netflix would struggle when it raised its prices across the board last year, losing some subscribers and repelling others, that just didn’t happen.

Price, it appears, becomes less critical when you offer a good product (especially when it’s just a fraction of what a traditional pay-TV bill is).

MOBILE A CRUCIAL COMPONENT OF GROWTH AND STRATEGY

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Live TV streaming providers tap into viewer’s tastes

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Bataille entre partisans des box et des solutions OTT – La situation en France (Partie 1)

 

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Molotov Raises $24 Million From Sky, TDF to Expand Globally, Bows Cloud DVR App

PARIS– After raising $4.3 million from Sky in September, France’s newly-launched OTT TV service Molotov has drawn an additional $24 Million from the U.K. media group as well as french infrastructure operator TDF, along with other investors, including Russian businessman Mikhail Fridman. Molotov will use the resources to expand its footprint internationally, said Molotov co-founder Jean-David Blanc during a press conference held in Paris on Wednesday. On top of investing in Molotov, TDF has also become a minority shareholder in the company and has signed a partnership to bring hybrid broadcast feeds to Molotov on smart TV’s. Molotov, which rolled out in July in France, is also bowing a Cloud DVR app and Chromecast support, a premium-movie bundle including Canal Plus group’s Cine Plus channels with a one-month free trial at launch and 9.99 per month afterwards. Five more pay TV channels will be part of Molotov’s Extended bundle : CanalJ and Tiji from Lagardère, Toonami and CNN HD from Turner and Crime District from AB group. Called “Bookmark,” the Cloud DVR app will allow all users to record TV shows instantly in their own Molotov personal storage space. Free users will be offered 10 hours of cloud DVR […]

 

 

Molotov Raises $24 Million From Sky, TDF to Expand Globally, Bows Cloud DVR App

 

AT&T to unveil details of OTT service Directv Now

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Le groupe M6 lance une offre payante en OTT pour avoir accès à Téva et Paris Première

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Global OTT Content Revenues to Reach $53.2 Billion by Year-End

Global OTT content revenues will increase from $47.7 billion in 2015 to $53.2 billion by year-end 2016, according to a new market research report from Future Market Insights. The roster of market leaders is chock full of big, high-tech brand names, including Akamai, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Netflix, as well as others less familiar, such as Limelight Networks and LeEco. Several factors will fuel growth, including rising broadband penetration, mobile device adoption and subscriptions, introduction of new smartphones and features, attractive pricing and more connectivity and content options. Favorable regulatory developments will also contribute to growth, according to Future Market Insights. The market researcher divides the OTT content market into use segments: OTT VoIP (local and long distance), video chat/teleconferencing, short messaging, social networking and retailing and OTT music, video and other entertainment services. OTT device and platform types include: computers, gaming consoles, OTT streaming devices, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and others, such as Blu-ray players. Global OTT Content Revenues According to the report : The Video content type segment accounted for a relatively high revenue share and was valued at US$ 24.4 Bn in 2015. This segment is expected to remain dominant through 2026 The […]

Les Français aiment la vidéo à la demande: TF1, M6, Canal souffrent

Image: Reuters La SSR est sous pression croissante et constante. Contrainte à faire des économies, cette dernière dévoilait à la fin de l’année dernière un plan de réorganisation de 40 millions de francs par an dès 2016, ainsi que la suppression de 250 postes. Si en Suisse le climat autour de l’audiovisuel se détériore peu à peu, l’heure du déclin a déjà sonné en France. Qu’elles soient privées ou publiques, les chaînes françaises sombrent les unes après les autres, souffrant d’une érosion progressive de l’audimat suivie forcément par une chute des revenus publicitaires. Les chaînes de France Télévisions en sont les premières victimes. Le groupe, dont le budget dépend en majeur partie de fonds publics, s’est d’ailleurs pris à la fin du mois dernier une claque sévère de la part de la Cour des comptes. Pour les chaînes privées Cette dernière a en effet présenté un rapport cinglant sur la gestion du paquebot ces dernières années. Mauvaise gestion des ressources, achat douteux de programmes, retard dans le numérique, mise en place de réformes jugées trop timides, la liste est longue. «France Télévisions se trouve dans une impasse financière dont la seule issue passera par une réduction significative des charges», a conclu l’institution. La crise du service public en France n’est de loin pas isolée. Les grandes chaînes privées font en effet actuellement face à de forts vents contraires. Le groupe TF1 en premier, sur fond d’une perte trimestrielle nette de 13,2 millions d’euros, vient d’annoncer un nouveau plan de réduction des coûts. Baptisé «Recover», il devrait lui permettre d’économiser entre 25 et 30 millions dès l’année prochaine. Du côté de M6, qui a présenté mardi ses chiffres trimestriels, la situation s’est pour le moment stabilisée. Alors que les attentes des marchés étaient clairement moroses, le groupe de médias a […]

Leading OTT Services Mostly Watched on TV Sets

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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 report. Almost two-thirds (64%) of respondents’ time spent watching Netflix content is on TV sets, per the report, while a majority (57.5%) of time spent with Amazon content is likewise on TV sets. About half of HBO GO (50.8%) and Hulu (49.9%) viewing time is spent on TV sets. It’s a different story for YouTube, which is viewed primarily via computers (43.3% share of viewing time) and mobile phones (33.1%), likely due to more short-form content being watched on that platform. Recent research from Ooyala, for example, shows that most smartphone video viewing is for short-form content (0-5 minutes), while virtually all (92%) of set-top viewing is for long-form content of at least 20 minutes. Streaming video services reached 50% penetration of US households earlier this year, on par with DVR penetration for the first time, according to Nielsen. The RealityMine survey suggests that among adults streaming content Netflix has the broadest daily reach (18%), while it comes a close second to YouTube (40%) in weekly reach. About the Data: RealityMine had 5034 participants aged 18-64 complete the TouchPoints USA 2016.1 study. Their responses were fused with GfK’s MRI 1-Year Study that yielded a sample count of 18,396 (aged 18-64) from which RealityMine prepared the analysis.

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, right? It’s immediate. It’s just an app so you don’t have to wait for an installer. You don’t have two-year contracts. You can watch on any device. The advertising can be more meaningful to you. It can be more directed to you. So there’s a lot of different things you can do with it.” Dish is already tapping into a potential audience of some 25 million US homes who do not subscribe to a conventional pay-TV service with its Sling TV service. Ergen admitted that some pay-TV services were subject to considerable churn, saying that seasonality, as well as some viewers coming into a service such as HBO just to “binge watch” shows such as Game of Thrones , and then immediately dropping the service until the next season of the show came along. He stressed that Dish was well placed. “There’s a lot of things that we put in place for depending on which way it goes and we’ve maintained the flexibility that we need here and the technology is not so easy to duplicate overnight. And so we think we’re positioned in whatever direction it goes.”

Why Amazon Prime, China And Video Are All Interlinked | LinkedIn

  • Last week two big events happened in Amazon Inc’s world. Firstly the retail giant announced the launch of its Prime express delivery service in the world’s largest e-commerce market, crucially without the additional Prime video streaming functionality. Secondly in its third quarter earnings call Amazon for the first time identified investment in video content as one of the three reasons why it failed to generate a net profit for its shareholders (the other two reasons were increased investment in fulfilment centres and developing the Echo product.) Both events are big moments in the evolution of Amazon’s corporate growth story.

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