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Megaupload Shutdown Boosted TV and VOD Services

Megaupload Shutdown Boosted TV and VOD Services | Audiovisual Interaction | Scoop.it

The French government agency responsible for administering the country's '3 strikes' anti-piracy scheme is reporting that online TV and other VOD services have received a boost following the shutdown of Megaupload.

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Megaupload’s Megavideo was one of France’s most popular Internet video services. In December 2011, Megavideo ranked 9th behind market leaders YouTube and big names such as Daily Motion, Canal + and Vimeo, pulling in nearly 3 million visitors.

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Hadopi says the data shows that overall the VOD, catchup TV and aggregator platforms enjoyed a significant 25.7% growth when compared to the weeks immediately prior to Megaupload closure.

 

Ed.Note - Lets now make things easy for the end-user. Not all can be solved by fighting piracy: it'll come back in an other way. We need to provide them simple, fast and easy-to-use services... Go and browse the VOD catalog of an IPTV service and you'll understand what I mean. Even iTunes is impressively awkward.


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Megaupload Closure Boosts Video on Demand and Online TV

Megaupload Closure Boosts Video on Demand and Online TV | Audiovisual Interaction | Scoop.it
The French government's anti-piracy body has revealed initial figures on what happened to Megauploads audience. A large part of it, initially at least, seems to have moved to legitimate streaming services.
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