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Sky launching Netflix alternative tomorrow » Digital TV Europe

Sky launching Netflix alternative tomorrow » Digital TV Europe | Media_Box | Scoop.it

BSkyB’s new internet TV platform Now TV will launch tomorrow, targeting the 13 million UK households that don’t currently pay for TV services.

Now TV will launch with a movie offering giving access to the entire Sky Movie collection for £15 per month. The Sky Movies pass will give users a choice of over 600 movies, including recent blockbusters. Now TV customers can also access over 1,000 catalogue titles on a pay-as-you-go basis, with movies starting at £0.99 (€1.26) and rising to £3.49 for the latest releases.

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Romanian pay-TV: the stats

Romanian pay-TV: the stats | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Romania ended 2014 with a pay-TV penetration figure of 92%. According to data published by the regulator ANCOM, the total number of subscribers increased by 5% during the year to 6.9 million. Cable...
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Viewers want OTT on TV, says Roku » Digital TV Europe

Viewers want OTT on TV, says Roku » Digital TV Europe | Media_Box | Scoop.it

Migration of video to OTT is a genuine global trend, but viewers still prefer to watch that video on TV, according to Ed Lee, vice-president of content for Roku.

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Amazon Prime Subs (Narrowly) Prefer Netflix | Home Media Magazine

Amazon Prime Subs (Narrowly) Prefer Netflix | Home Media Magazine | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Amazon Prime Instant Video recently won its first Golden Globe for original series “Transparent,” and tens of millions covet Prime’s free two-day shipping on most e-commerce orders. Yet, more people stream Netflix than Amazon Prime — including the latter’s subscribers, according to new research.
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Massive illegal downloads of Game of Thrones

Massive illegal downloads of Game of Thrones | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Illegal downloads of Game of Thrones episodes increase more than 45% year-over-year in the final weeks before season 5 premiere.
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Netflix Recommending TVs | Home Media Magazine

Netflix Recommending TVs | Home Media Magazine | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Netflix April 7 began using its brand to back Internet-connected televisions by LG, Sony and Roku — the latter manufactured in China by Hisense, Insignia and TCL.
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Mobiles, tablets now 34% of all online video views | Advanced Television

Ooyala, a Telstra subsidiary and specialist in video publishing, analytics and monetisation, has issued its Q4 2014 Global Video Index Report, revealing mobile and tablets now represent more than one third of all online viewing, and providing the first analysis of advertising data from Ooyala’s recently acquired video ad-tech company, Videoplaza.

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HBO Could Launch SVOD Service on Apple TV | Home Media Magazine

HBO Could Launch SVOD Service on Apple TV | Home Media Magazine | Media_Box | Scoop.it
HBO’s much-anticipated subscription streaming service, “HBO Now,” reportedly is finalizing plans to launch next month on Apple TV, among other distribution partners, according to International Business Times.
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HBO in talks with Apple, Google to launch streaming service -reports

(Adds HBO in talks with Google, TiVo)March 4 (Reuters) - HBO network is in talks with Apple Inc, Google Inc and some other companies to beits launch partner for the highly anticipated HBO Now videostreaming
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Netflix set for Japan

Netflix set for Japan | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Netflix has confirmed that it will launch in Japan this autumn. To facilitate close partnerships with consumer electronics makers and to work with Japanese film and TV creators, the company will so...
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Amazon launches Ultra HD streaming in Germany

Amazon launches Ultra HD streaming in Germany | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Online retailer Amazon has commenced providing selected movies and series in Ultra HD/4K resolution on its video-on-demand (VOD) service Amazon Instant Video in Germany, an Amazon spokesman confirm...
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Top 20 Most Pirated Movies of 2014 Led by 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Frozen,' 'Gravity'

Top 20 Most Pirated Movies of 2014 Led by 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Frozen,' 'Gravity' | Media_Box | Scoop.it
"The Wolf of Wall Street," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and Disney's animated smash "Frozen" were the two most-pirated movies for the year -- with each title downloaded about 30 million times by tor...
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In 2015 SVOD streaming is a bigger market than disc sales

In 2015 SVOD streaming is a bigger market than disc sales | Media_Box | Scoop.it
The shift from physical discs to SVOD streaming is now clear from both time spent with the media and revenue generated. How far will this progress in 2015?

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Netflix to push integration onto the set-tops of top pay-TV services in 2015, report says

Netflix to push integration onto the set-tops of top pay-TV services in 2015, report says | Media_Box | Scoop.it
According to GigaOm, the SVOD giant seeks to change that with a major push in 2015.
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27% of US broadband households own streaming media device | IP&TV News

27% of US broadband households own streaming media device | IP&TV News | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Parks Associates announced new research today showing 27% of US broadband households now own a streaming media device and nearly 90% of these households have these devices connected to the Internet.
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Pay TV subscriber numbers to grow in Western Europe » Digital TV Europe

Pay TV subscriber numbers to grow in Western Europe » Digital TV Europe | Media_Box | Scoop.it

The number of pay TV subscribers in Western Europe is due to climb in the coming years, with cord-cutting “not expected to make much of an impact,” according to Digital TV Research

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Over half of US broadband homes have OTT

Over half of US broadband homes have OTT | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Over 50% of consumers in US broadband households subscribe to an OTT video service, according to Parks Associates.
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OTT TV ad revenue to Increase four-fold by 2020

OTT TV ad revenue to Increase four-fold by 2020 | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Revenue from OTT TV advertising - that is, commercial advertising placed in full-length TV-quality programming delivered via broadband - is expected to grow nearly four fold between 2015 and 2020.
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Netflix content spend overtakes BBC

Netflix content spend overtakes BBC | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Netflix is now investing more on content than the BBC, according to Ben Keen, chief analyst, IHS Technology. Speaking at a session entitled The story behind the numbers and presenting data produced...
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SVOD Services in 41% of U.S. Homes | Broadcasting & Cable

SVOD Services in 41% of U.S. Homes | Broadcasting & Cable | Media_Box | Scoop.it

Big changes continue in the way Americans consume television.

In its new Total Audience Report for the fourth quarter of 2014, Nielsen says that 41% of U.S. homes have access to a subscription video-on-demand service like Netflix, up from 36% a year ago.

 

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The Decline Of Originality In Hollywood Explained In One Chart

The Decline Of Originality In Hollywood Explained In One Chart | Media_Box | Scoop.it
You wouldn't be wrong if you thought originality is on the decline in film. In fact you'd be more right than you imagined.
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Nickelodeon Launching Preschool SVOD Service for Mobile Devices | Home Media Magazine

Nickelodeon Launching Preschool SVOD Service for Mobile Devices | Home Media Magazine | Media_Box | Scoop.it
As expected, Nickelodeon Feb. 25 unveiled “Noggin,” a mobile subscription streaming service for preschoolers. Available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch starting March 5, the service will be ad-free and offered for $5.99 a month. Nickelodeon is also in discussions with pay-TV distributors about offering the service as a premium add-on to authenticated subscribers.
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Streaming devices in 26% of US homes

Streaming devices in 26% of US homes | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Ownership and usage of connected devices is growing among US broadband households, according to Parks Associates. 26% own a streaming media device, 34% own a smart TV and 16% own a smart home devic...
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Most Pirated TV Shows, Networks Dominated by Broadcasters

Most Pirated TV Shows, Networks Dominated by Broadcasters | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Piracy tracking firm CEG TEK came out with a rare comprehensive look at just what TV shows and networks are the most active on P2P hub Bittorrent. While it's hard to extrapolate broad trends from n...
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Wuaki.tv to launch in 10 new countries

Wuaki.tv to launch in 10 new countries | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Wuaki.tv will launch in ten new countries by the end of next year. Target markets include Austria and Ireland, where the company will launch in the first half of 2015. Wuaki.tv now has over 400,000...
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1 in 3 Norwegians pay for SVOD

1 in 3 Norwegians pay for SVOD | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Norway has the highest penetration of subscription video on demand (SVOD) in the Nordic region. Analyst Mediavision says approximately 730,000 households held an SVOD subscription in Q3 2014, repre...
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