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Sky planning dedicated kids app

Sky planning dedicated kids app | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Sky has announced plans to launch a dedicated kids app. It follows the recent expansion of its on demand library within the genre from 700 to 4,000 titles. The broadcaster is also planning the appo...
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Amazon Fire TV makes a home for YouTube superstars

Amazon Fire TV makes a home for YouTube superstars | Media_Box | Scoop.it
The e-commerce giant's partnership with a video-tech company will put dedicated apps for YouTubers like beauty guru Michelle Phan and her network of Web stars directly on Amazon's streaming-TV gadgets.
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North America to Add 7.1 Million SVOD Customers in 2015 | Home Media Magazine

North America to Add 7.1 Million SVOD Customers in 2015 | Home Media Magazine | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Buoyed by ongoing consumer interest in Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Hulu Plus, North America is projected to add more than 7.1 million subscription streaming households in 2015, according to new data from Digital TV Research.
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Big Data: a big opportunity, as yet unfulfilled

Big Data: a big opportunity, as yet unfulfilled | Media_Box | Scoop.it

Big Data has created a lot of buzz in recent years and it is a popular term used to describe the exponential growth and availability of data – large amounts of it at that – to inform business decisions, customer relationships and more.

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BBC testing mind control TV

BBC testing mind control TV | Media_Box | Scoop.it
In an experiment like to send shivers down through the Daily Mail newsroom, the BBC is testing the means for people to control TVs using nothing but their brainwaves. BBC Digital created ...
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Study: Consumers Want More OTT Content, Service

Study: Consumers Want More OTT Content, Service | Media_Box | Scoop.it
OTTs, especially the smaller ones, need to focus on their original content offerings if they want to keep subscribers.
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Amazon launches kids subscription service in the UK » Digital TV Europe

Amazon launches kids subscription service in the UK » Digital TV Europe | Media_Box | Scoop.it

Amazon has launched an all-you-can-eat children’s subscription service in the UK that includes videos, e-books, educational apps and games.  

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CBS confirms Apple as first partner for Showtime OTT launch to take on HBO Now

CBS has confirmed the launch of a standalone over-the-top (OTT) service for Showtime, which will launch in early July, with Apple as its first partner.
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No, Netflix Isn't Considering Running Ads. It's Just Testing Promos for Its Own Shows

No, Netflix Isn't Considering Running Ads. It's Just Testing Promos for Its Own Shows | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Calm down, everyone. Netflix isn't suddenly following Hulu's lead and running ads as part of its service. Earlier today, the Internet virtually freaked out—i.e., reacted in its usual way—after a few reports indicated that Netflix was experimenting with running "pre-roll ads" before its shows.
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Netflix ‘slowly increases’ North American web domination » Digital TV Europe

Netflix ‘slowly increases’ North American web domination » Digital TV Europe | Media_Box | Scoop.it

Netflix continues to “slowly increase its domination” of North American fixed internet networks, accounting for 36.5% of downstream traffic in the peak evening hours, according to Sandvine.

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Retail OTT set-top boxes set to overtake telco IPTV STB shipments

Retail OTT set-top boxes set to overtake telco IPTV STB shipments | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Retail OTT set-top boxes set to overtake telco IPTV STB shipments
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Spotify to offer video streaming

Spotify is set to launch a video streaming service later this month. Quoting people familiar with the matter, FT reports that its debut will be announced at a launch event in New York on May 20. It...
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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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Netflix reportedly eyeing Indian launch » Digital TV Europe

Netflix reportedly eyeing Indian launch » Digital TV Europe | Media_Box | Scoop.it

A report in India suggests SVoD platform Netflix will launch in the Asian territory before 2016.

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70m Netflix subs by year’s end

70m Netflix subs by year’s end | Media_Box | Scoop.it

Netflix is on track to reach 69.9 million subscribers by the end of this year, up 28% of the...

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Canalsat to drop AB Groupe channels

Canalsat to drop AB Groupe channels | Media_Box | Scoop.it
CanalSat is dropping channels from the AB Groupe at the end of the month to concentrate on what it's described as "more popular" broadcasters. The move affects two movie channels, Cine FX and Cine ...
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Latin America OTT TV and video ready for take-off

Latin America OTT TV and video ready for take-off | Media_Box | Scoop.it
OTT TV and video revenues in Latin America [for 13 countries] will reach $2.91 billion in 2020; up from only $37 million in 2010 and the $1.13 billion expected in 2015, according to a new report fr...
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Netflix to help OTT revenues almost double in next five years » Digital TV Europe

Netflix to help OTT revenues almost double in next five years » Digital TV Europe | Media_Box | Scoop.it

Global over-the-top (OTT) TV and video revenues are set to almost double in the next five years, from US$26 billion (€23 billion) in 2015 to US$51.1 billion in 2020, according to new research.

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Discovery goes OTT in Nordics and Italy, Europe next

Discovery goes OTT in Nordics and Italy, Europe next | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Discovery’s OTT service DPlay has now launched as a beta product in Denmark, Italy, and Sweden, following last year's start in Norway. Discovery Networks said that plans firmly in place to take DPl...
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Netflix confirms October Spain launch » Digital TV Europe

Netflix confirms October Spain launch » Digital TV Europe | Media_Box | Scoop.it

Netflix has confirmed that it will launch in Spain this October, marking the next stage of its international expansion efforts. 

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Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Roku vs. Amazon Fire TV - CNET

Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Roku vs. Amazon Fire TV - CNET | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Which has the most apps? Which has the coolest features? Which one is the best? The most popular media streamers all have their merits, so we'll help you decide which box is right for you.
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Ebonylife TV and Summview to launch VOD in Africa

Ebonylife TV and Summview to launch VOD in Africa | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Ebonylife TV has signed a strategic partnership with Summview to launch of a premium multi-screen VOD platform with Arican content. Ebonylife TV offers the African diaspora users the ability to acc...
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Connected TVs to drive OTT surge

Connected TVs to drive OTT surge | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Subscriber numbers for OTT TV services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are likely to increase globally from 92.1 million in 2014 to 332.2 million by 2019, according to the new data produced by Jun...
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Online video booms in the UK

Online video booms in the UK | Media_Box | Scoop.it
People in the UK are spending twice as much time online compared with ten years ago, with online video usage showing even more growth according to research from Ofcom.
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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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