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Report argues that cutting BBC licence fee would reduce choice and value for money

Report argues that cutting BBC licence fee would reduce choice and value for money | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

Cutting the BBC licence fee would reduce consumer choice and value for money, as well as greatly damaging UK programme producers, says a new RISJ study. The 100-page report What If There Were No BBC Television? The Net Impact on UK Viewers, launched today, explores what the current UK television market would be like if there were no BBC Television. It concludes that, without the BBC, total UK television industry revenue would most likely be reduced, although there is a wide range of uncertainty. Total investment in programmes would be 5-25% lower with investment in new UK programmes likely to be 25-50% lower, which would be a ‘severe blow’ to UK production companies as well as to viewers.

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TV sets account for 99% of TV viewing in UK

TV sets account for 99% of TV viewing in UK | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

TV accounted for 98.5% of total viewing in 2013, with the average person watching almost four hours of programming a day, according to new research from Thinkbox and BARB.

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Is Netflix pointing the way for the industry?

Is Netflix pointing the way for the industry? | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

Without a doubt, Netflix has broken new ground in the industry, proving that a Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) approach can be successful in the market. Give Netflix’s unquestioned success, it is definitely worthwhile studying and analyzing both the company’s strategy and its view of the market.  Still, questions remain about Netflix’s strategic visions, especially regarding the overall experience for users.

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Integrating social media into broadcasting

Integrating social media into broadcasting | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

Social media has become ever-present these days, even infiltrating the sacred back room of the broadcast engineer, but not in the way you might first think. It comes down to revamping technology in ways that reflect the evolution of the marketplace—and in this case, that means building social media features into master control technologies, a suggestion that would have been unheard of five years ago.

 

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Hybrid TV: consumers to benefit most

Hybrid TV: consumers to benefit most | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

Hybrid TV appears as a key enabler of 21st century television, according to a new paper produced by Idate in partnership with Eutelsat and Orange Group. It says that hybrid TV is already a reality, with dozens of broadcast TV packagers worldwide having launched hybrid services to provide advanced TV services on a national scale.

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How much advertising?

How much advertising? | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

A new report features an Ipsos-MORI poll testing hypothetical but realistic scenarios of different levels of advertiser presence in TV programmes (from break bumpers, through product placement, to the chairman's partner presenting the prize) in the UK, US and Hong Kong.  The report therefore provides a unique guide to what audiences will tolerate from advertisers on screen and what they find unacceptable. The results show a high tolerance of advertiser presence in content, well beyond what regulators currently tolerate in the UK.

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France Télévisions' pay-VOD service takes off

France Télévisions' pay-VOD service takes off | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it
France Télévisions's pay-VOD service PluzzVad has grown sales over the past few months boosted by France 3's daily prime time series Plus Belle La Vie.
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Netflix to debut its first original documentary, The Short Game

Netflix to debut its first original documentary, The Short Game | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

Netflix will launch The Short Game on 12 December, the first original documentary available on the service. It follows eight of the most competitive golfers around the globe, all of whom just happen to be under seven years old, as they train for and compete in the World Championship of Junior Golf.

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How to protect your privacy on connected TVs

How to protect your privacy on connected TVs | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

After some investigation, I found a rather creepy corporate video advertising their data collection practices to potential advertisers.

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Viewer behaviour in the converged media environment

The proliferation of devices that can be connected to the Internet and the wide availability of faster broadband connections are changing business models and consumer habits. The same applies to consumption of audiovisual media content, whether films, TV series, news or other forms of content. The possibility of watching TV programmes on PC screens or tablets is now taken for granted. The option of browsing Internet content on a TV screen is offered by many of the TV devices on the market, although it is not yet widely taken up by citizens. Changes in the media landscape are in fact shaped not only by technological progress, but also by citizens' expectations and by the way they make use of the new opportunities.

 

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Netflix seals Marvel deal in battle with broadcasters

Netflix seals Marvel deal in battle with broadcasters | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

Netflix, the online TV service that won critical acclaim for its Kevin Spacey drama House of Cards, has signed its biggest ever original production deal with the Disney-owned comic book firm Marvel, beginning with the adventures of Daredevil – the "man without fear".

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4K and IPTV more relevant in short term than smart TV

4K and IPTV more relevant in short term than smart TV | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

The near-term prospects for 4KTV and IPTV will eclipse those of the much vaunted connected TV industry, says new research released by marketreportsonline.com.

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How radio can compete in the digital world

How radio can compete in the digital world | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

Executives and engineers know the industry is at a crossroads. To retain radio’s competitiveness, they want to improve the quality of content, and place it on as many platforms as possible. That was the theme of many conversations at the fall Radio Show in Orlando, Florida — and it seems especially important as radio faces more challengers in the car, where the medium has dominated listening for decades.

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Why Netflix has high hopes in Germany

Netflix recently announced it would expand into the two key European markets of France of Germany at a time when its global bandwagon is in danger of running out of steam. Its great success in becoming the world’s most popular and best known OTT video service was based on astute content deals culminating in a coup persuading Kevin Spacey to star in its “House of Cards” drama series, which became the first “web” production to win an Emmy award, along with four Golden Globes. This has (among other reasons) given Netflix a big boost, especially in its English language markets of the US, Ireland and the UK, but also highlights the challenges ahead. Hollywood studios and major TV show producers now have a battery of OTT outlets to choose from, with increasing competition continuing to raise prices from the bargain basement point at which Netflix acquired them between 2008 and 2010 and as a result leapt to pole position in the US market.

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Second screen is not only for TV

Second screen is not only for TV | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

In 2013, two thirds (65 per cent) of mobile media users browsed the mobile internet in tandem with a second screen (TV, PC, tablet or second phone). When traditional media such as newspapers and radio are taken into consideration, the figure rises to nearly nine in ten (89 per cent). Unsurprisingly, TV is the leading second screen for mobile users globally.  In 11 of the 13 markets surveyed it tops the list with 35 per cent watching television while they surf the web on their phone. TV is especially popular in the US and UK (55 per cent), Mexico and Brazil (42 per cent) and in South Africa (41 per cent).

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Netflix and the future of TV

Netflix and the future of TV | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

During peak hours, Netflix accounts for more than thirty per cent of all Internet down-streaming traffic in North America; the company’s website describes it as “the world’s leading Internet television network.” Television is undergoing a digital revolution.

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2013: The Year in Interactive Storytelling

2013: The Year in Interactive Storytelling | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

A collection of interactive stories, charts and maps by The New York Times in 2013.


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10 surprising new Twitter stats

10 surprising new Twitter stats | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

Twitter usage has change a lot recently. For example, the fastest growing demographic on Twitter is is the 55-64 year age bracket, and that's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what's changed.

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Public service broadcasting has positive effect on commercial broadcasting

Public service broadcasting has positive effect on commercial broadcasting | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

Public service broadcasting promotes a ‘race to the top’ with the commercial sector, according to a new report published by the BBC today. The report - Public and Private Broadcasters across the World – The Race to the Top - explores the impact of public broadcasting on the commercial sector by analysing levels of public and commercial funding, investment in programming, and the diversity and quality of content.

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France Télévisions announces partnership with Facebook

France Télévisions announces partnership with Facebook | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

France Télévisions has announced a social TV partnership with Facebook to obtain data on how much conversation their programming is leading to on the social network. Facebook will provide France Télévisions with analytics and engagement reports, following similar deals with other broadcastwers, including  Channel 4 in the UK, TF1 in France and ARD in Germany.

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ORF plans Austrian Netflix

ORF plans Austrian Netflix | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

Austrian public broadcaster ORF wants to create a video portal on which Internet users can watch full length movies, series and other TV programmes.

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Why it's important to make programmes available online

Why it's important to make programmes available online | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

 IP&TV News talks to Marina Kalkanis, Head of Core Services, BBC, about the significance of the iPlayer, Cloud transcoding, and customer expectations.

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10 reasons for choosing Twitter over Facebook

10 reasons for choosing Twitter over Facebook | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

Every single day we see social media growing at a fast pace. Till date no other form of communication has received as overwhelming a response as social media. A lot of credit goes to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn, which has facilitated interpersonal interactions. However when it comes to brands talking on social media, it’s a whole different ball game.

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A new experiment in storytelling from Google

A new experiment in storytelling from Google | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

Motorola has unveiled the first of many stories coming into the Motorola Spotlight Player app. Windy Day is their first story, allowing you to peer into an augmented reality world with a mouse and a red hat.

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Google and Pixar have teamed up to reinvent storytelling for mobile platforms.

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Creators, curators, Instagram and Snapchat

Creators, curators, Instagram and Snapchat | MEDIA NOW | Scoop.it

Photos and videos have become an integral part of the online social experience. In a new survey conducted by Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, more than half of internet users post or share photos or videos online.

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