“ There has been talk about Apple and TV for years, but in this analysis, David Gewirtz shows why the time is right for Apple to enter the TV business in a big way and why it could be a big win for consumers and a huge win for Apple.”
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“Rapid TV News is an online site for TV broadcast news, mobile content, distribution platform providers, digital television, satellite and broadcast distribution technology.”
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“ HBO has unveiled HBO Now, its OTT subscription on-demand service that will allow consumers access to its premium content for a monthly rate. The service will launch in April, marking a significant new entrant the competitive SVOD market that Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video currently dominate. Anticipation around HBO’s OTT offer has been growing every since it was first mooted last year, as premium cable providers seek new ways to reach potential subscribers. Recent Parks Associates research suggested as around 17% of US broadband homes would be likely to subscribe the service. Market leader Netflix has nearly 41 million US subs, according to its most recent financial filing. HBO Now will launch through a deal with tech giant Apple on iOS devices and PCs in time for the launch of season five of fantasy ratings winner Game of Thrones. Discussions with HBO’s existing network of distributors and digital partners are on-going, the firm said. Costing US$14.99 a month, the service will offer all of HBO’s top shows such as Girlsand True Detective, plus Hollywood movies, original HBO Films, documentaries, sports, comedy and music specials. There will be more than 2,000 titles available in total, including upcoming shows such as Westworld and The Brink. HBO will offer a 30-day introductory free trial period to new customers that sign up via Apple in April. “HBO NOW is the next phase of innovation at HBO,” said Richard Plepler, chairman and CEO, HBO. “With this new partnership, a natural evolution for the network, we have access to millions of Apple customers who are used to getting their favorite apps immediately. Now, they can do the same with an HBO subscription.” “HBO NOW offers a new generation of HBO fans many of the best TV programs in the world without a cable or satellite subscription,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of internet software and services. “Now, with the same simplicity as buying an app, customers can subscribe to HBO NOW and instantly start viewing their favorite HBO programs as they air – this is huge.” The service will sit alongside HBO Go, the on-demand service it offers its cable subscribers.”
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“One of the media business’s best-kept secrets isn’t entirely confidential after all: Netflix audience ratings. Select content companies have been turning to San Diego-based Luth Research, which has...”
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“Deals and conference sessions at MIPTV 2015 confirmed that there are no longer any national or cultural barriers when it comes to content creation in any genre – and notably drama. And the second M...”
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Google Fiber is stirring fear among incumbent telcos and cable operators, but the provider has yet to make a big dent, at least with respect to video, in the early going, according to new subscriber data uncovered by MoffetNathanson.Citing figures released today by the U.S. Copyright Office, which tracks video subs due to compulsory license fee requirements, the firm’s report found that Google ended 2014 with 29,867 video subs – 194 in Stanford Iwhere it's conducting a trial); 7,026 in Kansas City, Kan.; 20,140 in Kansas City, Mo.; and 2,507 in Provo, Utah (Google Fiber entered Provo in 2013, when it acquired the assets of iProvo).MoffettNathanson’s figures also show that Google’s video service penetration in Stanford is 5% (based on 3,913 homes passed); 13%/53,925 in Kansas City, Kan.; 10.5%/192,406 in Kansas City, Mo.; and 8%/31,524 in Provo.In a research note about the findings, MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett said those numbers are “testament to how hard, and how slow, it is to build scale as an overbuilder,” noting that Google Fiber's current crop of video customers represents just 0.026% of the U.S. cable market.
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“"The real question is not whether budgets are shifting from linear to digital, it’s is whether it is shifting from premium to short form, and that’s not happening," says iSpot.tv Founder and CEO Sean Muller.”
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Ericsson and Telstra continue to lead mobile operators in the adoption of LTE Broadcast. The technology is attracting growing industry traction as a method for making the best use of existing network resources and available spectrum to deliver new video services and offload network.
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