Streaming video sites have vanquished torrent-download sites as the kings of piracy access for film and TV content globally.
Google has accelerated its IPTV services range aiming to tailor over- the-top services to media companies, with the acquisition of Anvato.
Travellers in the digital age know exactly what they want when staying in hotels and top of the list is a solid internet connection. Hotel owners realise connectivity is mandatory and wise hoteliers ensure that wi-fi at the very least is freely available, not just for the business travellers but all guests armed with their own devices. However the demand for personal connectivity for hotel guests has disrupted a long held staple revenue stream for hotel owners, in-house on demand videos.
Digital radio is establishing a stronghold with Australian audiences reaching 3.52 million users across the five metropolitan capital cities. According to the latest statistics from GfK, DAB+ digital radio gained 168,000 listeners in the first quarter of 2016.
Netflix is streaming ahead of the pack in the competitive Australian market nudging five million active users according to Roy Morgan research.
Carriers on both sides of the Tasman are deploying the DOCSIS 3 technology which globally is poised to reach 9 million households by 2017.
Forget the concept of IPTV allowing time shifting and other innovations for TV viewing, it seems that the streaming technology is creating a population of addicted devotees to the medium.
VOD providers including Netflix, YouTube and Amazon will be forced to include more European content on their platforms under new rules being proposed by the European Commission (EC). Global video platforms may also have to contribute financially to other Europeans’ works under new audio-visual rules which are also being mooted by the EC.
Content protection standard HDCP Pro 2.2 was back in the spotlight at this year’s InfoComm conference in Las Vegas, with a serious warning.
Australia’s premium OTT market is poised for massive growth in the next three years, with Netflix emerging as the dominant player, according to a new report by MTM.
The world’s biggest digital department store is taking on video streaming with the launch of Amazon Video Direct.
Demand for University student accommodation in Australia is not only at an all-time high but the expectation for quality is also increasingly competitive.
The NAB conference in Las Vegas has ramped up its focus on OTT, digital content, and futurist broadcast technology with the launch of the Digital Futures Exchange (DFX) and a dedicated Online Video Conference.
The over-heated streaming TV sector has claimed its first significant Australian scalp with the demise of Quickflix.
Netflix is radically revising its investment strategy in content and is planning to spend $5 billion on content during 2016. This represents an increase of over 50% in budget from 2015.
Live streaming is poised to the broadcasting industry’s next big revenue maker and significant disrupter according to key executives at this year’s MIPTV in Cannes.
America is heading towards an inequitable video divide where future video services will only be available to those with economic power, warns the head of the American National Association of Broadcasters, Gordon Smith.
Virtual Reality has captured the imagination and revenue potential of streaming TV providers and broadcasters but industry executives warn that it could risk going the same way as 3D TV.
Pan European broadcaster Sky has retuned its focus on online streaming and emerging markets with a US$45 million investment in VoD, Netflix style aspirant, iflix, in Southeast Asia.
Streaming TV services in the U.K. are gaining viewing traction, doubling in video consumption in the last 12 months.
This year’s Super Bowl changed the game on viewing as it broke all previous streaming records.