Germany’s Magic Portal (Mondaq)

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Representing about 40 million TV households, Germans now receive virtually all on-demand content by Blu-ray Disc or DVD. Video-on-demand services are set to change that over the next three to five years, says Christoph Wagner, a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s new Berlin office. “Look for dynamic, if not explosive interest in VoD as broadband penetration… [Read more on Mondaq]

Freeview Connected will see consumers reappraise the Freeview brand’ (MarketingWeek)

Freeview hopes Freeview Connected smart TV offering will make consumers reassess the brand as more ‘modern’.

Freeview is looking to the launch of its recently announced Freeview Connected service, which will see catch-up players such as iPlayer and 4oD and apps integrated into TV sets as standard, to encourage consumers to “reappraise” the brand as…

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Research and Markets: Global Video and Ad Insertion Server Market 2013-2019 (BusinessWire)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Video and Ad Insertion Server Market” report to their offering.

The evolution in digital technology has led television broadcast facilities through a phase of transition. Upgrades from analog to digital transmission and to high-definition (HD) content have resulted in … [Read more on BusinessWire]

Africa sees VOD boom (iTWEB)

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The number of video-on-demand (VOD) users in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) will grow by about one million, despite the lack of broadband infrastructure in the region.

According to a Deloitte report, users will select movies, TV programmes and short clips from a catalogue of hundreds of titles, which will then play on demand through television sets, mobile phones and other digital media devices. This user behaviour, it says, will be equivalent to… [Read more on iTWEB]

Vodafone Netherlands rolls out VOD and time-shifted TV with Entone (Rapid TV News)


Vodafone Netherlands is partnering with Entone and its systems integration partner, Divitel, to deploy fibre-based TV services in the Netherlands.

The Vodafone service will be deployed over the provider’s high speed FTTH network to enable an array of advanced television services, including pause live TV (PLTV) and a video-on-demand (VOD) library from public broadcasters, HBO, Videoland and others. [Read more on Rapid TV News]

MIPTV: «Les plateformes comme Netflix sont très porteuses pour exporter nos programmes» (20 minutes) – Benjamin Carle ne consomme plus que français, Canal+

INTERVIEW – Comment la France vend-elle ses programmes à l’étranger pendant le MIPTV? Explications avec Mathieu Béjot, délégué général de TV France International…

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Au MIPTV, royaume des emplettes du petit écran, il y a ce que la France achète. Des jeux comme «Boom», que TF1 a acheté à l’israélien Keshet, des séries comme «Halt and Catch Fire» (acquis par Canal+) ou «The Missing» (une prise de TF1)… Et il y a ce que la France vend. Arte a annoncé mardi… [Lire la suite sur Le Figaro]

UK video entertainment spend to reach £10 billion by 2018 (Connected Consumer)

Overall video entertainment spend in the UK is expected to reach £10 billion by 2018, averaging 2% annual growth between 2014 and 2018, according to research from Futuresource Consulting.

Total consumer spend on video in the UK grew by 4% in 2013 to exceed £9 billion, with a further 3% growth expected in 2014 – driven primarily by… [Read more on Connected Consumer]

Video on Demand (VOD) Market Expected to Reach $45.25 Billion & Grow at a CAGR of 16.5% by 2018 (Digital Journal)

The report “Video On Demand (VOD) Market By Solutions (Pay TV, OTT, IPTV); By Delivery (TVOD, SVOD, NVOD); By Applications (Entertainment, Education And Training, Video Kiosk, E-Commerce, Digital Libraries) Global Advancements, Market Forecasts And Analysis (2013-2018)”, defines and segments the VOD market into various sub-segments with an in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. The report also identifies [Read more on Digital Journal]