Video on Demand is Changing the Way We Watch TV, and That’s Good for Everybody (Lost Remote)

Sometimes, playing catch up isn’t a bad thing.

Video on demand (VOD), a long-time content consumption afterthought, is now promoted by TV networks, embraced by advertisers, a focus for cable service providers, and used… [Read more on Lost Remote]

 

HBO and Time Warner Take On Netflix, But Is It a Mistake? (The Motley Fool)

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It’s finally happening: Time Warner (NYSE: TWX  ) plans to offer an over-the-top version of its premium network, HBO. Though details remain scarce, HBO’s chief executive, Richard Plepler, announced that an Internet-based HBO service, free from the bonds of… [Read more on The Motley Fool]

Les secrets de Reed Hastings, l’incroyable patron de Netflix (Challenges)

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Génie des algorithmes, le fondateur du géant américain de la vidéo en ligne, récemment arrivé en France, est un subtil mélange d’intuition et d’analyse méthodique. Son credo : rester imprévisible.

Ce n’est pas l’histoire d’un mec… Pas l’histoire convenue, en tout cas, d’un fils adoptif mal… [Lire la suite sur Challenges]

Video on demand is ramping up marketing (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Chris Evans, right, leads a band of have-nots in the dystopian thriller, “Snowpiercer” available on video on demand.

Video on demand, once the poor stepchild of film distribution, is beginning to gain respect.

Besides giving smaller budget movies the chance to reach a wider audience, VOD is surfing atop the wave of younger viewers who prefer to watch on a smaller screen.

“Getting people into a theater is hard and expensive. Getting people to hit a button on their remote is a lot easier,” said Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban, whose media… [Read more on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Now CBS Is Selling Web Subscriptions to Its Shows, Too (Re/Code)

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Yesterday, HBO announced plans to sell Web video subscriptions. Today, CBS.

CBS?

Yup, CBS. The broadcaster is also getting into the digital video subscription business, with an offering that will let users watch almost any show it airs, live or on demand, on a variety of devices.

And like the HBO plan, this one doesn’t… [Read more on Re/Code]

Florence Gastaud (ARP) : « Netflix nous oblige à repenser notre système » (Gazette Info)

Netflix en France, c’est l’événement de la rentrée numérique 2014. Ce service de streaming payant permet aux internautes de regarder autant de films et de séries qu’ils le souhaitent. Une actualité qui bouleverse le

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