La TV gratuite a-t-elle un avenir ? (1MIN30)

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A chaque crise, la question de l’avenir de la télévision gratuite est posée. A chaque fois, la reprise économique voit l’amour des annonceurs renouvelé pour ce support de masse diablement efficace.  Mais avec les évolutions récentes dans le domaine des médias, avec internet,  l’avènement des smartphones et tablettes tactiles, de nouveaux… [Lire la suite sur 1MIN30]

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]

Netflix’s entry may boost the French SVOD market (StreamDaily)

There are currently about 10 subscription video-on-demand platforms in France, and Netflix’s confirmation that it will launch in that market later this year likely has some of them worried.

Canal+, a pay TV network, owns the largest of these SVOD services called CanalPlay, which it recently strengthened by adding new titles to its catalogue and diversifying fees.

That’s an example of how Netflix’s much-publicized entry into the French market could be a good thing for the competition, provided other… [Read more on StreamDaily]

NimbleTV Wants to Sell You the TV Everywhere You’re Already Supposed to Have (Re/Code)

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If you pay for cable TV, would you pay more for a service that rounded up lots of the channels you’re already getting and let you watch them over the Web whenever you wanted to see them?

Anand Subramanian thinks you will. He says his NimbleTV startup will start selling a new service that gives pay TV customers access to a Web-based DVR, which will let them… [Read more on Re/Code]

Hopes pinned on Netflix to reboot French video and TV arena (Rapid TV News)

digital entertainment marketing - vod mytf1Even though it has a generally robust pay-TV sector and excellent communications infrastructure, the French TV and video entertainment markets are set for only sluggish growth over the next four years.

Research from Futuresource Consulting 

predicts that from 2014-2018, overall TV and video entertainment spend in France is… [Read more on Rapid TV News]

Purge Pay TV, Binge on Data: Cord-Cutters Are Gulping Down Bandwidth (Re/Code)

Here’s a question that may be increasingly relevant for some of you: If you don’t pay for cable, and you get all your video from the Internet instead, how much bandwidth do you eat up each month?

Quite a bit, it turns out. And much more than everyone else.

Sandvine, the broadband networking company that provides periodic reports on Web usage, says that the top 15 percent of streaming video users go through 212 gigabytes of data month. That’s more than 7 times the… [Read more on Re/Code]

BSkyB Confirms Talks with 21st Century Fox over European Pay TV Merger (Variety)

CANNES — U.K. satcaster BSkyB has confirmed reports that it is looking to acquire 21st Century Fox’s stakes in pay TV operators Sky Deutschland in Germany and Sky Italia in Italy.

The company said in a statement Monday, “BSkyB believes at the right value, this combination would have the potential to create a world-class multinational pay TV group.”

It added that discussions had not progressed beyond a preliminary stage, and there was “no certainty that a transaction will occur.”

With regards to Sky Deutschland, BSkyB would look to acquire 21st Century Fox’s 57% stake in the company. As a consequence BSkyB would… [Read more on Variety]

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]

How Hulu Found a Subscriber Lure in Obscure Films (BusinessWeek)

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In the warring factions that dominate pay TV, big-budget original series have become the weapon of choice for almost every player, from HBO (TWX) to Netflix (NFLX) to Amazon (AMZN). Hulu has plenty of its own originals, but for the past three years it has battled for… [Read more on Business Week]

Streaming services may rescue the Pay TV market (Computer World)

Pay TV providers will experience modest gains through 2019 (source: Strategy Analytics).

Pay TV providers will experience modest gains through 2019 (source: Strategy Analytics).

They’re being used to attract younger subscribers

Computerworld - The North American pay TV market is highly saturated, and growth for individual service providers typically comes from churn rather than large numbers of new subscribers.

That led to a decline in pay TV subscriptions from 2009 to 2013. But, according to one analysis,… [Read more on Computer World]

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)

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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]