Nielsen will finally start tracking Netflix and Amazon video (Engadget)

Nielsen, the holy vanguard of television ratings, has finally figured out how to track viewership from Netflix and Amazon‘s streaming video services. And when it launches next month, it could fundamentally change the sorts of shows you see from them. Since neither… [Read more on Engadget]

Netflix Still Dominates Streaming, but Amazon Is Picking Up Steam (Re/Code)

Netflix is still king of the video streamers, followed by YouTube. But Amazon, which has lagged far behind for many years, is beginning to make a move.

That’s the takeaway from… [Read more on Re/Code]

Samsung Volt : le service de streaming vidéo concurrent de Netflix (Phonandroid)

Samsung Volt serait un service de vidéos en ligne qui concurrencerait notamment Netflix, selon des sources tenant leurs informations directement du Coréen.

Volt est un nom temporaire, celui qui est… [Lire la suite sur Phonandroid]

This New Tool Will Tell You Where You Can Watch Almost Anything Online — Legally (ThinkProgress)

CREDIT: WheretoWatch.com

CREDIT: WheretoWatch.com

It’s official, TV is moving online. Fewer customers are buying cable packages and more are opting for lower-cost options that let them watch movies and television shows wherever they want — at an airport or in a coffee shop.

But there are more than 100 online services, from Netflix to Hulu, that allow customers to… [Read more on ThinkProgress]

Showtime Has a Lot to Gain by Going a la Carte (Nasdaq)

Showtime may soon be available without a cable subscription. Source: Sho.com

Showtime may soon be available without a cable subscription. Source: Sho.com

Following in the footsteps of Time Warner and HBO, CBS plans to offer Showtime without a cable subscription. Speaking on the company’s third-quarter earnings call last week, CBS CEO Les Moonves told analysts, “We could say fairly definitely, sometime in ’15, there will be some [over-the-top] service from Showtime.”

While that is far from an official announcement, offering Showtime à la carte ought to… [Read more on Nasdaq]

17 streaming video firms form an alliance… without Netflix or YouTube (The Next Web)

digital entertainment post streaming video alliance

A new industry group, the Streaming Video Alliance (SVA), has formed to work on industry-wide standards and best practices in internet video. There’s 17 members of the group but the problem is, YouTube and Netflix aren’t among them.

The founding members of the SVA do include some big names such as… [Read more on The Next Web]

Nielsen: SVOD Eroding Traditional TV-Watching Audience (HomeMedia Magazine)

Ratings agency calls on industry to adopt new measurement standards in the face of accelerated declines in traditional live-TV ratings

 

It’s official. Netflix and other subscription streaming devices are indeed television disruptors — no matter how much traditional media publicly denies it.

A Nielsen executive Nov. 13 posted a blog in response to growing concerns within in the multichannel video program distribution landscape that TV… [Read more on HomeMedia Magazine]