HBO CEO Eyes 15 Million Cord Cutters With HBO Go (International Business Times)

Actor Jeff Daniels poses at the Los Angeles Season 3 Premiere of HBO’s series “The Newsroom” at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, Nov. 4, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

HBO is going after cord-cutters with its upcoming 2015 launch of a stand-alone version of HBO Go. More specifically, about 10 million to 15 million of them, Richard Plepler, HBO’s chairman and CEO, said Thursday, Variety reported. To attract those users, the company has to walk a thin line.

On one hand, the Time… [Read more on International Business Times]

Univision, Hulu launch short format soap operas (Rapid TV News)

digital entertainment post Novelas Xpress

Univision is to launch Novelas Xpress, abridged versions of popular soap operas that deliver all the drama of the original stories in less than 15 hours. Targeting the Hispanic audience across the US, the titles will be…

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Amazon veut concurrencer Netflix (Les Echos)

Amazon pourrait lancer un nouveau service gratuit de vidéo à la demande en 2015 – AFP/Joe Klamar

Amazon pourrait déployer en 2015 un service gratuit de vidéo à la demande, entièrement ou partiellement financé par la publicité.

Le géant américain du commerce en ligne, Amazon, voudrait se positionner en alternative à… [Lire la suite sur Les Echos]

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]

L’étude qui veut redynamiser le marché de la vidéo (ZDNet)

Le cabinet international de conseil en management Kurt Salmon s’est penché sur le marché de la vidéo français. Et propose des solutions pour le redynamiser.

Dans cette étude de 4 pages, Kurt Salmon porte un constat sévère sur l’état du marché français de la vidéo qui se résume en 3 points :

HBO, CBS, and Showtime Are Helping You Cut the Cord: Here’s Why They Hope You Don’t (Nasdaq)

Source: Hulu Plus

Source: Hulu Plus

Following in the footsteps of Hulu Plus, Time Warner ‘s HBO, CBS ‘  All Access, and Showtime are now offering, or planning to offer, over-the-top streaming subscription services. It appears the biggest trend in pay TV is a gradual movement toward unbundling. The ability for viewers to subscribe only to channels they wish to purchase, instead of… [Read more on Nasdaq]