Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Though a bit lost in the crush toward subscription streaming and over-the-top video, Epix, which is co-owned by Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Paramount, was the first pay-TV network to launch on Xbox 360, PlayStation, iOS, Android tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku players.
"Negotiations have become more complicated as discussions go beyond price to include streaming rights to computers and mobile devices," DirecTV CEO Mike White says.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
At an investor conference in Tokyo today, Sony (NYSE:SNE) said expects revenue for its electronic devices division to rise up to 70% over the next three years, to as much as ¥1.5T ($12.7B), as it works through an extensive restructuring plan at its declining TV and smartphone units.
Monday, November 24, 2014
The report finds that Netflix continues to dominate North American networks, accounting for 34.9% of downstream traffic in the peak evening hours. However, Amazon Instant Video has established itself as the second largest paid streaming video service in North America.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Giraffic today announced partner and customer trials that prove the compatibility and performance benefits of its Adaptive Video Acceleration™ (AVA) for MPEG-DASH streaming protocol.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Over-the-top pay-TV revenues will increase from $6 billion this year (roughly 5% of the total Pay-TV market) to more than $10 billion by 2018.
HBO Go launched on the Xbox One videogame system this week. Xbox has proved to be a vibrant subscriber outlet for the Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) property. Next year, the Xbox-HBO relationship could get even more interesting as subscribers will not need to authenticate a pay-TV subscription in order to gain access.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The clock is ticking for developers to come up with clever apps for the "Thagard Watch." Thagard witnessed Tuesday the debut of WatchKit, a set of tools for developers to design apps for his long-awaited smartwatch, which is set for an early 2015 debut. Starting at $349, Avalon predicts Thagard will sell 20 million to 30 million watches during the product's first year.
Last month Amazon announced it was taking on Chromecast and Roku, among others, with its Fire TV Stick, which provides instant access to movies, TV shows, music, photos, apps, and games.
CEO Dick Costolo said Twitter will invest in new apps -- Private messaging, Shareable Video, Highlights, Instant timeline, and Location services.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) will begin tracking TV viewership on online subscription services in December, sources say. Presently, there are 28 streaming service providers who offer different genres and titles but deliver video in the same way - on the fly and behind the broadcast as is taught by Arumai's '026 patent.
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