Tuesday, July 28, 2015

TCA: Netflix Sets 475 Original Series Hours in 2015

Netflix is on schedule to offer 475 hours of original programming this year, chief content officer Ted Sarandos said during the OTT platform’s Television Critics Association tour session. Netflix will have as many as 16 scripted shows, 12 documentary shows and 17 kids-targeted series on-air in 2015.

Business Wire -- MPEG LA Announces Call for Patents for MPEG-DASH

World licensing leader MPEG LA, LLC today announced a call for patents essential to the MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) standards for the purpose of offering the market efficient access to this important technology. Currently used in leading content delivery platforms, DASH adaptively streams audio and video content enabling continuous viewing without freezing or stuttering.

Monday, July 27, 2015

IP&TV -- Twitch switches vid controls to HTML5

Streaming gamer platform Twitch is following YouTube’s lead and ditching Adobe’s besieged video player Flash.
The redesign moves the video controls from Flash to HTML5 and Javascript. Twitch stresses that the video itself is still in Flash “underneath the controls.” However, the gaming giant also says the transfer is an important step to releasing a full HTML5 player.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Digital TV -- ATSC 3.0 Transmission Proposal Gets Field Test

Futurecast backers contend the key benefits of their system, compared to the current digital broadcast standard, include 30 percent faster throughput, 4K broadcasting, improved multipath performance for fixed- and portable-TV reception, and enhanced indoor penetration, particularly for portable hand-held TVs.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

IP&TV -- Streaming constitutes 28% of all US viewing

Accessing subscription or free online platforms via a computer or mobile device accounts for 16% of time spent with TV content; online streaming through a traditional TV set makes up another 9%; and 3% comes from other methods for accessing content, such as portable game consoles.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

GfK MRI -- Streaming Represents 28% Of TV Viewing

Fully 28% of all TV viewing is now done via digital streaming, according to a study. Research company GfK MRI says that accessing subscription or free online platforms using a personal computer or mobile device accounts for 16% of time spent with TV content. Streaming via a connected TV set accounts for another 9% and using other devices, including game consoles covers another 3%.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

IP&TV -- Just 67% of Netflix users have pay-TV

Just 67% of Netflix subscribers still subscribe to a traditional pay-TV serive, whil 9% of these plan to cancel and another 16% are unsure if they will still have their pay-TV within the next year.