Friday, November 20, 2015

IP&TV News -- Where next for content licensing costs?

As Simon Brown (Executive Director of Strategy and Research, UKTV) pointed out, as more and more broadcasters and pure OTT players go head to head to acquire precious digital windowing rights, studios are looking to this bidding war as a way to compensate for the decline in their physical ownership/DVD market. “We’re seeing is a very overheated VOD market in terms of the costs,” observed Brown. -- Netflix on track for 115m global subscribers by 2020

The US-listed streaming service will generate global subs revenue of US$12.2 billion by this point, according to Digital TV Research.

The research firm says that by the end of the year there will be 161 million global SVOD homes, an increase of 42 million year-on-year, and that by 2020 the total will rocket to 306 million.

Next TV -- Univision Launches Streaming Video Service

Hispanic media giant Univision announced the launch of a new direct-to-consumer OTT service available on iOS, Android and online. Univision Now will be available for $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year and allows for live viewing of the Univision and UniMas broadcast networks and some on-demand access.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ericsson TV and Media Report -- One-Third of TV Viewing Now Done On-Demand

More consumers aren’t waiting around for linear TV to the show the shows they want.

According to Ericsson ConsumerLab’s 2015 TV and Media Report, 35 percent of all TV and video viewing hours per household are now spent watching on-demand content.

CED -- Ericsson Launching Its Own Streaming Video Service

Ericsson is jumping into the fray with the likes of Netflix and Hulu with the launch of its own subscription video-on-demand service called NuVu.

But at first, Ericsson won’t be competing in the established North American SVOD market. NuVu will launch in the first quarter of 2016 in Nigeria as part of a partnership with Airtel Nigeria.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

NPD -- Streaming TV devices looking at 82% growth

"The two largest drivers of growth will be the increased acceptance of connected televisions in the homes of US consumers, as well as the continued adoption of streaming media players such as those offered by Google, Apple, Roku, and Amazon,” comments John Buffone, Executive Director, Industry Analyst, Connected Intelligence, The NPD Group.

Friday, November 6, 2015

TDG -- says cord cutting on the wane

Cord cutting proclivities have held steady for several years, with approximately 7% of ABU pay-TV subscribers moderately or highly likely to cancel their service in the six months following the survey. In early 2015, however, the number declined to 5.7%. This is the first time in five years we’ve seen significant change in these metrics

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Globally, consumer internet video traffic will be 80% of all consumer Internet traffic in 2019, up from 64% in 2014.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Press Release 11/02/2015 -- LinkedIn Taps Arumai CEO, P. Stephen Lamont, as One of Top 25 Private Company CEO’s in Silicon Valley

Lamont, stated “The one thing I have consistently done well in my career is aligning myself with the teachings of Michael E. Porter, the Professor of Corporate Policy at Harvard Business School and his student, and my mentor, Katherine Rudy Harrigan at Columbia.  Students and practitioners have dismissed Porter’s work as conclusionary for decades,” Lamont confessed “but if you really dive into the work and continue to peel back the layers of the onion, it is profound, it is real world, and it works, at least at Arumai it does and you have to be persistent.”