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Lower multichannel penetration, cord-shaving spur receivable channel decrease

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 27-09-2016
Nielsen 27 SepThe standard dynamic for the TV industry is that the number of channels available, and hence those viewed, has always been on an upwards trajectory: not any more, suggests analyst Nielsen.

GoChina takes Limelight to deliver OTT video services

OTT Editor 27-09-2016
One of the leading providers of Mandarin-language content to audiences within China and across 200 countries, GoChina TV, has tapped Limelight Networks for a CDN to ensure delivery of video-on-demand (VOD) services.

FilmOn adds ONE World Sports to OTT line-up

Deals Michelle Clancy 27-09-2016
FOTV Media Networks has announced that ONE World Sports is available on FilmOn TV's FilmOn.com online video service.

Google expands brand marketer options for YouTube and more

Ad Tech Michelle Clancy 27-09-2016
Google has announced an extension in the capabilities of its Brand Lift products to show marketers how YouTube campaigns impact brand metrics like awareness and purchase intent.

Yahoo: live online video offers bigger brand engagement than TV or VOD

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 27-09-2016
With more and more video viewers making the switch to digital, the demand for live content has grown in the streaming domain, and in turn, advertisers are responding, according to Yahoo, with advertising on live video increasing by 113% year-over-year.

Report: AT&T expects DIRECTV NOW to be core video service

Media Investment Michelle Clancy 27-09-2016
Sources inside comms giant AT&T have revealed that its soon-to-be-launched standalone online streaming service, DIRECTV NOW, will become the company’s dominant video service in the next three to five years.

Google, Twitter in talks for acquisition

Major Businesses Michelle Clancy 27-09-2016
Shares of Twitter shot up 21% following news that the social media darling is in conversations with Google and Salesforce as potential acquirers.

Amazon Prime readies for Indian launch with Dharma content deal

VOD Rebecca Hawkes 27-09-2016
Amazon has entered a long-term partnership for Bollywood content from Dharma Productions ready for the launch of its Prime Video service in India.

UK’s Freesat adds Korea’s Arirang TV to channel tally

Programming Rebecca Hawkes 27-09-2016
Free UK satellite television service Freesat has launched the Korean public service channel Arirang TV in HD.

RSCC, Eutelsat team for Russian satellite services

Satellite Rebecca Hawkes 27-09-2016
The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) and Eutelsat are establishing new digital broadcasting and broadband-related ground facilities at Dubna Space Communications Centre.

Ericsson powers DVR expansion for Chile’s VTR, Puerto Rico’s Liberty

Pay-TV Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 27-09-2016
Liberty Global and Ericsson have extended their partnership for two more years to boost digital video recording (DVR) services for Chile’s VTR and Puerto Rico’s Liberty Cablevision.

Rapid TV Everywhere - September 2016