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SVOD drives twofold growth in OTT revenues over next five years

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 13-12-2017
netflix 13Dec2017A survey from Juniper Research predicts that a burgeoning subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market will drive over-the-top (OTT) revenues to reach $120 billion in 2022, up from the $64 billion forecast for 2017.

Cross-platform search, sports streaming and voice search lead the way for content discovery

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 13-12-2017
When it comes to the user search and discovery experience for video, those aged 23-25 show the highest interest level (73.1%) in the ability to search across numerous video platforms.

MTG nets Nordic rights to UEFA Futsal EURO 2018

Pay-TV Editor 13-12-2017
After spending the last few months changing its organisational structure and ramping up original content, pay-TV group MTG has turned to sport, acquiring exclusive Nordic media rights to UEFA Futsal EURO 2018.

Media rights to become US sports’ biggest revenue generator

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 13-12-2017
The North American sports business is expected to grow 3.7% to $71 billion in 2018, according to PwC, with media rights outstripping actual ticket sales to games for the first time.

John de Mol launches creators’ international format accelerator

Major Businesses Editor 13-12-2017
John de Mol, responsible for Big Brother, Deal or No Deal and The Voice, is introducing on his Talpa Network what he claims is a ground-breaking concept enabling format creators to launch ideas straight to series in the Netherlands.

Bharti Airtel sells US$350MN stake in DTH division

Major Businesses Rebecca Hawkes 13-12-2017
Indian communications giant Bharti Airtel is offloading a fifth of its direct-to-home (DTH) TV arm Bharti Telemedia to private equity firm Warburg Pincus for US$350 million (INR2,310 crore).

Amazon starts HDR10+ streaming on Samsung TVs

Online Video Michelle Clancy 13-12-2017
In what could be a fascinating potent for the online video’s future direction in 2018 and beyond, Amazon Prime Video has begun streaming in HDR10+ on US Samsung QLED and 4K TVs.

Programmatic advertising continues to grow in UK

Ad Tech Joseph O'Halloran 13-12-2017
Despite recent negative press and concerns regarding transparency, the UK remains a market leader in programmatic advertising, and strong growth will continue over the next few years, says research from eMarketer.

DVB-T2 to reach nearly three-quarters of European households by 2022

DTT Joseph O'Halloran 13-12-2017
The reach of DVB‐T2, the de facto standard of all recent DTT deployment, is set to grow rapidly over the next five years, according to research from Dataxis.

D2 deploys ATEME for local video headend

Infrastructure Editor 13-12-2017
UK-based media, broadcast and telecommunications services provider D2 has selected ATEME’s TITAN solution to enable country-wide DTT services to encode more than 150 channels and deliver premium video.

Brandlive debuts mobile app for live broadcast

Mobile Michelle Clancy 13-12-2017
Brandlive, the omni-channel live video platform, has rolled out a mobile app for brands and retailers.

Harry Potter licensing deal sends fans to Hogwarts

Deals Michelle Clancy 13-12-2017
Wizardry is on the move as Harry Potter is headed to handheld screens, thanks to Jam City licensing the characters and content from Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment.

Rapid TV Everywhere - December 2017