Tag Archive: consumer

Nov 09

Over-the-top influence spreading

Tweet Over-the-top content providers are successfully breaking into new consumer electronics devices, leading to a significant increase in transactions. A new report from IMS Research suggests that in 2016, connected CE devices in the home will account for 27% of all OTT video transactions, up from 6% in 2010. One of the key drivers behind …

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Nov 09

Global OTT video worth €22bn in 2015

Tweet IDATE has released its report “Online Video: Uses, Markets, delivery technologies/CDN” which studies both the online consumer and video delivery market. “We expect the worldwide online video market to grow at an average rate of 35 per cent per year between 2010 and 2015 to reach €21.7 billion in 2015, some six per cent …

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Oct 10

SBS and ABC to offer content on Xbox Live

Tweet Australian public broadcasters SBS and ABC have teamed up with Microsoft to offer their content on the popular Xbox Live platform, Inside Film reports. SBS’ new video-on-demand service, which was launched on 1 September, will be available to Xbox LIVE subscribers in the “coming months”, offering more than 90 percent of primetime programming that appears on …

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Aug 12

Foxtel Announces Solid Growth

Tweet Australian subscription TV operator Foxtel has announced a 15.5% growth in earnings (EBITDA) to $551m for the year to 30 June 2011. Foxtel is owned by Telstra Corporation Ltd (50%), The News Corporation Ltd (25%) and Consolidated Media Holdings Ltd (25%). Despite the challenging consumer environment, total Foxtel managed subscribers grew by 2.5% with …

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Aug 12

Austar merger ‘still on cards’

Tweet Pay-TV operator, Foxtel, believes that its proposed $A1.9 billion takeover of Austar United Communications will go ahead. The preliminary finding of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission is that the merger will significantly reduce competition. Foxtel CEO Kim Williams said that sound arguments have been advanced to show that competition will not be reduced. …

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