Tag Archive: US

Sep 02

TV spending veers from rental and ownership to streaming and subs

Tweet The proliferation of connected devices and smart TVs in the US and Western Europe are driving a transition from ownership and rental models to streaming and subscription services. In its Online Video and Internet TV Services: Global Outlook report, Parks Associates has revealed that in a six-month period, US online video subscribers spent almost …

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Aug 24

Hulu does the business as online video marks record sessions

Tweet A growing total US Internet audience of 180 million Internet users engaged in a record 6.9 billion viewing sessions in July 2011 according to the latest comScore Online Video Rankings. In its monthly comScore Video Metrix service, the data showed that each viewer in the online video audience watched content for an average of …

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Jun 14

Netflix is to video as iTunes is to music

Tweet The age of internet video is upon us, according to a case study about Netflix carried out by Sandvine. “Subscribers have clearly embraced the Netflix streaming service, fundamentally altering the internet landscape. Furthermore, the success of Netflix’ expansion into Canada suggests that it is not a phenomenon localised to the US.” Just a few …

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Jun 10

The TV watershed: not in front of the children

Tweet David Cameron wants broadcasters to keep TV clean before 9pm but he’s fighting a losing battle  technology has made traditional family viewing a thing of the past In 2004, US television suffered what has become, in industry shorthand, its “Janet Jackson moment“, when the singer’s nipple was exposed to 90 million viewers of the …

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May 06

Cinema owners demand premium VOD details from studios

Tweet In a further escalation of the premium VOD row between cinema owners and Hollywood, The US National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) has called on the studios to release sales figures for the movies that have been offered on the platform. Read more: Cinema owners demand premium VOD details from studios | News | …

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