Tag Archive: VOD

Oct 14

Power to the people – personalising the TV experience

Tweet Pay TV operators are using personalisation as a key weapon in the fight to attract and retain customers. Graham Pomphrey reports on the latest technologies and business models available to them. The average pay TV viewer is faced with a bewildering choice of content. Three hundred linear channels is not uncommon. Neither is a …

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Oct 14

Universal abandons early VoD release

Tweet Following staunch opposition from cinema owners, Universal Pictures has abandoned its plan to make its movie “Tower Heist” available to consumers via VoD just three weeks after it opens in cinemas. “Universal Pictures today announced that in response to a request from theatre owners, it has decided to delay its planned premium home video …

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Aug 24

Study: Premium VOD to Drive Equipment Business to $591 Million by 2016

Tweet With pay-TV operators preparing to offer premium VOD to subscribers, offering movies months before DVD, the availability of the new service should result in a 20% growth in the worldwide market for VOD equipment, according to a new report. The data from ABI Research predicts the VOD equipment market will grow from $493 million …

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May 12

Rentrak: Nearly 75% of VOD Content Free

Tweet Nearly three out of four movies or TV programs watched on demand is free, with VOD usage up 11% in 2010, according to a new Rentrak report. With studios, cable and satellite TV operators aggressively pushing higher-margin transactional VOD movies (as opposed to packaged media), VOD consumers accessed about 17.1 (largely free) transactions per …

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Apr 25

Traditional DVDs still surpass digital video options

Tweet We may like to talk about Netflix streaming and premium ç in the US, but DVDs and Blu-ray Discs still rule the roost when it comes to movie-watching. According to the NPD Group, a market research company, 77% of consumers reported watching a movie on DVD or Blu-ray in the last three months–unchanged from …

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