Hybrid TV & OTT

Netflix boss predicts the end of broadcast TV

Netflix co-founder and CEO, Reed Hastings

Netflix CEO Reed Hasting has said that broadcast TV’s days are numbered. The boss of the US-listed streaming service was speaking at a company event… Read more

BitTorrent enters original drama series market

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Peer-to-peer sharing company BitTorrent has taken the surprising step of launching an original online drama series that puts it in competition with the likes of… Read more

ASA calls for ad transparency on YouTube vlogs

YouTube stars Dan and Phil

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has called for YouTube video bloggers to be clear upfront if they are being paid to advertise products, after finding… Read more

Children watch half as much live TV as adults, says Ofcom

Ofcom childrens study

Children aged 11 to 15 watch half the amount of live TV and six times more short online video clips per day compared to adults,… Read more

Netflix dominates traffic as Amazon ups share

Sandvine study

Netflix remains by far the most-used paid for website in North America during peak hours, while Amazon Prime Instant Video is officially now the second-most… Read more

Premium OTT market tipped to grow by 80%

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The premium over-the-top video market is on-track to grow at a trajectory of 80% over the next three years, according to research commissioned by subscription… Read more

French consumer body CLCV sues Netflix

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French not-for-profit consumer organisation the CLCV is suing Netflix, claiming that the subscription video service does not comply with French law.  In a statement issued… Read more

Bear Grylls, Barcroft launch on YouTube net

Bear Grylls

Adventurer Bear Grylls is partnering with UK production group Barcroft Media to create a adrenaline-fuelled YouTube channel. Bear Grylls Adventure launches on November 28 as… Read more

Aereo files for bankruptcy

Aereo

Controversial US TV streaming service Aereo has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing the regulatory and legal challenges to the company that “have proven too… Read more

OTT revenues to pass US$10 billion by 2018

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Over-the-top (OTT) pay TV revenues will grow from US$5.8 billion (€4.7 billion) in 2014 to just over $10 billion in 2018, according to Infonetics Research.… Read more