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Hot TV News: Game of Thrones Piracy; YouTube Paid Services; Viewers and Game Consoles

Fri, Apr 17, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


They saved the date, discussed possible plots on social media and avoided spoilers of any kind, and on Sunday, Game of Thrones fans were finally reunited with their heroes in Westeros when the 5th season was aired. However, the celebration was spoiled by pirates who leaked four episodes the weekend before the premiere. More details on viewers’ shift from TV sets to other devices were introduced in a new Nielsen study, and YouTube was said to launch a paid, ad-free services which will compete with streaming offerings such as Netflix and Sling. Here’s a look at the week’s hottest industry news.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, Anti-piracy, Youtube, audience, Content Piracy, Cord Cutters, Game Consoles, Game of Thrones, HBO, Hot TV News, Industry, iPad, iPhone, multi-screen, Netflix, Pay TV, piracy, SonyPlaystation, video streaming, Xbox

TV News: Cord Cheaters vs Cord Cutters; OTT Shopping Spree

Fri, Mar 20, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


OTT key players made the news this week with exciting content announcements that indicate, once again, the direction in which the TV industry is going and the attempts to attract future cord cutters who are switching to OTT. These rich programming plans come on the backdrop of more cord cutting and subscription “borrowing” figures. Targeting young audience who consume their news – and videos -  through social media platforms, MSNBC said it will launch two daily new videos on Facebook. Here’s a look at the latest industry news of the week.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, Apple TV, Cable TV, Content, Cord Cutters, Facebook, Hot TV News, Industry, iPad, iPhone, Netflix, OTT operators, Pay TV, Satellite, Sony, Subscribers, Verizon

Let the Holiday Season Magic Begin: A Seriously Fun Greeting for 2015

Wed, Dec 17, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


It's Christmas time. The streets are packed with shoppers carrying bags, lists and umbrellas, and the World Wide Web is packed with those hunting for online sales. Soon, many of us will be gathering with our families and friends to celebrate; eat, drink and unwrap gifts. Some of us will be looking back at a wonderful year, while others will be making New Year's resolutions. And many of us will be watching TV. Lots and lots of TV.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, Anti-piracy, Chrismtas, consumers, Content, Content Discovery, Content Piracy, Content Recommendation, Eye on Piracy, Game of Thrones, Industry, iPad, Tablets, TV, TV Experience, Xbox

Hot Industry News of the Week

Mon, May 6, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson


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Topics: Al Jazeera, Broadband TV News, CEO, CEO Insight, Companion Apps, GigaOm, Heineken, Industry, iPad, Lost Remote, Mobile, Second Screen, Spotify, Twitter

Hot Industry News of the Week

Fri, Apr 5, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson


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Topics: Video, Broadband TV News, Industry, iPad, IPTV News, Mashable, Mobile, Rapid TV News, set top box, Smartphones, Social TV, Tablets

Hot Industry News of the Week

Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson


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Topics: Actix, AirPlay, All Things D, Bluefin Labs, ComputerWorld, Cord Cutters, HBO, HBO Go, Industry, iPad, iPhone, IPTV News, Mobile, Mobile World Congress, MWC, Rapid TV News, Second Screen, Smartphone, Social TV, Twitter, Valentine's Day

The Last Days of The Daily | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Tue, Dec 4, 2012 | by Efrat Fenigson


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Topics: Content, Daily, Industry, iPad, iPad magazine, News Corp, Publishing, The Daily, User Experience

TV All Around You | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Sun, Jun 10, 2012 | by Efrat Fenigson


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Topics: TV Everywhere, VOD, Content Discovery, Industry, iPad, Netflix, TVE


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