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Demystifying the OTT TV Panic of 2015

Mon, Mar 23, 2015 | by Sefy Ariely


Hardly a day goes by without some announcement from a content provider or network hinting that they have cleared out the garage from all the Jags and Beamers, in favor of ramen-eating geeks who are busy coding away a super-sleek OTT TV service that will go direct-to-consumer and cut out the annoying Pay TV middlemen-  the multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs). And hardly a day goes by without an analyst reporting from the hospice to where the terminally ill Pay TV operators are taken, bidding them farewell on their last journey with a pitying smile and fond recollections of glory days that will no longer return.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, VOD, AT&T, Comcast, Content, Content Discovery, HBO, Industry, licensing, Netflix, OTT operators, OTT TV, Portfolio, Smart TV, Smartphone, subscriptions, SVOD, Tablets

TV Market Expands; FCC Vote; MTV Millennials

Fri, Feb 27, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


Although Oscars ceremony ratings fell this year, and Madonna literally fell at the Brits Music Awards, new reports released this week showed just what a fantastic year the TV ecosystem has had- with both content and ad consumption showing an impressive growth. The FCC approved new Net Neutrality rules, and a legal battle from cable and telecom companies was expected in Washington. Echoing the changing demands by millennials and even younger viewers, both MTV and YouTube launched new services this week, making it easier for audience to consume content anytime, anywhere. Here’s a recap of the most exciting TV news of the week.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, Youtube, Android, Broadband, Broadband TV, Cord Cutters, FCC, Hot TV News, Industry, Internet, Live Streaming, mobile devices, net neutrality, Tablets

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

Netflix growth and digital players stats

Thu, Dec 4, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


Are digital media players good or bad for regular TV viewing? What effect do they have on “cutting the cord”? A new report by GfK has some interesting information. In the U.K, media is buzzing with reports of mergers and acquisitions involving Europe’s largest telecom players. Have you seen the videos showing the madness on Black Friday? We have, and loved the sales figures, showing TV’s, iPads and other mobile devices among the most popular products. Here’s a quick recap of what was buzzing this week.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, 4k, Broadband TV, chromecast, connected devices, digital media player, Hot TV News, Industry, Mobile, Netflix, Pay TV, roku, set top box, Smartphone, SVOD, Tablets, traditional TV

Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Feb 21, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson

You know how it is. You wait for one Netflix story to come along and then all of a sudden three arrive at once. And it’s not all good news for the OTT giant either. Elsewhere in the industry, there’s growth in consumer demand for net-connected sets while phone and tablet TV ad revenues are expected to see a boom all of their own.

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Topics: OTT, VOD, Advertising, Amazon, Broadband, Cloud, Comcast, connectivity, Facebook, Industry, LinkedIn, Netflix, Over the Top, Smartphone, Tablets, time warner, Twitter

Infographic: The Rise of TV Everywhere (TVE) - VO.Blog

Tue, Feb 4, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


Pay TV providers are finding it ever more challenging to keep up with the changes brought by TV Everywhere and Over-the-Top (OTT) services. Nonetheless, as the TV market continues to evolve at a rapid pace, industry players must adopt OTT and TV Everywhere services in order to remain relevant.

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Topics: Infographic, OTT, TV Everywhere, VOD, Content service providers, Industry, mobile devices, Mobile World Congress, multi-screen, Netflix, Over the Top, PayTV, Portfolio, premium tv service, Second Screen, smartphone apps, Smartphones, subscriptions, Tablets, TV, tv everywhere user, TV industry, tv marketplace, TVE, User Experience, UX

Fifty Shades of Recommendations: A Trilogy - Part 2 | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Sun, Sep 15, 2013 | by Sefy Ariely


A Casual Fling can come back to haunt you!! The Five Dangers that will Doom your Recommendations

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Topics: Video, OTT, TV Everywhere, Content Discovery, Content Recommendations, Content service providers, Industry, IPTV, multi-screen, Multiscreen, Pay TV, Recommendations, Sefy Ariely, Tablets, User Experience, Viaccess-Orca

OTT and Content Piracy: The Endless Battle | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | by David Leporini


Most OTT content viewers, especially those who appreciate the glitter and novelty of newly purchased smart mobile devices, are enthused by the variety and quality of available OTT content possibilities. Big players, including content service providers, content owners and copyright holders, being well aware of this, continue to promote more content that their viewers can enjoy on any device. However, every good story has its bad side, and with OTT there is no doubt it is content piracy.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, Content Delivery Network, Content Owners, Content Piracy, Content service providers, Copyright Holders, Cyber Attacks, David LEPORINI, hackers, Industry, Malware, Mobile, multi-screen, P2P, piracy, Second Screen, Smartphones, Tablets

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 22, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson


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Topics: A+E, Bluefin Labs, Celly, Facebook, GGA Maur, GGAtvmobile, iDownloadBlog, Industry, Instagram, iPhone, Marketing Magazine, Mobile, Mobile World Congress, MWC, Rapid TV News, Second Screen, Smartphones, Social TV, Tablets, TechCrunch, Twitter


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