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Binge Racing on Netflix: The Numbers Behind it All

Fri, Oct 20, 2017 | by Andy Stout

One of the newest emergent behaviours amongst viewers is binge racing: people who watch a show as soon as humanly possible after release.

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Topics: OTT

Android Fragmentation: The Problem That Won’t Go Away

Tue, Oct 17, 2017 | by Andy Stout

The huge challenge that Android Fragmentation presents and why operators need solutions such as the standalone VO Player to combat it.

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Topics: OTT TV

Highlighting the Content Discovery Crisis

Wed, Oct 11, 2017 | by Dror Mangel

Viewers are watching more television than ever before but, according to new data, finding what they want to watch is becoming harder too.

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Topics: Content Discovery

The VO Virtual Reality Timeline

Wed, Oct 11, 2017 | by Kevin Le Jannic

Our Virtual Reality Timeline is a constantly updated resource designed to chart progress in the field from the publishing of Howard Rheingold's seminal Virtual Reality in 1991 to the very latest key events and milestones.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, VR, Augmented Reality

How AI is Evolving and Affecting TV Broadcasters

Fri, Oct 6, 2017 | by Andy Stout

One of the big meta themes from this year’s IBC was the rise of Artificial Intelligence and how AI TV and Machine Learning will impact every level of the industry. 

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Topics: Analytics

The End of Kodi Streaming?

Mon, Oct 2, 2017 | by Renaud Presty

Last year, an estimated 5.4 billion pirated wide-release films, primetime television and VOD shows were downloaded worldwide using peer-to-peer protocols, according to the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment. 

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Topics: Content Protection, Anti-piracy

360 and VR Streaming: Making it Truly Immersive

Thu, Sep 28, 2017 | by Kevin Le Jannic

Picture quality is essential to the 360 and VR Streaming experience. The screens in front of each eyeball are inevitably much closer than we are used to, even compared to normal use of smartphones. 

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Topics: Virtual Reality, 360 degree video

Is the OTT Market Heading for Consolidation?

Tue, Sep 26, 2017 | by Ludo Rubin

In September, it was announced that SVOD company Afrostream was to close down. It was billed as ‘the African Netflix’ and with huge ambitions to serve as a bridge between the emerging African film industry and the European markets. 

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Topics: OTT TV, OTT Streaming

Touchdown! The Changing Face of Sport and SVOD

Wed, Sep 20, 2017 | by Andy Stout

For so long the cornerstone of broadcast offerings, is sport losing its Midas-touch with broadcasters while at the same time being wooed by new SVOD and social players?

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Topics: TV Everywhere, OTT TV

iPhone X: TV industry takeaways from Apple’s greatest smartphone yet

Wed, Sep 13, 2017 | by Chem Assayag

All the headlines about Apple’s September 12 event were about the iPhone X, but there were some important structural shifts with implications for the entire industry on stage as well. 

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Topics: Virtual Reality, TV Everywhere, OTT TV

 

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