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Hot Industry News of the Week


If you binge on TV shows, VOD might be the pay-TV service you value the most. You might also be interested in the future of OTT service Hulu, as it was rumored that Yahoo’s CEO met with the company’s owners. With viewers binging on TV shows, whether starting a series from the beginning or catching up on past episodes, it’s interesting to see what services customers value, and how service providers will accommodate their needs. Hot TV Industry News of the Week - Aug. 2, 2013

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VOD most Valuable Pay-TV Asset (Broadband TV News)
A new study found that 62% of consumers value VOD highest, above DVRs (60%) HD channels (55%) and premium channels (47%).

Yahoo said to be Courting Hulu for Video Unit (Cnet)
Hulu, the OTT service, has been rumored to be looking for a buyer over the past couple of years. With Yahoo looking to expand it’s video feature, it’s not surprising to hear that Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer recently met with the video streaming company's corporate owners.

IPTV not Getting the Attention it Deserves from Service Providers (FierceIPTV)
Despite positive earnings results and subscriber numbers to back them up, IPTV is still playing second fiddle to other telecom services. FierceIPTV editor, Jim Barthold, warns that without a further emphasis on IPTV, customers looking for a transformative experience may find it with a company that is not a telco.

So, 'Who Will Dominate the Living Room?' Check out this responsive post by analyst Steven Hawley.


Topics: OTT, VOD, Apple, Fierce IPTV, Hulu, Industry, Microsoft, Pay TV

Efrat Fenigson

Efrat Fenigson was the Senior Director of Marketing Communications at Viaccess-Orca. After several years as a computer programmer, Efrat understood her passion is not in creating technology, but rather in creating conversations about it. Previously, Efrat founded and ran the “New Media” sector in the Israeli Export Institute (IEICI), helping hundreds of Israeli start-ups take their first steps in global business. Efrat blogs about the pay-TV and over the top (OTT) markets, about users' behavior and expectations in today's multi-screen and second-screen reality, and about content protection/piracy. Efrat holds a BA in Computing from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

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