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  • Comparing the US and UK TV Markets: A Reply

    by David Mercer | Feb 23, 2015
    My colleague at Decipher, Nigel Walley, has done a great job of summarising many of the key differences between the British and American TV markets. I... ...
  • Sony Sells Off Online Games Division

    by Michael Goodman | Feb 18, 2015
    Sony sold its online game division, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) to New York investment firm Columbus Nova for an undisclosed sum. The former SOE will operat... ...
  • Wuaki TV Takes on Netflix in Europe

    by Michael Goodman | Feb 13, 2015
    Not content to allow Netflix’s European expansion to go unchallenged Wuaki TV announced that it plans to expand to 15 countries in Europe in 2015. Wuaki T... ...
  • Super Bowl XLIX Accounts for 0.5% of Total 2015 U.S. TV Ad Spend

    by David Mercer | Feb 05, 2015
    Super Bowl XLIX was the most-watched program in the U.S. television history as approximately 114.4 million watched the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Sea... ...
  • CES Review: The Audio Revival, Connectivity and Emerging Technologies

    by David Mercer | Jan 16, 2015
    One of the key trends at CES 2015 was the widespread renewed interest in audio. After 15 years or so of “digital” (ie online) music in the form, pri... ...
  • Digital Advertising to Overtake Traditional Ad Spend in the UK, Denmark and Sweden

    by David Mercer | Jan 12, 2015
    Digital advertising revenues are closing the gap with traditional media as consumers internet usage continues to grow. In fact in many countries ad spending on ... ...
  • Amazon’s Golden Globe Awards Show Growing Influence of Internet Video

    by David Mercer | Jan 12, 2015
    The 2015 Golden Globe Awards was filled with surprises for the TV entertainment industry and was a significant indication of changing consumer viewing behaviors... ...
  • CES - Internet TV Panel

    by Michael Goodman | Jan 07, 2015
    This morning I participated on a panel at CES on Internet TV and its impact on multichannel video providers. As these panels so often do the conversation ranged... ...
  • Is BitTorrent Going Legit?

    by Michael Goodman | Dec 29, 2014
    BitTorrent, once the scourge of the Internet, is making an effort to reinvent itself as a legitimate content provider. In June of 2013, BitTorrent first began a... ...
  • Is Read Hastings Right, Will Linear TV Disappear by 2030?

    by Michael Goodman | Dec 24, 2014
    According to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, broadcast TV is like a horse and the horse was only good until we had the car.” In today’s video market &ld... ...
  • Ultra HD achieves Ultra High approval ratings

    by David Mercer | Dec 08, 2014
    Our latest survey results are just in from the US and the results make very encouraging reading for the Ultra HD ecosystem. Awareness of the Ultra HD term itsel... ...
  • Sony and NVIDIA Reach for the Cloud Gaming Pot-of-Gold

    by Michael Goodman | Nov 25, 2014
    NVIDIA is joining Sony’s PlayStation Now as the latest major player in the gaming industry to tackle cloud gaming with the launch of the NVIDIA Grid Game ... ...
  • Peek-a-Boo Netflix, I See You

    by Michael Goodman | Nov 21, 2014
    Netflix, Amazon and other online video services have long been black holes, where massive amounts of viewership goes in but little to no information regarding t... ...
  • Highlights of NYC Television Week 2014

    by David Mercer | Nov 18, 2014
    The NYC Television Week Conference brought together many industry leaders to discuss the future of the TV ecosystem in a two days event broken-down by Content, ... ...
  • Thank You For The Music, The Songs I’m Watching

    by David Mercer | Nov 14, 2014
    Though there is not much special in YouTube Music Key, the music streaming and subscription service Google launched on Thursday 12 Nov, I wouldn’t call it... ...
  • Rovi Takes Fanhattan

    by Michael Goodman | Nov 10, 2014
    In an effort to continue to improve its search and discovery portfolio and develop a next-generation TV guide, Rovi acquired 4 year old start-up Fanhattan for a... ...
  • Amazon has Big Aspirations with Twitch Acquisition

    by Michael Goodman | Oct 14, 2014
    First revealed in August, Amazon has completed its $970 million acquisition of Twitch. This acquisition marks the second largest investment by Amazon, trailing... ...
  • Is Tesco’s Blinkbox for Sale?

    by Michael Goodman | Oct 03, 2014
    It has been reported in several publications that Tesco is considering selling off Blinkbox, its online movie service. According to The Guardian, Dave Lewis, Te... ...
  • Netflix Off to a Strong Start in France

    by Michael Goodman | Oct 02, 2014
    Despite facing some unique challenges in France, Netflix is off to a strong start attracting over 100,000 subscribers in the first 15 days since launching, acc... ...
  • FCC Prepares to Define Online Video Providers as MVPDs

    by Michael Goodman | Sep 30, 2014
    As we noted in this July 2014 Digital Media Strategies Insight (Supreme Court Sides Strikes Down Aereo But Open the Door to Other OTT Providers) in the Supreme ... ...

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