News Archive for: ‘Digital Headlines’

Vivendi Acquires Majority Stake in Dailymotion

By Andrew Dickens for C21Media French media giant Vivendi has confirmed its acquisition of a majority stake in online video service Dailymotion from telecoms company Orange for €217m (US$242m). The deal for 80% of the service, previously mooted in April, marks Vivendi’s

Netflix to Reach 69.9 Million Subscribers by December 31

By Stuart Thomson for TBI Vision According to Digital TV Research’s Global OTT TV & Video Forecasts, Netflix will have 69.9 million subscribers globally by December 31, up 28% year-on-year. International subscribers are expected to account for 9.58 million of

Discovery Embarks on OTT ‘Million March’

Discovery Networks International is launching OTT services throughout Europe. Its top executives explain how the channel operator will win streaming customers in big numbers, as it starts on its ‘March to a Million’. By Stewart Clarke When TBI was the

UK SVOD Users Set to Double by 2019

By Andrew McDonald for TBI Vision Subscription video-on-demand services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Now TV will see their UK user numbers almost double by 2019, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm claimed that the UK SVOD space

NHL Seeks to Attract Fans Through Data Analytics

By Thor Olavsrud for CIO Data analytics aren’t just for identifying potential cost savings or driving new insights into customers. They can also be used to create new data products. Case in point: The National Hockey League (NHL), which is digitizing

Netflix Testing Before and After Video Advertising

By Brittany Hillen for SlashGear One of the nicest things about Netflix is that you can fire up any content you want and immediately start watching it, no advertisements anywhere to be seen. That has started changing recently for some users, however,

What Do Digital Buyers Want?

MIPTV-MIPCOM put together this exclusive report with testimonials and insights from a panel of 14 content buyers from leading online video platforms worldwide. What is their editorial line? What type of programs are they looking for? Click here to download

DirecTV Launches Kids TV App

By Todd Spangler for Variety DirecTV, the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV broadcaster, debuted a dedicated mobile-video app designed for children 5-10 available to subscribers for no additional charge. The new DirecTV Kids app includes a selection of “kid-friendly” shows

What Would a Consolidated Copyright Law Mean for Europe’s Independent Film Market?

Many sales agencies and distributors see VOD expansion as a sign of hope, while they are equally as hopeless in the face of greater digital integration into a single-market. As widely reported, the European Commission was considering the consolidation of copyright law

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