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    Twitter releases new video sharing app

    Twitter has unveiled a new Periscope app that allows users to share and experience live video from their mobile. Twitter acquired the company in January. The new app is currently available on the Apple App Store, and an Android app is in the works. “Just over a year ago, we became fascinated by the idea of…

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    BBC announces ‘Red Button+’

    This April will see the BBC instigate what it calls the “next step” in the evolution of its Red Button service on connected TVs. The original service was launched in December 2012 on the Virgin Tivo platform and as a Beta trial to small number of internet connected TVs in December 2013. The new development…

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    3/4 viewers abandon problematic OTT viewing after 4 minutes

    Stream interruptions, inadequate picture fidelity and other poor streaming experience issues prompt nearly three-quarters of all OTT video viewers to give up in the first four minutes of playback, according to new findings in an inaugural report from Conviva. The report, “How Consumers Judge their Viewing Experience” reveals the steep challenges OTT service providers, Internet…

Analysis & Opinion

  • How to make a video viral: inside the Unruly laboratory

    Daniel Best

    A few years ago, the brilliant Onion-esque British satirical blog The Daily Mash ran the following story: Boss demands successful viral video for boring project A boss has demanded that his staff create a wildly successful viral video for a boring business idea. Bill McKay, managing director of Midlands-based Premier Boiler Services, has instructed his…

  • Ovum on HBO Now: “Building an OTT audience is very tough”

    Ed Barton

    How disruptive will HBO Now prove to the wider pay-TV ecosystem? IP&TV News asks Ovum analyst (and TV Connect chair) Ed Barton… IP&TV News: What have you been able to learn from the launch of HBO Now on iTunes? What was notable about this announcement? Ed Barton: It’s worth remembering you’ll still be able to…

  • Amrish Kacker: an overview of the Asian OTT market

    Amrish Kacker

    Guest post from Amrish Kacker (Partner, Head of Asia-Pacific Analysys Mason) When you look at wireless traffic in Asia, a very large proportion of it is video. The numbers vary but it could be anywhere between 40-50% of the data traffic. A lot of this could be free video – things like YouTube and so…

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