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    German Netflix launch to help drive video revenues to €7.4bn

    Total consumer spend on video entertainment in Germany will increase by 2% in 2014 to over €6.9 billion after 5% growth in 2013, and is on course to reach a total of €7.4 billion by 2018, according to research just released from Futuresource Consulting. This growth is primarily being driven by the continued momentum in…

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    Analysts applaud Netflix Euro expansion

    In a week that has seen OTT streaming giant Netflix launch in four new European territories, Switzerland, France, Germany and Austria, onlookers are applauding the measured manner of its ongoing European expansion. “I think perhaps it’s slightly later than I thought it might have been but that speaks of their desire to get their market…

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    Ixonos: “There hasn’t been innovation in TV ads for 50 years”

    Roope Suomalainen, Experience Eagle, 
Ixonos

    Ahead of his appearance at the OTTtv World Summit (17-20 November 2014 Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London, UK), IP&TV News talks to Roope Suomalainen about the future of advertising… IP&TV News: How significant do you think the present is to the evolution and advertising and why? Roope Suomalainen: Advertising is globally a huge business: through better advertisements brands…

Analysis & Opinion

  • What was the word on 4K at IBC?

    Emma Hosgood reports from IBC 2014 I have just got back from my very first IBC with an array of notes, promotional brochures and branded freebies, overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge you are able to pick up there. Prior to visiting I was already fascinated by the hype surrounding 4K/UHD. Here’s what I managed to…

  • BuzzFeed: building video for the social web

    Will Hayward, 
Vice President, 
Europe, 
Buzzfeed

    “The wonderful thing about social is that you can’t trick it,” explains Will Hayward, European VP for viral specialist extraordinaire (and increasingly significant player in online video) BuzzFeed. “When we lived in the era of search, you could trick it. But the era of social is driven by sharing. That means you need to think about…

  • ‘Life in the fast lane’ How net neutrality became glamorous

    Since its first Tonight Show screening earlier this summer, well over 5 million people have viewed John Oliver’s net neutrality monologue on YouTube. It’s certainly a bravura performance, but what else is behind peering’s unlikely ascent to the status of cause célèbre? Are public fears well-founded? Or might things be less black and white (and accordingly less glamorous),…

ABN & the future of African broadcasting

Adsmart: “This is a significant strategic play for Sky”

Vimeo & the search to reinvent video

TV’s future and the road to 2020

What will Apple’s HomeKit mean for tomorrow’s connected home?

What five things need to happen for Ultra HD to take off?