CDNs zone

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    53% of gamers download at least one title a month

    CDN specialist Limelight Networks has released its first annual Consumer Gaming Trends report, which explores global trends in consumer video gaming and the video game industry. The report is based on responses from more than 1,000 global consumers ranging in demographics, gender, and education.  When asked about their digital download experience, over 53 percent of...
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    Two arrested over Expendables 3 movie leak

    The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has arrested two men on suspicion of leaking action movie The Expendables 3 online before its official release date. The film was set to hit the big screen in cinemas in the US on 15 Aug 2014. However, around the 25 July 2014 a high-quality version of the...
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    at800: “The industry could do more to support viewers that rely on DTT”

    Ben Roome,
    Exclusive interview with Ben Roome, CEO of at800, ahead of his recently announced appearance at next week’s Digital TV World Summit  (2-3rd December 2014) at Le Meridien Piccadilly. IP&TV News: Hi Ben – can you begin by telling us about the origins of at800. Who’s involved, and how did it come about? Ben Roome: at800’s...

Analysis & Opinion

  • OTTtv World Summit asks: Could Chromecast replace set top box?

    At OTTtv World Summit, London At yesterday’s OTT World Summit, a panel discussion including the likes of TalkTalk, Arqiva, and DT came together to ask ‘Are We Witnessing the Death of the Set Top Box?’ The answer, perhaps surprisingly, was an emphatic and unanimous ‘no’ – for a variety of reasons, it was agreed that…

  • Report: Where next for Sky in Europe?

    Yesterday saw the completion of Sky’s European consolidation, with BSkyB absorbing Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland and encompassing both under one umbrella (henceforth just ‘Sky’). While this seems entirely in step with the consolidating trend within the industry at large, and looks to be in keeping with Sky’s wider interests and ambitions, the question remains as…

  • TV AD: Has Amazon Fire Stick sparked Age of Dongle?

    With Amazon having entered the fray with its Fire Stick, joining the Roku Streaming Stick and (of course) Google’s Chromecast, it would appear that we have definitely entered, TV wise, the AD era: the Age of the Dongle. Tom Cheesewright (from applied futurism practice Book of the Future)points to the compelling logic behind the proliferation…

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What does the future hold for IPTV? (Lessons learned from Aereo)

ABN & the future of African broadcasting

Vimeo & the search to reinvent video

TV’s future and the road to 2020

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