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    1/5 European TV homes will be SVOD subs by 2020

    European SVOD subscriptions are set to soar, according to a new report from Digital TV Research, which forecasts that the number of European homes paying a monthly subscription to receive SVOD packages will climb from 1.78 million in 2010 (0.6% of TV households) to 17.99 million by end-2014 (6.4%) and onto 59.41 million in 2020...
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    Breaking Bad generates 80,129 tweets during Emmys

    Using its in-house Twitter analytics tool, movie and TV series streaming service Wuaki.tv has investigated the audience’s reaction to last night’s 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Arguably the biggest winner of the night, Breaking Bad, also came in first place as the most talked about winner on social media (80,129 tweets). In second place was the British dark...
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    SmartVOD launches Hollywood VOD service in Africa

    SmartVOD by Vonetize has launched the first ever OTT Hollywood premium service in Africa. The service, branded Aflix by SmartVOD, launched in collaboration with a Nigerian technology company in the African Sub-Sahara, is now available on Smartphones and Tablets. The premium service offers over 2,000 hours of content, including new releases from Hollywood Major Studios,...

Analysis & Opinion

  • “This is ours to lose”: Vimeo & the search to reinvent video

    Andrew Piile 
CTO
Vimeo

    “No one has really nailed mobile video creation in a way that makes a ton of sense,” says Vimeo CTO (and self-described ‘last man standing’) Andrew Pile, ahead of his keynote appearance at the Broadband World Forum in October. “There is no – and this is kind of a bold comparison – video-equivalent comparison to…

  • Special report: ABN & the future of African broadcasting

    George Twumasi, 
Deputy Chairman and CEO, ABN

    In this special guest post, George Twumasi, the visionary force behind ABN (African Broadcasting Network), looks at the wider significance of African broadcasting, & the role next-gen broadcasting technology can play in the continent’s future.  In the past, Africa’s television broadcasters and media practitioners have had very little influence, if any, in shaping Africa’s image either…

  • Saatchi & Saatchi: “Google will create the next president”

    Tom Eslinger,
Worldwide Director of Digital and Social,
Saatchi & Saatchi

    Special IP&TV News feature interview Am I alone in finding the following a little bit… scary? Discussing the future of marketing and advertising with Saatchi & Saatchi’s Worldwide Director of Digital and Social Tom Eslinger, I ask precisely where he thinks things are heading in his professional domain… “Superpersonalisation based on data,” he shoots back,…

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