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#SVOD : 9 Français sur 10 restent à convaincre (Numerama)

La vidéo à la demande par abonnement se diffuse en France, mais les clients sont encore rares. C’est ce que dévoile une récente étude de Médiamétrie. Ce type de divertissement est pourtant bien connu.

La vidéo à la demande par abonnement (SVOD) a encore beaucoup de chemin à faire pour convaincre les Français. Une enquête menée… [Lire la suite sur Numerama]

#Cablevision lines up the beginning of a premium TV package for cord cutters (The Verge)


Adds CBS and Showtime, which it’ll sell… eventually

TV networks like HBO and Showtime have been starting to offer online subscriptions, and they’ve been turning to internet providers to help sell them. The latest partnership is between Cablevision and CBS, giving Cablevision the ability to offer Showtime and CBS All Access to subscribers of its Optimum internet service. This is CBS’s first… [Read more on The Verge]

La #vidéo à la demande a renoué avec la croissance en 2014 (Journal du Net)

Après une baisse de 4,7%, en 2013, le marché de la VoD en France a enregistré une croissance de 3,8% l’année dernière, selon le CNC.

Le CNC a publié sur son site son bilan annuel sur “Le marché de la vidéo en 2014” en France, qui regroupe la vidéo physique, la vidéo à la demande… [Lire la suite sur Journal du Net]

10 millions de Français regardent des #vidéos quotidiennement sur le Web (Le Figaro)

Le sport et la Coupe du monde 2014 ont été très suivi. 5 millions d’internautes français ont consulté des vidéos de sport en juin 2014. Crédits photo : Anthony BIBARD / FEP / Panoramic/Anthony BIBARD / FEP / Panoramic

Médiamétrie a publié son bilan annuel d’Internet pour l’année 2014. Sport et jeux vidéo font partie des thématiques en vogue.

Chaque jour, 10,2 millions de Français regardent au moins une vidéo sur Internet. Dix ans seulement… [Lire la suite surr Le Figaro]

#SVOD: les 7 questions qu’ils n’ont pas posées (Manuel Alduy)

L’étude qui veut redynamiser le marché de la #vidéo (ZDNet)

Le cabinet international de conseil en management Kurt Salmon s’est penché sur le marché de la vidéo français. Et propose des solutions pour le redynamiser.

Dans cette étude de 4 pages, Kurt Salmon porte un constat sévère sur l’état du marché français de la vidéo qui se résume en 3 points :

#Showtime Has a Lot to Gain by Going à la Carte (Nasdaq)

Showtime may soon be available without a cable subscription. Source:
Showtime may soon be available without a cable subscription. Source:

Following in the footsteps of Time Warner and HBO, CBS plans to offer Showtime without a cable subscription. Speaking on the company’s third-quarter earnings call last week, CBS CEO Les Moonves told analysts, “We could say fairly definitely, sometime in ’15, there will be some [over-the-top] service from Showtime.”

While that is far from an official announcement, offering Showtime à la carte ought to… [Read more on Nasdaq]

17 #streaming video firms form an alliance… without Netflix or YouTube (The Next Web)

digital entertainment post streaming video alliance

A new industry group, the Streaming Video Alliance (SVA), has formed to work on industry-wide standards and best practices in internet video. There’s 17 members of the group but the problem is, YouTube and Netflix aren’t among them.

The founding members of the SVA do include some big names such as… [Read more on The Next Web]

Nielsen: #SVOD Eroding Traditional TV-Watching Audience (HomeMedia Magazine)

Ratings agency calls on industry to adopt new measurement standards in the face of accelerated declines in traditional live-TV ratings

It’s official. Netflix and other subscription streaming devices are indeed television disruptors — no matter how much traditional media publicly denies it.

A Nielsen executive Nov. 13 posted a blog in response to growing concerns within in the multichannel video program distribution landscape that TV… [Read more on HomeMedia Magazine]

#Japanese broadcasters mull joint video-on-demand services (Chicago Tribune)

Screenshot of BS-TBS
Screenshot of BS-TBS

TOKYO — The online streaming of serial dramas and other programs by TV broadcasters is gaining traction. Five Tokyo-based commercial TV stations are considering getting in on the action with a joint project to stream programs for free for those who have missed them when they were first broadcast.

While the project is meant to… [Read more on Chicago Tribune]

#Sony teste aux Etats-Unis un nouveau service de télé en ligne (L’Express)

Un magasin d’électronique à Tokyo le 31 juillet 2014 Tsuno

New York – Le géant japonais de l’électronique Sony va commencer à tester aux Etats-Unis un nouveau service de télévision par internet combinant de la vidéo à la demande et des…

[Lire la suite sur L’Express]

#Channel4 launches programmatic VoD marketplace (MediaWeek)

Channel 4 is to offer advertisers a digital marketplace to buy advertising programmatically, from next year on All 4, its new video on-demand (VoD) platform.

Jonathan Lewis: head of digital and partnership innovation at Channel 4

Jonathan Lewis, the head of digital and partnership innovation at Channel 4, made the announcement at the broadcaster’s upfront at Old Billingsgate in London yesterday.

He said the move is the first time a… [Read more on MediaWeek]

#VoD moving from devices to TVs (Advanced Television)

New figures from Mediabug – Decipher’s bi-annual UK media consumption tracker – have shown how the increasing popularity of TV connected services such as Now TV is leading to more viewers choosing their… [Read more on Advanced Television]

#Vodafone to take on Sky, BT and Virgin in home broadband and TV (Marketing Magazine)

Vodafone: set to enter home broadband and TV markets

Vodafone will go head to head with brands including Sky, BT, Virgin Media and Talk Talk when it enters the increasingly crowded home broadband and TV market in spring 2015.

Vodafone’s plans were thin on detail, but the move will see the company sign… [Read more on Marketing Magazine]

#BT launches combined TV & Netflix package (The Drum)

digital entertainment post bt

Telecoms provider BT has launched a combined TV and Netflix package designed to bring together its BT Infinity, Netflix, BT TV and YouView services under a single unified bill.

It means consumers who opt to sign up for Netflix will be billed… [Read more on The Drum]

PCs and tablets lose share of online #VOD viewing (Research)

UK — The increasing popularity of TV connected devices has led to more viewers choosing their TV over laptops and devices for accessing VOD (video on demand) content, according to…

[Read more on Research]

VOD : #Hadopi publie son catalogue en Open data (Clubic)

L’autorité met en ligne un catalogue regroupant les métadonnées de contenus présents sur 6 plateformes de vidéos à la demande. En proposant ce fichier en Open data, la Hadopi souhaite qu’il puisse être réutilisé pour mettre en valeur ces œuvres.

Dans son entreprise de mise en valeur de l’offre légale, la Hadopi annonce la mise en ligne d’un… [Lire la suite sur Clubic]

#CBS Unveils Digital Moves: Streaming News Programs and Sony OTT Pact (Variety)

#Foxtel backs up new price plans with binge watching and HBO partnership (C|Net)

digital entertainment post foxtel

Announced back in September, Foxtel’s new pricing plans are now available, along with the launch of the BoxSets ‘binge watch’ channel.

Foxtel has officially launched its new pricing and plan structures, at the same time as bringing the anticipated BoxSets channel on air.

Starting today, customers can now access… [Read more on C|Net]

US platforms drive #Latin American TV everywhere (Rapid TV News)

digital entertainment post latin america
Even though Latin America has lately seen the consolidation of several national and regional over-the-top (OTT) and video-on-demand (VOD) platforms, US platforms are leading the VOD and TV everywhere sectors.
According to the latest report… [Read more on Rapid TV News]

#HBO Go and the Future of TV Streaming (Ocolly)

digital entertainment post hbo go

The move was bound to happen eventually.  Every day more cable channels are becoming aware of the money left on the table by limiting their audience to the confinement of larger broadcasting networks.  Following in the footsteps of Netflix, Hulu and CBS All Access just to name a few, HBO Go’s upcoming standalone subscription service is a step toward the future.

According to HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler, along with combating piracy, one of the… [Read more on Ocolly]

#Channel4 launches mobile interactive video adverts for on-demand platforms (The Drum)

Channel 4 launches mobile interactive video adverts for on-demand

Channel 4 Sales has launched a selection of its interactive video ad formats (iVOD) on iOS mobiles and tablets.

The announcement means agencies and advertisers who choose… [Read more on The Drum]

Bad News for Amazon: Google Play Movies and TV Are Now on #Roku (Wired)

Josh Valcarcel / WIRED

Today, Roku announced its channel selections will now include Google Play Movies & TV. Unlike the Google Play Movies & TV app for iOS, you’ll be able to buy and rent movies and TV shows directly through the Roku channel.

Google just announced its own streaming box, which makes that move seem weird… [Read more on Wired]

Step up to the online #television buffet (Tech Guru Daily)

HBO, CBS and now the Simpsons World are going to be available online (with a subscription). Barely a week after CBS announced it was cutting the cable by offering a $6 a month online subscription version of their current season offerings plus thousands of past shows on demand, it was announced today that the Simpsons will also become an… [Read more on Tech Guru Daily]

Après DSK, le film, #WildBunch prêt à contourner les salles en misant sur la VoD (Les Echos)

Après DSK, le film, Wild Bunch prêt à contourner les salles en misant sur la VoD – DR
Le distributeur français de films Wild Bunch doit annoncer aujourd’hui le lancement d’une société spécialisée dans l’e-distribution. Une première sur le Vieux Continent, mais qui existe… [Lire la suite sur Les Echos]

A 30 ans, Canal+ doit se réinventer face à internet et #Netflix (L’Express)

Le présentateur du “Grand Journal” sur Canal +, Antoine de Caunes le 21 novembre 2013 Saget

Paris – Inventeur d’une télévision impertinente, manne du cinéma français et des clubs de foot, Canal+, qui fête ses 30 ans le 4 novembre, est devenu un groupe international qui doit s’adapter à la déferlante de la vidéo sur internet.

Depuis 30 ans, Canal+ attire ses abonnés par des films sortis en salle depuis moins d’un an ainsi que les plus grands matches de foot et autres sports souvent invisibles ailleurs. Pour le clair, vitrine… [Lire la suite sur L’Express]

Sky Deutschland unveils #OTT service (Advanced Television)

digital entertainment sky deutschland

Pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland has launched what it describes as a new, easy, and flexible way to experience its content, at home or on the go. For the first time, the new, standalone online TV service Sky Online makes it possible for… [Read more on Advanced Television]

Rupert #Murdoch urges media firms to unite to fight Amazon and Netflix (The Guardian)

Rupert Murdoch speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

21st Century Fox chairman says industry is ‘on the same page’ about need to come up with serious competitor to streaming video giants

The media industry needs its own competitor to online streaming giants Amazon and Netflix, Rupert Murdoch told a technology conference on Wednesday.

“As an industry, we need a competitor – a serious competitor – to… [Read more on The Guardian]

#PBS Offers Digital Sneak Peek of Kids’ Series ‘Odd Squad’ Before November Debut (Variety)

#Spideo : la recommandation de VOD concurrente de Netflix (Metronews)

Capture d'écran Spideo
Capture d’écran Spideo

TECHNOLOGIES – Dans le cadre des Grands Prix de l’innovation de la ville de Paris, metronews vous propose de découvrir certains des projets sélectionnés. Aujourd’hui, zoom sur Spideo, une solution de recherche et de recommandation que vous utilisez certainement sur votre service de vidéo à la demande sans forcément le savoir…

[Lire la suite sur Metronews]

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