3D movie box office totals take another dive

Could it be that the scourge of 3D film is coming to an end? The box office contribution of 3D showings dropped in 2017 to 12 percent of the U.S. and Canada’s $11.1 billion total take, its lowest point essentially since 3D movies became a thing. The numbers come straight […]

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comcast’s sky bid, future OTT service?

Analyst suggests Comcast is more interested in OTT possibilities than satellite Comcast’s bid for Sky could be the foundation of a global Over The Top offering, according to an analysis from MoffettNathanson Research’s Craig Moffett. Moffett suggests the pairing of proprietary and valuable content from Comcast’s NBCUniversal with Sky’s would […]

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BBC to increase voice experimentation

The BBC has announced plans to increase its creative experimentation around voice services and interaction on platforms like Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant in the coming months. In an interview posted on the BBC’s Technology and Creativity blog, the BBC’s executive editor of voice, Mukul Devichand, said that voice devices are […]

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more than one ott service required

When it comes to OTT, a subscription to just one service doesn’t cut it as a replacement for pay-TV: According to Hub Entertainment Research, most consumers in the US would need to subscribe to three or four services to meet their needs. The firm found that only two-fifths of viewers […]

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russian ott growth

The Russian OTT movie service Okko saw its revenues almost double in 2017, while those of its competitor Megogo increased by 1.65 times. According to Comnews, Okko’s revenues last year amounted to almost R1.4 billion, compared to R775 million in 2016. At the same time, the number of unique paying users […]

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vod platform launches

View TV Group launches its VoD PLatform that now comes complete with 100% fill of advertising spaces for monetising content in the UK. We upload the content and add to the apps and the web platform with full 3minute advertising breaks to replicate linear television catch-up services. View TV Group […]

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all major networks to launch ott

Seeing select premium networks alongside a few other channels going direct-to-consumer (DTC) with streaming services is more than a passing fad. Citing the ongoing unbundling of cable TV packages in the coming years, The Diffusion Group predicts that all “major” TV networks will introduce OTT-powered, direct-to-consumer services by 2022. That, […]

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localised content demands

US streaming giants Amazon and Netflix are tapping into Indian viewers’ preferences for local content and, more specifically, regional language content as internet penetration spreads beyond the cities and into rural areas. Jessica Lee, vice president, Communications–Asia, Netflix, reported the platform had seen “strong growth” since its launch in India two years […]

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