NEW MARKETS BELONG TO THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND THEM

In late 2015 Netflix reported profits dropping in the United States but growing quickly internationally. Their global expansion was offsetting slow growth in the domestic market, but they faced multiple challenges as they headed into dozens of new markets at once. In some countries subscriptions...

Lazy Bones & Eyeballs (yet nothing to do with Halloween)

In 1950, Zenith ran full-page ads for their new Lazy Bones remote control. This new wonder gadget promised to “eliminate the sound from annoying TV commercials.” This dazzling new device threatened to sink the business model of the nascent broadcast television industry. If viewers can...

Streaming live sports is a hassle, so why is it so popular?

Go into a large electronics store and you’ll likely find rows of televisions tuned to sports channels because retailers know sports are among the most tantalizing content for an old-fashioned, "lean back" viewing experience on a wide screen. But how this sports content arrives at...

Password Sharing: Friend or Foe?

Susan, a mother in Portland, signs up for a subscription-based, video-on-demand service (SVOD) for her family. The next month, her eldest son Tommy goes off to college in Chicago and takes the password with him. In his first week, Tommy shares the password with his...

IBC 2017, what’s trending?

After another successful IBC edition here’s what we witnessed. The focus this year has been mostly drawn towards stepping up the virtual reality experience online, AI as a support tool for more immersive experiences, and making the OTT world more accessible, complete and smarter. VR During...

Offline Downloadable Content
Offline Content: Freedom and Satisfaction For Your Customers!

With mobile devices tailgating laptops as “the most watched on device” and video content taking over most of the web, the matter of mobility and access to an online video service without any internet is an aspect that users start to take into account when...