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Online TV viewing expanding rapidly in France

The proportion of internet users in France who view live or catch-up TV on the internet has increased by over half in the last two years, according to research compiled by telecom regulator ARCEP, while the proportion that has viewed TV shows or films either via streaming or download has increased significantly over the same […]

Half of TV viewing to be on-demand by 2020, predicts Ericsson

By 2020 consumer TV viewing habits will be made up of 50% live, linear viewing and 50% on-demand or time-shifted programming, according to research by Ericsson.  Outlining its vision for TV and media in 2020 in the first of its six-part ‘Ericsson Game Changers’ series, Ericsson said that viewers will soon be used to fully-personalised, […]

Globecast unveils OTT service delivery packages

Media services provider Globecast is using NAB to introduce a new OTT offering encompassing live, VoD and catch-up programming. OTT Live is for simulcast delivery of linear channels. OTT VoD ingests individual programme assets into the online video platform for VoD services and delivers the content over the Internet, and OTT Live-to-VoD creates a VoD […]

Microsoft signs Xbox One live sports deal with tech firm NeuLion

Online video technology firm NeuLion has signed a multi-year deal with Microsoft to support the streaming of live- and on-demand sports content to Xbox One games consoles. Neulion said it will deliver live 24/7 linear channels, stats data, and on-demand content to Xbox One consoles, with Microsoft licensing its NeuLion Sports Platform. Video will be […]