Vimeo launches in day-and-date movie release

Online video service Vimeo has made the new Neil Labute feature film Some Girl(s) available on its on-demand service at the same time as it is launched theatrically. The film, based on the play of the same name, stars Kristen Bell and Adam Brody and follows a successful writer (Brody) who, on the eve of […]

UKTV and YouView sign ‘landmark’ on-demand deal

UKTV has signed a catch-up agreement with connected TV service YouView, in what the UK multichannel broadcaster hailed as a “landmark” deal. UKTV will provide seven-day catch-up services for its free-to-air channels Dave, Yesterday and Really and the agreement marks the first time that UKTV has offered a catch-up service that is purpose-built for TV. […]

UK on-demand TV hits ‘saturation point’

The UK market for on-demand TV is reaching saturation point, with only a limited potential new audience for these services, according to new research by YouGov.  The market research agency said that instead of looking for new audiences to generate growth and revenue, providers should shift strategies and look to maximise what they get from […]

OTT and VOD revenues set to exceed US$30 million by 2016

Over-the-top TV and video-on-demand services from pay TV operators will deliver combined revenues of over US$30 billion (€21 billion) in five years’ time, according to IMS Research. The research group forecasts that OTT video services will generate US$16.4 billion in 2016, while pay TV VOD services will provide another US$14.7 billion, giving a total of […]