Glewed TV Names Andrew Budkofsky Chief Revenue Officer

Glewed TV, an ad-supported, video-on-demand (VOD) discovery, live distribution and monetization management platform for original and professionally produced video content, today appointed Andrew Budkofsky advisor and chief revenue officer. In this new position, he will lead the brand’s sales and marketing functions. “Andrew joins Glewed TV at a time of tremendous growth for our company as […]

How TV Marketing Has Changed in the On-Demand Era

As more TV viewers become digital streamers, there are questions about whether outlandish marketing stunts still have a place in the TV firmament.

Telestream Offers Vantage Integration Within BroadView OnDemand Platform

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced a new integration of the Vantage Media Processing Platform within BroadView’s OnDemand software to provide advanced transcoding and automated media workflows. Based in Toronto, BroadView Software supplies a broadcast management system […]

ATEME To Power Encoding For Nuuday’s Live And File Platforms

Nuuday, a Danish company providing TV and VoD services as part of the TDC Group, has adopted ATEME’s Titan range of video delivery solutions to enhance the experience it offers to viewers across Denmark. Serving more than 1 million viewers through its brands YouSee, which provides viewers with 100 linear channels and VoD services, and […]

Amino Accelerates Android TV Momentum In North America

Amino, a global media and entertainment technology solutions provider, is making advanced TV a reality through enabling operators to deliver integrated live TV, VoD and OTT platforms. AW Broadband, Conway, Hay Communications and Home Telecom, are among the 14 operators that have leveraged Amino’s solution portfolio to launch services on the Android TV Operator Tier […]

LiveU And Blackbird Team For End-To-End Live And VOD Production

LiveU, a provider of live video streaming and remote production solutions, has teamed up with Blackbird plc), the developer and seller of the cloud-native video editing and publishing platform, Blackbird, to speed up the production process and engage viewers with enriched live and video on demand content. The integrated solution lets production teams send reliable, high-quality […]

Nielsen Launches Theatrical VOD Measurement

Nielsen on Tuesday announced the launch of a new service measuring viewing to theatrical films released direct-to-consumers via streaming services. Speaking during a session at the CES conference, Nielsen executives said the new theatrical video-on-demand audience measurement service was launched in response to pandemic’s impact on studios accelerating direct-to-consumer streaming of new films, often launched in conjunction with or in lieu of cinema releases.

Beachfront And SeaChange Launch Linear TV Programmatic Ad Solution For Cable Operators

Beachfront, the convergent TV advertising platform, and SeaChange International, a provider of video delivery platforms, have partnered to enable real-time, programmatic monetization of linear spot, over-the-top (OTT) and video-on-demand (VOD) ad inventory. The joint solution is already deployed in the U.S. — including with a global operator and regional cable company — and enables Beachfront’s […]

Virgin TV Launches Personalized Kids VOD Channel

U.K.-based Virgin Media has launched a personalized video on demand channel for children, My Virgin TV Kids, in partnership with zone·tv. My Virgin TV Kids is designed to let young viewers customize their viewing experience and programming lineup in real time. The introduction of My Virgin TV Kids is the first European launch for zone·tv […]

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Brown Sugar Rolls Out New Titles

Brown Sugar, the subscription video-on-demand service from Bounce featuring African-American movies, today announced new titles for April. New episodes from season three of the Bounce drama series Saints & Sinners will be available to watch the morning after each Sunday night premiere on Bounce, with seasons one and two available for binge-watching today. Saints & Sinners […]

GroupM Launches Addressable Finecast

The new offering is designed to help TV advertisers target viewers more precisely across the spectrum of video platforms including broadcast, satellite and cable TV and the array of video-on-demand offerings tied to those channels; over-the-top providers and game consoles, all combined for scale.

IBC 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Tektronix

Tektronix | Stand 10.D14 | Website: Tek.com Ensuring the availability and quality of both live and file-based content is a critical challenge for video content distributors moving to adaptive bit rate (ABR) and over-the-top (OTT) delivery models. Those challenges are being addressed by Tektronix with the introduction of video on demand (VOD) and live OTT […]

Brown Sugar Available To Amazon Prime Members

Amazon today announced the launch of Brown Sugar — the new subscription-video-on-demand service featuring baddest African-American action movies — on Amazon Channels.  Amazon Prime members can now watch Brown Sugar’s library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free as they were originally seen in theaters. Prime members can purchase a subscription directly, which will also enable them to access the service atBrownSugar.com and on […]

Brown Sugar Launches on Roku Devices

Brown Sugar, the new subscription-video-on-demand service from Bounce, is now available on the Roku platform. Roku customers can now watch Brown Sugar’s library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free as they were originally seen in theaters. Roku customers can purchase a subscription directly on their Roku device, which will also enable them to access the service at BrownSugar.com and on other Brown […]

Brown Sugar Launches On Apple TV

Brown Sugar, the Bounce-owned subscription-video-on-demand service featuring African-American movies, is now available on Apple TV. Apple TV viewers can watch Brown Sugar’s library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free as they were originally seen in theaters. Apple TV (fourth generation) customers who purchase a Brown Sugar subscription will receive a seven-day free trial and then pay $3.99 per month thereafter. […]

Nielsen To Add VOD Ratings To Planning Tool

Nielsen says its syndicated VOD Content Ratings from nine networks — including Turner and Discovery Networks — will be included in Nielsen’s Media Impact, a tool media planners use to estimate audience reach, sales and brand equity before committing investment. The tool allows advertisers to reallocate their media mix.

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Viacom Launching VOD Apps For Core Nets

Viacom is expanding its international Play Plex apps, which offer programming from its core networks, to the U.S. and other markets. The suite of apps, which are run by Viacom International Media Networks, includes Nickelodeon Play, Nick Jr. Play, MTV Play and Comedy Central Play.

Advertising On VOD Rises 21%

Nearly 2,300 campaigns ran in Q1 2017, with 75% from paid client ad campaigns and 25% from network TV promos — virtually all occurring mid-roll. The number of advertising impressions grew 21% to nearly 5 billion in Q1 for network TV programmers running video-on-demand platforms on traditional pay TV providers, Canoe Ventures says.

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: MX1

MX1 | Booth SU7110 | Website: http://www.mx1.com/ MX1, a global media service provider, announced a recent upgrade to its media center in Hawley, Pa., to expand its capabilities and support over 1,500 linear TV feeds with domestic and global content aggregation, management, and distribution. Coinciding with the company’s growth in the U.S. market, MX1 will […]

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Broadpeak

Broadpeak | Booth SU10302CM | Website: www.broadpeak.tv Broadpeak designs and manufactures video delivery components for content providers and network service providers deploying IPTV, cable, OTT, and mobile services. Innovations for Content Providers  umbrellaCDN with CDN Diversity Raises the Bar for Content Quality — Broadpeak’s umbrellaCDN CDN selector allows content providers to always choose the best content delivery network […]

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Globecast

Globecast | Booth SU11106CM | Website: http://www.globecast.com/ Even though the CDN price-per-GB is regularly decreasing, CDN costs for media delivery are growing every year as audiences, and therefore demand for content, expand. A second factor is that viewers are watching online content for longer periods of time than ever before. We are also seeing the […]

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Broadpeak

Broadpeak | Booth SU10302CM | Website: www.broadpeak.tv  Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and live and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, will feature a new low-latency solution that dramatically reduces the latency common when video is streamed live to connected devices. Leveraging multicast technology and managed network […]

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Globecast

Globecast | Booth SU10706CM | Website: http://www.globecast.com/ Part of the Orange Group, Globecast provides content acquisition, management and distribution services globally. CDN cost optimization technology — Even though the CDN price-per-GB is regularly decreasing, CDN costs for media delivery are growing every year as audiences, and therefore demand for content, expand. A second factor is that viewers […]

Mobile Drives Ad-Supported VOD Viewing

Midco Selects SeaChange Next-Gen TV Platform

Cable operator Midco is upgrading its multi-market SeaChange-based video-on-demand system to the next-generation SeaChange Adrenalin multiscreen capable software platform. Midco is one of the 20 largest cable television operators in the U.S.  With more than 385,000 subscribers in 342 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, Midco has delivered on-demand movies and TV […]

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IBC 2016 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Vimond Media Solutions

Vimond Media Solutions | Stand 14.F19 | Website: http://www.vimond.com/ Vimond is launching a greatly improved Vimond IO product that combines the capabilities and features of its two previously stand-alone digital video production tools: Vimond IO – a cloud-based, online video storytelling solution; and Vimond Highlights – the live-to-VOD conversion tool that supports rapid, short-form clip […]

Fox, Mondelēz In Streaming Ad Partnership

Mondelēz International, the giant food manufacturer, wants to come up with a way to make watching the ads that accompany streaming-video as appetizing, say, as its Oreos or Triscuits. The company is teaming up with Fox Networks Group, the 21st Century Fox unit that runs FX, Fox Broadcasting and Fox Sports 1, to figure out how to make ads more appealing to viewers who have been taught not to sit still for traditional commercial breaks.

Young And Old, We All Watch TV On Demand

With the convenience and personalized benefits offered by on-demand program viewing, it’s no surprise that VOD is fast becoming a part of daily viewing habits for many around the world, regardless of age. In fact, among the 65% of global respondents who watch any type of VOD programming — which can include long- and short-form content — more than four-in-10 say they watch at least once a day (43%).

Majority Of TV Homes Get SVOD Service

Eighty-one percent of U.S. homes have either set-top DVR technology; subscription video-on-demand service Netflix; or use video-on-demand from a pay TV provider.

Telemundo Ranked Top Hispanic VOD Network

ComScore says the network’s main social accounts grew 60% year-over-year in fans, adding 4 million to its social footprint.

RR Media Expands VOD Platform Population

RR Media, a provider of global digital media services to the broadcast and media industries, announced today that it has added an additional seven new VOD platforms capable of directly populating a wider range of VOD libraries. The new multi-country and multi-region VOD platforms are Google Play, BT Vision, TalkTalk’s blinkbox TV, Amazon Prime Video, […]

Inability To Skip Ads Frustrates VOD Owners

Although video on demand is a big benefit to many TV viewers, one element of VOD activity remains a frustration: Not being able to skip through commercials. A new report reveals that 41% of those surveyed say having the fast-forward function disabled on VOD is a major “frustration,” according to Hub Entertainment Research.

Sling TV Expands With Epix Channels, VOD

New deal grants Sling TV live and VOD multi-stream rights. Terms cover all channels in the Epix portfolio including Epix, Epix2, Epix3 and Epix Drive-In.

Vimeo Launches VOD Network With CBS

Online video sharing service Vimeo has launched the Vimeo On Demand Publisher Network with distribution partners including CBS, The Atlantic and Metacritic, the company announced today. Other launch partners joining the network include CBS Interactive’s TV Guide.com, TV.com and TEN: The Enthusiast Network.

Discovery Founder Hendricks To Debut VOD Service

USA’s ‘Playing House’ Renewed, Nabs VOD Deal

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