Parks Associates: COVID-19 Will Drive Greater Usage of TVOD Services in 2020

OTT Video Market Tracker analyzes impact of new and existing video services in OTT space Parks Associates, ahead of the release of COVID-19 Impact on Communications and Entertainment, predicts consumer usage of TVOD (transactional video on-demand) service will increase significantly in 2020. The firm's OTT Video Market Tracker reports that in Q1 2020, 14% of US broadband households had used a TVOD service over the past 30 days, a five-point increase from the previous year. This service type, which includes Amazon Prime…

Bango Partnership With ODK Media

Bango enables ODK Media to offer Chinese and Korean streaming services to international audiences Initial focus of the partnership with mobile operators in North America Bango, the mobile commerce company, and ODK Media Inc., have entered a partnership to increase access to ODK Media's Korean and Chinese video streaming subscription service. By partnering with Bango, ODK streaming services become easy for telcos worldwide to offer to their customers. By bundling the services with mobile and fixed-line subscription…

Zype Delivers On Demand Transcoding and Complete Video Infrastructure

Zype Provides Enterprise-Class Video Content Management and Distribution Solutions Zype, the infrastructure for digital video, announced its availability on Google Cloud Marketplace. Google Cloud customers now have access to Zype's OTT Video Platform; including Video CMS, Video CRM, Encoding, Playout, Content Delivery, and Video Connectors. Google Cloud customers can rapidly build and deploy streaming products and services through Zype's end-to-end platform. As companies increasingly search for a flexible and scalable…

Hyper Personalization and Engaging Content Key to Retaining Customers in an Overcrowded OTT Market, Says ZinnovHyper Personalization

The Global OTT Market is set to explode in 2020 to touch a massive USD 120-125 Billion, owing to social isolation, estimates Zinnov OTT Platforms are exploring hybrid monetization models of Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD), Advertising-based Video on Demand (AVOD), and Transactional Video on Demand (TVOD) Content Fragmentation continues as competition intensifies with newer OTT channels being launched Zinnov, a leading global management and strategy consulting firm, shared the findings of its impact study on the Media…

Cinedigm’s Matchpoint Platform Announces Expansion

Cinedigm today announced the expansion of its automated distribution capabilities to include more than thirty OTT and digital platforms via the company’s software-as-a-service platform, Matchpoint Dispatch. Additionally, the company announced the launch of new AI-based scene analysis and metadata enrichment capabilities that enable customers of Matchpoint to automatically generate contextual image-based metadata, identify nudity/profanity for compliance edits, create localized language versions, and via AI detect and…

Parks Associates: Subscription Model Dominates Consumer Entertainment Services, but Transactional Video is on the Rise

Parks Associates joins Vlocity, Salesforce, and Accenture for webinar on subscriber lifecycle management Parks Associates will join industry experts from Vlocity, Salesforce, and Accenture for the upcoming webinar discussion "Subscriber Lifecycle Management vs. Subscriber Billing" on June 11. The research firm's latest data from its Q1 2020 survey of 10,000 US broadband households shows overall video viewing grew by a dramatic 45% from Q3 2018 to Q1 2020, with a continued rise in transactional (TVOD) services. TVOD…

Amdocs Media’s Vubiquity and Partner Communications in Strategic Partnership for Partner TV

Expansion on existing collaboration to focus on content, media technology and innovation Vubiquity, part of the Amdocs Media division, and one of the leading global providers of premium content services and media technology solutions,  announced that Partner TV, one of the fastest growing TV services in Israel and part of Partner Communications, is expanding its partnership with Vubiquity. The parties will work together to introduce new products and solutions around media innovation and content, such as Video-on-Demand…

StarHub Partners with Vubiquity, an Amdocs Company, to Offer Viewers Premium TV Entertainment from Major Hollywood Studios

Leading Singapore-based quad-play operator engages Vubiquity to enhance transaction-based TV on demand (TVOD) service to offer a greater selection of world-class entertainment services to customers Vubiquity, part of the Amdocs Media division, and a leading global provider of premium content services and media technology solutions, announced it has completed the provisioning of premium entertainment content from all major Hollywood studios to StarHub’s transaction-based TV on demand (TVOD) service. As part of the…

Rakuten TV Launches its AVOD Service in Europe

The First Pan-European VOD Platform Providing Ad-Supported Channels That Offer Hollywood, Local and Exclusive Content for Free Rakuten TV, one of the leading video-on-demand platforms in Europe, announced the launch of its first AVOD - ad-supported video-on-demand - channels within the platform. This new business model will allow viewers to watch a wide range of content for free. The free section of Rakuten TV will launch with an initial offer including Hollywood and local content to be expanded to additionally include…

Parks Associates: Free Trials Influence Over Half of OTT Video Service Subscriptions

Future of Video features AT&T VP as Keynote New Parks Associates research finds that over 50% of US broadband households that subscribed to an OTT video service within the past year indicate that the service trial played a key role in their subscription decision. Parks Associates will host its second annual Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media, taking place December 9-11 at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Marina del Rey, California, to examine the factors influencing consumer decisions in their video…

Fraud Evasion Must Start with Data Sources

Consumer data is ubiquitous in Advertising today; its role made only more vital by the digital landscape. The more we know about our potential customers, who they are, how they feel, what they think and what information they seek, the better we can engage with them. The power of data though, is directly proportional to the truth it captures. If data does not capture true insights, the campaign that follows will be misguided. For many, this has driven interest in first-party data, with an emphasis on capturing proprietary…

TechBytes with Keith Fenech, VP, Software Analytics at Revulytics

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Revulytics. As Vice President of Software Analytics, I am in charge of the business strategy and product roadmap for the Usage Analytics side of the business. I spend a good amount of my time in our European office working with the engineering team that handles the R&D related to the analytics engine and our SaaS portal. Most of the work we do involves building big-data technologies to collect, analyze and visualize data supporting customers with millions…

TechBytes with Dom Fortin, CTO, district m

Tell us about your journey into the digital technology industry? My journey into the digital really started in my early 20s - in 1999, I enrolled in a Software Engineering program. Throughout my university years, I worked as a web developer as a sideline to make a little bit of cash and one summer, a couple of friends and I decided to launch a dating website, as it had just become a huge trend. This is where I started to understand the importance of online advertising, as it ended up bringing us a huge chunk of our…

Ad-Supported OTT Video Network Dooya TV Picks dotstudioPRO’s SAAS Distribution Platform

Emerging Broadband Video Packager Dooya Media Group, Inc. Chooses Dotstudiopro as Its Preferred Solution to Manage and Distribute Dooya TV’s Consumer Video Content, Support Dooya’s Avod Monetization Model Dooya Media Group, Inc., (DMG) an internet video content syndicator and Over-the-Top (OTT) network for consumers, announced that it has signed a multi-year deal with dotstudioPRO to handle its advertising supported video on demand (AVOD) streaming offering, Dooya TV. After researching other options in the marketplace,…

Zype Announces Issuance of US Patent Covering On-Demand Content Player Selection

New Technology from Zype Connects On-Demand Video Distribution to Business Rules Zype, the leader in video content management and distribution infrastructure, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued US Patent No. 10,200,758B2, entitled "Technologies for On-demand Content Player Selection". The patent covers Zype technology that allows video publishers to deliver customized content based on consumer geolocation, device type and/or other business rules to expand distribution points…

Mission 2019: How VideoAmp is Eyeing to Transform the Established AdTech Paradigm

In 2019, we expect a dramatic AdTech transformation powered by new platforms for set-top box and automated content recognition (ACR) data processing. A leading player in the TV advertising and OTT, VideoAmp acquired IronGrid Data Services, Inc., followed by an announcement to launch a Data & Emerging Products Division. Currently, VideoAmp’s marketing investment platform measures linear TV, OTT and digital media investment across various AdTech platforms, including Programmatic and non-Programmatic channels. The leading…

Kaltura Launches Targeted TV Solution for Revenue Generating, Tailored Cloud TV Experiences

New Kaltura Targeted TV Solution Leverages AI and Machine Learning to Balance the Cloud TV Operator’s Commercial Goals with the Interests and Preferences of Each User Kaltura, the leading video technology provider (IBC 2018 Stand 2.B41), announced the availability of Kaltura Targeted TV, its new solution which extends the capabilities and operator benefits of Kaltura’s leading Cloud TV Platform. Kaltura Targeted TV uses AI to segment TV audiences and offer users tailored experiences that will increase content usage and…

Bytedance Partners With BAIR Lab To Foster Future AI Innovators And Entrepreneurs

Bytedance to Sponsor First and Second-Year Students at the Berkeley's Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab Bytedance, a leading technology company operating content platforms that enable people to connect with, consume, and create content through machine learning technology, announced that it will collaborate with the University of California, Berkeley to support academic programs at its Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab. The Bytedance AI Lab and BAIR will also look to further explore joint research…