5G and the IoT are going to conspire together to lead to a huge growth in mobile data, but there are plenty of difficulties ahead in the transition from 4G. Meanwhile, Ofcom in the UK confirms that, while everyone is watching less TV, the under 25s are watching even less, and while revenues are set to double, Netflix shares face a turbulent time after growth forecasts failed to deliver.
One of the most significant developments in the future history of Virtual Reality, at least as far as the broadcast aspects of it go, has been the confirmation from Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS) that it will be deploying camera rigs for 360 degree video at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympiad when it starts in August.
The figures surrounding the future development of television viewing still seem encouraging, with both SVOD services in Europe and the global TV Everywhere audience showing strong growth. Meanwhile, in Westeros, it seems that the pirates are starting to face a serious battle.
New research suggests that Netflix might have to turn to advertising soon to fund its expansion — or does it? Either way, consumers want more content curation, and it will be who is in control of that content that will shape the way the industry transforms over the forthcoming years. And Mary Meeker’s yearly Internet Trends Report is as fascinating reading as ever.
With increasingly interconnected houses and the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), how safe can we be when even our fridge can be hacked? And what about when we take to the road?
Underlining the importance of VR to the world’s technology companies, Google has unveiled a wholly new Virtual Reality platform based around the new Android... [Read More...]
Daniel Daum is Managing Director of Prisma Media TV-Entertainment (a Bertelsmann company) reaching 26m people in France through print and digital. "Facebook will be strong for all kinds of short and entertaining content based on friend recommendations."
Graeme Hutcheson – is Head of Sky AdSmart, Sky’s revolutionary new platform that serves different ads to different Sky households watching the same programme based on a variety of targeting attributes. From May to August last year, Sky claims that channel switching during ‘AdSmart’ ads was 33% lower than the norm, and those figures are likely to only have progressed further since.
Blaž Bezek is Head of Program Development, S-VoD service VOYO, at the leading Media company in Slovenia, Pro Plus. Since joining the company in... [Read More...]
Antonio Carvalho is Vice President for Programming Research and Insight at Liberty Global, leading Audience Research, Viewership Analytics and Audience Measurement across the group.... [Read More...]