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MistServer has been acquired by Livepeer

“There could not be a more fitting team to work with, as Livepeer and DDVTech perfectly align in terms of philosophy and long-term goals. I’m looking forward to further growing both the MistServer product and the Livepeer brand in general, and bringing more exciting technologies to the open video infrastructure ecosystem. The resources and experience […]

Facebook paid to have first-rights to series

Two companies said they were paid between $10,000 to $25,000 per episode for their shows. They’ll also receive 55 percent of the ad revenue while Facebook takes the rest. In a move that could be seen as a direct competitive move to YouTube, paid series have to debut episodes on Facebook, according to the publishers. […]

Disney and Facebook Make Headlines in Internet Television

Disney has decided to build its own streaming platform and pulls its content from Netflix. Meanwhile, Facebook has been quietly making deals with big broadcasters such as Major League Baseball and has started to test its YouTube contender called Watch. Read more about the Disney story at: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/08/disney-will-pull-its-movies-from-netflix-and-start-its-own-streaming-services.html Read more about the Facebook story at: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/09/facebook-announces-watch-youtube-competitor.html

What is notTV?

What is notTV? notTV is a grassroots project. It’s a contemporary, dynamic media streaming platform designed within a cooperative framework. This platform is exciting and offers a unique experience for viewers, sponsors of products and services, and content creators. The development of notTV has been a slow and steady journey. The initial exposure will start […]

Potential Media Merger in the U.S.

This is big news… notTV is re-inventing local television on a global scale, starting with Canada. Meanwhile, in the United States  small Cable Operators have grave concerns over a potential merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media which would give Sinclair an alleged dominance over the local TV marketplace. Here’s an excerpt of the article […]

Netflix Beats Live TV

By Troy Dreier Posted on May 19, 2016 We all know that Netflix is incredibly popular, but a survey reveals that watching a show on Netflix is twice as popular as watching a show on live TV. That conclusion comes from E-Poll Market Research, which surveyed 1,488 U.S. consumers between the ages of 13 and […]

Netflix rolls out to 130 countries

Talk about a crowd pleaser… Netflix CEO Reed Hastings today said the streaming giant has deployed to another 130 countries, executing what he called “the birth of a new global TV network.” The crowd at his CES keynote, predictably, went wild. As expected, India and Russia were both part of the roll out and — […]

Canadian Cord-Cutting Accelerates through 2015

Source: Ooyala Video Mind Blog Ottawa-based research and consulting firm Boon Dog said the top providers were down 153,000 TV subscribers in their respective three fiscal 2015 quarters – record losses – compared to 22,000 subs lost in the same quarters in 2014. In Q3 alone, pay-TV providers in Canada lost 39,000 subscribers compared to […]

VHX.tv – Launch Your Own Streaming Video Service

Source: The Verge The traditional world of network and cable television is in decline, with ratings slumping and subscribers shrinking. It’s a big iceberg, and it’s melting slowly, but the trajectory is clear. At the same time, however, a new breed of programming that in many ways looks and feels like television is blossoming online. […]

BitTorrent Live P2P Live Streaming Patent

BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen has earned a spot in the Internet hall of fame already, but he is not yet done with disruptive peer-to-peer technologies. In July 2015 Cohen was granted a patent for his BitTorrent-based streaming technology, which may be the start of a new breakthrough. Hoping to revolutionize live broadcasting on the Internet, […]

Online TV: Is six minutes the new half hour?

New rules: the “mid-form” So, in this brave new world, what story length should new creators be writing to? To illustrate, let’s take one format and see how it is evolving: the sitcom. All of us brought up in the era of the 30-minute sitcom have suddenly gained new freedom. What are the new rules? […]

The State of Online Video Advertising 2015

Advertising agencies that specialize in online video enjoyed a pretty solid 2014. Not only were sales up, but the most talked-about advertising videos all started online. The medium gives creatives the freedom to push their ideas farther than TV ever did. So what’s ahead for 2015? More of the same, we’re pleased to say. In […]

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