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Recurring Consumer Engagement

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There’s a lot of buzz around the term “Subscription Economy” for good reasons, but to be more accurate, I call it “Recurring Consumer Engagement”. I cannot remember the last time I bought a CD, DVD, hailed a Cab or bought a magazine. I originally thought of these business models as a “Rentership” mentality, but that’s not accurate either. I’m happy…

Comcast to launch new OTT service

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Comcast knows its younger audience prefers streaming their favorite programming and decided to come out with an OTT service of its own. The new service, called Stream, will make its first appearance in Boston by the end of the summer and will be available everywhere by the beginning of 2016. Xfinity customers can access the service for $15 a month.Matt Strauss,…

Discovery launches OTT service across Europe

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Discovery Communications has expanded its over-the-top service, Dplay, in several European countries, including Denmark, Italy and Sweden. Citizens of these countries will now be able to enjoy the mass media and entertainment company's live sports and non-fiction programming on their mobile devices.Jean-Briac Perrette, president of Discovery Networks International, told Broadband TV News the company is aggressively introducing digital, direct-to-consumer products and…

OTT and video revenues will rise to $51 billion by 2020

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Many consumers understand the benefits of watching their favorite programming over the Internet, so it's no surprise that the OTT industry keeps growing. According to a study by Digital TV Research and discussed by Broadband TV News, worldwide OTT and video revenues will rise to $51.1 billion in 2020. That's quite a jump from the $4.2 billion documented in 2010.Although viewers…

Canal+ partners with Technicolor to develop OTT box

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Canal+, a French premium cable channel, will now allow viewers to watch its programming without subscribing to a cable operator. With the help of Technicolor, the channel just launched its first OTT/DTT box, Cube S, according to Advanced Television. The small box's WiFi connection lets viewers watch all their channels, whether they are sitting at home or on the go. In addition…

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