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AMC Networks to debut in Brazil DetailsGabriel Miramar-Garcia | 12 March 2015 AMC Networks International plans to launch AMC for

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    AMC Networks to debut in Brazil

    DetailsGabriel Miramar-Garcia | 12 March 2015


    AMC Networks International plans to launch AMC for the first time in Brazil on 1 April.


    The 24-hour, advertiser-supported Portuguese-language linear service will debut on SKY, the country's largest satellite pay-TV operator, among other subscription television platforms.

    The network will also feature the exclusive premiere of the Walking Dead companion series (title TBD) later in the year. AMC Global has just announced plans to air each episode within 24 hours of its US premiere.

    "AMC has helped to redefine the broadcasting landscape with some of the most celebrated dramatic storytelling on television in the past decade," said Ed Palluth, ‎executive vice president of global distribution, AMC Networks International. "We're excited to extend our partnership with SKY after the successful debut of Sundance Channel in Brazil last year. We're looking forward to offering audiences across the country the inimitable combination of AMC's first run original dramas and extensive library of popular movies."

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    Limelight claims content delivery ecosystem change

    DetailsEditor | 12 March 2015


    Content delivery network (CDN) Limelight Networks has made what it calls the most comprehensive new release in its history, Orchestrate V3.0.


    Purpose-built for the delivery of digital content, the new solution is claimed to offer improvements to virtually all aspects of Limelight's customer experience, with a new set of services focused on security as well as storage, mobile device support, purge and self-service.

    The Orchestrate V3.0 platform is said to support faster content delivery and the need to deliver content across all devices and geographies, while protecting publishers from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and ensuring they deliver an excellent experience for their customers. All of these, says Limelight will enable users to better deliver rich digital content rapidly, reliably, securely, and with high QoE to global audiences anywhere, on any device.

    "An exponential increase in the delivery of digital content is straining the capabilities of the Internet, and today's consumers are becoming increasingly impatient with poor quality of experience in accessing this rich content," stated Limelight CEO, Robert Lento.

    "Content owners are struggling with the challenge of providing high quality digital experiences in the face of distributed denial of service attacks, network logjams, mobile device proliferation, and the increasing size of both content files and content libraries. Working with customers and partners, today we introduce market leading enhancements that simplify management, improve performance, and increase efficiency across Limelight's solution offerings."

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    Cord-cheating takes off as a fifth of streamers use other people's passwords

    DetailsMichelle Clancy | 12 March 2015


    More than 20% of adult broadband users that stream video from an online subscription service are doing so with other people's passwords.


    According to the Diffusion Group (TDG), a sizable segment of online subscription video viewers live in households that are not paying to enjoy on-demand access to movies, TV programmes, and a host of other high-value video content. Content providers are losing substantial revenue by not enforcing more restrictive authentication procedures.

    "While it is widely acknowledged that 'cord-cheating' is occurring, few comprehend how widespread the behaviour has become," noted Michael Greeson, TDG founder and director of research.

    Importantly, the rate of 'cord-cheating' varies dramatically among OTT SVOD services. For example, 20% of Netflix streamers are guilty of using non-resident credentials, compared with only 10% of Amazon Prime streamers. Even DISH's new Sling TV service is not immune to this behaviour, with an astounding 26% of viewers reporting that they use the credentials of someone living outside their primary residence.

    "This behaviour reflects the unfortunate mindset among many of today's media users that it's perfectly acceptable to 'share' digital media — whether files or service access — among friends and family," said Greeson. "Why should my daughter pay to stream Netflix when she can simply use my credentials to access the service with little fear of reprisal?"

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    VOD to reach 228.3MN subscribers in China in 2016

    DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 12 March 2015


    Subscription video-on-demand services will reach 28.3 million users in China within the next two years as exclusive deals are sealed for premium sports content like the English Premier League, suggests a new report from Pyramid Research.


    Come 2016, Chinese subscription video on demand (SVOD) services will generate over US$1.2 billion, accounting for 6% of overall pay-TV revenue. The increased take-up will be simultaneous to the rollout of fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband connections, which look set to almost double from 66 million in 2014 to 117 million in 2016.

    From 2010 to 2013, English Premier League (EPL) football was available to watch without subscription on free-to-air (FTA) television in China, as well as on over the top (OTT) video platforms and online platforms such as Sina. The platforms had to pay content holders according to the traffic they attracted and the advertising revenue they generated. Since 2014, however, Super Sports Media Group (SMGG), which owns the EPL media rights to in China, has raised the annual fee for EPL games from US$1 million to $11 million.

    Only cash-rich OTT players LeTV and PPTV, along with SMGG's online platform, were able to raise this figure, and together they now broadcast more English Premier League football matches in China than traditional free-to-air broadcasters.

    "It is fascinating to see that OTT plays a bigger role in securing exclusive rights for paid sports content in China. As FTA platforms find it more challenging to pinpoint sports viewers to shore up advertisement revenue, OTT players will seek further differentiation with premium sports, which can be as valuable as extensive film and television libraries," said Hansang He, analyst, Pyramid Research .

    Chinese OTT will be well positioned to charge subscribers for EPL-only packages through a range of on-demand options within the next two years, such as charging per game, per club, or on a weekly or monthly basis – on top of existing subscription fees or in combination with other exclusive sports packages, predicts the market research company.

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    Australia to roll out Docsis 3.1 in 2017

    Australia’s NBN Co is set to become one of the first telcos in the world to introduce DOCSIS 3.1.

    DOCSIS 3.1 supports download speeds of up to 10Gbps and up to 1Gbps upstream and by delivering data more efficiently can deliver up to 50% more data than is possible over current cable networks. Field trials of the technology will launch in the United States later this year.

    More than three million homes and businesses in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and the Gold Coast are earmarked to receive the National Broadband Network over the Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) cables that currently deliver broadband and pay-TV services to Telstra and Optus customers.

    In deals struck last December*], NBN Co will progressively take ownership of these cables and incorporate them into the National Broadband Network.

    “NBN will utilise a network that is already deployed across millions of homes and businesses in Australia,” said Dennis Steiger, NBN Co’s CTO, at the Cbale Congress in Brussels.

    “By re-architecting the ratio of homes to a node and the use of the latest technology underpinning DOCSIS 3.1, Australia’s HFC network will become one of the most state-of-the-art technologies used to deploy broadband services.

    “Effectively, this technology has the potential to offer speeds equivalent to what’s on offer by full fibre to the premises and up to 100 times faster (up to 10Gbps) than what is currently provided by today’s HFC network.

    “It’s the same philosophy that’s driving our entire multi-technology rollout. All the technologies we’re using have an upgrade path to deliver higher speeds and greater capacity. That’s good news for families and businesses.”

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    ‘Cord cheating’ common among US streamers

    More than 20% of adult broadband users that stream video from an online subscription service are ‘cord cheaters,’ according to The Diffusion Group (TDG).

    Cord cheating are consumers who access these services using the account name and password of someone that does not reside in the same household.

    “While it is widely acknowledged that ‘cord cheating’ is occurring, few comprehend how widespread the behavior has become,” noted Michael Greeson, TDG Founder and Director of Research.

    According to a TDG’s latest research, a sizable segment of online subscription video viewers live in households that are not paying to enjoy on-demand access to movies, TV programs, and a host of other high-value video content. Content providers are losing substantial revenue by not enforcing more restrictive authentication procedures.

    Importantly, the rate of ‘cord cheating’ varies dramatically among OTT SVOD services. For example, 20% of Netflix streamers are guilty of using non-resident credentials, compared with only 10% of Amazon Prime streamers. Even DISH’s new Sling TV service is not immune to this behavior, with an astounding 26% of viewers reporting that they use the credentials of someone living outside their primary residence.

    “This behavior reflects the unfortunate mindset among many of today’s media users that it’s perfectly acceptable to ‘share’ digital media — whether files or service access — among friends and family,” notes Greeson. “Why should my daughter pay to stream Netflix when she can simply use my credentials to access the service with little fear of reprisal?”

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    Liberty maps out future strategy

    Liberty Global aims to repeat the expansion plans recently announced by Virgin Media in other parts of Europe.

    Speaking in a Skype call at the closing session of the first day of Cable Congress 2015, Mike Fries, the company’s president and CEO, added that it was “very excited” by Virgin’s UK plans, which would offer very high returns.

    The company’s aim was to achieve 40% penetration of the UK homes it would expand to, with an ARPU of £50. Fries refused to be drawn on the possibility of Liberty Global buying the UK broadcaster ITV, in which it currently holds a minority stake. While he also did not elaborate on any other possible acquisitions, he revealed that they would probably take place in markets the company already operates in.

    Perhaps not surprisingly, Fries also refused to be drawn on questions about Vodafone. However, he did say “their transactions have made a lot of sense” and Liberty prefers its business model to Vodafone’s.

    Commenting on cable consolidation in general, Fries denied that Europe was behind the US. Liberty itself had spent $50 million in the last 10 years in Europe.

    Perhaps not surprisingly, Fries dismissed suggestions Liberty regards Netflix as an enemy. Indeed, he didn’t think the company had enemies per se and found itself “quite aligned” with telcos in such areas as regulatory change.

    Commenting on the importance of mobile for Liberty’s business, Fries said that it currently provides such services to 4.5 million subscribers, making $1.5 billion in revenues in the process. One in five of its customers in the UK and Belgium now opt for its mobile offer and in the UK’s case there is 75% less churn among quad-play subscribers.

    When asked his views on net neutrality, Fries said, “what I struggle with is what are we trying to fix that is broken”.

    The felt that recent developments in the US were an embarrassment and that the European approach the issue was more balanced.

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    5-play services take off in Spain

    Quintuple-play services, which combine pay-TV with fixed and mobile telephony, along with fixed and mobile broadband, are growing in popularity in Spain.

    Data produced by the regulator CNMC shows that the number of subscribers receiving such services at the end of Q3 2014 stood at 1,898,477, or 419,219 more than three months earlier.

    By contrast, the number of subscribers opting for only pay-TV or triple play fell by 318,350 and 56,813 respectively over the same period, while the number of double play (pay-TV plus one other service) only increased by a modest 13,558.

    The total number of pay-TV subscribers in Spain at the end of Q3 2014 stood at 4.76 million, or 399,000 more than a year earlier.

    IPTV accounted for the most (1.666 million) and also showed the biggest growth, up from 673,000 a year earlier.

    DTH was in second place (1.580 million v 1.634 million), followed by cable (1.131 million v 1.176 million) and pay-DTT (238,000 v 235,000), with other services claiming 143,000 subscribers (141,000 a year earlier).

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    Vodafone CEO warns content owners

    “Never ever stand in the way of what the customer wants,” said Vodafone CEO Philipp Humm, warning content owners to change their business models.

    “We need to convince content owners to change their business model, to monetise customers rather than devices.” At the moment, the owners want to charge for use of their material in each device.

    In Humm’s view the business model should be customer centric. If not, they will fail, “many industries have tried that before,”

    “We need more access to premium content, as this drives traffic, but as Vodafone we don’t want to buy rights – the only winners will be the soccer clubs. As a result, our industry will pay the bill and be less profitable.”

    Vodafone is committed to becoming a converged company, examples being the company’s acquisition of ONO in Spain and Kabel Deutschland in Germany. Convergence not as a defensive move, but as an active strategy.

    “True convergence is yet to come,” said Humm, “For convergence to really work we need intelligent regulation. So far convergence not driven by consumer demand, but it is driven by discounts. The higher the discount, the more consumers will choose,”

    Humm pointed out that incumbents in Spain and Portugal were giving huge discounts resulting in between 25 – 35% convergent customers. But in countries such as Germany, but also the UK and Netherlands, where discounts are lower, only about 10% are convergent customers.

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    CME recovery remains on track

    Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has posted net revenues of $680,793,000 (€640,294,000) for 2014, up from $633,134,000 for the previous year.

    Its operating income of $38,280,000 contrasted with a loss of $180,017,000 a year earlier, while the net loss was reduced from $277,651,000 to $227,428,000.

    Looking as specific countries in CEE the company operates in, the Czech Republic is now firmly again established as the leading market both in terms of net revenues and OIBDA. These amounted to $202,779,000 and $61,964,000 respectively in 2014, with the latter figure contrasting with a loss of $9,604,000 a year earlier.
    The next most lucrative market for CME in revenue terms was Romania, followed by Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia.

    Commenting on the results, Michael Del Nin, co-CEO, said: “We are very pleased to report that we accomplished all of the ambitious goals that we set for ourselves this year. Our financial performance continued to reflect the ongoing operational turnaround, and we delivered the strongest like-for-like revenue growth in six years, which, combined with our company-wide cost cutting initiatives, resulted in a very significant improvement in OIBDA.”

    Christoph Mainusch, co-CEO, added: “We are committed to delivering the best content to our audiences and maintaining audience share leadership while controlling costs. Our programming set records in 2014, and our operations have maintained their momentum in 2015. We expect to regain additional market share in the Czech Republic and will build on our success in 2014 to continue improving margins in 2015.”


 

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