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Netflix will kill its 5-star rating system in favor of 'thumbs-up, thumbs-down' — here's why Netflix will replace its five-star

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    Netflix will kill its 5-star rating system in favor of 'thumbs-up, thumbs-down' — here's why

    Netflix will replace its five-star rating system with a "thumbs up, thumbs down" one in the coming weeks, the company told reporters Thursday.

    Last January, Netflix CPO Neil Hunt told Business Insider that Netflix wanted to do away with the stars, since it considered them a poor method of understanding what shows and movies people liked.

    The problem, Hunt said at the time, is that people subconsciously try to be critics. When they rate a movie or show from one to five stars, they fall into trying to objectively assess the “quality,” instead of basing the stars on how much “enjoyment” they got out of it.

    Here's an example. Let's say you had fun watching a crappy movie, but still gave it a two-star rating because you know it's not a "good" film. That presents Netflix with a problem. The system thinks you hated the movie.

    Hunt told Business Insider that the two methods Netflix was tinkering with were a simple “like/dislike signal” and some form of “percent match.”

    Now, according to Netflix VP of product Tod Yellin, they will introduce both. (Netflix confirmed this to Business Insider.)

    For ratings, you'll have the option for thumbs-up or thumbs-down, which Yellin said yielded 200% more ratings than stars. Shows will also display a match rating, which will show how closely it aligns with a user's taste. Shows with less than a 50% match won't have the percentage shown, according to Variety.

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    A sly Now TV update is culling sideloaded apps like Plex

    Sky cites piracy as the reason for disabling developer mode.

    Ever since the launch of the first Now TV box for just £10 in 2013, some buyers have been using the little streaming pucks in ways Sky hadn't originally intended. Cut through the branding, and Now TV boxes are just Rokus in disguise, complete with a developer mode that lets users sideload apps not available in the sparse Now TV store. But no longer, as Sky has quietly begun issuing an update to Now TV boxes that disables developer mode and purges any apps that've been installed on them using the loophole.

    Not many Roku apps can be found neatly packaged for sideloading, and you can only maintain one shoehorned app on the boxes at any one time. It's no surprise, then, that a niche community has developed almost exclusively around filling that one slot with Plex. For starters, the official Plex Classic client is easily found online, and the powerful media centre software adds a plethora of otherwise absent functionality to the Now TV boxes.

    As a post on the Now TV support forum explains: "The latest update has been designed to safeguard the device from piracy and illegal streaming of content; therefore it will disable the use of unofficial third party software or apps."

    I've pressed Sky to elaborate, including asking for examples of illegal activity in which developer mode was accomplice. At time of writing, I haven't heard anything more than the above, illogical explanation. As far as I know, Plex is the only sensible use for the lone sideload slot, and I've kept a lazy eye on the community ever since I penned a guide on how to turn the first Now TV box into a Plex machine. The software is both popular and available in the Roku app store, and it's probably worth mentioning at this point that Sky is a significant investor in Roku. It just doesn't add up.

    So, if the piracy line is a PR exercise, what's the real motive behind killing developer mode and the adjoined community? Doing this, it would seem, needlessly alienates part of the Now TV customer base. I suspect -- and this is just spitballing, mind -- that Sky simply doesn't want to encourage the Plex crowd to buy Now TV hardware any longer. The primary purpose of the boxes has always been to push Sky's paid content, and I believe they are sold at a loss -- the second-gen Now TV puck sells for just £15, yet it's based on the Roku 3, which launched in the UK for £99.

    It's understandable that Sky would prefer buyers to have a genuine interest in purchasing complimentary content passes, not those in the market for a cheap-as-chips Plex machine. Sky has never advertised developer mode as a feature, and of course, the company is perfectly entitled to disable it, even if does come across as a tad anti-consumer given some people have bought Now TV boxes purely to take advantage of sideloading.

    But business is business, not piracy.

    Update 2: It would appear the trickery below doesn't successfully disable automatic updates, so there's no way to stop it reaching Now TV boxes barring taking them offline altogether.

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    Unitymedia confirms timetable for analogue switch-off

    Liberty Global’s German cable operator Unitymedia confirmed this week that it would shut down analogue services across its networks in five phases in June.

    Unitymedia held a workshop in Frankfurt this week to answer questions on the switchover process.

    The move follows a pilot project in Hanau. Unitymedia will shout down analogue services beginning in the southern part of Baden-Württemberg on June 1, following with a shut-down of services in the northern part of the state on June 6.

    Hesse customers will receive digital services only from June 13.

    The fourth phase of the process will see digital switchover happen in Unitymedia’s network in the southern part of North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, on June 20. Finally, the northern part of North-Rhine Westphalia will complete the process on June 27.

    Unitymedia will publicise the change widely with campaigns in its own stores as well as Saturn and Media Markt retail outlets, ECE shopping centres and local electrical outlets.

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    Google and Facebook to account for 74% of digital ad growth this year
    Michelle Clancy
    | 18 March 2017

    This year, Google will continue to grow its share of search advertising, while Facebook will dominate display ads, and the two will create such a duopoly that they will combine to take 57% of the market this year — and 74% of all US ad spend growth.


    facebookThat’s according to eMarketer, which said that US digital ad spending is expected to reach $83 billion this year, up 16%.

    Google's search ad revenue is expected to climb 16% this year to $28.6 billion, the firm said, and to take 78% of all US search ad spend. Most of that, interestingly, will come from mobile, with its search function the default on both its own Android platform and iOS. In all, eMarketer said that Americans use Google for about 94% of their searches on mobile.

    Meanwhile, eMarketer said that Facebook's US advertising share should grow 32.1% to $16.33 billion this year. To put that in perspective, its next closest competitor, Google, is expected to generate just $5.24 billion.

    Mobile is a big factor here as well: Facebook will also be helped along by Instagram, which is expected to account for about 20% of Facebook's total ad revenue on mobile, up from 15% last year. Mobile accounted for 84% of Facebook's total ad revenue last quarter.

    If the rumours are correct, mobile for Facebook is also about to get bigger: Adweek reported last week that the social network is prepping the launch of Mobile Video Ads, which it bills as its biggest business-to-business advertising endeavour in the company's 13-year history. Bob Gruters, the digital media giant's US group director, said that the idea was to educate and inspire marketers to invest more in mobile video ads and to generally shift industry mindsets toward clips specifically created for the platform's smartphone users.

    "It's going to be online, it's going to be print, it's going to be out of home, and we'll use our platforms, which we think are really effective for B-to-B messaging," Gruters said.

    Even without that, Facebook and Google are leagues away from the rest of the pack in terms of market share.

    “Even with the recent introduction of ads on the extremely popular Snapchat from Snap and continued pressure from Twitter and Microsoft, the two giants continue to completely dominate the competition,” said analysts at the Motley Fool. “The trends favour both to continue growing faster than the rest of the industry for the foreseeable future, too.”

    Twitter, according to eMarketer, is expected to see its mobile ad revenue decline, falling to about 5% to $1.15 billion. Snapchat is growing, with US ad revs predicted to spike 158% to $770 million this year, but that’s still a tiny sliver of what’s up for grabs.

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    Hulu searches for content chief ahead of live service launch


    As the world awaits its live TV service, over-the-top service provider Hulu has decided to search the market for a chief content officer.


    huluAccording to TheWrap, the position would report directly to CEO Mike Hopkins, and the person filling it would oversee original programming and content acquisitions. In other words, whoever steps into this newly created role would be the Big Kahuna for content strategy for the entire enterprise — a pretty big weight on the shoulders given that Hulu has much work to do to catch up with its OTT rivals. AT&T’s DirecTV Now, DISH Network’s Sling TV, YouTube Red, PlayStation Vue and others are already in the market with skinny TV bundles that are markedly similar to what Hulu says it wants to do. The only differentiator that matters will be content.

    TheWrap also reports that existing content chief Craig Erwich will remain as an SVP at the company, but will have an expanded focus on creative development and original production.

    The live service, which will go for $40 or under, was expected to roll out in the first quarter of 2017, but Hulu is still negotiating content carriage deals. It recently announced more programming details, noting that it will offer A&E networks. It will carry not only the flagship network, but also History, Lifetime and Viceland, and others.

    On the broadcast front, Hulu has secured ABC, CBS and Fox, but is still negotiating with Comcast over NBC. Also, three other major media companies - AMC Networks, Scripps Networks Interactive and Discovery Communications – are also still in talks with Hulu for carriage.

    That said, Hulu, which is co-owned by Comcast, Disney, Fox and Time Warner, couldn't come to terms with Viacom. Nonetheless, Hulu’s service expects to have more than 40 live channels.
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    Amazon Prime nabs Moonlight exclusive


    Online video giant Amazon Prime Video has announced the extension of an exclusive content agreement with A24, in a deal that covers the digital release of Oscar winner Moonlight.


    moonlightIn the latest of a series of exclusive deals, Prime Video will be the only premium subscription home for all upcoming A24 films and some others, including Moonlight; Swiss Army Man starring Daniel Radcliffe; Cannes Jury Prize winner The Lobster starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz; and Green Room starring Patrick Stewart.

    "We are thrilled to be the exclusive subscription streaming service to offer customers Academy Award-winner Moonlight," said Jason Ropell, VP, worldwide head of motion pictures, Amazon Studios. "We already have an incredible catalogue of films from A24, like Room and Ex Machina, that Prime members love to watch, and we are happy to extend our relationship to continue to bring Prime members these award-winning, prestige films. Collaborating with A24, in addition to creating our own Academy Award-winning movies like Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman, makes Amazon Video a premiere platform for streaming films."

    A24 films coming to Prime Video later this year include Academy Award-nominated 20th Century Women from Mike Mills and starring Annette Bening and Elle Fanning, American Honey starring Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf, Free Fire starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer, The Lovers starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts, and It Comes at Night starring Joel Edgerton and Riley Keough.

    Written and directed by David Lowery and starring Casey Affleck, A24's A Ghost Story will also land on Prime Video.
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    BBC employs Ericsson end-to-end


    Broadcast technology provider Ericsson has won a multi-year contract to deliver post-production and media management services for the BBC's in-house creative agency.


    ericsson broadcast media services machine roomThe company will provide the UK’s public broadcaster with a portfolio of end-to-end services including craft editing, desktop editing and design, sound and captioning, and storage, including browse functionality and archive facilities. These will be delivered by Ericsson's cloud-based media processing platform.

    It will also provide these services from its post-production services facility in London, which will include a number of craft edit, audio and captioning suites with desktop facilities for use by the BBC.

    “Our cloud-based storage and archive facilities will enable us to meet the BBC's content management and delivery needs both today and into the future,” said Thorsten Sauer, vice president and head of broadcast and media services at Ericsson. “This is a great win for Ericsson - especially given the competition from other reputable post-production companies during the bid process.”
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    Irdeto, MStar partner to secure premium content for Chinese operators


    In what will be the first ever hardware-protected ecosystem for the country, Irdeto has integrated its Rights for China DRM hardware profile with MStar Semiconductor trusted execution environment (TEE) hardware.

    irdeto 23 March 2017 This will see MStar’s chipsets equipped with the capability of Side Channel Resistance (SCR) with an intended net result of giving operators more control and confidence to launch premium content services, especially Hollywood studio early release and 4K/Ultra HD content. For such services, TEE integration with SCR is a mandatory requirement.

    Irdeto Rights for China DRM launched in 2016 and was the first ever Chinese Government-approved and Hollywood studios-validated DRM solution. It is offered together with Irdeto forensic watermarking and is fully compliant with the standards of The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT).

    “Our partnership with MStar will provide operators in China and content owners the highest form of security to protect premium 4K/UHD content. In doing so, we aim to facilitate the availability of premium content for the Chinese audience, which will boost the rapidly growing industry,” explained Irdeto’s China general manager Marco Xie. “With a world-class level of security for delivery platforms, content owners can accelerate the release of new content and explore new business models to generate greater revenues from premium content offerings for the Chinese audience.”

    Added MStar marketing director Wayne Tsai: “As demand for premium content increases among Chinese consumers, it is crucial for operators and content owners to deploy the right security that complies with Hollywood studios’ stringent requirements for 4K/UHD content. We are proud to play a key role in the first ever hardware-protected ecosystem for China DRM in partnership with Irdeto to protect operators and content owners’ premium content, and instill greater confidence for the studios and content providers to invest more in the Chinese market.”
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    Viaccess-Orca, Encoding.com look to the cloud to boost OTT media processing efficiency


    Content services protection and enhancement firm Viaccess-Orca is teaming with the Encoding.com cloud-based video processing service to streamline the preparation of video-on-demand (VOD) content for over-the-top (OTT) multiscreen applications.

    via access 24 March 2017The partnership will see Viaccess-Orca's cloud-based TV everywhere as a service (TVaaS) integrated with Encoding.com's cloud media processing platform, enabling pay-TV operators to prepare and manage video content for multiscreen viewing from a single pane. The joint solution can be fully managed in the cloud, with monitoring and control enabled by the operator. Viaccess-Orca adds that by employing Encoding.com's media processing platform with TVaaS, operators can scale up and down as needed, with sub-ten-second average queue times and guaranteed queue time SLAs.

    “Speed to market and video quality are critical requirements in today's OTT world,” said Encoding.com president Jeff Malkin. "Our cloud media processing platform is designed to accommodate the ebbs and flows in media processing workflows. Whether operators are working with a few or thousands of files, we can automatically scale the necessary resources to process files simultaneously and in a fraction of real-time.”

    “With OTT delivery heating up in the pay-TV market, cloud infrastructure has become a fundamental requirement,” added Viaccess-Orca CEO Paul Molinier. “Collaborating with Encoding.com, we're one of the first providers to offer an end-to-end, cloud-based solution for OTT multiscreen content preparation and delivery.”
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    Orange is the New Black heads across the pond to pay-TV


    Streaming favourite Orange is the New Black is set for a broadcast premiere in the UK on Sony Channel.


    The critically acclaimed series, produced by Lionsgate and based on a memoir of the same name, is known in the US for being an anchor piece of exclusive content for Netflix.

    It follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary.

    To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs), for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes about herself and the world at large. As she struggles to adjust to her new reality, she finds unexpected laughter, tears, conflict and camaraderie amid an eccentric and outspoken group of inmates.

    For its first season, the show received 12 Emmy Award nominations, and won for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. It continues to be a favourite for the SVOD leader Netflix. The UK television premiere of season 1 will launch with a double bill every Wednesday.

    “We recognise the demand for premium content that appeals to a broad audience which is exactly what Orange is the New Black offers offers,” said Kate Marsh, Sony Pictures Television Network’s EVP, Western Europe, International Networks, “It is widely recognised as a must-see series that we’re pleased to make part of our offering on Sony Channel.”

    “We’re pleased to partner with our friends at Sony Pictures Television as we continue to bring Orange is the New Black to new audiences and platforms around the world,” added Lionsgate president of International Television & Digital Distribution Peter Iacono.

    “Orange is a global phenomenon with ever-growing appeal, and we expect it to be a great addition to Sony’s line-up of must-see premium programming that will resonate with their audience for years to come.”
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