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Vimeo to pay €8.5m in damages to Mediaset

A Rome Court has ordered Vimeo to remove all contested videos from Mediaset and reimburse €8.5 million to the Italian broadcaster. Mediaset had sued the US-based online video platform for publication and the non-removal of videos taken from copyrighted TV programmes. Furthermore, Vimeo will have to prevent new uploads of […]

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NBC Universal launching AVoD service

Comcast’s NBCUniversal has revealed plans to launch a free, ad-supported streaming service to anyone in the US that subscribes to a traditional pay-TV service – including competitors such as Charter, AT&T, Cox and Dish – as well as through European pay-TV provider Sky. The service is scheduled for an early 2020 launch and […]

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Local TV: where did the money go?

As another local TV channel closes this week, questions are being asked on whether the money spent on building a network of local TV channels was well spent. Time to have a look at how local TV channel operators benefited from a £300,000 deal and what the future holds… As […]

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‘Netflix effect’ poses challenge to British TV

Image copyright Netflix Video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime now have more subscribers than traditional pay TV services in the UK, new data from Ofcom has revealed. The media regulator says British TV will have to change the way it operates if it wants to compete with […]

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more than one ott service required

When it comes to OTT, a subscription to just one service doesn’t cut it as a replacement for pay-TV: According to Hub Entertainment Research, most consumers in the US would need to subscribe to three or four services to meet their needs. The firm found that only two-fifths of viewers […]

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russian ott growth

The Russian OTT movie service Okko saw its revenues almost double in 2017, while those of its competitor Megogo increased by 1.65 times. According to Comnews, Okko’s revenues last year amounted to almost R1.4 billion, compared to R775 million in 2016. At the same time, the number of unique paying users […]

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