Leading pay-television services added over 20 million subscribers worldwide in a year, which is around the same number as DIRECTV has in the United States. The number of digital video subscribers to the 100 leading pay-TV services in the Multiscreen Index rose by 5.24 million in the second quarter of 2014, that’s an increase of just 1.6 percent.
Following the global blockbuster franchise of Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers including Thor and Captain America, Marvel now presents its new team – the Guardians of the Galaxy. The movie was filmed at Shepperton Studios and Longcross Studios in the South East and the scene including the flaming wreckage of an aircraft was filmed at Tilsley Farm in Bramley, Surrey.
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The total over-the-top (OTT) video market in Europe was up 51 percent YOY, reaching $3.2 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow an additional 43 percent this year, surpassing $4.5 billion in revenues. Lead by Netflix, the SVOD market experienced strong growth during 2013, up 133 percent, and it is estimated to see the largest growth across all business models, nearly doubling by year-end 2014.
The global online video platform (OVP) market is set to double by 2019 as video rapidly becomes a critical means of stakeholder communication and collaboration for enterprises globally. A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned a revenue of $369.4 million in 2013 and is estimated to reach $800.2 million by 2019.
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To be totally honest, the introduction of 3D television was an anticlimax. Moreover, the initial forecasts for the upcoming adoption of 4K or Ultra-HD video were overly optimistic.
While 4K will ultimately reach the mainstream consumer, it will remain a niche market for another five years.
Marvel Studios has shown that multiple franchises can work together to tell one story, and they’ve even played with a bit of transmedia by having Agents of SHIELD peripherally involved. But Star Wars is about to blow that out of the water; there have been big meetings setting the future of the Star Wars universe, and these meetings are going to impact everything we see from Star Wars moving forward.
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Pay-TV in North America has been on a roller coaster ride during 2013 and into the first half of 2014. In the second half of 2013, and continuing into the first quarter of 2014, total tracked subscriptions in the U.S. increased at a modest rate. In the second quarter of 2014 the trend reversed, with total tracked subscriptions declining by 276,000. Digital subscriptions have continued to increase as cable operators move forward on transitions and IPTV vendors have continued to grow their subscriber bases.
U.S. market digital subscriptions increased by 239,000 during the second quarter, moving past 93 million total.