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Video Game Industry Rebounds in First Quarter 2016

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The games investment market was dominated by games tech, web games and console/PC games sectors, with the largest deals in Asia. Note, the previously dominant mobile games sector took under 10% of games investment in the first quarter, where it had taken around $4 of every $10 invested in games in previous years.

Source: Digi-Capital

Why the U.S. Government will Mandate Open Pay-TV Platforms

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Instead of spending nearly $1,000 over four years to lease a set of behind-the-times boxes, American families will have options to own a device for much less money that will integrate everything they want — including their cable or satellite content, as well as online streaming apps — in one, easier-to-use gadget.

Source: Whitehouse.gov

Netflix Now Reaches Two-Thirds of American OTT Video Users

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Netflix continues to grow its user base in the U.S. market, with 126.9 million people expected to use it this year. That equates to 67.9% of OTT video users. Among the OTT service providers, only YouTube has more users than Netflix—176.1 million, which equates to 94.3% of OTT users.

Source: eMarketer

How OTT Video is Transforming the European TV Market

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Parks Associates announced new international data showing OTT video usage in Western Europe is continuing to expand, with 55 percent of UK broadband households and 51 percent in France watching TV programming and movies online — that’s compared to 70 percent in the U.S. market.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Streaming is Largest Revenue-Generator for Music Industry

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RIAA’s 2015 year-end music sales & shipments report is now published with a unique and comprehensive look at the state of the U.S. music business. A quick snapshot reveals that streaming, now the largest revenue-generator for the industry, helped grow the overall business by just shy of 1% year-over-year.

Source: RIAA

How Larger Smartphones are Driving Mobile Video Usage

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Mobile network service providers in the United States are making adjustments to their offerings, to better accommodate the growing customer demand for streaming video. Meanwhile, many savvy smartphone users now reduce their cellular data service costs by connecting to Wi-Fi networks.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Digital Video Usage Continues to Expand in the U.S. Marketplace

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The two core areas of digital video monetization — advertising and online service subscriptions — remain on aggressive growth trajectories. Video related revenue in the U.S. market is up across the board and forecasts call for continued increases.

Source: eMarketer

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