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Physical video is the majority source of global home entertainment spending, even if it is a sector facing challenges as digital delivery vehicles expand in popularity. Nonetheless, a clear-sighted understanding of the space via both consumer- and trade-level data remains essential in situating physical video’s true context within the larger global media market.

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  • Andrey Popov | September 13, 2017
    Altice is making its premium channel, Altice Studio, available online, one month after its launch as a linear service. In addition to being included as a bundled TV proposition for its top two tier packages (out of five total tiers), Altice Studio will be available as a standalone proposition for €9.99 ($12) per month without a contract. Altice has chosen not to licence content from Altice Studio to other platforms retaining exclusive rights.
  • Max Signorelli, Jonathan Broughton | August 15, 2017
    Amazon will close its DVD and Blu-Ray by mail service LoveFilm in the UK and Germany - its last remaining regions on 31st October this year. The termination comes 15 years after LoveFilm's original founding in 2002 as ‘DVDsOnTap’ and 6 years after Amazon’s acquisition of the brand in 2011.
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  • Jun Wen Woo, Kia Ling Teoh | July 28, 2017
    Three of South Korea's leading broadcasters have launched Kocowa (Korean Content Wave), an online video streaming service, in the US. The service, launched on 24 July, is backed by Korean Content Platform (KCP), a US-based joint venture company between Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS). The service offers content from these broadcasters with English subtitles, with some shows airing six hours after broadcast in South Korea.


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  • Icon Tim Westcott | September 08, 2017
    The Media & Technology Digest provides a monthly analysis of the key trends and innovations shaping the global technology landscape. Written by our senior analysts the digest includes a detailed focus on key industry hot topics, analysis of all major industry and product announcements with in-depth examinations of significant industry trends.
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  • Fateha Begum, Rob Moyser | July 24, 2017
    Analysis of changes in television viewing behaviour across broadcast and digital platforms across the big five European markets. In this report, IHS Markit analysts examine key trends across linear, PVR-timeshifted, pay-TV VoD and online video viewing.
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  • Icon Sr Principal Researcher, Video
    Helen Davis Jayalath has been analyzing the international home entertainment business since 1991 and is widely acknowledged as a leading authority in the field. She led the expansion of IHS’s coverage of the sector from 1994 to 2012, including the development of the online Video Intelligence service which set new standards for market information about the video industry.

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