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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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  • Kia Ling Teoh | February 15, 2019
    Governments in Malaysia and Singapore are stepping up anti-piracy initiatives as pay TV operators and online subscription platforms suffer from the impact of set-top-boxes offering illegal access to their services. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) held an Anti-Piracy Summit on 14 February with support from Coalition Against Piracy, the Asia Video Industry Association, TV and online broadcasters Astro, Media Prima, Dim Sum, and iFlix. The event highlighted the revenues lost by industry and government because of piracy.
  • Cecilia Zhu | February 14, 2019
    Video software specialist SeaChange has acquired the Xstream, a privately held Danish OTT video and TV cloud platform provider, for a total value of $5.5 million.
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  • Ryan Doherty | February 12, 2019
    Comcast-owned NBCUniversal has announced plans for a hybrid online video service that will incorporate both an ad-supported tier and a consumer-paid subscription. Launching in the first quarter of 2020, the core target audience will be pay TV subscribers and Sky customers, meaning that the focus of the service is more of a “TV Everywhere” offer than a standalone direct to consumer subscription.


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  • Icon Tim Westcott | February 04, 2019
    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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  • Paul Gray, Pablo Carrera | December 20, 2018
    4K and UHD are much misused words that can mean a lot of different things depending on who you ask. This ebook examines the facts and figures behind the rise of 4K and UHD and provides new data and insights on the UHD global status, shipment forecasts and media consumption.
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  • Dan Cryan | December 13, 2018
    Twitch sits at the intersection of three of Amazon’s major strategic initiatives: video, advertising and video games. Its scale as a live online video platform has few peers in the Western World and its influence can be felt on the product strategies of other web giants like YouTube and Facebook.
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  • Icon Senior Research Analyst, Channels & Programming, TMT
    Aled Evans is a Senior Research Analyst for IHS Markit in the TMT Content team.
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    Mr. Dan Cryan is the executive director of Research and Analysis at IHS Markit and a thought leader in digital media coverage.
  • Icon Senior Research Analyst, Service Providers & Platforms
    Mr. Daniel Sutton, senior research analyst at IHS Markit, covers the television industry and Sub-Saharan African television markets.

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