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Friday, July 8, 2016

VideoNuze Podcast #330: Comcast-Netflix is a Big Win; Video is a Hit for Amazon Prime Members

Posted by Will Richmond

I'm pleased to present the 330th edition of the VideoNuze podcast with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.

Colin and I were both very enthusiastic about news earlier this week that Comcast will integrate Netflix into its X1 set-top box, a move we’ve been advocating for a while. In this week’s podcast we discuss how complicated this negotiation must have been, and why joint subscribers will be the big winners.

Surely a motivating factor for Comcast was the acknowledgment that viewers are spending more time on SVOD, which new research from IBM Cloud Video highlighted this week.

More specifically, the research showed how important video has become for Amazon Prime members, with 75% of them now watching. By not charging for video in Prime, Amazon is potentially a big disruptor in the video/TV industry down the road.

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Category: Cable TV Operators, Podcasts, SVOD
Topic: Amazon, Comcast, IBM, Netflix, Podcast

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NeuLion is Powering UFC 200’s 4K Streams to Sony TVs Tomorrow Night

Posted by Will Richmond

NeuLion is powering a 4K streaming option for tomorrow night’s UFC 200 pay-per-view event to viewers with Sony HDR Ultra HD TV sets in the U.S. and Canada. The stream is enabled by viewers who download the UFC app from Google Play and pay a $10 additional fee on top of the standard $59.99 PPV pass. All of the 4K encoding and delivery is done by the NeuLion Digital Platform. A parallel 4K telecast is also available to DirecTV viewers using their set-top boxes.

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Category: 4K, Sports
Topic: NeuLion, UFC

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