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The Online Reporter no. 966

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KEY ISSUE

Facebook Is Now a Live Streaming Social Network

Background to this piece: Facebook’s rollout of live video streaming has been slow and steady. The feature was available to a select group of people, mainly celebrities, back in August. The feature will rival live streaming services such as Meerkat and Twitter’s Periscope. Competition is heating up in the live streaming market, and it will only grow.

 

DISRUPTIONS

Next Battleground for Verizon & AT&T: Mobile Video

 

4K/UHD [ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION]

Netflix Plans Future Originalswith HDR

No 4K Video for 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Insight’ UHD Channel Will Debut in US

 

OTT

Comcast Finally Gets Its Own OTT Service

All Eyes on CBS’s Live Stream of the Super Bowl

ESPN Goes Digital with Tencent

Time Warner Has the Wrong Idea about Hulu

China’s OTT Service iQiyi to Stream Fox Films

BBC Plans for Its Internet Future

Broadcasters Must Find New Ways to Stay Relevant in Internet TV Era

BT TV App Launches with Beefed up Offerings

Digital Entertainment Landscape Fights Disc Piracy

 

ORIGINAL ONLINE VIDEO

Unstoppable YouTube Viewing Doubled in 2015

Sony’s Crackle Queues up More Original Content

Instagram Is the Latest Social Media Network to Offer Web Series

Screen Actors Guild Honors Web Originals in 2015

Facebook Is Now a Live Streaming Social Network

Gilmore Girls’ Rises from the Dead

Rumors of Original TV Programming from Apple are Swirling

 

 

BROADBAND BEAT

Comcast to Launch Gigabit Broadband over Existing Networks

Comcast Rolls On

100m People to Have Gigabit Service in 2020

 

HOME NETWORKING

Upcoming Wi-Fi HaLow Uses Less Power, Covers Wider Area

 

ENABLING TECHNOLOGY

Google Googling Qualcomm’s ARM-based Server Processors

 

SET- & NET-TOP BOXES

Roku Developing Hybrid NTB/STB Technology for Pay TV Operators

Niche Content Offerings from Acorn TV Available on Apple TV and iOS App

4K Capable Hopper 3 DVR Goes Nationwide

FCC AllVid’ Reminiscent Proposal Faces Strong Opposition

 

LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS

iPads Lead Tablet Market into Steep Sales Decline

Global Smart TV Demand Is Growing

70% of US Broadband Market Will Be Controlled by 2 Cablecos

Global Tablet Market Dips in 2015 as Convertibles Gain Market Share

2.5m Viewers Are Using Samsung Smart TV Hub in UK

70% of Global Population Will Have Mobile Devices by 2020

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