European OTT Video Revenue to Double By 2021, Despite the Advent of Converged Video Services: Frost & Sullivan

The media industry in Europe is undergoing rapid transformation with increasing popularity of over-the-top (OTT) video services, Frost & Sullivan noted in a recent report. Increasingly ubiquitous connectivity, progressive consumers, and regulatory initiatives around a ‘Digital Single Market (DSM)’ have intensified the competition among several international companies, local start-ups, pay TV operators and broadcasters who offer OTT video services.

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Smart Home and Car Integration Brings Opportunity, But Complexity, to Automakers: ABI Research

The importance of the growing smart home market is drawing in car manufacturers and their development strategies, as Mercedes, BMW, Ford, and others are bringing Amazon Alexa and other smart home voice control platforms into their connected cars. But, voice control is just the start, ABI Research suggests.

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More Than Half of OTT Co-Viewers Talk About Brands, Products While Watching TV: IAB

Parks Associates has released its updated list of the top 10 subscription over-the-top (OTT) video services in the U.S. market, based on number of subscribers -- and Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu continue to hold the top three slots.  Meanwhile, HBO Now made a significant move into the top five.

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Session-based Watermarking Can Stop Piracy at its Source: ABI Research

Video piracy – the copying and selling copyrighted content - has been around since the advent of the VHS tape and home video recording in 1979. Today, video piracy has shifted from pirated set-top boxes to content redistribution over broadband networks, ABI Research noted Nov. 9.  The most common forms of piracy today include illegal fully-loaded Kodi boxes, social network live streams, torrents of exclusive series or movies, web-based redistribution via file lockers, and password sharing. Service providers lose US$6 to US$8 billion annually in revenue to piracy.

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The Latest IoT Trends Are Showing Dramatic Impacts on Infrastructure From The Edge to the Cloud, 451 Research Says

The massive amounts of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) is already having a significant impact on enterprise IT, according to a recent report from 451 Research. In the latest Voice of the Enterprise: IoT – Workloads and Key Projects, analysts found that organizations deploying IoT are planning significant increases in their IT spend.

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