The delivery of television content to desk-tops, over the internet, on demand, has the potential to dramatically change how users consume content and how this content is produced and distributed. It will place significant new demands on broadband network deployment and performance, and could revolutionise business models in advertising.
In spite of increasing consumption, the challenge of monetising online video content still remains as evidenced by the experience of YouTube and Hulu.
Arun Muthirulan, 10 March 2010
Disney's investment and joint-venture partnership with ad-supported streaming video site Hulu, will seriously impact existing players like Google's YouTube and Apple's iTunes service.
02 May 2009
Warner Brothers Entertainment will release its films online in South Korea before they are released in the country on DVD, in a major break from the established Hollywood distribution model which could lead to a big increase in movie downloads. The film studio, which is part of Time Warner, has...
15 October 2008
The recently-released Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast projects that global IP traffic will grow at a combined annual growth (CAGR) of 46% from 2007-2012, nearly doubling every two years. This will result in an annual bandwidth demand on the world's IP networks of approximately 522...
22 September 2008
It was only a matter of time before Amazon added content delivery to its range of web services, which include the S3 storage service and EC2 on-demand computing. Amazon has just announced its intention to offer a content delivery service that could transform the industry and pose a serious...
18 September 2008