10 Million Rokus

roku-box-hero_0Roku has now officially sold 10 million of its streaming boxes in the US, putting them in a runner up position behind the 20 million Apple TVs sold and leaving Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV behind.

It’s hard to say which streaming box is the most successful, since the metrics vary and many households have more than one device. “In its announcement Tuesday, Roku affirmed its usage dominance with its own data, touting that its players account for an average of 37 hours a week of service per home. Apple TV came in second in Roku’s tally, at 15 hours a week, followed by Chromecast (12 hours) and Fire TV (six hours).”

Go to Fiercecable for more or check out this article in Variety

Video Streaming Dienste im Vergleich

image-749005-galleryV9-qwtbZum Deutschlandstart des Branchenriesen Netflix liefert der Spiegel eine Gegenüberstellung der vier großen Anbieter in Deutschland: Sky Snap, Amazon Instant, Watchever und Marktführer Maxdome. “Wo bekommt man welche Serie, wo welchen Filmklassiker? Und welche Dienste lassen sich auch unterwegs nutzen?”

Nachzulesen hier.

Millennials Are The Largest Group Of Smartphone Owners, And Adoption Is Still Growing

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Millennials rule!

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Millennials, one of the largest generational groups in the U.S., on par with the Baby Boomers, are also the largest group of smartphone owners, says Nielsen in a report out today. And their adoption of the devices is still growing: by the second quarter of this year, 85% of those aged 18 to 24 owned a smartphone, and 86% of those aged 25 to 34 did.

That’s up from 77% and 80%, respectively, over the same time last year.

It’s worth also pointing out, on the eve of Apple’s big iPhone 6 reveal next week, that the smartphone in question is more likely to be an Android phone. Nielsen notes that over half (52%) of U.S. smartphones run Android, with Apple iOS accounting for a 42.7% share, and “other” OS’s (Windows Phone, Blackberry, etc.) making up the rest.

But while it didn’t break out the number of Millennials specifically who…

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Maxdome rüstet sich zum Kampf

maxdometv_screen_1200_72dpi-630x409Das Streamingangebot der P7S1-Gruppe ist bereit, den Kampf mit Weltmarktführer Netflix um das deutsche Publikum aufzunehmen.

Dazu wurde die Optik der Seite überarbeitet, um weiblicher, freundlicher zu wirken. Inhaltlich gibt es für 7,99€ das Streaming-Angebot mit 60.000 Filmen und Serienepisoden. Daneben den VOD-Shop mit aktuelleren Inhalten und eine Live-Funktion, mit der Events live gestreamed werden können.

Der Marktführer in Deutschland mit 44% Marktanteil hat neuen Content zugekauft (z.B. die Serie “Hannibal”) und will die Opinion Leader mit 4K beglücken.

Hier geht’s zum Artikel auf Meedia.de.

Don’t Call It A Bubble

billion-dollar-mobile-internet-companies Just because there are now 25 mobile internet companies valued at over $1Bn doesn’t mean that there is a new bubble in town, right? Because first mover advantage in their market makes them worth all that money, right?

I’m not buying it. Get ready for the crash this October.

Read about the blistering pace at which these companies got to where they are now and the golden future of mobile internet applications at Venturebeat.

Vimeo Adds Indie Content To On Demand Platform

vimeo_logo_white_on_blueVimeo, Youtube’s sophisticated cousin, is looking to become the place to be for indie filmmakers and has added distribution deals with BFS Entertainment & Multimedia Ltd., Drafthouse Films (the indie film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse & Cinema), lifestyle-focused producer Gaiam, Gravitas Ventures, Inception Media Group, MarVista Digital Entertainment and X-Treme Video. Earlier this year, Vimeo set up a $10M fund for filmmakers who would have to make their funded work available for 30 days exclusively on Vimeo.

Read more at Fierce Online Video.

Rogers And Shaw Team Up To Launch A Netflix Competitor For Canada Called ‘Shomi’

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Canada’s answer to Netflix, eh?

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Canadian cable giants aren’t just going to watch their audience slip away to streaming services – two of the nation’s biggest providers have joined forces to launch shomi, a new subscription-based service that provides access to shows on-demand, with apps for tablets, phones, web, Xbox 360 and set-top boxes at launch. The shomi service will be available only to Rogers and Shaw Internet or TV subscribers n its beta form, and it’ll be available beginning in November with an $8.99 per month price tag (the same, you’ll note, as Netflix.)

The joint venture by the cable industry leaders will offer over 11,000 hours of programming, per a release announcing the news, and that comes from “past seasons” of popular TV programs, including exclusive streaming rights to some of the most popular titles, like Modern Family, Shameless, 24: Live Another Day, American Horror Story and Sons of Anarchy. They’re also…

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