This week, Decipher released the latest figures from Mediabug Wave 6, our bi-annual media consumption tracker. The findings paint a clear picture of growth in video on demand (VOD) viewing, particularly amongst older age groups, and fuelled in part by an increased accessibility to get video on demand services such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and … More Will Chromecast be significant in the UK?
Decipher’s latest VOD Audit reveals YouView is now the largest catch-up TV provider in the UK, growing by 24% to offer 2,677 assets. This gives it the lead over Sky by 85 assets with the satellite provider’s catch-up service totaling 2,592 assets, reflecting 11% growth since June. Importantly however, Sky’s claims to having the largest catch-up service … More Decipher’s VOD Audit Q3 2013: YouView now provide more catch-up TV than Sky
Rather than thinking about what the end-game is for live broadcast versus on demand, the real question might be how much TV viewing will remain low-commitment, fairly random sampling? … More Why do I still watch broadcast TV?
It should have surprised nobody that ‘on demand’ would end-up meaning ‘catch-up’. The winning services will always be the ones that offer the fastest access and easiest way to watch the newest, most expensive material. The engineers might not have known that but surely the TV executives did?
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Nigel Walley – March 2009 There is a rule in life that if something walks like a duck and talks like a duck it must be a duck. It is a good rule, but we have been struggling this week with a slight variation to it. How about if someone really big and important repeatedly … More TV iPlayer Looks Like A Duck But Quacks Like A Cuckoo
Nigel Walley – February 2009 I opened my bank statement the other day to see how much I paid Sky. What I found interesting wasn’t the Sky number, but the line underneath. By some quirk, the direct debit that I pay to TV licencing was listed underneath. I pay just over £11 a month to … More The BBC Is A Pay TV Operation