Are You Being Served? BritBox Comes to US, Anglophiles Cheer

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Fans of British TV now have a new reason to rejoice! A new streaming service showcasing the best of British TV is coming soon to our shores. It’s called BritBox and it’s chock full of good stuff for Anglophiles who need their weekly fix of EastEnders, Holby City, and others—streaming those shows just 24 hours after their UK broadcast premier. Other popular British hits such as Miss Marple, Blackadder, Are You Being Served—even the original version of The Office—are included as well. With thousands of hours of programming, there’s sure to be something for anyone and everyone who loves the unique voice, character, and settings that British TV offers.

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Old Media vs. New Media and the Digital Shift

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When it comes to digital entertainment—video streaming and OTT—there are number of different ways to look at the market. There’s platforms and technology, advertising vs. subscription revenue, content (what it is and who’s producing it), trends, regulations, demographics…. The list goes on. One frequent narrative pits old-school cable and TV broadcast networks (big media) against upstart OTT streamers and content specialists (new media) for viewers’ attention and dollars.

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OTT Bringing Gold Medals and the Olympic Games to All

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The 2016 Summer Olympics have officially begun, and many are using this time to figure out how they’ll be watching the Games. It probably comes as no surprise that many people will be consuming the competitions primarily through mobile, or so it’s predicted. This is great news for cord-cutters as the Silicon Angle reports that the best place to take in the Games will be through two streaming services: Playstation Vue and Sling TV, and the NBCOlympics.com website.

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Hulu and Spotify Expand Their Reach in the Competitive Sea of OTT

The streaming media waters have been growing increasingly crowded as of late, and in order to keep their customers happy and fend off the competition, two well-known names in the space, Hulu and Spotify, are making some big changes to their current slate of offerings.

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Lag Kills and Doods Rule: the World of eSports, Coming Soon to a TV Near You

Have you heard of “eSports”? If you haven’t, it’s probably because you’re not a gamer. But get ready, because while it might be a niche industry at the moment, soon it won’t be. Current estimates indicate that a billion people will be familiar with eSports by the end of 2016. And two to three-hundred-million people will participate—either as viewers or players—growing this market to an astounding $463 million in 2016. This is an increase of 43% over 2015.

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s… Comic-Con HQ!

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Every July in San Diego, for a single long weekend, geeks, nerds and fanboys (and girls), along with the people who love them and the companies that want to market to them, converge for the largest gathering of its kind in the world: the inimitable Comic-Con. What started out in 1970 as an event that drew only 300 people is now the largest show in North America, regularly drawing more than 130,000 attendees to its full-to-capacity home at the San Diego Convention Center.

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How OTT Can Run the Point During This Year’s March Madness

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This year’s Super Bowl set a number of records, including those related to the age of the quarterback (39), sacks (12 each team), and one for the longest punt return (61 yards). Another record was set for viewers who watched via CBS’s streaming service: 4 million. These viewers watched 315 million total minutes of game coverage for an average of 101 minutes each, according to Geekwire.

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