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Bar charts, and the death of the Nielsen Family

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Catalogue depth is no longer a USP for VOD providers

With so much choice available today, users are becoming overwhelmed when trying to choose content on a VOD product. How can product designers help make content catalogues more relevant?

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India's Mobile First Approach to Online Video

Mobile phones in India generated unprecedented (and often unanticipated) challenges to values, norms and practices. Doron and Jeffrey, The Great Indian Phone Book (2013:216)

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A Day in the Life: Brazil's Changing Media Habits

Television in Brazil has traditionally been dominated the large media conglomerate Globo, whose broadcast network has an average of 91m daily viewers - almost half of the population. Its interests ...

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Netflixification and the Australian VOD Rush

Compared to the openness of Scandinavia, Australia has been left relatively far behind when it comes to the VOD market. In this third blog post exploring VOD around the world, ...

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Scandinavia - VOD's Early Adopters

Scandinavia is a hotbed for the development and adoption of digital technologies. High levels of investment in R&D, a design heritage which emphasises functionality and simplicity and openness to innovation ...

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Prime Time Still Key for US TV Networks

As the live TV audience continues to fall in favour of on demand services, and advertisers commit less of their budget to buying prime time ad-slots upfront, providing viewers with ...

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On Demand Content Makes Compelling Viewing

Younger viewers show greater concentration when streaming VoD than when watching live TV, research from Denmark suggests, providing insight into different viewing behaviours on each platform.

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Tablets, TV and Changing Behaviours

Key to designing great digital products is understanding how users engage with them and why. For example, the increasing use of tablets to watch video throws up a lot of ...

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Considering Accessibility

Commitment to accessible design has always been a challenge for a highly visual medium such as the web. Never-the-less, it is important to incorporate accessibility requirements into the design specifications ...

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Examining iPlayer Statistics

Developing our understanding of audience behaviour is a key to UX research and statistical data plays an interesting role in helping the team ask the right questions. As a UX ...

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BBC Three Broadcast to be Axed

The decision by the BBC to end BBC Three as an on air channel and shift a majority of its content exclusively to the iPlayer is an interesting and brave ...

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VOD in 2013

The UK video on demand industry continues to show fantastic levels of growth, and as VOD specialists, we couldn’t be happier. Digital video, including services such as iTunes, Netflix and ...

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Netflix now has more subscribers in the US than HBO

You could almost be forgiven for forgetting about Netflix's renaming furore after it's unstoppable ascension to the heights of the TV world in the past year. After adding three million ...

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Apple losing the incredibly immense hyperbolic word war

Monday Note reports with fine-tooth-combed gusto that Apple is losing the PR war of words against it’s competitors. In a piece that could otherwise seem like a classic correlation but ...

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The price of quality

Netflix Originals are expensive. Really expensive at something in the region of $3.8M an episode at minimum. The reuniting of Arrested Development was a bold move that showed Netflix meant ...

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