video on demand

Video on Demand (VOD) or Audio and Video on Demand (AVOD) are systems which allow users to select and watch/listen to video or audio content on demand. IPTV technology is often used to bring video on demand to televisions and personal computers.
Television VOD systems either stream content through a set-top box, a computer or other device, allowing viewing in real time, or download it to a device such as a computer, digital video recorder (also called a personal video recorder) or portable media player for viewing at any time. The majority of cable- and telco-based television providers offer both VOD streaming, including pay-per-view and free content, whereby a user buys or selects a movie or television program and it begins to play on the television set almost instantaneously, or downloading to a DVR rented from the provider, or downloaded onto a pc, for viewing in the future. Internet television, using the Internet, is an increasingly popular form of video on demand.
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The Vimeo Playbook: How to Optimize Content for Vimeo on Demand

Vimeo on Demand offers filmmakers and creators to the opportunity to sell or rent their video content to viewers across the world. But how do you optimize to make the most of this platform? We take a look at the new Vimeo Playbook which offers some solid advice.
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As The Internet Grows Bigger, What Do We Do About Video?

The Internet is still growing at a fast pace, and video is playing a huge part of that. But, with consumers streaming more online video content than ever, ISPs are already feeling the pain of maintaining the bandwidth required. How will publishers and platforms cope with the ever growing demand for video?
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Netflix Won’t Own Binge-Viewing for Much Longer

These days, being the first place to binge-view a season of a popular series is nearly as important as being the first place to watch an episode. Netflix wants to own binge-viewing, but networks are starting to exert their authority to ensure that doesn’t happen.
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Elmo & The Cookie Monster Have Fun Launching Their Own SVOD

Sesame Street has launched a new subscription video on demand service that delivers full-length TV episodes of Sesame Street online. Subscription costs $3.99 per month or $29.99 per year and the site is ad-free as well as fully optimized for viewing across all screens,
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BBC Push iPlayer As Key Player In Corporation's Future

BBC iPlayer receives over 8 million visits per day and the corporation is now appointing a new controller of the platform to bring it in line with its other linear channels. The catch up and streaming service will also start providing some content before it's been broadcast and will offer more ad hoc streaming for one off events.
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Vimeo On Demand Now Offers Buy Or Rental Options

Vimeo on Demand has introduced more features that improves the service for both the filmmaker and for the viewer. Users can now choose to either rent or buy content and the creator can offer a preorder facility as well as the opportunity to raise promo codes for marketing purposes.
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UK Broadcaster 4oD Rolls Out Personalized Video Ads

UK Broadcaster Channel 4 has led the field in innovative programming for 30 years and now becomes the first station to offer personalised video ads through their video on demand service, 4oD. Ads will be served according to age and gender and the first brand to sign up are car manufacturer Vauxhall.