Sam Rosen

Piracy costing service providers ‘up to $8bn a year’

Video service providers lose between US$6 billion and US$8 billion in revenue to piracy each year, according to a study by US-based ABI Research. The report claims that while video piracy has been around since the advent of home recording and the VHS tape in 1979, today the most common forms of piracy include illegal […]

Netflix and Amazon drive huge growth in OTT market

The over-the-top video market grew 60% last year to pass US$8 billion, driven by companies like Netflix, Hulu, Apple, and Amazon, according to new figures by ABI Research. The research found that the three largest markets – North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific – experienced year-on-year growth in excess of 50% in 2012. ABI predicted […]