Buyer Beware! Are you sure it’s not an illicit streaming device?

December 7, 2017

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Over the years we’ve seen that the most popular devices exploited by pirates are: Infomir’s Mag 250-275 range, Roku, Amazon Firesticks, Kodi, with Android TV starting to gain traction. What makes the boxes popular with pirates is their ease of use and open nature which makes it permissible to design and install illegal applications (known as add-ons).

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Vivendi Entertainment

Vivendi groups together leaders in content and media.Canal+ Group is the French leader in pay-TV, also operating in French-speaking Africa, Poland and Vietnam; its subsidiary Studiocanal is a leading European player in production, acquisition, distribution and international film and TV series sales.Universal Music Group is the world leader in music.Vivendi Village brings together Vivendi Ticketing, MyBestPro (expert counseling), Watchever (subscription video-on-demand), Radionomy (digital radio) and the Paris concert hall L’Olympia.With 3.5 billion videos seen per month, Dailymotion is one of the biggest aggregation and distribution platforms in the world.

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Games video creators can help attract new audiences to esports, if rights holders empower them to

Article | June 14, 2021

Those who have been following MIDiA’s games coverage for a while will have seen our posts about the growth problem of esports and suggestions around putting focus on the entertainment angle, rather than just on the sports angle, in order to most effectively capitalise on the opportunity. We have known for a while that esports viewers are only a subset of the broader games-related video viewing audience.We also know that esports audiences enjoy live entertainment in general, more so than many other entertainment consumer segments. MIDiA’s Q1 2021 consumer survey enabled us to dive deeper into how this opportunity can be approached. As a part of our upcoming Esports Viewer Dossier 2021 update, we have looked at the esports viewers, in comparison to consumers who say they watch games-related videos but not esports. The former represents the current state of play, while the latter represents esports’ potential audience growth opportunity.

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Vivendi Entertainment

Vivendi groups together leaders in content and media.Canal+ Group is the French leader in pay-TV, also operating in French-speaking Africa, Poland and Vietnam; its subsidiary Studiocanal is a leading European player in production, acquisition, distribution and international film and TV series sales.Universal Music Group is the world leader in music.Vivendi Village brings together Vivendi Ticketing, MyBestPro (expert counseling), Watchever (subscription video-on-demand), Radionomy (digital radio) and the Paris concert hall L’Olympia.With 3.5 billion videos seen per month, Dailymotion is one of the biggest aggregation and distribution platforms in the world.

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