Jim ONeill

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Jim O’Neill has been a business journalist since 1992, and has been writing about the digital media industry since 2007. He formerly was the editor of industry journals FierceIPTV and FierceOnlineVideo, and has worked as an industry analyst for international research firm Parks Associates. He currently is CEO and Editor of theConvergence.tv, a newsletter that takes a deeper look at the trends and happenings in the digital media industry, and continues writing research and white papers on a variety of topics in the sector. He can be reached at jim@theconvergence.tv

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Report: Netflix plans $1.2B spend to produce local content in select foreign markets

Report: Netflix plans $1.2B spend to produce local content in select foreign markets

Netflix, seeking to cement its toehold in its rapidly expanding international market, is expected to spend as much as $1.2 billion on original content in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain, according to published reports. The company has publicly said it plans to spend $5 billion on content production and acquisition in 2016. Researcher […]

February 11, 2016 | By More
More than 50% of consumers 12+ rent or buy digital movies, TV

More than 50% of consumers 12+ rent or buy digital movies, TV

More than half of all U.S. consumers aged 12 and above bought or rented movies or TV shows digitally in the past six months, a new report says. And, said Nielsen’s Home Entertainment Trends Report, consumers say that more of their digital viewing time is happening with subscription video services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon […]

September 3, 2015 | By More
FCC OKs new net neutrality rules; send lawyers, guns and money…

FCC OKs new net neutrality rules; send lawyers, guns and money…

The new rules the FCC passed today that will allow it to regulate broadband as a utility are – in the eyes of some – a victory for net neutrality and a “free Internet.” For others, the new rules are a misguided anathema that will bring broadband, especially fiber, expansion to a halt. The only […]

March 2, 2015 | By More
Apple OTT: The rumor with more lives than a cat

Apple OTT: The rumor with more lives than a cat

Call it the rumor that wouldn’t – or couldn’t – die: Apple is planning its own virtual MSO. Re/code is reporting that unnamed “industry executives” claim Apple has been in early discussions with content owners about launching a subscription video service. There’s no other detail available, aside from a disclaimer that the talks appear to […]

February 6, 2015 | By More
Can OTT play with Pay-TV? Absolutely

Can OTT play with Pay-TV? Absolutely

Subscription Video on Demand and transactional VoD have gained significant traction with consumers eager to access online content and take advantage of Internet TV opportunities, but not all service providers believe the mix of new and old television can co-exist without some pain and suffering. Virtually every digital video industry conference this past year had […]

December 26, 2014 | By More
For LatAm Operators, OTT is an Opportunity… and a Threat

For LatAm Operators, OTT is an Opportunity… and a Threat

Latin American pay-TV operators have a growing opportunity to offer video-on-demand or subscription video-on-demand services to compete with – or be complementary to – Netflix in their local markets. And, with more players coming in, local operators maintain a competitive advantage… if they act to protect it with new services – like TV Everywhere and […]

November 17, 2014 | By More