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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South Korea’s IPTV market is booming; tops 10 million subs

South Korea’s IPTV market is booming; tops 10 million subs

New figures released with week by the Korea Digital Media Industry Association say that IPTV numbers now top 10 million in South Korea. KT Corp. remains the largest of the country’s three IPTV providers with 5.48 million subscribers, SK Broadband has 2.5 million and LG Uplus clocked in at 2.02 million. IPTV services launched in […]

September 2, 2014 | By More
OTT to surge beyond $10 billion in APAC by 2020

OTT to surge beyond $10 billion in APAC by 2020

Revenues for online TV and video delivered over fixed broadband networks in the Asia-Pacific region are forecast to exceed $10.1 billion in 2020, an increase of nearly 280% from the $2.68 billion recorded for the region in 2013. The biggest dollar growth will come from advertising, a new report from U.K. researcher Digital TV Research […]

July 31, 2014 | By More
Mexico’s OTT industry poised for massive growth as telecom dereg approved

Mexico’s OTT industry poised for massive growth as telecom dereg approved

Mexico’s president has signed a telecommunications deregulation bill that will open up the Mexican market, lower consumer prices and encourage competition in the region’s 2nd-largest economy. It also will spur new deployments of over-the-top video services. Mexico is looking to break open $30 billion a year market with a bevy of telecom reforms that President […]

July 30, 2014 | By More
Internet delivered TV to surpass OTA in US this year

Internet delivered TV to surpass OTA in US this year

Televisions remain the go-to screen for most Americans, a new report says, but the percentage of U.S. households relying exclusively on an antenna for television programming reception is about to be eclipsed for the first time ever by the percentage of households relying only on the Internet for TV programming. The report, “The Market for […]

June 16, 2014 | By More
Amazon looks to ignite streaming play with FireTV; but is it enough?

Amazon looks to ignite streaming play with FireTV; but is it enough?

Is Amazon’s release of its long-awaited streaming set-top box enough to push it into the same league as AppleTV, Roku and Chromecast? Or is it destined for the minors? Entering a crowded market is tough, even when you’re among the earliest to dip your toe. Remember Boxee? The oddly shaped box landed with a lot […]

April 25, 2014 | By More
Report: Vendors may be off target with Internet set-top box pitch

Report: Vendors may be off target with Internet set-top box pitch

Internet set-top boxes like Roku and Apple TVs are becoming increasingly popular as alternatives to traditional STBs for use with second or third TV sets in a home, new research shows, but vendors may be miss-aiming their ad pitches. The devices now are used in one of eight U.S. broadband TV households to access over-the-top […]

March 26, 2014 | By More