Tesco launches online video service; Coinstar gets money for original content

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> U.K. retailer Tesco launched an online video service for loyalty card holders that trades watching ads for getting free movies and TV shows. Story

> Coinstar's successful debt offering could spell trouble for Netflix, Seeking Alpha writer Bill Maurer writes. Analysis

> Ooyala said it has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for "innovation and leadership in the online video platforms (OVP) market." Press release

> The West European online video market is expected to be worth €1 billion ($1.30 billion) in 2013, according to ITMedia Consulting. Story

> YouTube led the way as Brazilian online video consumption grew 18 percent in 2012. Story

> Extreme Reach has introduced a suite of cross-media reports integrating performance metrics from TV and online video campaigns. Story


> While it is probably too early to sound the ever-waiting death knell for the traditional set-top box, the next big piece of consumer premises equipment is about to explode, according to research from IHS that predicts multimedia home gateway (MHG) global shipments will rise by a factor of more than 100 from 2011 to 2016. Article

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TV Everywhere technology vendor Synacor said it is expanding to China through a joint venture it struck with Beijing-based Maxit Technology Inc. Article

And finally… Netflix gave fashion design student Myron Robinson a free one-year subscription--retail value about $96--after he tattooed the company's name on his ribs. Story

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