$25M funding round beings Roku to $153M
Connected TVs & Devices, VOS, OTT
Roku SEC filing shows new $25 million funding round
Oct 24 2014 9:15 AM

Earlier this month, BSkyB filed papers that it had invested an additional $700,000 in streaming media STB company Roku… turns out that was just the tip of a pretty big investment round for the mont

Broadband
18-34 demo spends more time online than watching TV at home
Oct 24 2014 6:15 AM

Americans 18-34 years old spend more time online at home on a daily basis than they do watching TV, new consumer research says.

AMC bolsters Walking Dead with addition of BBC America
Pay TV, Mergers & Acquisitions, EMEA
AMC hopes stake in BBC America will increase carriage-fee leverage
Oct 24 2014 5:30 AM

AMC Network’s $200 million deal to acquire just less than half of BBC America is a good indication of just how much tougher it has become to grow organically in the pay-TV ecosystem.

Pay TV, VOD, OTT
Global pay TV nears 1B subs, $269B in revenue in 2014
Oct 23 2014 3:45 PM

The global pay-TV market is closing in on 1 billion subscribers, and is forecast to end 2014 just 80 million shy of the benchmark number.

Amazon’s share price was down as much as 13% in after hours trading Thursday after the etailer missed its earnings per share and revenue in Q3.
SVOD, OTT
Amazon Q3 misses mark; but its SVOD, STB are going strong
Oct 23 2014 3:00 PM

Amazon’s share price was down as much as 13% in after hours trading Thursday after the etailer missed its earnings per share and revenue in Q3.

Q3 earnings call: Comcast ‘surprised’ by CBS, HBO moves
Pay TV, OTT
Q3 earnings call: Comcast ‘surprised’ by CBS, HBO moves
Oct 23 2014 12:30 PM

Comcast today reported mixed Q3 earnings, exceeding Wall Street’s EPS targets by 2 cents, but missing revenue forecasts.

AT&T 3Q 2014 earnings results
Pay TV, Online Video, Mobile
AT&T misses on EPS, revenue in Q3; big U-verse adds
Oct 22 2014 1:45 PM

A couple of swings and misses for AT&T today after the telco reported Q3 EPS and revenue that missed expectations.

Monetization, Ooyala News
Join us for a series of industry forums on monetization strategies
Oct 22 2014 1:00 PM

You’ve got great video, it’s in demand and getting lots of traffic. You might even be generating some revenue from it.

FCC halts AT&T-DirecTV, Comcast-TWC merger reviews
Pay TV, Content Deals, Mergers & Acquisitions
FCC calls time out in DirecTV-AT&T, Comcast-TWC mergers
Oct 22 2014 10:30 AM

Citing disagreements over who has the right to see confidential carriage fee agreements, the Federal Communications Commission has paused its review of the proposed merger between AT&T and Dire

Pay TV
Video encoder market set to double, despite pressure from SaaS, multiscreen
Oct 22 2014 10:00 AM

The $435 million pay-TV video encoder market is projected to reach more than $895 million by 2020, an increase of nearly 106%.

About 90 million households in the United States subscribe to broadband at home, a hefty potential market for OTT video services.
OTT, Connected TVs & Devices, Broadband
More than half of BB households in US subscribe to an OTT service
Oct 22 2014 8:30 AM

About 90 million households in the United States – more than 73% of all HHs -- subscribe to broadband at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, a hefty potential market for over-the-top video services.

New research contends that over-the-top SVOD services have the strongest growth potential of any video media services.
SVOD, Pay TV
Despite pay-TV dominance, SVOD will see largest global growth
Oct 22 2014 7:30 AM

New research contends that over-the-top SVOD services have the strongest growth potential of any video media services, cannibalizing premium pay-TV services, especially among Millennials.

Verizon looks to OTT as new doors opening up
Pay TV, Mobile, OTT
Verizon: New OTT plays by HBO, CBS ‘opens up a lot of doors’
Oct 21 2014 10:00 AM

While Verizon today reported Q3 earnings and revenues close to analysts’ forecasts (see below) much of the earnings call was spent talking about its plans for wireless LTE delivery of live video, a

In retrans battles, consumers end up stuck in the middle again
Pay TV, Content Deals
Stuck in the middle again, viewers lose more content as Turner battles Dish
Oct 21 2014 6:00 AM

Think the retransmission battle season was winding down? Think again. The latest splat pits satellite provider Dish Network against Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting.

a new report shows that the trend toward consuming video online and on devices is surging
Online Video, OTT, Connected TVs & Devices
Report: Surging online and OTT numbers as viewers turn to 'new TV’
Oct 21 2014 4:45 AM

On the heels of HBO and CBS announcements that they’ll offer direct-to-consumer online TV products, a new report shows that the trend toward consuming video online and on devices is surging.

SVOD, OTT, Pay TV
$15 HBO OTT? Consumers will pay for premium content
Oct 20 2014 12:30 PM

No sooner had HBO last week announced it planned to offer an over-the-top version of its service, than speculation about how much it might charge began, running the gamut from a “Netflix killing $7

AdNear gets $19M in new funding
APAC, Mobile, Online Video Advertising
AdNear nets $19M in funding round, looks to new markets
Oct 20 2014 7:15 AM

Location intelligence company AdNear has just wrapped up a $19 million funding round that it says will help it expand into new markets more quickly.

Ooyala News, Mergers & Acquisitions, Online Video Advertising
Ooyala buys Videoplaza, enters video advertising market
Oct 20 2014 7:00 AM

Being acquired by Telstra was a game-changing moment for Ooyala. Today, is another one of those moments.

Broadband is ubiquitous in the U.S.
Broadband, Mobile
99% of Americans have access to fixed, wireless broadband
Oct 17 2014 4:15 AM

Broadband access is ubiquitous across the United States, with 99% of Americans having access to fixed or wireless Internet services.

Netflix
The kids are all right, Netflix is on
Oct 16 2014 2:30 PM

Netflix is having a rough week. Not only did HBO announce it’s own competing OTT solution, but Netflix stock took a 25% downturn in the Q3 earnings report. But Netflix has a secret weapon in their arsenal, children's programming.

Pay TV, OTT
CBS takes another brick from the (pay)wall with OTT ‘All Access’
Oct 16 2014 12:00 PM

Out comes another brick from the walled garden of pay TV, as CBS today rolled out its new $6 per month “All Access” service that offers more than 6,500 TV episodes online – both current and older c

Moffett: Be 'very afraid' of cord cutting
Pay TV, Online Video, OTT
Moffett: Cable should be 'very afraid' of cord cutting
Oct 16 2014 7:15 AM

For a long time, analyst Craig Moffett was skeptical of cord-cutting, generally attributing it to unsteady economics and overzealous reporting of the rise of online video.

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