Report: Growth of broadband-only homes in US accelerating
Broadband, Pay TV, OTT
Report: Growth of broadband-only homes in US accelerating
Dec 19 2014 9:15 AM

The number of broadband-only homes in the United States is increasing at an accelerating rate, a recent report says, with nearly 10.7 million U.S.

EMEA, Mobile
French see rise in smartphone, tablet penetration as TVs decline
Dec 19 2014 7:45 AM

Smartphones and tablets continue to increase their penetration into French homes, even as traditional television screens continue their retreat.

Smartphone to make up nearly 50% of global CE sales by 2018
Mobile, APAC, OTT
Smartphone to make up nearly 50% of global CE sales by 2018
Dec 19 2014 7:00 AM

New research says smartphones will continue to see strong growth through 2017 worldwide as prices drop and demand increases.

Pop a cork for Netflix-Dish deal? Maybe, but for whom?
Pay TV, SVOD
Pop a cork for Netflix-Dish deal? Maybe, but for whom?
Dec 18 2014 4:30 PM

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has long maintained that he’d like to see his company perceived as just another premium cable channel, and with satellite TV operator Dish Network’s announcement Wednesday

Australians increase amount of time-shifted video consumed
APAC, Mobile, Connected TVs & Devices
Australians increase amount of time-shifted video consumed
Dec 18 2014 3:15 PM

Australians continue to watch more television on more devices, according to a new report, which also said time-shifted viewing continues to gain traction.

UltraViolet fighting to become relevant, has an uphill battle
VOD
UltraViolet fighting to become relevant, has an uphill battle
Dec 18 2014 8:15 AM

UltraViolet, which consumers ignored en masse at its launch in 2011 because of c

Holiday season has TV makers seeing black, sort of
Connected TVs & Devices, Pay TV, OTT
Holiday season has TV makers seeing black, sort of
Dec 16 2014 12:15 PM

Televisions, surprisingly, are back in vogue with consumers, at least the bigger sets that occupy a chunk of wallspace.

NBC deploys live Internet TV… for pay-TV subs only
OTT, Pay TV, Live Streaming
NBC deploys live Internet TV, for pay-TV subs only
Dec 16 2014 10:15 AM

NBCUniversal is offering authenticated pay-TV subscribers an online version that includes live content, and says it will offer a mobile product next year, according to published reports.

Tablet ownership outpaces other connected devices in US; create new rev ops for providers
Connected TVs & Devices.Mobile, Pay TV, SVOD
Tablet ownership outpaces other connected devices in US; create new rev ops for providers
Dec 16 2014 8:00 AM

The reports of the demise of tablet ownership growth in the United States appear to be overstated, as recent research from NPD Group shows sales are not only growing, but at a faster clip than any

Amazon Fire TV adds HBO GO as HBO edges closer to OTT launch
Content Deals, Connected TVs & Devices, OTT, SVOD
Amazon Fire TV adds HBO GO as HBO edges closer to OTT launch
Dec 16 2014 7:30 AM

Amazon continues to push deeper into the SVOD market, this week adding HBO Go to it Fire TV set-top box.

Mobile video: Here comes the perfect storm
Mobile, Video Index, Ooyala News
Mobile video: Here comes the perfect storm
Dec 15 2014 5:00 AM

There’s always been big numbers thrown around in the video industry… it’s easy, for example, to see video streams grow 300% when you start at zero. It’s the law of small numbers.

Pay TV is being shaken up by changing viewing habits
Pay TV, SVOD, OTT, Online Video
Cable feels effects of ‘videoquake’ as Millennials drive change
Dec 12 2014 11:45 AM

Is there big trouble ahead for the pay-TV industry? According to a new study from PwC, it’s already here.

Online Video Advertising
Programmatic advertising: Hyped now, real in two years time?
Dec 11 2014 1:45 PM

The focus of this year’s Future TV advertising forum in London was on the opportunities and challenges of programmatic advertising especially as it concerns broadcasters.

Online Video, OTT
12-24 year olds opting for streaming rather than movie theaters
Dec 11 2014 1:15 PM

Digitals, consumers between the ages of 12 and 24 years old, once were the most active moviegoers in the industry… no more.

US homes own 1.9 connected TV devices as streaming demand pushes growth
Connected TVs & Devices
US homes own 1.9 connected TV devices as streaming demand pushes growth
Dec 11 2014 11:00 AM

American’s now own nearly two connected TV devices per household, as the desire to watch streaming video continues to gain traction with mainstream consumers and drive sales.

Study: broadband signup pace tops pay-TV as consumers look for flexibility
Pay TV, Broadband, OTT
Study: Broadband signup pace tops pay-TV as consumers look for flexibility
Dec 11 2014 8:30 AM

More than one-quarter of new customers at U.S.

UK’s Ofcom says demand for OTT, fixed and mobile, driving growth
EMEA, OTT, Mobile
UK’s Ofcom says demand for OTT, fixed and mobile, driving growth
Dec 09 2014 8:45 PM

Just as recent studies in the United States have found, British TV viewers are cutting back on the amount of traditional TV they watch but are more than compensating with online video.

EMEA, IPTV, Broadband
Competition in Moscow IPTV market heats up as Rostelecom launches
Dec 09 2014 7:15 PM

IPTV expansion in Russia is getting a boost from Rostelecom, which this week is deploying its OnLime IPTV service in Moscow.

Rostelecom’s IPTV service is now available nationwide.

Report: HBO OTT service aims at April launch using MLB technology
Pay TV, OTT, Online Video
Report: HBO OTT service aims at April launch using MLB technology
Dec 09 2014 6:30 PM

HBO plans to launch its OTT service in April using MLB’s digital services, according to published reports.

Media companies looking to catch online video wave need to start paddling
Video Index, Big Data, Pay TV, OTT
Media companies looking to catch online video wave need to start paddling
Dec 09 2014 7:15 AM

It’s becoming commonplace to look at various year-over-year metrics that quantify the way online video and Internet TV is being consumed and to expect growth of 30% or 40% or more.

Ooyala News, Analytics
The state of video: expansion, not exodus
Dec 09 2014 12:30 AM
“We have passed from an era where it was necessary to build a purpose- specific pathway to deliver video.
TV Everywhere
Viacom debuts originals aimed at younger viewers, embraces TVE
Dec 08 2014 4:30 PM

Speaking on Monday at the UBS Global Media & Communications Conference, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman stressed that net

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