SVOD, OTT
SVOD: Changing the content landscape again
Oct 31 2014 6:15 AM

SVOD players are changing the television landscape daily – not merely through siphoning eyeballs away from broadcast and cable TV, but through altering the entire Hollywood content production and e

Slow subscriber growth has held back the WWE Network
Live Streaming, OTT, SVOD, Pay TV
WWE Network wrestles with slow subscriber growth
Oct 31 2014 5:30 AM

WWE, which seven months ago switched distribution from pay-per view to an over-the-top service, added 31,000 new subscribers in the third quarter to enter Q4 with 731,000 customers.

Bell Media says it plans a Netflix competitor in Canada
SVOD, Pay TV, OTT
Canadian telco Bell Media plans Netflix competitor, too
Oct 30 2014 4:30 PM

Canadian pay-TV operator Bell Media is planning to launch a new subscription video on demand service in an effort to blunt Netflix’s continued advance in the Great White North.

Starz sees going OTT as a "no brainer"
OTT, Online Video, Pay TV
Starz chief says going OTT is ‘a no brainer’ for content owners
Oct 30 2014 4:15 PM

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said the cable network could be the next big pay-TV channel to make an over-the-top offering available, calling the market’s reaction to

OTT, Online Video
Brightcove reports better revenue, earning loss than forecast
Oct 30 2014 3:45 PM

Brightcove reported Q3 revenue of $31.5 million, up from $28.5 million Y/Y, and a non-GAAP loss of 3 cents per share, better than the 8 cents per share loss Wall Street expected.

Time Warner Cable missed both revenue and earnings in the third quarter, as programming costs increased, revenue from residential video declined and subscriber defections continued.
Pay TV, OTT, Broadband
TWC: Q3 earnings miss, but new OTT plays bode well for Broadband biz
Oct 30 2014 7:15 AM

Time Warner Cable missed both revenue and earnings in the third quarter, as programming costs increased, revenue from residential video declined and subscriber defections continued.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants OTT to have a shot oat all programming
OTT, Pay TV, Online Video
Wheeler wants to legislate à la carte firmly onto consumer menus
Oct 29 2014 9:45 AM

FCC Chief Tom Wheeler hasn’t exactly been a shrinking violet when it comes to over-the-top video, net neutrality and the role the Commission should be playing.

Syfy, Universal, DIVA comes to Chunghwa MOD TV Everywhere
APAC, Content Deals, TV Everywhere
NBCUniversal expanding TV Everywhere deal in Taiwan
Oct 29 2014 9:00 AM

NBCUniversal’s Syfy, DIVA and Universal channels will be available via TV Everywhere to authenticated users using multiple devices in Taiwan, according to published reports.

Residential Broadband connections soon will outnumber pay-TV connections in the U.S.
OTT, Broadband, Pay TV
As pay-TV subs shrink, Broadband gains increasing importance in US
Oct 29 2014 7:30 AM

Americans increasingly are abandoning their legacy pay-TV services, looking to Broadband instead, a new report from The Diffusion Group says.

Pay TV, Broadband
Charter revenues rise, EPS misses, more customer losses in Q3
Oct 29 2014 7:00 AM

Charter Communications reported Q3 revenue of $2.29 billion, up 8% from a year ago and in line with Wall Street’s expectations, but recorded a loss $53 million, or 49 cents per share, 56 cents wors

AT&T Mobility has been accused of throttling data for heavy users
Mobile, Online Video
FTC accuses AT&T of throttling ‘unlimited data’ customers
Oct 29 2014 6:15 AM

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility alleging the company misled millions of its smartphone customers, charging them for “unlimited” data plans

Device use for TV viewing to nearly double by 2020
Mobile, Connected TVs & Devices, Online Video, APAC
Device use for TV viewing to nearly double by 2020, led by APAC
Oct 29 2014 5:30 AM

While the TV set is expected to be the main source of entertainment viewing through 2020, smartphone use for video viewing in expected to soar, nearly doubling the numbers of users worldwide.

APAC, Online Video Advertising, OTT
Australia’s online video industry sees booming growth
Oct 28 2014 4:45 AM

Fueled by a new commitment from content owners, broadcasters and operators – and an easing of data caps -- the Australian online video market is booming, with 83% of Australian Internet users 15-65

Zicam says programmatic ads nothing to sneeze at
Online Video Advertising
Programmatic ad campaign a perfect remedy for cold med sales?
Oct 27 2014 10:00 AM

Programmatic advertising has steadily gained traction in the market, but a decision by drug company Zicam may give it the shot in the arm it needs to break out.

Pay TV, SVOD
Verizon offers subscribers a sweetheart Netflix deal
Oct 27 2014 9:00 AM

The battle between Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and Verizon FiOS for dominance in the five boroughs of New York City has heated up to the point that Verizon now is offering a free year of Netflix

Connected TVs & Devices, SVOD, VOD
Amazon heats up streaming device segment with Fire TV Stick
Oct 27 2014 7:45 AM

Hot on the heels of a pretty lackluster Q3 earnings report last week, Amazon today is rolling out a new product, the Amazon Fire TV Stick, that’s going to heat up the streaming media device market.

Could Roku be setting up an IPO?
Connected TVs & Devices, Online Video
Is an IPO in the cards for Roku? Sources say ‘yes’
Oct 27 2014 5:30 AM

Could Roku be getting ready to float an IPO?

Pay TV, Connected TVs & Devices
Viewers in US expand lead of non-liner vs. liner viewing time
Oct 27 2014 4:30 AM

Americans watch more non-linear video each week than they do traditional linear video, research shows.

$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.

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