Content Deals
Xbox Studios, A Content Story
Aug 01 2014 2:00 PM

It’s hard to get into the content business.

Aereo appeals to court for emergency ruling that it's a cable company
OTT, Live Streaming, Pay TV
‘Bleeding to death,’ Aereo seeking court’s emergency ruling
Aug 01 2014 8:45 AM

Streaming startup Aereo, which the Supreme Court in June was ordered to cease operations, is “figuratively bleeding to death,” and has asked a federal court judge in New York to allow it to begin o

Will the SEC Network be on DirecTV? Still talking...
Content Deals, Sports, Pay TV
Charter near deal for SEC Network, DirecTV says it’s ‘hopeful and optimistic’
Aug 01 2014 7:30 AM

With the opening of college football season less than 30 days away some good news on the SEC Network front.

Mergers & Acquisitions, Content Deals
Report: AMC looks to scoop up a share of BBC America
Jul 31 2014 8:15 AM

AMC Networks, which bought Chellomedia for $1.04 billion in October, appears to be in pursuit of BBC America, which is in some 80 million U.S. pay-TV households, according to published reports.

RTL buys majority share in SpotXchange for $144 million
Mergers & Acquisitions, Online Video Advertising, EMEA
European broadcaster RTL Group acquires 65% stake in SpotXchange for $144M
Jul 31 2014 7:45 AM

More stirring of the digital ad pot today as European broadcaster RTL Group has acquired a 65% stake in U.S. digital ad group SpotXchange.

Pay TV
Charter Q2 subscriber loss narrows, but earnings miss mark
Jul 31 2014 7:00 AM

Charter Communications (Nasdaq:CHTR) lost 29,000 video subscribers in the second quarter, but added 49,000 high-speed Internet customers, both improvements from a year ago when it lost 55,000 pay-T

Pay TV
DirecTV subscriber losses in 2Q slow to 34,000
Jul 31 2014 6:15 AM

DirecTV (Nasdaq:DTV) said it lost 34,000 subscribers in the second quarter, an improvement from a year ago when it lost 84,000.

Mobile
Data access: The final frontier
Jul 30 2014 12:30 PM

In developed countries, where an iPhone with near-unlimited data access seems almost de rigueur, it is hard to imagine that nearly half of all mobile phones sold globally are actually feature phone

APAC, OTT, SVOD
Report: OTT to surge beyond $10 billion in APAC by 2020
Jul 30 2014 7:30 AM

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 r

Search and Recommendation
Personalization: The ups and the downs
Jul 28 2014 2:00 PM

Sarah Perez at TechCrunch today offered her

Connected TVs & Devices
UHD TV sales increase slowly as TV market shows some gains Y/Y
Jul 28 2014 8:00 AM

If slow and steady wins the race, Ultra HD televisions are set to be a big item in consumers’ homes… someday.

EMEA, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pay TV
Liberty Global willing to shed Film 1 to acquire Ziggo in the Netherlands
Jul 24 2014 4:30 PM

Could Dutch cableco Ziggo be headed for a date with U.S. cable giant Liberty Global?

Online Video
Brightcove cuts Q2 loss, restates full year guidance on customer loss
Jul 24 2014 4:30 PM

Online video platform Brightcove today reported earnings per share and revenue that topped Wall Street estimates.

Connected TVs & Devices
Connected TV and streaming device ownership to be 2X the number of US Internet households by 2017
Jul 24 2014 9:45 AM

Any number of pundits will tell you we’re in the “New Golden Era of TV,” as SVOD and TVOD services enlarge the known universe of content.

Netflix's global deployments are growing rapidly
LatAM, EMEA, SVOD
Netflix subscriptions grow 227% in Nordics, 213% in LatAm, since 2012
Jul 24 2014 9:30 AM

Netflix has made a big bet on its expansion into international markets where it anticipates being able to reach – over time – a significant piece of an addressable market estimated at anywhere betw

AT&T added 190,000 U-verse TV subs and 488,000 Internet subs in Q2
Pay TV, Broadband
AT&T Q2 EPS, revenue fall short, U-verse TV adds 190,000 subs
Jul 23 2014 2:30 PM

Just a day after competitor Verizon (NYSE: VZ) beat analysts earnings and revenue estimates, AT&T (NYSE: T) today missed both marks, reporting Q2 EPS of 62 cents a share, 1 cent short of estima

Pay TV, OTT
Streaming services fuel new viewing habits and threats to pay-TV operators
Jul 23 2014 1:00 PM

Consumer appetite for alternative sources of video entertainment, and a plethora of services offering original content, are putting more pressure on traditional pay-TV providers to answer with thei

Satellite's global TV market share continues to grow
Pay TV
Global satellite TV revenues top cable this year, reach $100 billion by 2020
Jul 23 2014 6:30 AM

Despite just a 4% increase the U.S. satellite market is forecast to remain the largest by revenues through 2020, topping $40.6 billion.

Pay TV
1.1 billion pay-TV subs globally by 2019; revenues to exceed $331 billion
Jul 22 2014 12:15 PM

Pay-TV subscriber numbers are expected to reach 936 million by the end of the year as cable operator losses in North America slowed in the first quarter of the year and global cable subscriptions c

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