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.

TV Everywhere, Pay TV, Online Video
Report: 78% of pay-TV subs have access to TV Everywhere in US
Dec 12 2014 6:15 AM

TV Everywhere has expanded its reach in the United States to nearly 80% of pay-TV subscribers.

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.

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

Smartphones for less than $60? Mobile video poised to soar
Mobile, OTT, Online Video Advertising
Smartphones for less than $60? Mobile video poised to soar
Dec 08 2014 10:45 AM

Prices on smartphones are set to tumble under $65 by the end of 2015 as chip makers and device manufacturers look to make the phones ubiquitous.

Despite this weekend’s deal, Dish and CBS have tough talks ahead
Pay TV, OTT, Content Deals
Despite this weekend’s deal, Dish and CBS have tough talks ahead
Dec 08 2014 8:15 AM

Dish Network and CBS Saturday agreed to a multiyear retransmission contract a day after CBS pulled its content, putting the network back on the air for about 4.2 million of Dish’s 14 million subscr

Mobile, Online Video Advertising
Report: Digital ad spend to match TV by 2019
Dec 08 2014 6:45 AM

Digital ad spend is forecast to increase 15% in 2015, with research saying it will equal ad spending on television by 2019.

Can Bell Media’s CraveTV stop the ‘Netflix Effect’ in Canada? Nope
SVOD, Pay TV, OTT, TV Everywhere
Can Bell Media’s CraveTV stop the ‘Netflix Effect’ in Canada?
Dec 05 2014 7:00 AM

Add Canadian telco Bell Media to the growing list of operators looking to try and blunt the Netflix effect by launching its own subscription video-on-demand service.

CBS warns Dish: Make a deal by Thursday or we go dark… including the NFL
OTT, Sports, Content Deals
CBS warns Dish: Make a deal by Thursday or we go dark… including the NFL
Dec 03 2014 2:15 PM

Dish Networks has gotten an ultimatum from CBS that, essentially says, “put up or shut up.”

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