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.
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.

EMEA, Analytics, Mergers & Acquisitions
Kantar snaps up Civolution’s audio watermarking unit
Oct 21 2014 1:00 PM

Audience measurement firm Kantar Media has acquired the audio watermarking unit of Civolution, strengthening the firm’s audience measurement technologies and opening up new and exciting opportuniti

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.

$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.

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.

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.

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.

No more.

Netflix is being punished for being good, but not good enough this quarter.
Commentary, SVOD, OTT
Punishing Netflix for being good, but not good enough. Bah
Oct 16 2014 6:00 AM

Around water coolers in the office, in coffee shops for lunch and at favorite watering holes this evening there’s not much doubt the focus of many conversations – especially for those of us in the

Netflix missed its subscriber mark in the 3rd quarter.
Netflix misses Q3 subscriber growth, share price plummets 25%
Oct 15 2014 1:45 PM

Netflix, which has been riding high on the market, got its comeuppance today after missing on its subscriber growth forecasts; the stock nose-dived more than 25% in after hours trading, slipping mo

HBO reveals plan for US ‘stand-alone’ OTT service in 2015
Oct 15 2014 8:00 AM

HBO plans to launch an OTT service in the United States in 2015, targeting the growing number of broadband-only homes and, especially, younger subscribers.

Time Warner's investor day
Pay TV, Content Deals, Online Video
Time Warner promises more spend on content, eye on global growth
Oct 15 2014 6:30 AM

Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes kicked off the company’s Investor Day with a promise that the company will continue to deliver strong earnings growth, hitting $6 EPS by 2016 and $8 by 2018

Connected TVs & Devices
33 billion Internet connected devices by 2020
Oct 15 2014 6:15 AM

By 2020, it’s expected that more than 33 billion devices will be connected to the Internet, the equivalent of 4.3 devices for every person in the world.

Pay-TV operators see 4K TV as a potential service differentiator
Connected TVs & Devices, Pay TV, SVOD
Operators see 4K content as differentiator to attract younger viewers
Oct 15 2014 5:30 AM

More than 46 million households worldwide will subscribe to a 4K UHD pay-TV service by 2018, with those numbers increasing as more content becomes available and broadband speeds to homes continues


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