Strong LCD, 4K UHD sales drive bump in global TV shipments
Connected TVs & Devices
Strong LCD, 4K UHD sales drive bump in global TV shipments
Nov 26 2014 8:00 AM

There may be some life left in the global TV set industry after all.

Dish, CBS extend deadline – again – until next week
Pay TV, Content Deals
Dish, CBS extend deadline – again – until next week
Nov 26 2014 8:00 AM

First, the bad news: There still is no long-term deal between CBS and Dish Network in their ongoing retransmission fee talks.

Epix joins lineup of apps on Google’s Chromecast
Connected TVs & Devices, TV Everywhere
Epix joins lineup of apps on Google’s Chromecast
Nov 26 2014 4:15 AM

Premium entertainment cable channel Epix is launching on Google Chromecast. The premium movie channel -- a joint venture between Viacom, its Paramount Pictures u

EMEA, OTT online video
Europe’s OTT market sees huge growth by 2017 as demand heats up
Nov 25 2014 10:45 AM

The European OTT market, driven by lower technology costs and an increasing demand for content of all sorts, is likely to see strong growth over the next three years.

With signups near, Google Fiber sets 1 GB prices at $70 in Austin
Pay TV, Broadband
With signups near, Google Fiber sets 1 GB prices at $70 in Austin
Nov 25 2014 9:00 AM

Google Fiber is launching in a pair of Austin neighborhoods next month, kicking off its drive to turn the city into its third 1 GB equipped market, and this week unveiled pricing plans.

Verizon’s newly expanded ‘Netflix bundle’ offering is a recipe for churn
Pay TV, SVOD
Verizon’s newly expanded ‘Netflix bundle’ offering is a recipe for churn
Nov 25 2014 6:45 AM

Last month, Verizon offered potential customers in New York City a free year of Netflix service and a $150 gift card if they signed up for FiOS Triple Play bundle.

French lawsuit targets Netflix contracts with consumers
EMEA, SVOD
French lawsuit targets Netflix contracts with consumers
Nov 24 2014 7:15 AM

Netflix’s boilerplate in its contracts with French subscribers has prompted a French consumer-protection group to sue the company.

Pay TV, Live Streaming, Sports
Will ESPN stream 2015 Cricket World Cup to non-pay-TV subs? Maybe
Nov 24 2014 6:30 AM

Cricket’s 2015 World Cup event may become ESPN’s first subscription video offering that doesn’t require viewers to also subscribe to a pay-TV service.

Rumors of a hybrid video offering from Amazon are off base
SVOD, Online Video Advertising
Retread rumor about Amazon’s ad-supported video service a little thin on facts
Nov 24 2014 5:30 AM

Much ado last week over a report that Amazon is planning to launch an ad-supported video service that would be floated in addition to its Prime Instant Video service, which is part of its $99 a yea

Pay TV, Content Deals
CBS-Dish OK a temporary extension, but will it be enough? Or, will CBS go dark?
Nov 21 2014 7:15 AM

CBS and Dish Network have temporarily averted a blackout on the satellite TV operator’s system, but it’s really too early to call this one a done deal.

Aereo is kaput.
Pay TV, OTT, Online Video
Aereo Files for Ch. 11, ending its epic battle with Big Media
Nov 21 2014 5:30 AM

Alas, poor Aereo, I knew it well.

Mobile, Online Video
Samsung looks to Milk Video for a piece of Millennial pie
Nov 20 2014 10:15 AM

Add Samsung to the ranks of streaming video providers trying to capture a share of the Millennial viewing audience.

OTT revenues will grow at >14% CAGR through 2018
OTT, Pay TV
OTT revenue forecast to grow 72% to $10B by 2018
Nov 20 2014 7:30 AM

Over-the-top video revenues are forecast to exceed $10 billion in 2018, up 72% from the $5.8 billion they’re expected to reach this year.

UK, German pay-TV uptake approaches U.S. levels
EMEA, Pay TV, Online Video
Spain trails pay-TV uptake in UK, Germany, but leads in online video use
Nov 20 2014 6:00 AM

Pay-TV continues to increase penetration in the United Kingdom and in Germany, new research shows, with the U.K.

Amazon's Fire TV Stick has begun to ship
Connected TVs & Devices, SVOD, OTT
Amazon’s shipping new Fire TV Stick, but new orders won’t arrive until 2015
Nov 19 2014 10:45 AM

Just starting your holiday shopping? If so, you might want to check out Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, which the e-tailer is calling its fastest-selling Amazon device ever.

APAC, Broadband, Mobile
APAC broadband growth could create 35M new jobs, $1.2T in GDP expansion
Nov 19 2014 6:30 AM

The APAC region could see $1.2 trillion of GDP growth and up to 35 million new jobs by 2020 as broadband connectivity continues to accelerate.

SVOD, Analytics
Nielsen to measure in-home consumption of SVOD services
Nov 19 2014 5:00 AM

Oft-criticized Nielsen will next month begin measuring viewership on subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, peeking behind what has, so far, been a curtain of secrecy and self-reporting for s

Connected TVs & Devices
Dear Santa, I want a (big) 4K UHD TV for Christmas...
Nov 18 2014 2:45 PM

Oscar Wilde wrote: “I can resist everything except temptation.” Boy, did he have me pegged.

Pay TV, OTT, Online Video
New Streaming Video Alliance is a sign the Wild West is being tamed
Nov 18 2014 1:45 PM

Seventeen companies from the online video ecosystem – including service providers, content owners and an array of technology vendors – have banded together to form the Streaming Video Alliance, des

Mobile, Online Video
2020 Vision: Smartphones dominate mobile use, video an everyday habit for many
Nov 18 2014 9:15 AM

Nearly 65% of all mobile subscriptions in North America are for mobile phones, with about 80% of users saying they access streaming video on the devices, sometimes everyday.

Broadband is up, pay-TV down in Q3 as sea change continues
Broadband, Pay TV, OTT
As pay-TV slips, broadband in U.S. continues to grow; up 135% in Q3
Nov 18 2014 6:30 AM

The number of fixed broadband subscriber in the United States continues to inch closer to the number of pay-TV subscribers, as Internet TV and over-the-top video services continue to gain traction

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