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Videomind Podcast 02/05: Cable surprises, Apple & Netflix rumors, NFL courts streamers
Feb 05 2016 1:45 PM

In this week's Videomind podcast, Hack and Flack sling the hash on the most recent spate of cable company earnings that came with surprise subscriber increases, executive moves at AT&T and Dish

Charter CEO: Broadband is 'a major growth opportunity for us'
Earnings, Pay TV, Search and Recommendation
Charter CEO: Broadband is 'a major growth opportunity for us'
Feb 04 2016 8:30 AM

Charter Communications, which added 115,000 high-speed Internet subs in Q4, sees the broadband business as a major opportunity that it so far has under penetrated.

Despite adding subs, Charter’s loss widens for Q4
Earnings, Pay TV
Despite adding subs, Charter’s loss widens for Q4
Feb 04 2016 6:15 AM

Charter Communications added subscribers in Q4 and for the full year in 2015, the first time it’s managed to do that in a decade, but it came at a cost; the company reported a loss of $1.09 EPS in

Cisco sees mobile traffic growing 8X by 2020, with video making up 75%
Research, Mobile
Cisco sees mobile traffic growing 8X by 2020, with video making up 75%
Feb 03 2016 11:30 AM

Thinking we may be at the pinnacle of mobile traffic? Think again.

Comcast adds 89,000 pay-TV, 460,000 broadband subs in Q4
Pay TV, Earnings, Broadband
Comcast adds 89,000 pay-TV, 460,000 broadband subs in Q4
Feb 03 2016 7:15 AM

Comcast beat Wall Street estimates on revenues for Q4 2015, with sales of $19.08 billion for the quarter, off $320 million; EPS was 81 cents, missing by 1 cent.

CenturyLink expanding IPTV service in Minnesota; goes toe-to-toe with Comcast
Pay TV, Broadband, IPTV
CenturyLink expanding IPTV service in Minnesota; goes toe-to-toe with Comcast
Feb 02 2016 9:00 AM

There’s no way to confuse CenturyLink with Comcast; one has some 269,000 pay-TV subscribers, the other 22.3 million.

Smart TV sales in mature TV markets to spike; emerging markets challenged by poor infrastructure
Connected TVs & Devices, EMEA, APAC, LatAM
Smart TV sales in mature TV markets to spike; emerging markets challenged by poor infrastructure
Feb 02 2016 8:00 AM

Adoption of smart TVs is accelerating in developed markets around the globe as the demand for streaming content and better picture quality drives sales.

NFL adds NBC to ‘Thursday Night Football,’ will stream 10 games direct to consumers
Content Deals, Sports, Live Streaming
NFL adds NBC to ‘Thursday Night Football,’ will stream 10 games direct to consumers
Feb 02 2016 5:15 AM

CBS and NBC will each televise five Thursday Night Football games in 2016 and pay a lot more for the privilege.

AT&T combines Internet/pay-TV unit with mobile as telco realigns for future growth
Pay TV, Mobile, Broadband
AT&T combines Internet/pay-TV unit with mobile as telco realigns for future growth
Feb 01 2016 3:00 PM

AT&T is wasting little time in leveraging its new DirecTV assets to help build its over all video product, so it should come as no surprise that there’s been a realignment among top executives

Ad Technology, Online Video Advertising
What the LiveRail shutdown means for video publishers and the market
Feb 01 2016 2:00 PM
On January 7, to my surprise, Facebook announced the shutting down of LiveRail’s ad serving
Time Warner covets a piece of Hulu, but wants current shows off the service
Mergers & Acquisitions, SVOD, Pay TV
Time Warner covets a piece of Hulu, but wants current shows off the service
Feb 01 2016 1:30 PM

Time Warner, which has been rumored since November to be interested in becoming the fourth owner of streaming video site Hulu, apparently is concerned that having current seasons of shows on the se

Verizon adding more punch to go90 mobile service with Fight Sports deal
Mobile, Content Deals, Sports
Verizon adding more punch to go90 mobile service with Fight Sports content deal
Feb 01 2016 10:30 AM

Verizon has cut a deal with Sony to get content for its go90 mobile video service, reportedly is in the midst of negotiations for content from Hearst, and now has announced it’s bringing live and o

Dish deploys 16-turner, Netflix-integrated Hopper 3 DVR system
Pay TV, Netflix, Search and Recommendation
Dish deploys 16-turner, Netflix-integrated Hopper 3 DVR system
Feb 01 2016 9:15 AM

Dish Network has rolled out the third-generation of its whole-home DVR system, Hopper 3 features, to customers nationwide.

The pay TV model is in significant decline; content owners need to go OTT to thrive
Pay TV, Cord Cutting, APAC
The pay TV model is in significant decline; content owners need to go OTT to thrive
Jan 29 2016 4:00 PM

Cord cutting has been established as a continuing threat to the pay-TV industry in the United States, and a new report from a research company in Great Britain maintains that consumers globally – e

Report: SVOD spend up 67% since 2012 among US Internet households
SVOD, Research, Content
Report: SVOD spend up 67% since 2012 among US Internet households
Jan 29 2016 7:45 AM

Subscription video on demand spending among U.S.

Despite lack of tech agility, Smart TVs lead the race among streaming fans... barely
Connected TVs & Devices, EMEA
Despite lack of tech agility, Smart TVs lead the race among streaming fans... barely
Jan 29 2016 7:15 AM

Smart TVs were supposed to be the bastard children of the digital video revolution, too expensive with too long a replacement cycle and too unwieldy to be able to pivot as the technology behind vid

Ad Technology
How Will Political Campaigns Reach Voters Who Are Avoiding Ads?
Jan 28 2016 11:30 AM

This post originally appeared in AdExchanger.

TWC sees increase in pay-TV subs, determined to cut content costs
Earnings, Pay TV, Content
Time Warner Cable sees increase in pay-TV subs, determined to cut content costs
Jan 28 2016 9:45 AM

Break out the bubbly, the industry’s longest-suffering (and hardest hit) pay-TV provider, Time Warner Cable, added subscribers for the quarter – it’s the first time the company has had positive sub

Facebook streamed 100M hours of video daily in Q4, nears 1.6B users
Mobile, Online Video, Earnings
Facebook streamed 100M hours of video daily in Q4, nears 1.6B users
Jan 28 2016 9:15 AM

If there’s anything likely to help the tech industry’s lagging self-confidence after lackluster earnings from Apple and Netflix’s apparent swift fall from grace, it’s got to be Facebook, which repo

AT&T sees Q4 video subscriber loss, promises rebound in 2016
Pay TV, Earnings, Mobile
AT&T sees Q4 video subscriber loss, promises rebound in 2016
Jan 26 2016 2:30 PM

AT&T grew revenues in Q4 with a substantial helping hand from DirecTV, reporting EPS of 63 cents, in line with analyst expectations and $42.1 billion in revenue, missing Wall Street forecasts b

Kids spend more time online than watching TV in UK, where viewing time is down 30% since 2000
EMEA, Mobile, SVOD
Kids spend more time online than watching TV in UK, where viewing time is down 30% since 2000
Jan 26 2016 6:15 AM

Among children in the United Kingdom, Netflix is more popular than any other individual TV channel; and, according to a new study, for the first time ever, kids are spending more time online than w

Online Video Advertising, Pay TV, Broadcaster
Digital, video ad growth leads industry in 2015 with high hopes for Q1 2016
Jan 25 2016 7:45 AM

Spending on broadcast advertising was down 3% for the year, despite a 13% surge in the fourth quarter, a new report says, that was driven by fantasy sports advertising and NFL football games.

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