Cablevision’s Dolan sees 10-20% drop in industry’s video subs
Pay TV, OTT
Cablevision’s Dolan sees 10-20% drop in industry’s video subs
May 04 2015 2:00 PM

Cablevision CEO Jim Dolan isn’t worried about losing a few thousand video subscribers in Q1 (28,000 to be exact), he’s more focused on becoming New York’s “premier connectivity company.”

LatAm satcom market, driven by pay-TV, to see strong growth
LatAM, Pay TV, OTT
LatAm satcom market, driven by pay-TV and cloud TV, to see strong growth
May 04 2015 6:45 AM

The increasing number of pay-TV channels distributed over satellite, growing demands for high bandwidth applications like video streaming and cloud TV, and the growth of mobile networks that create

KPN eyes possible deal with reluctant Belgacom… or someone else
EMEA, Pay TV, Mergers & Acquisitions
KPN eyes possible deal with reluctant Belgacom… or someone else
May 04 2015 6:15 AM

“Merger fever” continues to raise temperatures among European operators. This time around its Dutch operator KPN who rumored to be “open” to a deal with Belgacom.

Charter says talks ongoing with Bright House; OTT offering possible
Pay TV, Cloud TV, OTT, Mergers & Acquisitions
Charter says talks ongoing with Bright House; OTT offering possible
May 01 2015 11:30 AM

Is a Charter-Bright House Networks hook up still in the works? According to Charter CEO Tom Rutledge there’s a good chance it is, despite Comcast’s deal with Time Warner Cable going bust.

Videomind_Podcast_Top_TV_and_Media_Headlines
Online Video, OTT
Videomind podcast: This week's top TV & media headlines
May 01 2015 10:45 AM

In this week's Videomind podcast, "Hack and Flack" discuss the fizzing out of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, TWC's apparent denial of an urgency around millennia

People, EW highlight Time Inc.’s deeper commitment to streaming video
OTT, Cloud TV, Online Video Advertising
People, EW highlight Time Inc.’s growing commitment to streaming video
May 01 2015 8:45 AM

Video content has become increasingly important to traditional print publications as they’ve looked to bridge the gap between their legacy audiences and new audiences that tend to spend more time o

Even in developing markets, satellite will need to include OTT in growth strategy
OTT, Pay TV, Mobile
Even in developing markets, satellite will need to include OTT in growth strategy
May 01 2015 6:30 AM

Emerging markets are expected to remain a source of growth for satellite TV, despite the rapid adoption of OTT and Cloud TV initiatives in more mature regions like North America, Western and Centra

Streaming devices booming in US households as OTT content blossoms
Connected TVs & Devices, OTT, Cloud TV
Streaming devices booming in US households as OTT content blossoms
May 01 2015 5:30 AM

Content availability and the ease with which it can be accessed is fueling a boom in the number of American households that own streaming media devices.

OTT
Digital Hollywood Spring 2015 takeaways: Reality sets in
May 01 2015 5:00 AM

Another great Digital Hollywood conference just wrapped in Southern California this week, and the show was abuzz with hot topics including OTT content as the future of TV, and the emergence of virt

TWC adds subs in Q1, won’t chase ‘skinny bundle’ trend
Pay TV, OTT
TWC adds subs in Q1, won’t chase ‘skinny bundle’ trend
Apr 30 2015 6:15 AM

What’s this? Time Warner Cable gained subscribers in Q1?

Time Warner’s Bewkes: All the TV in the world is going to go on demand
Content, Pay TV, SVOD, Programmatic, Ad Technology
Time Warner’s Bewkes: All the TV in the world is going to go on demand
Apr 29 2015 12:45 PM

Just how big is video on demand destined to be? Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, during today’s earnings call with analysts, didn’t mince any words:

Study: Original digital programming to be as critical as TV in 5 years
Online Video Advertising, Content, SVOD
Study: Original digital programming to be as critical as TV in 5 years
Apr 29 2015 10:30 AM

Digital video ad budgets are set to increase over the next year, according to IAB’s Digital Content NewFronts: Digital Video Spend study.

  YouTube to be included in German TV ratings measurement
Big Data, Online Video Advertising, OTT, EMEA
YouTube to be included in German TV ratings measurement
Apr 28 2015 12:15 PM

YouTube has made it into the mainstream… at least in Germany where television research working group AGF says it will begin including data from YouTube in its figures.

Another 1st: Cablevision now only operator to offer Hulu Plus directly
SVOD, Pay TV, Millennials
Another 1st: Cablevision now only operator to offer Hulu Plus directly
Apr 28 2015 11:45 AM

Cablevision announced another step designed to attract – and keep – Millennials and cord cutters, becoming the first operator to distribute Hulu’s subscription service to its customers directly.

YouTube takes a bigger dive into premium content, movies
Online Video, Content, Online Video Advertising
YouTube takes a bigger dive into premium content, movies
Apr 28 2015 8:45 AM

The promise of original programming continues to draw big investors, this time YouTube, which has said it will back new shows four of its top content creators rollout.

Cablevision’s ‘Cord Cutter Package’ an evolutionary jump for operators
Pay TV, SVOD, OTT, Broadband
Cablevision’s ‘Cord Cutter Package’ an evolutionary jump for operators
Apr 27 2015 12:15 PM

Cablevision CEO Jimmy Dolan has long been a realist about the future of pay-TV and service providers, publicly acknowledging that “there could come a day” when his company made broadband its primar

ESPN sues Verizon over ‘Custom TV’ skinny bundle plan
Pay TV, Sports, Content Deals
ESPN sues Verizon over ‘Custom TV’ skinny bundle plan
Apr 27 2015 9:45 AM

Disney has decided to play hardball with Verizon for offering its ESPN cable channel as an add-on to its new Custom TV FiOS package rather than as part of its basic tier.

MENA pay-TV revenues seen increasing 95% by 2019 to $1.85B
EMEA, Pay TV
MENA pay-TV revenues seen increasing 95% by 2019 to $1.85B
Apr 27 2015 8:15 AM

Count another year of substantial growth for the pay-TV market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with 2014 revenues jumping to $948.8 million (€873 million) in from $762.9 million

Wheeler cites OTT as reason feds planned to block Comcast-TWC merger
Pay TV, Mergers & Acquisitions
Wheeler cites OTT as reason feds planned to block Comcast-TWC merger
Apr 24 2015 7:30 AM

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Friday said the government planned to block the $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable because it would have posed “an unacceptable risk to competition and inn

Streaming outpacing pay TV as service ‘most valuable’ to consumers
Analytics, Pay TV, Live Streaming
Streaming outpacing pay TV as service ‘most valuable’ to consumers
Apr 23 2015 7:45 AM

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of consumers aged 14-25 regard streaming as one of the most valuable services, compared to just 58% who cite pay TV.

OTT ranks as top innovator – and threat – to video industry
OTT, Pay TV, Ad Technology
OTT ranks as top innovator – and threat – to video industry
Apr 22 2015 6:00 AM

Over-the-top video was identified as the biggest threat to the traditional TV industry in a recent survey. It also was identified as the biggest driver of innovation and a major opportunity.

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