AT&T buy of DirecTV could get OK from regulators next week
Mergers & Acquisitions, LatAM, Pay TV, Broadband
AT&T buy of DirecTV could get OK from regulators next week
Jul 01 2015 6:30 AM

It’s been a long time coming, but the AT&T buy of DirecTV could earn regulator approval as early as next week, according to published reports.

Connected TVs & Devices, Pay TV
1st decline in pay-TV STB revenue in more than a decade bodes ill for industry
Jun 30 2015 9:00 AM

What’s the future hold for pay-TV set-top box makers?

Ooyala News, OTT, Cloud TV
Ooyala acquires media logistics and workflow platform Nativ; Open letter from CEO
Jun 29 2015 8:00 AM

Today we took another big step forward in executing our strategy to deliver the most comprehensive platform for managing

UK, Canada, Brazil and Mexico top 4 international markets for Netflix
SVOD, LatAM, EMEA, APAC
UK, Canada, Brazil and Mexico top 4 international markets for Netflix
Jun 29 2015 7:15 AM

Netflix is forecast to reach nearly 70 million subscribers by the end of 2015, with one million subscribers or more in nine countries, according to a report from Digital TV Research. 

Ad Technology, Programmatic
The Rise Of Ad Tech: Its Benefits, Disruptions and Challenges
Jun 25 2015 3:15 PM
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Latin American Millennials at core of OTT growth, consumption
LatAM, OTT
Millennials at core of OTT growth, consumption in Latin America
Jun 19 2015 7:45 AM

Millennials will account for 65% of over-the-top video viewing hours in Latin America by 2025 as more users adopt OTT as a mainstream technology.

EU seeing rapid growth in 4G LTE coverage, high-speed broadband
EMEA, Broadband, Mobile
EU seeing rapid growth in 4G LTE coverage, high-speed broadband
Jun 19 2015 5:15 AM

Nearly 80% of households (HH) in the European Union have access to 4G LTE mobile broadband, up 20% since 2013, with Denmark, Netherlands and Sweden having the highest LTE penetration, 99%.

With an eye on the future, NBC News rolls out Amazon Fire TV app
Connected TVs & Devices, OTT, Content
With an eye on the future, NBC News rolls out Amazon Fire TV app
Jun 18 2015 6:45 AM

News is a natural for programmers looking to build an online presence. It’s cheap to take existing content that’s just aired and repurpose it online.

FCC to fine AT&T for throttling mobile data to ‘unlimited’ users
Mobile, FCC
FCC to fine AT&T for throttling mobile data to ‘unlimited’ users
Jun 17 2015 10:45 AM

Did somebody miss the memo at AT&T? The one about not throttling users? Especially the ones on unlimited data plans?

NBA busts its NBA League Pass bundle to offer single games, teams
Sports, Live Streaming, Mobile
NBA busts its NBA League Pass bundle to offer single games, teams
Jun 17 2015 6:00 AM

Pro basketball fans will be able to purchase single game or season-long passes for individual teams out-of-market in the 2015-16 NBA season.

NY Times tries an all-mobile experiment with staffers
Mobile
NY Times tries an all-mobile experiment with staffers
Jun 16 2015 10:45 AM

Whether you believe it’s content or consumer that’s driving the digital revolution, it’s becoming ever more clear that the range of devices on which content is available to consumers is crucial.

PlayStation Vue takes a (half-hearted) swing at a la carte, expands to LA, SF
SVOD, Content, Cloud TV
PlayStation Vue takes a (half-hearted) swing at a la carte, expands to LA, SF
Jun 16 2015 6:00 AM

Strictly speaking, a la carte it’s not, but Sony’s PlayStation Vue Cloud TV service says it is, at least, starting down that path with Machinima, Showtime and Fox Soccer Channel being offered as in

Programmatic increasingly gains in mobile advertising mix
Mobile, Ad Technology
Programmatic increasingly gains in mobile advertising mix
Jun 15 2015 12:45 PM

There’s a steadily growing investment in mobile programmatic advertising globally, and the Americas are leading the way.

SVOD growing faster than anticipated, revenues could reach $51B by 2020
SVOD, APAC, Online Video Advertising
Global SVOD growing faster than thought; OTT revenues could reach $51B by 2020
Jun 15 2015 7:00 AM

Global OTT revenues could nearly double between 2015 and 2020 to more than $51 billion, driven by faster-than-anticipated subscription video on demand growth, much of it from Netflix.

UHD, Content
4K/UHD TV shipments from 400% Y/Y in Q1 2015
Jun 10 2015 5:30 PM

Shipments of 4K/UHD LCD televisions in Q1 kept pace with a seasonally strong quarter, as some 4.7 million units shipped, a 400% year-over-year jump.

SVOD
Marriott Hotels ‘welcome home’ Netflix on their guest room TVs
Jun 10 2015 1:00 PM

Marriott Hotels have added a Netflix app to in-room TVs, becoming the first hotel chain to allow guests to access their Netflix accounts directly.

Live Streaming, Online Video Advertising
Amazon job listing seeks TV producer for daily, live fashion show
Jun 10 2015 10:00 AM

Amazon may be planning to launch live video shows, if a job listing for the etailer is any guide.

‘NewsOn’ OTT initiative courts Millennial newsies; but, will it fly?
Mobile, OTT, Online Video Advertising
‘NewsOn’ OTT initiative courts Millennial newsies; but, will it fly?
Jun 10 2015 7:00 AM

A new initiative from five major broadcasters will deliver live and on-demand local TV news over-the-top, a move that – more than anything else – targets mobile-happy Millennials who already get mu

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