Suddenlink makes deal to deliver Hulu to subs via TiVo STB
Pay TV, Operators, SVOD
Suddenlink makes deal to deliver Hulu to subs via TiVo STB
May 05 2016 12:15 PM

Tier 2 cable operator Suddenlink – which was acquired by French telecom Altice last year -- h

Time Inc. looks to OTT as path to brand expansion, increased ad dollars
OTT, Publisher, AVOD
Time Inc. looks to OTT as path to brand expansion, increased ad dollars
May 05 2016 10:30 AM

Coming out of NAB it was obvious 2016 was the year of OTT for broadcasters, but it appears publishers, too, see going direct to consumers with video as an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.

HBO ups its HD game for Chilean pay-TV subscribers
LatAM, Pay TV
HBO ups its HD game for Chilean pay-TV subscribers
May 05 2016 8:15 AM

Basic pay-TV subscribers in Chile who have HD encoders and TV sets and also subscribe to the basic HBO package will be treated to a free upgrade to the premium HD HBO package.

BT has aggressive plan to expand FTTP to at least 10M homes in UK
EMEA, Broadband, Operators
BT has aggressive plan to expand FTTP to at least 10M homes in UK
May 05 2016 7:30 AM

BT is planning to spend some £6 ($8.7 billion) on fixed and mobile networks over the next three years as it rushes to expand its fiber and 4G deployments.

Rumor: YouTube to launch its own virtual MSO in 2017
Cloud TV, Live Streaming
Rumor: YouTube to launch its own virtual MSO in 2017
May 04 2016 1:45 PM

Another day, another rumored entrant into the Cloud TV battle, this time, it’s YouTube that is alleged to be planning its own virtual MSO offering with a bundle of broadcast and cable networks unde

Hulu nears 12M subs as it sees 33% growth in past 12 months
SVOD, Content, Analytics
Hulu nears 12M subs as it sees 33% growth in past 12 months
May 04 2016 8:00 AM

Hulu today said it has close to 12 million subscribers in the U.S.

Follow your audiences on any device with Ooyala IQ
Ooyala News
Follow your audiences on any device with Ooyala IQ
May 04 2016 3:30 AM

As video and audiences migrate across devices, it is imperative to get a full understanding of audience behavior and con

Report: Netflix planning original content in Singapore
APAC, Content, SVOD
Report: Netflix planning original content for Singapore
May 03 2016 8:15 AM

Netflix may be planning to produce more local content for its Singaporean subscribers, but Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos suggested that any local video likely could play globally, a la

Despite challenges, APAC’s OTT market poised for rapid growth
APAC
Despite challenges, APAC’s OTT market poised for rapid growth
May 03 2016 7:15 AM

APAC’s OTT market is at a tipping point, with the next two years being critical to the markets growth and penetration, said new research that also forecasts rapid growth by 2019, indicating Austral

NFL, AT&T bump up DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket streaming deal
Sports, Live Streaming
NFL, AT&T bump up DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket streaming deal, cut price
May 02 2016 9:15 AM

Looking for more NFL games online? You’re in luck as DirecTV is offering its NFL Sunday Ticket online.

Report: Older viewers who’ve cut the cord are not likely to return to pay-TV
Pay TV, Cord Cutting
Report: Older viewers who’ve cut the cord are not likely to return to pay-TV
May 02 2016 8:45 AM

Millennials and Gen Edge have been getting most of the press for being cord cutters and cord nevers, but a new study – albeit more anecdotal than scientific – suggests that older consumers who’ve c

Hulu’s rumored live Internet TV play is the new (burgeoning) reality of  television
Internet TV, A La Carte, OTT
Hulu’s rumored live Internet TV play is the new (burgeoning) reality of television
May 02 2016 6:30 AM

While Apple fiddles with its long-delayed (dead?) Internet TV service and Sling TV and Sony PlayStation Vue strive to craft packages of network content that will appeal to a broad array of America’

Increasingly, high-income HHs in the US are turning to mobile Internet
Research, Broadband, Mobile
Increasingly, high-income HHs in the US are turning to mobile Internet
May 02 2016 5:30 AM

Globally, mobile devices have become the backbone of developing nations where deployment of fixed broadband infrastructures have trailed because of geographic or financial restrictions; it’s not un

In nod to younger audience, Snapchat gets access to Summer Games content from NBC
Sports, OTT
In nod to younger audience, Snapchat gets access to Summer Games content from NBC
May 02 2016 4:30 AM

NBCUniversal, looking for new ways to reach younger consumers with its content, has signed a deal with Snapchat giving the social media website access to highlights from the Summer Olympics from Ri

Rovi buys TiVo for $1.1B
Mergers & Acquisitions, Big Data, Analytics
Rovi buys TiVo for $1.1B
Apr 29 2016 6:30 AM

Rovi has finally executed on its long-rumored acquisition of TiVo, with the set-top box company that had a major hand in changing how consumers watch TV being purchased – along with a treasure trov

Comcast upping its test data caps to a terabyte
Operators, Broadband
Comcast upping its test data caps to a terabyte
Apr 28 2016 12:45 PM

Comcast this week said it would more than triple the current 300 gigabyte data caps it’s testing in select U.S.

Time Warner Cable adds 314K broadband subs, 21K pay-TV subs, beats Q1 earnings forecast
Earnings, Pay TV, Broadband
Time Warner Cable adds 314K broadband subs, 21K pay-TV subs, beats Q1 earnings forecast
Apr 28 2016 9:45 AM

Time Warner Cable – which could be consumed by Charter Communications by mid-May if its takeover bid is approved – delivered better-than-expected Q1 results with adjusted earnings of  $518 million,

Charter Q1 earnings disappoint; eyes broadband, OTT growth following acquisitions’ OK
Earnings, Pay TV, Operators
Charter Q1 earnings disappoint; eyes broadband, OTT growth following acquisitions’ OK
Apr 28 2016 9:15 AM

Charter Communications reporter bigger-than-expected losses for the first quarter of $188 million, or $1.68 per share, about double what Wall Street had expected.

35% of streamers with pay-TV will ‘definitely’ shave the cord
Research, Pay TV, SVOD
36% of streamers with pay-TV will ‘definitely’ shave the cord
Apr 28 2016 7:00 AM

Remember when streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video were seen as supplemental to the pay-TV experience? No more.

Comcast sees programing costs rise 9.4% in Q1 as subs, revenues, earnings rise
Earnings, Pay TV
Comcast sees programing costs rise 9.4% in Q1 as subs, revenues, earnings rise
Apr 27 2016 8:30 AM

Comcast today reported it added 53,000 subscribers in Q1, it’s best first quarter subscriber results in nine years, on top of better-than-expected earnings.

As North American pay-TV revenues slide, APAC will see big growth by 2021
APAC, LatAM, EMEA, Operators
As North American pay-TV revenues slide, APAC will see big growth by 2021
Apr 26 2016 12:30 PM

Tougher times ahead for global pay-TV providers as new research says the world’s pay-TV providers will see revenues grow by just $99 million in 138 countries by 2021, a compound annual growth rate

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