Study: TV no longer holds sway in the living room, all screens are equal
Research, Mobile, OTT
Study: TV no longer holds sway in the living room
Feb 12 2016 10:45 AM

A new study adds weight to the belief that the TV screen is no longer the dominant screen in the living room as laptops, smartphones and tablets increasingly are being used to watch video, message,

Another service goes OTT: Sling TV adds Cinemax for $10/mo.
SVOD, OTT, Cloud TV
Sling TV adds Cinemax for $10/mo. as Time Warner pushes more content OTT
Feb 11 2016 12:30 PM

Cinemax is joining sibling HBO Now on Sling TV with a $10/mo. price tag on top of Sling TV’s

Best of Live TV $20/mo. core offering.

The King is dead, long live the King! Consumer unseats content in Time Warner Q4 earnings call
Earnings, SVOD, Pay TV
The King is dead, long live the King! Consumer unseats content in Time Warner Q4 earnings call
Feb 10 2016 11:00 AM

If ever you doubted that consumers had replaced content as the key ingredient in this digital revolution, here’s more that shows even the most traditional media companies are revising their thinkin

Viewers in Mexico lead Latin America in consumption of OTT, VOD
LatAM, SVOD, Millennials
Viewers in Mexico lead Latin America in consumption of OTT, VOD
Feb 10 2016 8:30 AM

Economic headwinds in much of Latin America don’t seem to be slowing the consumption of over-the-top (OTT) and video on demand (VOD) content in Mexico.

Meredith Ooyala IQ
Ooyala News, Analytics
Meredith gains viewer insights across all players with Ooyala IQ
Feb 09 2016 11:15 AM
Today we’re excited that one our most innovative customers, Meredith Corporation, has taken on Ooyala IQ to gain data-driven insights across multiple video pla
Brazil’s bumpy economy kills TIM’s startup streaming service, Live TIM Blue Box
LatAM, Connected TVs & Devices
Brazil’s bumpy economy kills TIM’s startup streaming service, Live TIM Blue Box
Feb 08 2016 7:30 AM

Looks like the economic malaise in Brazil has claimed another victim (in addition to pay-TV subscription numbers which has plummeted): The Live TIM Blue Box service will shut down at the end of thi

CBS claims new record for streaming of Super Bowl 50
Sports, Live Streaming, Mobile, OTT
CBS claims new record for streaming of Super Bowl 50
Feb 08 2016 6:30 AM

CBS isn’t saying just how many people streamed the Denver Broncos win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, but claim the sportstacular saw a record audience watch the game via the Internet.

Verizon appears to be back in the market for Yahoo
Mergers & Acquisitions, Mobile, Pay TV
Verizon doing an about face on desire to acquire Yahoo’s core business? Maybe
Feb 08 2016 5:00 AM

Verizon’s on-again, off-again love affair with Yahoo has apparently been reignited, with Lowell McAdam, the telco’s CEO, on Friday telling CNBC’s Mad Money that Verizon is, in fact, consid

Videomind Podcast: top TV and media news
Podcasts, Ooyala News, industry trends, OTT, Commentary
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.

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

Rumor mill: Is Apple looking for a Netflix connection?
Mergers & Acquisitions, apple, Netflix
Rumor mill: Is Apple looking for a Netflix connection?
Feb 01 2016 9:45 AM

Usually, July is the silly season where rumors are rampant because there’s just no news coming out of the tech world.

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

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