Study: OTT subs churn… is that really a bad thing?
OTT, SVOD, Pay TV, Commentary
Study: OTT subs churn… is that really a big deal?
Jul 31 2015 8:30 AM

Turns out it’s not just pay-TV operators who are struggling with a churning subscriber base; a new report says subscribers to over-the-top services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Instant Video

Sharp leaves TV market in Americas as LCD panel demand fades
Connected TVs & Devices
Sharp leaves TV market in Americas as LCD panel demand, profits fade
Jul 31 2015 7:30 AM

More news that the traditional TV business is troubled as Japan’s Sharp Corp.

4G LTE connections forecast to grow 1500% in LatAm by 2018
LatAM, Mobile
4G LTE connections forecast to grow 1500% in LatAm by 2018
Jul 31 2015 6:45 AM

Next-gen mobile networks in Latin America will be a primary driver for continued mobile expansion in Latin America, with the number of

Videomind Podcast July 29: Dismal Q2 to pay TV, cord cutting, piracy and more
OTT, Online Video, Pay TV, Ooyala News
Videomind Podcast July 29: Pay TV's dismal Q2, cord cutting, piracy, ESPN a la carte and more
Jul 30 2015 10:00 AM

In this week's Videomind podcast , Hack and Flack discuss the week's top TV and media news and trends, including a look at just how dismal Q2 was for pay-TV operators, how Netflix and its line up o

Time Warner Cable earnings call focuses on broadband, OTT growth
Pay TV, Broadband, OTT
Time Warner Cable earnings call focuses on broadband, OTT growth
Jul 30 2015 9:30 AM

Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus left no doubt about where he believes the pay-TV industry is heading, noting during this morning’s second-quarter earnings call that the pending acquisition of TWC

BT sees big TV, mobile customer adds in Q2; awaits Ofcom OK of EE buy
EMEA, Pay TV, Mobile
BT sees big TV, mobile customer adds in Q2; awaits Ofcom OK of EE buy
Jul 30 2015 5:30 AM

Unlike their American cousins, BT had a strong Q2 in terms of adding new TV customers and revenue.

Tablet mobile data subscriptions to double beyond 200M by 2021
Mobile
Tablet mobile data subscriptions to double beyond 200M by 2021
Jul 29 2015 11:00 AM

Tablet sales may be slowing, but that doesn’t mean tablets won’t be a major player as more premium content finds its way online; they are, after all, the perfect devices –

With Verizon mobile deal, HBO just got an extra 109.5 million prospects
OTT, Mobile, SVOD
With Verizon mobile deal, HBO just got an extra 109.5 million prospects
Jul 29 2015 8:15 AM

You know the 10 million additional potential customers HBO hoped to reach in the United States with its over-the-top play, HBO Now?

Q2 for pay-TV operators? With IPTV lifeline falling short, it will be dismal
Pay TV, Cord Cutting, OTT, IPTV
Q2 for pay-TV operators? With IPTV lifeline falling short, it will be dismal
Jul 28 2015 10:45 AM

The second quarter is shaping up to be a dismal one for pay-TV operators who routinely see seasonal declines in their subscriber numbers as customers trim or disconnect from the services as spring

Verizon’s mobile video service will begin testing soon, be ready in 8 weeks
Mobile, OTT, Pay TV
Verizon’s mobile video service will begin testing soon, be ready in 8 weeks
Jul 28 2015 8:15 AM

Eager to be one of the chosen for Verizon’s beta test of its Go90 mobile TV service?

Disney CEO Iger: ESPN a la carte? Absolutely… eventually
Pay TV, Sports
Disney CEO Iger: ESPN a la carte? Absolutely… eventually
Jul 27 2015 12:00 PM

“Technology is the most disruptive force that so-called traditional media is facing,” Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC’ Squawk Box today.

Cord cutting on rise as ‘I can watch online’ becomes buzzword
Connected TVs & Devices, Cord Cutting, OTT
Cord cutting on rise as ‘I can watch online’ becomes buzzword
Jul 27 2015 10:45 AM

It was only a few years ago that we – as an industry – had as our goal the delivery of online video to the living room. Well, been there, done that, a new study says.

Want to stop content piracy? Lower costs, speed up releases, make access easier
EMEA, APAC, Content
Want to stop content piracy? Lower costs, speed up releases, make access easier
Jul 27 2015 7:30 AM

About 25% of British and a whopping 48% of Australian consumers have accessed some online films illegally (compared to 21% and 33% respectively for TV programs), but legal streaming levels have soa

online_sports_talk_OTT_sports
Interviews, Sports, Cloud TV, OTT
On the Record with Jonathan Wilner: The state of online sports video
Jul 21 2015 11:30 AM

In this edition of On the Record, Ooyala's Jonathan Wilner, vice president, products and strategic planning, takes time out to discuss one of his favorite topics: sports video.

Programmatic makes up 20% of Internet's $50B in ad revenues
Ad Technology, Programmatic, Online Video
Programmatic makes up 20% of Internet's $50B in ad revenues
Jul 21 2015 9:00 AM

More than 20% of the $49.5 billion in Internet advertising -- $10.1 billion – was bought using programmatic ad technology, a new study said.

An ad-free Hulu? Too little, too late
SVOD, Online Video Advertising, Commentary, Monetization
An ad-free Hulu? Too little, too late
Jul 21 2015 8:00 AM

Late last week, rumors emerged that Hulu was considering adding an ad-free option to its streaming service.

Amino buys US hybrid TV player Entone for $73M
Mergers & Acquisitions, EMEA, Cloud TV
Amino buys US hybrid TV player Entone for $73M
Jul 21 2015 5:15 AM

Further consolidation in the pay-TV set-top box sector as U.K.-based Amino Technologies has conditionally purchased one of its competitors in the space, U.S.-based Entone.

French satellite company SES and Armstrong initiate UHD trial in US
UHD, Pay TV, Content
French satellite company SES and Armstrong initiate UHD trial in US
Jul 21 2015 4:15 AM

French satellite company SES is partnering with U.S. cable operator Armstrong on a live and linear Ultra HD (UHD) architecture.

Yet another survey says streaming account sharing is rampant
SVOD
Another survey - this one in the UK - says streaming account sharing is rampant
Jul 20 2015 8:00 AM

There’s a very funny video about sharing HBO Go passwords (and Game of Thrones), and it looks like Netflix coul

Fixed broadband subscribers pass 720M worldwide
Broadband, OTT
Fixed broadband subscribers pass 720M worldwide
Jul 16 2015 6:45 AM

Fixed broadband networks continue to expand globally as demand for fast Internet connections – often specifically for over-the-top (OTT) video and subscription video on-demand (SVOD) – accelerates.

Is live TV dying? In a word, yes
Mobile, OTT, Millennials
Is live TV dying? In a word, yes
Jul 15 2015 3:30 PM

Millennials watch real-time broadcast or cable TV just 18% of the time, a new study says, and 61% of their time is spent watching on digital devices like smartphones, tablets and computers.

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