Connected TVs & Devices


Content Deals, Connected TVs & Devices, Pay TV
Roku gets Showtime Anytime... but not for Comcast subscribers
Feb 18 2014 8:00 AM

“Homeland” fan? Maybe “Masters of Sex?” Well, if you also own a Roku box and are an authenticated pay-TV subscriber (in MOST cases – more on that later), you’re in luck.

The cable network today launched on Roku boxes, making it a little easier to access current and catalog content from Showtime.

Broadband, Connected TVs & Devices
Survey: 60% of U.S. broadband households have connected TV to the Web
Feb 13 2014 8:00 AM

Nearly two-thirds of broadband households in the U.S. have at least one TV that’s Internet ready – and is actually connected.

"Though broadband diffusion may be slowing as the market matures, the expansion of broadband-connected TVs continues at rapid clip, up 19% in the last year," said Michael Greeson, president and director of research for The Diffusion Group.

Connected TVs & Devices, Online Video
Research: Online video key to connected device market’s 17% CAGR
Feb 13 2014 8:00 AM

The rapid adoption of online video is a major driver of the connected video device market worldwide, according to new research.

In its new report, “Global Connected Device Market 2014-2018,” researcher TechNavio cited the online video audience growth as a key factor in the expected 17% compound annual growth rate of the market for connected video devices over the next five years.

Pay TV, TV Everywhere, Connected TVs & Devices
Study: Tablets are second-screen of choice among pay-TV operators
Feb 12 2014 8:00 AM

There’s been a lot written about multiscreen services and pay-TV operators of late, how valuable they are for maintaining subscriber loyalty and, potentially, as an additional revenue stream. In many ways, however, they remain a defense against encroaching SVOD services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.

Mobile, EMEA, Connected TVs & Devices
Research: Mobile online video viewing to more than double by 2019
Feb 10 2014 8:00 AM

The number of users watching online video on mobile devices worldwide continues to increase, with annual growth outstripping expansion of any other viewing device, a new study said.

While mobile video made up about 20% of total views in 2013, it’s expected to more than double over the next five years, said ABI Research.

APAC, Connected TVs & Devices, Broadband
PLDT opts for TVolution STB to access Internet TV
Feb 03 2014 8:00 AM

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), one of the largest telcos in the region, is deploying a plug-and-play device, TVolution, which allows subscribers to stream Internet content through their television sets.

SVOD, Connected TVs & Devices, Online Video
Apple TV gets a spot on Apple Store home page… is more in store?
Jan 29 2014 8:00 AM

With Amazon’s set-top box launch reportedly delayed until Spring, Apple may be set to swoop in and steal its thunder.

Multiple reports have a new iteration of Apple TV – one that supports iOS games and Bluetooth controllers – rolling out in March, an odd time for a new hardware release, but a perfect time to beat Amazon to the punch.

Mobile, Connected TVs & Devices
Mobile phones, tablets push device sales past 2.5B in 2014; Android leads the way
Jan 07 2014 8:00 AM

Shipments of Android- and iOS-based devices are expected to jump more than 26% in 2014, with smartphones and tablets gaining an increasing share of the market as consumers’ love affair of all things mobile continues.

Researcher Gartner said more than 1.1 billion devices with Google’s Android OS will ship in 2014, breaking the 1 billion mark for the first time. In 2013, 877.8 million Android devices shipped. Gartner said it expects Andoid OS to ship on 1.25 billion devices in 2015.

Online Video, Connected TVs & Devices, Pay TV
Research: 70% of households have DVR, Netflix, or use VOD
Dec 10 2013 8:00 AM

Nearly half of all U.S. TV households have at least one digital video recorder, a 17% increase from 2010, according to newly released consumer research.

Leichtman Research Group’s newest consumer survey found DVRs in 47% of U.S. TV households, up from 40% in 2010 and 23% in 2007.

Pay TV, Connected TVs & Devices, Online Video
HBO Go Launches on Chromecast as Mobile Video Mainstreams
Nov 22 2013 8:00 AM

Add HBO GO to the growing list of content owners looking to expand its opportunities to go over the top to consumers via mobile devices. The premium cable channel has announced it’s now available on Google’s TV dongle, Chromecast.

Big Data, Online Video, Connected TVs & Devices
How Apple’s New iPad Air Moves Us Closer to the Post-TV Era
Oct 24 2013 9:00 AM
This article previously appeared in VentureBeat.
Ever since Apple introduced the world to the iPad, connected viewers have flocked to these devices in droves, ushering in not only the post-PC era but perhaps the post-TV era as well.
Online Video, Mobile, Connected TVs & Devices
Here’s How Tablets Are Changing The Way We Watch TV
Jun 28 2013 9:00 AM
Smartphones & tablets (along with their weird hybrid offspring, phablets) are changing the way the world watches television.