While TV Everywhere holds promise for MVPDs, broadcasters and content owners, consumers’ lack of awareness about the service offering remains a major hurdle.
Recent research from SNL Kagan estimates fewer than 40% of multichannel subscribers are aware their service provider offers a TVE service, and just 24% of subscribers said they were familiar with the offering.
Disney (NYSE:DIS) has reached a multi-year carriage deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) for Disney’s lineup of sports, news and entertainment content.
The deal include rights to deliver content to cable co-op customers on TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices.
The NCTC includes nearly 1,000 member companies across the United States.
Willing to watch a couple of ads while you’re binge viewing in exchange for a lower price tag on your pay-TV subscription? A new study today from Annalect says you are not alone.
Binge viewing has quickly become de rigueur among viewers and, with an increasing number of households connected to the Internet, their ranks continue to grow.
Here’s a universal truth to salt away: The older you get, the less likely you are to pirate video content… generally.
That’s one of the finding of a new report from content security specialist Irdeto who, in May and June commissioned YouGov and Populus to survey 4,721 adults in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Indonesia, India and Singapore.
There wasn’t much doubt that the World Cup would set records for streaming viewing globally, soccer is, after all, a very big deal to most of the world. The bigger question was, how would it do in the world’s biggest TV market, the United States?
Well, at least one operator, Comcast, says it’s gotten a big kick from the tournament through the first two-and-a-half weeks of play, with its TV Everywhere product, Xfinity TV, drawing more that 9.2 million streams.
A rose by any other name? One of the biggest problems TV Everywhere has could be the fact that consumers are only vaguely familiar with what it is.
Only 19% of pay-TV subscribers said they had “strong” or “pretty good” familiarity with the term “TV Everywhere, although nearly half (49%) say they’ve definitely heard of it once the term was explained to them.
Yet another report – this one from Nielsen -- showing that consumers who use VOD services are also likely to watch more linear TV than those who don’t use video-on-demand services.
In its Q1 2014 Cross-Platform Report, Nielsen said users of all ethnicities watch about 20% more TV -- live or time-shifted -- than non-VOD users.
Despite adding products like TV Everywhere and VOD to their portfolios, service providers' total TV and video revenue over the next five years will remain essentially flat, a new report says.
Nearly one-in-four subscribers say they’re “dissatisfied” with their pay-TV provider and nearly 20% say they’ve either changed providers in the past three months or plan to change or cut services in the next six months, a new report says.
Digitalsmiths, in its Q1 2014 Video Trends report, said the dissatisfaction level was the highest it’s seen since launching the report in 2012.
Mention the biathlon, luge and speed skating to an American and like as not, you’ll be met with blank stares... and silence.
Increasing competition, aggressive discounting and cheaper double- and triple-play prices are stalling pay-TV revenue growth for European operators.
Pay-TV specific revenues are forecast to reach $40.35 billion in 2014, up just 0.6% from 2013’s $40.12 billion. Since 2010, pay-TV revenues have increased just more than 9% from $36.67 billion.