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Report: Installed Internet-connected TVs, devices to top 238M by 2019
Dec 19 2016 8:15 AM

The number of devices connected to the Internet and capable of delivering apps to TV screens is expected to grow 59% by 2019, totaling more than 238 million devices. Connected TVs are forecast to drive 45 percent of the growth over the coming four years, while less expensive, content-heavy streaming media players are projected to drive 35 percent growth.

2020 Vision: Connected TV HHs to near 98M by decade’s end
Connected TVs & Devices
2020 Vision: Connected TV HHs to near 98M by decade’s end
Nov 22 2016 12:45 PM

Connected TV growth in the United States is expected to track at a nearly 2.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2020, slower than the growth rate for almost every other streaming media player available, indicating that households will have multiple devices available for watching online video.

In a new report, eMarketer forecast that connected TV users will top 181.8 million users in the U.S., increasing to 202.1 million by 2020.

Connected TVs & Devices, Operators
Bell Fibe TV becomes 1st Canadian pay-TV service on Apple TV
Nov 07 2016 7:30 AM

Canadian telco Bell Canada is making its IPTV product, Bell Fibe, available on Apple TV, making it the first pay-TV service from the Great White North to be available on the device.

Amazon Prime video growth to outpace Netflix as Hulu falls away
SVOD, Connected TVs & Devices, Content
Amazon Prime video growth to outpace Netflix as Hulu falls away
Oct 24 2016 1:00 PM

Hulu’s decision to cut its free, ad-supported streaming service is expected to sharply reduce the number of users of the service, dropping its base by nearly half, according to new research that also says Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service is booming.

Chromecast 4K on the horizon? Roku expands its lineup
Connected TVs & Devices
Chromecast 4K on the horizon? Roku expands its lineup
Sep 26 2016 9:45 AM

There may be a paucity of 4K content available to stream at the moment -- with big question marks about how much is in the pipeline and how much consumer demand there really is – but rumors abound that Google will announce a new Chromecast 4K device at its Oct. 4 event.

OTT growth drive shipments of digital media adapters
Connected TVs & Devices
OTT growth drives shipments of digital media adapters
Jul 13 2016 9:45 AM

Consumers are watching more OTT content and that’s driving a surge in the digital media adapter (DMA) market.

Sky Deutschland adds Sky Online to latest Apple TV box
EMEA, OTT
Sky Deutschland adds Sky Online to latest Apple TV box
Jun 30 2016 5:00 AM

Apple’s 4th-generation Apple TV just added a new app, this time from Sky Deutschland. The German

German pay-TV broadcaster has made its Sky Online app available to viewers in Germany and Austria.

Consumers can sign up for month-to-month service with the ability to cancel at any time, and have over-the-top access to the operator’s catalog of movie, series, documentary, children’s and sports programming.

Connected TVs & Devices, Cloud TV
Sling TV upgrades UI on Roku devices
Jun 28 2016 4:00 PM

Just two weeks after making its debut on Apple TV – with a highly touted redesign of its user interface – Sling TV has brought the UI to Roku.

The UI highlights include:

Sling TV adds channels, Apple TV
Internet TV, Connected TVs & Devices
Sling TV adds channels, Apple TV
Jun 13 2016 3:15 PM

Busy day in Sling TV-land where the skinny bundle of Internet TV channels rolled out four announcements (and added some bulk in the process).

The OTT play from Dish Network now is available on 4th-Gen Apple TV, with all of its iterations – single-stream, beta multi-stream, Sling Latino and Sling International offerings – available to Sling TV subscribers via the app from Apple’s App Store.

US ownership of streaming players jumped 9% in past year with Roku leading the pack
Research, Connected TVs & Devices, INTX
US ownership of streaming players jumped 9% in past year with Roku leading the pack
May 18 2016 8:45 AM

Ownership of streaming media players continues to grow in the United States, with more than 36% of all broadband households owning at least one of the devices, new research says, up 9% from a year ago. And, according to a Parks Associates’ report, the top dog in the market is Roku.

Chromecast surges past Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV to 35% of market in 2015
Research, Connected TVs & Devices, Live Streaming
Chromecast surges past Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV to 35% of market in 2015
Mar 09 2016 5:45 AM

Google’s bargain-priced Chromecast streaming dongle gained significant market share in 2015, but remained second to the Apple TV in terms of total units shipped, as the global market for Connected TV devices -- including Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles and digital media streamers – topped 220 million units for the year after a massive fourth quarter that saw 84 million units ship.

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.

What’s a record?

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