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LA bound for the Cable Show? Let’s connect
Apr 28 2014 9:00 AM

Heading to the Cable Show in Los Angeles this week? So is VideoMind. We’ll be covering the general sessions, keynotes and other presentations as well as meeting with companies throughout the week.

Want to set up a quick conversation with VideoMind? Maybe a short video interview?

Drop me a note at jim@videomind.com and let’s see if we can’t get a few minutes to say hello… or grab a quick beer, er, refreshment.

Mobile, SVOD, OTT
Studies point to increasing OTT adoption, especially among younger viewers
Mar 21 2014 9:00 AM

When does a trend become mainstream? Over-the-top video is rapidly moving toward whatever metric is used to make that determination, according to a pair of new reports.

The first, from Parks Associates, shows that more than 40% of U.S. broadband households selected online video as one of the top three important sources of video, compared to just 25% for rented DVDs and 13% for owned Blu-ray discs.

SVOD, Content Deals
Netflix keeps flow of original content going with new comedy series
Mar 19 2014 9:00 AM

Looking to press its evolution as an Internet TV network a la HBO, and betting that original content will help it attract and retain subscribers, Netflix is dipping back into the original content well for a 13-episode comedy that reunites “9 to 5” stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

The duo will team up in the half-hour sitcom “Grace and Frankie,” from Skydance Productions; the show will be written and created by Marta Kauffman – who created “Friends” -- and Howard J. Morris.

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.

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