Connected TVs & Devices
Connected TV and streaming device ownership to be 2X the number of US Internet households by 2017
Jul 24 2014 9:45 AM

Any number of pundits will tell you we’re in the “New Golden Era of TV,” as SVOD and TVOD services enlarge the known universe of content.

But we’re also in a “New Age of Discovery” as more ands more devices come to market with the aim of connecting users more easily to that content through the biggest screen available in the house. Connected TVs, game consoles, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and more all are competing for that prime real estate in the living room.

Connected TVs & Devices, Online Video, OTT
Streaming media player penetration in U.S. climbs, with Roku in the lead
Jul 09 2014 9:00 AM

More than a quarter of U.S. broadband households will have a streaming media player by 2015, driven by steady consumer uptake and new choices, like Amazon Fire TV, coming to market.

In a new report, research firm Parks Associates contends that Roku accounted for nearly one-half of streaming media players (46%) purchased by broadband households in the U.S. in 2013, while Apple had 26%; Parks noted, however, that Apple TV remained the global sales leader.

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.

Online Video
Weekly Rewind: The Half-Hour Viral Video
Mar 09 2012 8:00 AM

Roku has a couple months to raise $50 million. This week's viral video is 30 minutes long -- yes, you read that right, half an hour. And some company in Silicon Valley launched a new gadget this week. All that and more in your weekly rewind. 

Big Data, Connected TVs & Devices
Google TV’s Quiet Uptick
Mar 01 2012 8:00 AM

Faced with disappointing sales and poor reception, Google TV has played second fiddle to other connected TV platforms. But when we were compiling our Q4 Video Index, we noticed momentum for Google TV late in 2011.

Connected TVs & Devices, SVOD
Weekly Rewind: All Eyes on TV at CES
Jan 12 2012 8:00 AM

TV manufacturers whipped out the big guns for CES. Hulu now has 1.5 million paying subscribers. Roku hits the U.K. All that and more in your weekly rewind.