Buffering online video: Three strikes and you’re out
Dec 20 2016 5:30 AM
Call it the “three-strike rule.” A new survey from CDN Limelight found that 78% of OTT viewers will tolerate two buffering occurrences, but will abandon the video after three. Buffering remains the...
Cable operators in EU see revenue gains, subscriber losses
Dec 19 2016 12:15 PM
Despite increasing competition from over-the-top players and from satellite providers, and declining subscriber numbers, the cable industry in the European Union has continued to grow with gross...
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...
Wrapping up 2016 on a high note for streaming industry, consumers
Dec 19 2016 7:15 AM
A recent study from a consumer research firm found an astonishing 41% of U.S. adults said they’d be shaving — or cutting — the pay-TV cord in the next 12 months. They also found satisfaction with OTT...
In the U.S., service providers face triple cord-cutting threat
Dec 15 2016 11:30 AM
U.S. operators – especially telcos – are facing a triple cord-cutting threat as subscribers are dropping their landlines, traditional pay-TV subscriptions and, increasingly, broadband plans, as...
Report: Mobile video mainstreaming with Millennials
Dec 15 2016 11:00 AM
More than 20% of U.S. Millennials watch at least three hours of video each week on the smartphones, with nearly 12% saying they watch more than five hours. And, according to a new report, 53% say...
As Amazon nips at its heels, operator deals become crucial for Netflix’s global growth
Dec 15 2016 7:00 AM
Netflix is now available to Liberty Global customers in a pair of European countries, part of its deal with the international cableco that will give it direct access to millions of potential...
AMC, BBC, ITV partner on SVOD service for US
Dec 14 2016 1:00 PM
More big-name players are entering the subscription video on-demand brouhaha in the United States. This time, it’s AMC partnering with BBC Worldwide and broadcaster ITV – the two largest broadcasters...
DirecTV Now is back in the NFL game… sort of
Dec 14 2016 12:45 PM
DirecTV Now viewers who signed up for AT&T’s new streaming hoping to watch the NFL on local Fox channels were disappointed last weekend when they discovered the content was blacked out. They may...
Amazon’s global push turns up heat on Netflix, content ecosystem
Dec 14 2016 12:15 PM
As famous ring announcer Michael Buffer would say, “Let’s get readdddy to rummmble!” The main event, Netflix vs. Amazon Prime Video, has gone global. Amazon today said it customers worldwide could...
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