AT&T pushing 5G mobile tech to support rapid DirecTV Now expansion
Mobile, Cloud TV, Virtual MVPD
AT&T pushing 5G mobile tech to support rapid DirecTV Now expansion
Jan 05 2017 5:30 AM
Think AT&T is looking at its DirecTV Now as a complementary service to its satellite-delivered DirecTV service or wired service U-verse TV? Think again. AT&T at CES this week previewed its 5G...
Is live TV dying? No, but it’s not as healthy as it once was
Pay TV, Cord Cutting, SVOD
Is live TV dying? No, but it’s not as healthy as it once was
Jan 04 2017 3:15 PM
Viewing time of live TV continued to decline in Q3, albeit by only a minute in from a year ago, as viewers increasingly tune in to time-shifted TV and online video. Nielsen said live TV viewing per...
Hulu live streaming price to be under $40; adds CBS, CBS Sports to line up
Cloud TV, Virtual MVPD, Content Deals
Hulu live streaming price to be under $40; adds CBS, CBS Sports to line up
Jan 04 2017 11:45 AM
Hulu’s entry into live streaming will launch within the next few months for less than $40/mo., according to Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins, who also announced the service had reached a deal with CBS for its...
Iflix looks to Hum for local content in Pakistan as it sets to deploy
APAC, SVOD, Content Deals
Iflix looks to Hum for local content in Pakistan as it sets to deploy
Jan 04 2017 7:15 AM
Iflix, the Netflix wannabe that has gained a toe-hold in some Asia-Pacific countries, is extending its content reach, signing a multi-year programming deal with Pakistan’s entertainment channel Hum...
LatAM, Live sports
Could streaming be the only way to watch Argentinian soccer?
Jan 03 2017 2:30 PM
Consumers’ appetite for live sports streamed online is continuing to create opportunities for leagues and teams around the world to expand their audiences and create new means to monetize their...
Demand for bandwidth, OTT video spurs FTTH investment in LatAm
LatAM, Broadband, OTT
Demand for bandwidth, OTT video spurs FTTH investment in LatAm
Jan 03 2017 1:45 PM
Growing consumer spending power and affordable multiplay service bundle are fueling the adoption of prepaid satellite pay-TV services (DTH) in Latin America, especially among consumers who previously...
Live Streaming, OTT
What are your firsts in 2016?
Dec 22 2016 1:30 PM
As the year comes to an end, I reminisce over some of the things I did. A few firsts come to my mind. I watched a live Opera for the first time ever. 2016 also happens to be the year I finally...
Buffering online video: Three strikes and you’re out
OTT, Advertising, SVOD
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
EMEA, Broadband, Operators
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...
Connected TVs & Devices
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...

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