Integrated Local Channels on Sling AirTV Player May Entice Even More Cord Cutters

A new OTT platform that Sling TV will soon launch adds desirable features that may make cord cutting even more appealing. AirTV will put local channels on Sling TV through a separate OTA antenna, integrated with both Netflix and the Sling TV channel line-up on...Learn More

Digital Media Player Survey: 58% Watch Regular TV As Well

A shift in factors motivating viewers to buy digital media players is under way, according to a new digital media player survey from GfK. Rather than considering them as the means to ¨cut the cord¨ on traditional cable, DBS and telco pay-TV services, viewers are...Learn More

Report: U.S. Connected TV Penetration to Reach 60% by Year-End, 202 Million Users in 2020

The connected TV market will surge higher out to 2020, when U.S. connected TV penetration will represent 71.2 percent of U.S. Internet users and 60.4 percent of the national population in 2016, according to new market research from eMarketer. e-Marketer pegs this year’s growth rate...Learn More

Apple TV App Offers Single Sign-on Authentication, But One Major Player Says No Thank You

A new Apple TV app unifies and stays in sync with Apple TV, iPhone and iPad apps and includes single sign-on authentication features. Apple announced the new TV app this week along with a new Siri feature and a single sign-on that enables iOS device...Learn More

Show Dumping Research: 37% Have Stopped Watching a Favorite Show

TV viewers are increasingly “show dumping” – discontinuing viewing of even their favorite programs – due to rising costs and difficulties associated with watching them, according to new show dumping research research from TiVo. Surveying 5,500 pay-TV and OTT viewers in the U.S., Europe and...Learn More

Report Finds Roku with Biggest OTT Video Set Top Box Market Share

Set-top boxes from the likes of Apple, Google and Roku are the fourth-most popular means of streaming OTT video in homes, according to OTT video set top box market share research from comScore. The OTT STBs ranked behind the ¨Big 3¨ – desktops, smartphones and...Learn More

Sling TV Launches on Apple TV

June 13, 2016  — SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today from the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Sling TV announced the debut of its live and on-demand Internet TV service on Apple TV. The over-the-top provider’s suite of services, including its single-stream, beta multi-stream, Sling Latino and Sling...Learn More

Game Consoles Forecast: Household Penetration Below 50% by 2019

Internet gaming consoles have been the most common connected entertainment device for years now, but their presence in U.S. broadband households will drop below 50% by 2019, according to a game consoles forecast from Parks Associates. Unit sales have been dropping for nearly 10 years...Learn More

Starz Goes OTT with New Subscription Streaming App

Starz is the latest premium cable network to go direct to consumers with a new OTT subscription streaming app. Starz joins HBO and Showtime who launched their OTT subscription streaming apps last year. All are targeting cord cutters and so called ‘broadband-only’ homes with these...Learn More

OTT Video Habits Survey: 83% Watch On Demand

More than 8 in 10 consumers (83 percent) watch on-demand video (VOD), four percent more than did so in April 2015, according to digital content delivery platform provider Limelight Networks’ second semi-annual ¨The State of Online Video¨ report. The amount of time adult viewers 18-69...Learn More

Parks Finds 31 Percent of Broadband Homes With Streaming Media Players

Streaming media players (SMPs) were present in 3 in 10 (31 percent) of U.S. broadband households as of end-3Q 2015, up from 27 percent at the start of the year. That’s poised to increase, as more than 14 percent of U.S. broadband households intend to...Learn More

Apple Debuts iPhone 6s Devices, iPad Pro, Apple TV Redesign

All four major U.S. wireless carriers will offer the iPhone 6s and larger iPhone 6s Plus announced yesterday and for which the company will begin accepting pre-orders on September 12. An Apple spokesman said the company has not yet shared information about which carriers will...Learn More

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