TDG: TV Everywhere Adoption Not Hampered by Authentication

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Just 7 percent of TV Everywhere (TVE) subscribers think of the authentication process as negative. Less than 1 percent think such processes are “very difficult,” according to new market research from TDG (The Diffusion Group). The findings run contrary to industry leaders’ assertions that authentication...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband Gigabit Service Launched

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Another cable company has joined the gigabit network club. Atlantic Broadband said today that it has begun delivering gigabit service in parts of its Miami serving area. Atlantic Broadband’s gigabit offering initially is available to residents of Indian Creek Village, but the cableco said it...Learn More

Mobile Vs. Wired Broadband Speeds: A Reversal Ahead?

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Mobile substitution has been a nightmare for fixed network service providers, the chief case in point being consumer purchases of “voice services.” In many markets, including the United States, consumers simply are abandoning use of fixed network voice, in favor of mobile calling. At the...Learn More

AT&T RFD-TV Deal Aims to Appease Regulators

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AT&T today said it has reached an agreement to add rural cable channel RFD-TV to its U-verse Video lineup. The move is not a surprise, considering that as of August, about half of the letters the FCC had received about AT&T’s planned purchase of DirecTV...Learn More

Researchers Challenge Hype About Twitter and TV

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Fewer than one in five (18 percent) of people online use Twitter to follow the TV show they’re watching, according to new Strategy Analytics’ market research that explores the six main ways people watch TV. Traditional TV viewers – “couch potatoes” – are the largest...Learn More

Report Sees Jump in Willingness to Pay for TV Everywhere

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People around the world are watching nearly as much streaming video as traditional broadcast TV programming, with  the desire for “Anywhere Access” fueling the rise. In just two years, there has been a 25 percent increase in the number of consumers willing to pay to...Learn More

Offering Broadband? Welcome to the Entertainment Business

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The intersection of broadband and entertainment has never been more evident. Yet while evident, the business case and implications for carriers are somewhat cloudy. There used to be very distinct lines. Service providers were traditional video providers through IPTV, or cable, or maybe even satellite...Learn More

LRG: Average Pay TV Spending Up 36% Since 2009

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U.S. pay-TV penetration has been about flat since reaching a peak in 2010. While 84 percent of U.S. households subscribe to some form of pay-TV service today, that hasn’t kept up with growth in occupied housing, according to new market research from the Leichtman Research...Learn More

Hello GreatLand Connections, Cable’s Newest Competitor, Maybe

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To get ahead of regulator’s anti-trust concerns regarding the planned merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, a framework for a new cable MSO, made up from divested Comcast and Time Warner Cable properties, was formed. The new “SpinCo” is a complex transaction, including the...Learn More

Set-Top Box Energy Efficiency Agreement Bears Fruit

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A voluntary energy conservation agreement between pay-TV industry participants, consumer electronics manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates is bearing fruit. Set-top box (STB) energy-efficiency enhancements have resulted in American consumers saving some $168 million in energy bills, according to the “Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement the...Learn More

WOW! Business Services Growth Illustrates Growing Competitive Dynamic

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Like other cable MSOs, WOW! sees the business sector as a huge opportunity for growth. The Denver based service provider with operations in the Midwest and Southeast (through their Knology acquisition) has doubled their Huntsville, Alabama based business services customer service team to 60 employees....Learn More

IHS: Conditional Access STB Market to Peak in 2015

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Revenue in the global market for conditional-access set-top boxes (STBs) has surged along with strong growth in pay-TV over the past ten years. That’s going to change in coming years, as pay-TV market growth slows and reaches saturation, according to new market research from IHS...Learn More