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

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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

Broadband Economic Benefits: Study Finds Potential $11K Annual Savings

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Growing numbers of Americans are relying on Internet, and increasingly mobile broadband, connectivity to earn their livings. Broadband connectivity also offers numerous and varied opportunities for consumers to save money, and the Internet Innovation Alliance highlights the top 10 of them in a new study...Learn More

WBA Carrier WiFi Forecast Calls for Tighter Licensed/ Unlicensed Wireless Integration

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The mix of services that generate carrier WiFi revenues will change substantially between now and 2016, according to a carrier WiFi forecast from the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and Maravedis Rethink. Currently wholesale services are the biggest source of carrier WiFi revenues, with mobile network...Learn More

Telco Broadband Growth Continues Negative Run, Cable Dominates

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The 14 largest cable and telcos added a net of some 625,000 broadband subscribers in 3Q’16, but negative telco broadband growth continues its trend, according to the latest market data about broadband subscriber trends from Leichtman Research Group (LRG). Representing about 95 percent of the...Learn More

Report: Changing Video Preferences Driving Renewed Interest in A La Carte Pay TV

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Nearly 8 in 10 (78.0%) respondents said they would be interested in an a la carte pay tv service, according to an a la carte pay TV survey conducted by TiVo-owned market research specialist Digitalsmiths. Digitalsmiths-TiVo’s ¨Q3 2016 Video Trends Report: Consumer Behavior Across Pay-TV,...Learn More

Video Cord Cutting Data: TelcoTV Losses Contribute to Record Declines for Pay-TV

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Market research highlighting cord cutting data from SNL Kagan reveals the number of subscribers to cable, direct broadcast satellite (DBS) and telco multichannel video services (telcoTV) dropped by 430,000 in 3Q’16. Results are a bit worse than they were for the same period one year...Learn More

Comcast Increases Internet Speeds For Majority Of Customers in Northeast

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MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Comcast today announced it is significantly increasing the speeds of two of its most popular Internet speed tiers – Blast! and Performance Pro – for both new and existing customers in the Northeast Division, which includes 14 northeastern...Learn More

Amazon, Netflix Programming Budget is More than CBS, HBO, and Turner

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An examination of the annual Netflix programming budget reveals it spent more on developing TV content in 2015 than CBS, HBO and Turner, as well as most nations, including Australia and South Korea, IHS Technology highlights in new market research. The same can be said...Learn More

Study Finds Disparity in Available Internet Speeds and Income

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Non-cable Internet providers favor higher-income areas in targeting high-speed deployments, according to a new study of Internet speeds and income from the Center for Public Integrity. “That leaves tens of millions of Americans with the choice of either purchasing an expensive connection from the only...Learn More

FCC Confirms Soaring Costs for Video Programming, Retransmission Fees

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The average price for basic cable TV service increased 2.3% to $23.79 for the 12-month period ending January 1, 2015, driven in large part by soaring costs for video programming, according to a new FCC pay TV price survey. Expanded basic cable service rates increased...Learn More

J.D. Power: OTT Video Satisfaction is Higher Than for Traditional Pay-TV

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Whether it’s subscription-based or transactional streaming, OTT video satisfaction is significantly higher for U.S. viewers in comparison with traditional pay-TV offerings, according to J.D. Power. And that’s fueling the rising ¨cord-cutting¨ trend, according to the three latest J.D. Power U.S. ¨wireline¨ market studies released Sept....Learn More

Proposed FCC Independent Video Programming Rules Would Prohibit Certain Clauses

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Proposed FCC independent video programming rules aim to give providers of such content more negotiating power with pay-TV providers by prohibiting certain contract clauses. The proposed changes came in the form of a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) adopted today at the monthly commission meeting....Learn More