ABI: Pay-TV Subscribership to Surpass 920 million Worldwide

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The number of people subscribing to pay-TV services worldwide will surpass 920 million by the end of the year, according to new market research from ABI Research. Market-wide, average revenue per user (ARPU) is expected to fall slightly due to greater price competition, though less...Learn More

Flurry: Use of Sports Apps Up 210% from 2013

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The use of sports apps is skyrocketing, posing a major challenge for cable companies, says Flurry Analytics, an analytics firm focused on apps. Sports apps saw an increase of 210% in usage between 2013 and 2014, Flurry said. That’s much stronger growth than Flurry saw...Learn More

OTT Video Adoption: Why the Inflection Point Matters

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As a rule, major transitions in technology and revenue models are slower to develop than most predict. In other words, when looking at the transition from linear TV to online TV, or the business impact of any major new technology, the amount of change tends...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband Expands Business Services Portfolio to Include 10 Gigabit Metro Ethernet Service

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October 16, 2014 — QUINCY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s 13th largest cable operator and premier Business Services provider, today announced enhancements to its Metro Ethernet service offering for businesses looking for greater flexibility, scalability and a customizable high-performance network. This service is available across...Learn More

CBS OTT Channel, CBS All Access, Includes Live TV From Local Affiliates

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Add CBS to the growing list of traditional media companies who are now embracing OTT distribution of their content. CBS All Access is a new subscription based OTT offer that features live and on-demand programming. Included in the offer is a live feed of the...Learn More

Report: Set-Top Box Revenues Down 3% from 2013

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Global set-top box (STB) revenues rose 4 percent sequentially in 2Q to reach $4.8 billion as unit shipments rose 7 percent from 1Q 2014 but fell 3 percent from 2Q 2013, according to new market research from Infonetics Research. “The global set-top box (STB) market...Learn More

OTT Provider GEM Gains MVPD Status, Local TV Content for SIMUL SEZ

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Giga Entertainment Media has a unique business model. The company offers an app and platform for tablets and mobile devices that enables end users to view over-the-top video and free local TV content simultaneously on multiple devices, and supports multi-user collaboration and other capabilities. The...Learn More

Video Business is in Significant Transition with Important Implications

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There are no shortage of issues faced by video service providers, some of which are fundamentally changing the business model for pay-TV. Rising programming costs, changing program access rules, and a shift to broadband delivered distribution are just a few. We interviewed Rich Fickle, CEO...Learn More

HBO OTT Channel to Launch in 2015

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Perhaps we’re seeing a tipping point in OTT video with news that HBO will launch a HBO OTT channel in 2015 that is not tied to a pay-TV subscription. The details are very few right now, but HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler announced the...Learn More

WOW! – A Culture of a Better Customer Experience Pays Dividends

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Triple play overbuider WOW!  has achieved consistently high customer service rankings from JD Power and their CEO Steven Cochran points to a culture of customer experience and service as the reason why. Cochran shared these views on a keynote panel at the recent BroadbandVision show....Learn More

Roku: All TV Content Will be Streamed via Broadband

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Will all TV content eventually be streamed over the Internet? Steve Shannon, general manager of content and devices at Roku believes so, and that was a recurring message of his keynote address at last week’s BroadbandVision show. Shannon believes that the TV experience will evolve...Learn More

DISH and Frontier Communications Extend Agreement to Deliver Bundled Technology Solutions

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & STAMFORD, Conn.–(Business Wire)–DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) and Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) have agreed to a multi-year contract renewal that provides Frontier customers with bundled technology solutions. The agreement builds upon the longstanding relationship between the companies to offer Frontier customers the ability...Learn More