ACSI: Video Customer Satisfaction Higher for Streaming Services Than Linear TV

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Video streaming services scored a 75 out of 100 for video customer satisfaction in their inaugural appearance on the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) Telecommunications Report, far outdistancing subscription TV’s score of 62. Subscription TV’s score was down 3.1% from last year. “Video streaming services...Learn More

Windstream CEO: Broadband and DIRECTV NOW Bundle Should be Effective Competitive Weapon Against Cable

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Windstream’s strategy for competing against cable companies will be based on a combination of Windstream broadband and other companies’ over-the-top (OTT) video offerings, said Windstream CEO Tony Thomas at an investor conference today. Asked about Windstream’s value proposition in the 50% of its local service...Learn More

AT&T CEO: “Radical” Upgrades to DIRECTV NOW Will Increase Price; OTT Alternative to DIRECTV DBS on Tap as Well

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The user interface for AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW over-the-top (OTT) streaming video platform will soon get a “radical upgrade,” said AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson at an investor conference this morning. DIRECTV NOW upgrades also will include support for a cloud DVR and three simultaneous...Learn More

Report: U.S. vMVPD Subscribers to Grow to 28M by 2023, 77M Globally

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Virtual multichannel video programming distributor (vMVPD) revenue will reach $24 billion by 2023, according to Digital TV Research. vMVPDs include products like DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV, and YouTube TV, among others. U.S. vMVPD subscribers will lead the globe, followed by India. The $24 billion figure...Learn More

AT&T: Ongoing Pay-TV Transition is Painful and Expensive, But We’ve Been There, Done That

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The ongoing pay-TV transition, where consumers are increasingly embracing OTT, mobile TV, and SVOD options over traditional linear video, is a difficult one for a company like AT&T. But according to AT&T CFO John Stephens, the communications conglomerate is not only weathering the storm, but...Learn More

Streaming Video Demographics Research: Young Adults Drive the Sector

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People between the ages of 18 and 34 years of age are driving the live streaming Internet-delivered pay-TV sector, according to streaming video demographics research from the Leichtman Research Group. The firm found that 53% of U.S. adults that have such a service are in...Learn More

AT&T DIRECTV NOW Roadmap: More Flavors to Come, Will Follow Mobile Product Strategy

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As consumer preferences shift away from traditional pay-TV linear video offerings and toward over-the-top offerings, AT&T intends to “make sure we gain more than our fair share” of OTT video, said John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, today. Donovan outlined an AT&T DIRECTV NOW roadmap,...Learn More

Telco Video Landscape Changing as Consolidated Launches DIRECTV NOW Streaming OTT

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Consolidated Communications will begin marketing AT&T’s OTT streaming service DIRECTV NOW, the company announced today. DIRECTV NOW (DTVN) offers a streaming live channel line-up and video-on-demand and is positioned as a lower-cost option to traditional pay-TV video, delivered over-the-top. It’s an interesting move for Consolidated,...Learn More

FuboTV Roku Offering Should Help Spur Popularity of the Niche Streaming Service

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fuboTV, a sports-oriented live streaming TV service, has come out of beta on Roku. The fuboTV Roku offering features a significantly upgraded design. The upgraded platform provides 30 hours of personal storage with no expiration date and the ability to add 500 hours. The Roku...Learn More

Total Directv Now Subscribers Hits 1 Million, AT&T Announces OTT Enhancements

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Total Directv Now subscribers have reached the 1 million mark, AT&T announced today. AT&T’s streaming OTT service provides a live channel line-up and video-on-demand, competing with a growing number of OTT alternatives to traditional pay-tv services. Directv Now is about a year old. There was...Learn More

AT&T: With 800K Subs, We Now Know Enough About DirecTV Now to Take it To the Next Level

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The next AT&T DirecTV Now platform will provide cloud DVR capability and will support pay-per-view and digital ad insertion, said John Stephens, AT&T senior executive vice president and chief financial officer, at a financial conference today. DirecTV Now is the company’s over-the-top video offering launched...Learn More

Verizon OTT Delay Can’t Help Fios Video Declines, So Why the Hold Up?

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Verizon announced quarterly results today, revealing a decline in Fios video subs of 18K. Verizon CFO Matt Ellis directly attributed the losses to cord cutting and competition from OTT services. It’s a 3Q 17 theme we’ve already heard coming from traditional pay-TV operators, including AT&T....Learn More

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