Sling Air TV Player Promotion Targets Cord Cutters

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A new Sling Air TV promotion is targeted squarely at cord cutters. Starting today, viewers willing to shell out for three months or more of Sling TV service will receive a wireless AirTV Player and adapter for $50. That’s more than 50 percent off the...Learn More

Report: Nearly One-Third of Free OTT Video Trials Converted into Paid Subscriptions

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Just shy of one-third of those who take advantage of free OTT video trials, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu, go on to sign up for paid subscriptions, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Zooming in on U.S. broadband households, Parks found...Learn More

US Pay TV Providers Launch First Linear Consumer Ultra HD Services with SES

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April 24, 2017 — LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced that two innovative MVPDs in the US have launched the first commercial linear Ultra HD services to cable and IPTV subscriber homes using SES’s satellite-delivered, pre-packaged, Ultra HD solution. Marquette-Adams of Oxford, Wisconsin and...Learn More

Huawei: Video is Broadband’s Dial Tone

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Video is now equivalent to ‘basic service’ according to Huawei, who outlined a growing vision for the video opportunity at their recent Global Industry Analyst Summit last week in Shenzhen, China. Huawei sees a carrier global video market opportunity of over $1 trillion (USD). That...Learn More

OTT Wars Just Got More Interesting, Xfinity Instant TV Now on Deck

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Comcast will soon launch a new streaming TV service, Xfinity Instant TV, according to a Reuters report. While not a nationwide OTT streaming service, Xfinity Instant TV will add an interesting dynamic to the growing competitive OTT streaming marketplace. Xfinity Instant TV will be a...Learn More

LRG: Gutting of AT&T U-verse Sinks Telco Video Momentum, Cable and OTT Rejoice

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The nation’s leading cable TV providers experienced the lowest number of annual video subscriber losses since 2006 last year, the year telcos first introduced video services, according to the latest from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). The nation’s six largest cable companies lost some 280,000 video...Learn More

TDG: Pay-TV Decline Pegged to Broadband Household Growth

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New research from TDG highlights the relationship between broadband growth and pay-TV decline. Just over 1 in 5 broadband households (22%) have no legacy pay-TV subscription, representing roughly 22 million homes, according to TDG. TDG points to this pay-TV decline in the context of broadband...Learn More

IP Video Provider Layer 3 TV Partners with Muni Broadband Provider for Hosted Video

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A Colorado municipal broadband provider will complete their triple play bundle with a hosted video offer from Layer 3 TV. Longmont Power & Communications, located outside of Denver, currently offers broadband and phone under the NextLight brand. Layer 3 TV, based in Denver, is a...Learn More

Sling TV Gives Amazon Customers ‘First Look’ at Cloud DVR

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March 9, 2017 —  “Many customers have requested Cloud DVR since our launch, and as more consumers cut the cord, we know Cloud DVR is a must-have feature for many consumers” ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sling TV today widened availability of its Cloud DVR to new customers...Learn More

Video Cord Cutting Survey Finds 17% of U.S. Households Without Pay-TV

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Seventeen percent of respondents to a new TiVo video cord cutting survey reported not having a pay-TV service at home. The results were published today in TiVo’s “Q4 2016 Video Trends Report.” Among the 17%, just shy of 1 in 5 respondents  (19.8%) said they...Learn More

CenturyLink CFO Says Consumer Business Still Important, Sees Promise with CenturyLink OTT

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Even though 75% of CenturyLink’s business will come from the enterprise market after its merger with Level 3 Communications is completed, “we’re committed to the consumer business,” said CenturyLink Chief Financial Officer Stewart Ewing, who outlined key CenturyLink consumer initiatives at an investor conference today....Learn More

RSNs on OTT Growth Continues as Sling TV Nabs Comcast/NBC Regional Sports Networks

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Sling TV announced carriage of select Comcast/NBC regional sports networks (RSNs), contributing to a trend of RSNs on OTT growth. RSNs are popular and important to sports loving subscribers who want coverage of local and regional teams. But they come at a cost. Usually a...Learn More

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