Report: When Comparing OTT Threats on Pay TV, it’s the Revenue, Not the Subscribers That Counts

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Much continues to be made of OTT threats on pay TV providers, with often dire predictions in tow. While acknowledging a fast and dramatically changing technological and viewer environment, Strategy Analytics (SA) says traditional pay TV providers will continue to dominate the U.S. and North...Learn More

PwC: U.S. Entertainment-Media Revenues to Reach $759 Billion by 2021

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Rapid shifts in digital information and communications technology (ICT), and the ways it’s used by the increasingly large share of the population turning to the Internet for entertainment and media (E&M) content has added a third dimension to the calculus market players need to factor...Learn More

New England Municipal Video Provider Upgrades IPTV Middleware

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June 2, 2017 — Burlington VT – Competing against one of the largest cable providers in North America has gotten easier for Vermont-based municipal video provider Burlington Telecom. According to Abbie Tykocki, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, the conversion to the APMAX IPTV Middleware solution has customers commenting about...Learn More

DIRECTV NOW Streaming Service Available on the Roku Platform

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May 30, 2017 — LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Roku, Inc. today announced the availability of an early release of AT&T’s1 video streaming service, DIRECTV NOW, on the select Roku® devices – Roku TV™ 4K models, the Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming...Learn More

Google Fiber Video Rates Just Got Bumped by 33%

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Even almighty Google is not immune to the skyrocketing costs of video programming, with news last week that Google Fiber video rates will rise by about one third. New customers to Google’s double play of gigabit broadband and video will now pay $160 per month,...Learn More

TDG: Cord Cutting is Surging with 58% of U.S. Cord Cutters Cancelling Pay-TV in the Past Two Years

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Over half of U.S. cord cutters (51.8%) canceled their pay-TV service subscriptions in 2015 and 2016, according to new market research TDG (The Diffusion Group). One-third did so last year, TDG said. TDG predicted that high prices and the growing popularity of on-demand OTT (Over...Learn More

Streaming Media Adapters Forecast Highlights Growing 4K Penetration

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Demand for streaming media adapters is poised for a sharp growth spurt amidst growth of recently introduced linear, 24×7 streaming video services, such as DirecTV Now and YouTube TV, according to a streaming media adapters forecast from ABI Research. Global unit shipments will rise to...Learn More

Coming Soon to a Streaming OTT Offer Near You – Your Local Broadcast Affiliates

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It’s no secret that streaming OTT services like Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and PlayStation Vue are on the rise and beginning to offer a legitimate OTT alternative to traditional subscription pay TV packages. But outside of a few major cities, these streaming offers have struggled...Learn More

South Dakota Telco Turns Off Cable and Turns On IPTV

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May 10th, 2017 — Bison SD – A combination of fiber deployment, bundling and local customer service are helping West River Coop Telephone in South Dakota to grow their video business as they switch from RF Cable to IPTV. According to WRCTC GM Colle Nash,...Learn More

Hulu vMVPD Service Enters Beta, Hulu with Live TV Joins Crowded Streaming PayTV Field

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A long discussed Hulu vMVPD service was unveiled today and it offers a streaming OTT payTV alternative to traditional payTV services offered by cable, telco, and DBS operators. Hulu with Live TV joins a crowded streaming OTT payTV field which includes DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Vue,...Learn More

TV Households with a Connected TV Rises to 69%, Total Devices Surpass Pay-TV STBs

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New research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) found that U.S. TV households with a connected TV has risen to 69%, up from 24 percent in 2010 and 50 percent in 2014. Connected TV devices include smart TV sets or other connected TV devices, which could...Learn More

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

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