Citizens Fiber Upgrades User Experience with MobiTV Connect™, Offering App-Based Cable Option for Pay TV Subscribers

March 13, 2018 — MAMMOTH, Pa. & EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Citizens Fiber, an Internet, cable TV, and telephone provider, and MobiTV, an industry innovator in IP-based video delivery solutions, announced today that Citizens Fiber has adopted the MobiTV Connect™ Platform to deliver app-based Pay TV services. This...Learn More

Cord Cutting Hits Satellite, Telco Video Providers Hard as 1.49M Video Subs Lost Last Year

The top pay-TV providers in the United States lost almost double the amount of video subscribers last year than they lost in 2016, which itself was a very poor year for the sector, according to research from the Leichtman Research Group. Last year, large video...Learn More

CFO: TDS Continuing to Eye Out-of-Market Expansion Through Fiber Overbuilds, Cable Acquisitions

TDS Telecom saw top-line wireline and cable growth rates of 1% and 10%, respectively, for 2017. Both of those numbers are above average – and according to TDS Telecom CFO Vicki Villacrez, TDS growth can be attributed, in large part, to the company’s ongoing investment...Learn More

Telco Video Landscape Changing as Consolidated Launches DIRECTV NOW Streaming OTT

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

S&P: Broadband-Only Households Without Traditional Pay-TV to Double to 37M by 2022

Shifting consumer preferences will lead to more than 37 million households relying exclusively on broadband for video by 2022 S&P Global Market Intelligence. That figure is nearly double the number of broadband-only households today as consumers continue to shy away from multichannel video, the research...Learn More

Your New Pay TV Provider – T-Mobile

T-Mobile has closed on its acquisition of Layer 3 TV, positioning the wireless carrier to attempt to disrupt the pay TV industry with T-Mobile TV. From all indications, T-Mobile looks to bring its ‘uncarrier’ attitude that it’s used successfully to shake up the wireless industry...Learn More

ATSC 3.0 Television Standard Finalized, Merges Broadband with Local Broadcast Video

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) yesterday approved the remaining standards that together comprise the ATSC 3.0 television standard. ATSC 3.0 is designed to provide additional flexibility via a mix of Internet and broadcast connections to enhance transmission, reception and delivery. Broadly speaking, ATSC 3.0...Learn More

Top Telecom Stories of 2017 (7 High-Profile, 3 Low-Profile)

It was virtually impossible to miss some of the top telecom stories of 2017 –such as the recent Net Neutrality reversal or carriers’ ongoing 5G and fixed wireless activities. Some other important stories initially got a bit of attention but then faded from the collective...Learn More

CEO: Key Broadband Metrics Encourage Possible Expansion of TDS Fiber Deployment Plans

TDS fiber deployment plans may expand to areas of its local service territory where such deployments traditionally have been considered uneconomical, said Leroy T. Carlson Jr., TDS chief executive, at an investor conference yesterday. TDS also will consider fiber deployments in areas where other network...Learn More

Hiawatha Broadband Selects Espial Elevate SaaS Cloud Platform for Video

November 30, 2017 — OTTAWA, Canada–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Espial announced that Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) is powering its video services with Espial’s Elevate cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. HBC is a leading operator in Minnesota and Wisconsin providing television, broadband, and voice services to its customers. By...Learn More

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

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

Sling TV Becomes First Live and On-demand Streaming Service on Samsung Smart TVs

November 7, 2017 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sling TV today became the first live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) service available on select Samsung Smart TVs. The launch of Sling TV on this new platform enables Sling TV to expand its leadership in device compatibility, currently supporting...Learn More

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