Kagan: U.S. Cable, Telco and DBS Video Subscribers Now Stand at 90 Million Residential

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Cable, Telco, and DBS video subscribers fell 0.8% during the first quarter of the year compared to the last quarter of 2017, according to Kagan. The rate of decline was somewhat slower than for the same period in 2017. The research firm found that multichannel...Learn More

South Dakota CLEC Converts IPTV Middleware

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May 14, 2018 — Mitchell, SD – Citing a desire to be more than just a broadband pipe, Mitchell Telecom General Manager Scott Peper says the conversion to the Innovative Systems IPTV Middleware is part of the holistic picture that they want to represent for the...Learn More

Pay-TV and Telecom Spending Forecast to Reach $1.7 Trillion in 2018

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Spending on telecommunications services and pay TV services in the Americas is expected to grow at .2% per year through 2022, according to a pay-TV and telecom spending forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC). On a worldwide basis, spending on telecommunications services and pay TV...Learn More

Parks: Sports is the Key for Over One Quarter of Pay-TV Households

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More than a quarter (27%) of pay-TV households subscribe for sports, according to a study from Parks Associates. Sports also has become increasingly important to OTT offerings, researchers noted. Brett Sappington, Parks Associates’ Senior Director of Research, noted CBS and ESPN recently have launched OTT...Learn More

DISH App Now on Android TV

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — DISH today announced that its DISH Anywhere app is now available on Android TVTM devices, bringing more choice and flexibility to how customers watch video content on their big screens. While DISH Anywhere has been available on Android...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

ETI Software Now Supports MobiTV Connect

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April 26, 2018 — ATLANTA, GA  – ETI Software Solutions is proud to announce support for MobiTV’s signature offering, The MobiTV Connect™ Platform. MobiTV Connect has been tested, proven, and commercially deployed by multiple Pay TV operators across the country, and liberates subscribers from a traditional set-top...Learn More

New, Re-Imagined ESPN App – with ESPN+ Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Service – Launches to Sports Fans Today

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April 12, 2018 — BURBANK, Calif. & BRISTOL, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The new ESPN App launches today with a completely re-imagined experience that includes the seamless integration of ESPN+, the first-ever multi-sport, direct-to-consumer premium subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International group, in...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

Altice USA Unveils a4 to Deliver Simplified Multiscreen Advertising and Data Solutions Nationwide

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April 05, 2018 — NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS), one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, today announces the launch of a4, the company’s advanced advertising and data business, which delivers audience-based, multiscreen advertising solutions to local, regional and national advertisers and MVPD partners....Learn More

PA Video Provider Converts to Innovative Systems IPTV Middleware

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March 19, 2018 — Forest City, PA – As Forest City PA’s NEP approaches 120 years of providing communication services for North Eastern Pennsylvania, the complexities of the telecommunications business have increased exponentially since the early 1900s. According to NEP’s Network Manager Bob Trusky, one of the key reasons...Learn More

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

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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

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