Harris Poll: Streamed TV Show Viewership Climbs to 43% of U.S. Adults

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Two-thirds of young adult U.S. Millennials and more than four in 10 (43 percent) of U.S. adults overall say they regularly watch television shows via Internet streaming, according to The Harris Poll.  That compares to over half (55 percent) who said they regularly watch via...Learn More

Accenture: 25% of Consumers Plan to Purchase Connected TV Within a Year

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Viewing TV programming over the Internet is growing, as is demand for more devices and more online content. And consumers are increasingly willing to pay for better access to content, which is reshaping the landscape of the media and entertainment industries, according to the fourth...Learn More

Survey: 40% of Respondents Have Used a TV Second-Screen App

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Forty percent of respondents to a survey conducted by media server software company Wowza Media Systems said they have used a TV show’s second screen app. Nearly ¾ said that doing so makes them more likely to watch the show again. These and other survey...Learn More

Dyle Mobile TV Backers Notch Up Promotional Efforts

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Broadcasters involved in Dyle mobile TV are getting serious about marketing the offering. In an announcement issued today, Mobile Content Venture (MCV) said it plans to use on-air, digital and live interactive events to promote Dyle. MCV is a joint-venture of 12 major broadcast groups...Learn More

Aereo Expands into Dallas, Other Markets

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LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – Aug 08, 2013 — Aereo, Inc., today announced plans to launch its groundbreaking online television technology in the Greater Houston area on September 16, covering a 20-county area in Texas. Aereo’s announcement follows its expansion earlier this summer to the...Learn More

Nielsen: Mobile Devices and TV Creating an Integrated Entertainment Experience

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Nearly half of U.S. smartphone and tablet owners – 46% and 43%, respectively – said they use their devices as second screens daily while watching TV. More than 2/3 said they used their mobile devices as second viewing screens multiple times per week during 1Q...Learn More

Broadcasters are Supporting Dyle Mobile TV, But Does It Have Users?

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Dyle, the mobile TV service that works on smartphones but doesn’t use the cellular network, is beginning to have critical mass – in terms of broadcaster support, at least. Mobile Content Venture, the joint venture of several TV broadcasters that operates Dyle, said yesterday that...Learn More

LTE Broadcast Gains Momentum

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One technology we’re likely to hear more and more about over the next few months is LTE Broadcast, which aims to enhance the quality and reduce the cost to mobile operators of delivering multimedia content to their customers. Just today there were a couple of...Learn More

Gfk: TV Networks Beat Out Pay TV on TV Everywhere

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Awareness and use of TV Everywhere (TVE) cross-device and cross-platform Internet capabilities is higher for free TV Everywhere capabilities from television networks than it is for similar capabilities built into most pay-TV subscription packages, according to a survey of pay TV households from research firm...Learn More

Changing “Definitions” Reflect a Changing TV Industry

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Traditional and basic metrics that are losing their power to describe financial performance or end user behavior are among the sure signs a market is changing. So it is that the television industry is within three months of creating new definitions of what a “TV...Learn More

CES: Verizon Updates FiOS, Redbox Instant to Meet Borderless Lifestyle Demands

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At CES 2013, Verizon Communications showed off a variety of updates for its FiOS TV service, as well as a demonstration of the forthcoming Redbox Instant service from the Verizon-Coinstar joint venture.  Verizon is championing a theme it calls the ‘Borderless Lifestyle’, to bring video...Learn More

Comcast Xfinity App Uses Verizon Wireless Network for Video Downloads

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Comcast and Verizon Wireless are touting a new app, dubbed Xfinity TV Player, that lets Comcast Xfinity subscribers download movies and TV shows to their smartphone or tablet for future viewing using Verizon’s 4G LTE network. According to a Verizon Wireless blog post Xfinity TV...Learn More