Flurry: Use of Sports Apps Up 210% from 2013

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The use of sports apps is skyrocketing, posing a major challenge for cable companies, says Flurry Analytics, an analytics firm focused on apps. Sports apps saw an increase of 210% in usage between 2013 and 2014, Flurry said. That’s much stronger growth than Flurry saw...Learn More

Adobe Finds Growth in Online TV Viewing of 388% in One Year

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Online TV consumption across connected devices has rocketed 388-percent higher year-over-year in 2014 as more people watched more TV online than ever before. Video game consoles and over-the-top (OTT) devices, moreover, now account for 10 percent of overall online TV viewing, according to Adobe’s latest...Learn More

OTT Video Adoption: Why the Inflection Point Matters

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As a rule, major transitions in technology and revenue models are slower to develop than most predict. In other words, when looking at the transition from linear TV to online TV, or the business impact of any major new technology, the amount of change tends...Learn More

CBS OTT Channel, CBS All Access, Includes Live TV From Local Affiliates

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Add CBS to the growing list of traditional media companies who are now embracing OTT distribution of their content. CBS All Access is a new subscription based OTT offer that features live and on-demand programming. Included in the offer is a live feed of the...Learn More

Report: Set-Top Box Revenues Down 3% from 2013

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Global set-top box (STB) revenues rose 4 percent sequentially in 2Q to reach $4.8 billion as unit shipments rose 7 percent from 1Q 2014 but fell 3 percent from 2Q 2013, according to new market research from Infonetics Research. “The global set-top box (STB) market...Learn More

OTT Provider GEM Gains MVPD Status, Local TV Content for SIMUL SEZ

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Giga Entertainment Media has a unique business model. The company offers an app and platform for tablets and mobile devices that enables end users to view over-the-top video and free local TV content simultaneously on multiple devices, and supports multi-user collaboration and other capabilities. The...Learn More

Video Business is in Significant Transition with Important Implications

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There are no shortage of issues faced by video service providers, some of which are fundamentally changing the business model for pay-TV. Rising programming costs, changing program access rules, and a shift to broadband delivered distribution are just a few. We interviewed Rich Fickle, CEO...Learn More

HBO OTT Channel to Launch in 2015

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Perhaps we’re seeing a tipping point in OTT video with news that HBO will launch a HBO OTT channel in 2015 that is not tied to a pay-TV subscription. The details are very few right now, but HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler announced the...Learn More

Roku: All TV Content Will be Streamed via Broadband

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Will all TV content eventually be streamed over the Internet? Steve Shannon, general manager of content and devices at Roku believes so, and that was a recurring message of his keynote address at last week’s BroadbandVision show. Shannon believes that the TV experience will evolve...Learn More

Isenberg: The Beginning of the BroadbandTV Era

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The strategy of integrating OTT content into a traditional channel line-up for video service providers is an emerging application that is gaining traction. One such video provider, Atlantic Broadband of Quincy, Mass is an early adopter of the practice, having recently integrated a Netflix channel...Learn More

GfK: Digital Media Player Ownership Up Ten-Fold Since 2010

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Video game consoles are the most common means Netflix viewers use to watch streaming movies and TV shows, but that’s changing as more and more Netflix subscribers turn to over-the-top (OTT) set-top devices, a.k.a. digital media players, according to new market research from GfK. Digital...Learn More

Dascom Systems Group to Exhibit and Present at BroadbandVision Show in Las Vegas, Nevada

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WOODBURY, MINNESOTA – SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 – Dascom Systems Group, the leading integrator of IPTV to telecommunications companies since 1998, announced today it will be showcasing its Roku streaming platform at BroadbandVision, held October 1-3, 2014 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. With BroadbandVision...Learn More