Survey: Netflix Popularity Twice That Of TV Among OTT Users

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Streaming TV shows via Netflix is more popular than traditional ¨live¨ TV watching, at least among those who have been ¨exposed¨ to streaming via the Internet according to a new national Netflix popularity survey conducted by E-Poll Market Research. Survey respondents preferred streaming TV shows...Learn More

New Netflix Speed Test, fast.com, Provides Simple Broadband Speed Analysis

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A new Netflix speed test offers a very simple way to test your current broadband speed connection. By visiting fast.com, users get a very simple read out of their current Internet connection. The test works for both fixed and mobile connections. “Like the cellular data...Learn More

Survey: 20% of Video Streamers Intend to Cancel Pay TV

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A new study conducted by TDG (The Diffusion Group) for CSG Systems International reveals that 20% of video streamers intend to cancel pay TV. The results highlight OTT streaming video’s expanding incursion into pay-TV providers’ traditional market domain and the impacts of video streaming on...Learn More

WOW! Deploys Evolution Digital Hybrid IP Set-Top-Box

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Centennial, Colorado — May 17, 2016 — Evolution Digital today announces that WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone is the first broadband operator to offer Evolution Digital’s acclaimed eBOXTM IP hybrid set-top box, powered by TiVo®. eBOX is being deployed for WOW!’s newly developed SW!VEL service, which...Learn More

Ahead of DIRECTV OTT Streaming Launch, AT&T Acquires Quickplay

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AT&T is busily preparing for an upcoming DIRECTV OTT streaming launch, and is acquiring Quickplay in the process. Quickplay provides a managed video platform that powers OTT, TV Everywhere, and other digital video solutions. AT&T already uses Quickplay for their U-verse TV platform. AT&T is...Learn More

OTT Sports Subscribership: 16% of Broadband Households, Parks Says

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OTT sports subscribership has risen to 16% of U.S. broadband households, according to new market research from Parks Associates. NFL Game Pass was the most popular OTT video sports subscription at 6%, though it doesn’t stream live games, Parks highlights in a press release. WWE...Learn More

Netflix Mobile Data Controls Introduced

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Netflix mobile data controls introduced today give end users the ability to adjust streaming video quality and limit the amount of mobile data consumed. In its default setting, the new mobile data management tool limits cellular data consumption via Netflix to one gigabyte of data...Learn More

Millennial Streaming TV Habits: OTT is the New Normal, Survey Finds

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Streaming online video is now the ¨new normal¨ for young adults, according to new market research about Millennial streaming TV habits from Horowitz. Aged 18-34, Millennials surveyed by Horowitz for its ¨State of Cable & Digital Media 2016¨ report said streaming accounts for more than...Learn More

Survey: Most Popular TV Content Comes From Big 4 Networks

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The anticipated demise of traditional TV broadcasting is greatly exaggerated according to TiVo, which in March sought to determine the most popular TV content sources by carrying out panel-based market research. The ¨Big 4¨ television networks took the top four places when TiVo asked panel...Learn More

LRG: Connected TV Households Rise to 65% of TV Households

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Connected TV households now comprise 65% of TV households, according to new research from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). By LRG’s definition, a connected TV household is one with a smart TV or with at least one TV connected to the Internet via a video game...Learn More

Video Streaming Habits: 65% of TV OTT Viewing is Spent Using Subscription VOD

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Subscription, transactional or free streaming video services account for 42% of the time that adult video streamers spend in front of television screens at home, according to new video streaming habits research from Adobe Primetime and The Diffusion Group (TDG). Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD)...Learn More

Netflix Subscriber Growth: 6.7 Million Year-Over-Year

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Netflix subscriber growth continues its upward path. The company added 6.74 million subscribers year-over-year in 1Q 2016, bringing total paid memberships to more than 81.5 million. U.S. membership increased a greater than expected 2.23 million as compared to 2.28 million a year ago. International memberships...Learn More