The Dawn of Broadband TV is Here

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We are witnessing some profound changes in the video business these days. Broadband has now enabled some very distinct shifts in the delivery of video. It’s led to the emergence of a new model for video and entertainment – broadband TV – where an increasing...Learn More

AT&T-Hulu Deal Brings OTT Video to Mobile and Broadband

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It seems like every week lately there has been an announcement of a multi-play service provider adding an OTT video subscription service to its offerings. The latest such news comes today from AT&T, which said it has made a deal to bring the Hulu subscription...Learn More

IHS: OTT Set-Top Box Shipments to Exceed Telco IPTV STB Shipments

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Global shipments of over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes (STBs) from the likes of Apple, Google and Roku sold at retail shops will oustrip those of IPTV STBs installed by telco pay-TV service providers this year, according to new research from IHS. IHS expects 31 million OTT...Learn More

EdgeConneX Brings Internet Content Closer to End Users

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Content providers are moving content closer to end users to enhance network performance – and that could have added benefits for broadband providers serving markets outside the top nine from which content traditionally has been delivered. Since the end of 2014, data center operator EdgeConneX...Learn More

Verizon Digital Strategy Now Includes Buying AOL

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Verizon will buy AOL for $4.4 billion or $50 per share. AOL primarily focuses on digital content and online advertising, but has a long storied past with the Internet. Its early foundation was built on dial-up Internet subscriptions, a legacy that still contributes today, with...Learn More

E-Poll: 70% of Streaming Video Subscribers Stream Shows During Primetime Hours

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Streaming video-on-demand (SVOD) and over-the-top (OTT) online video services are proving increasingly attractive to U.S. viewers. Highlighting the challenge to cable and TV broadcasters, over 70 percent of SVOD subscribers stream TV shows during primetime hours, according to a new study from E-Poll Market Research....Learn More

Mediacom Netflix App Coming to TiVo Boxes

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Mediacom is the latest cable MSO to turn to Netflix. They will be adding the OTT service to their channel line-up through app placement on the TiVo platform. They join a growing number of cable MSOs who hope to integrate the popular OTT service with...Learn More

OTT Video Viewer Survey: Smart TVs Increase Group Viewing

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Introducing streaming video devices into the home changes viewing patterns significantly, according to one of two new studies from the Council for Research Excellence (CRE) released May 1. Smart TVs, for example, lead to more in the way of group viewing, while introduction of OTT...Learn More

Cablevision Offers Hulu Plus, Courts Cord Cutters Again

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Cablevision is wasting no time in addressing the cord cutting trend. They recently launched a cord cutter targeted bundle of broadband and Wi-Fi, packaged with a digital antenna for off-air broadcast channels. They were the first traditional cable company to launch HBO NOW. You can...Learn More

ESPN Sues Verizon over New FiOS Custom TV Package

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The dispute regarding Verizon’s new FiOS Custom TV package just got a little more interesting. As I predicted in the original post discussing FiOS Custom TV, this issue looks like it’s going to end up in court, with ESPN officially suing Verizon, citing program carriage...Learn More

OTT Video Revenue Forecast to Reach $32 Billion in 2019

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Revenue across the global over-the-top (OTT) video marketplace will reach $32 billion by 2019, according to the latest market data and forecast from Juniper Research. Ongoing growth in mature, developed markets such as North America and Western Europe and “the emergence of key OTT TV...Learn More

Verizon Takes on ESPN, Old School Programming Rules with New FiOS TV Programming

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Verizon is taking somewhat of a bold step with their FiOS TV channel-line up, FiOS Custom TV. They are giving customers more choice in selecting programming, by offering a “skinny” bundle and add-on programming packages. It looks somewhat similar to the approach being taken by...Learn More