Survey: Time Children Spend Online to Increase During Schoolyear

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Parents expect their school-age children will spend less time planted in front of the TV set once the school year begins, but not necessarily spend less time using connected devices, converged TV and video advertising specialist Videology found in an online survey of of U.S....Learn More

Streaming Vs. DVD: 41% Use Both, Says Nielsen

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The average American owns four digital devices and is increasingly using them to keep himself or herself entertained, according to Nielsen. But physical media — including purchased and rented DVDs — still play a key role, the research firm says. Nielsen points out that more...Learn More

TDG: Internet Set-Top Box Penetration Reaches 21%

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Internet set-top boxes (iSTBs) are present in 1 of 5 (21 percent) U.S. broadband households, an increase of 63 percent in the last year and 13 percent percent above that early last year, according to a new analysis from TDG (The Diffusion Group) entitled, ¨The...Learn More

CenturyLink OTT Video, High-Speed Copper Trials Planned

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CenturyLink is conducting or planning to conduct several interesting technology and market trials including an over-the-top video trial targeted for the fourth quarter of this year, according to CenturyLink Chief Financial Officer Stewart Ewing. The trial OTT offering is expected to sell for between $20...Learn More

OTT Creating Flood of Video Traffic That Must be Addressed

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The growing amount of video traffic generated by OTT services is well documented. Broadband service providers are carefully monitoring networks and responding with faster speeds to the home and with network upgrades. But will these measures be enough? The video traffic flood has only just...Learn More

Sling TV Vs. Comcast: NBC Stations Won’t Air “Old TV” Ads, SlingTV Says

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“You’ll pay for extra channels and like it,” says a pubescent bully portraying “old TV” as he pins another young man portraying a typical cable customer in a new television ad from Sling TV. Sling TV is running the ad on its web page, along...Learn More

Verizon Goes OTT with HBO Now

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Verizon just became the largest broadband provider to offer HBO’s OTT channel HBO NOW. Verizon’s broadband subscribers can access the OTT channel immediately, and some version of it will soon be made available to Verizon’s 100 million wireless subscribers. The move illustrates the rapidly evolving...Learn More

Report: Number of Americans Watching Desktop Video Hits 194 Million

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Nearly 194 million Americans (193.6 million) watched online videos via desktop computers in June, comScore reports. Google sites continue to be the leading source of online video content among Americans, attracting 172.7 million unique viewers and driven primarily by YouTube video viewing, according to the...Learn More

OTT: A Net Neutrality Can of Worms?

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As OTT distribution of video continues to multiply, video and broadband service providers must navigate shifting net neutrality regulations, which are subject to multiple interpretations. Operational strategies like caching, peering, and content delivery networks (CDNs) complicate the net neutrality and open Internet debate, leaving service...Learn More

TIS: All Paths Lead to OTT, IP Video

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Independent cable operators met this week in Boston at NCTC’s annual The Independent Show (TIS), and a growing sense of urgency was on display. That urgency involves correctly positioning a small cable company in a fast changing market, where the historical core service of video...Learn More

OTT Video Demographics Report: Streaming Most Popular with Gen X

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Households in which at least one person is a member of Generation X (roughly 35-49) and those with children (17 and under) are much more likely to stream video and other over-the-top content. More than half (54 percent) of homes with kids view OTT content...Learn More

Report: Streaming, Device Proliferation Fuel Wi-Fi Dissatisfaction

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Actual performance of Wi-Fi in the home falls well short of consumer expectations. according to new research. Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of consumers have experienced significant issues revolving around slow Internet speeds that hinder fast, efficient streaming and downloading of large files and video, according...Learn More