On-line Video Habits: Survey Finds Preference for On-Demand Viewing

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Online video professionals in North America and Europe prefer to use a variety of devices when consuming media and they’re “equally concerned with pricing in CDN (content-delivery networks) service models as with the need to maintain multi-screen delivery to existing and emerging media consumption devices,”...Learn More

Study Finds 1.9 Connected TV Devices Per U.S. Home

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Americans’ ownership of connected TV devices grew 5 percent quarterly and 28 percent year-over-year (YoY) in 3Q 2014 to reach 168 million units, according to Strategy Analytics’ latest USA Connected TV Device Tracker. Researchers found nearly two (1.9) connected TV devices per U.S. home. That...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Video Will Represent Half of All Online Video Viewing by Late 2015

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Mobile and tablet devices accounted for 30 percent of all online video views during 3Q 2014 – 114 percent higher than a year ago, according to Ooyala’s Q3 2014 Global Video Index Report. The Telstra subsidiary predicts that mobile and tablet video viewing will account...Learn More

comScore: Nearly 4 in 10 Households Subscribe to Pay-OTT Digital Video

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U.S. Internet users 18-34 years old – aka Millennials – spend one-third of their original TV series consumption time watching on digital platforms, primarily tablets and PCs, according to comScore’s “The U.S. Total Video Report.” Seeking to measure video viewing among U.S. Internet users across...Learn More

Parks: Streaming Media Players Will Be Popular Electronic Gifts

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Smart watches and connected consumer electronics (CE) entertainment devices, such as game consoles and streaming media devices, will be this holiday season’s most popular electronic gifts, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Surveying purchases of connected CE devices this year, Parks found that...Learn More

2014 Subscription OTT Video Revenue Estimated at $5.8 Billion

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Having experienced phenomenal growth in recent years, subscription OTT video revenue will rise from $5.8 billion this year to just over $10 billion in 2018, Infonetics Research forecasts. Globally, revenue for the Pay-TV market as a whole rose 3.9 percent in 1H 2014, a year-over-year...Learn More

Latest Verizon Netflix Bundle Includes HBO, Showtime, and 50 Mbps FiOS

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Count Verizon in as the latest service provider to leverage the popularity of Netflix for their own gain. They are featuring Netflix in a new $60 month bundle. It’s quite the interesting relationship, considering the very public spat Verizon and Netflix had regarding the quality...Learn More

Streaming Video Alliance Seeks Open Standards

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Responding to the ongoing surge in online video viewing, a host of leading companies spanning the industry value chain have joined to form the Streaming Video Alliance. Counting a large, diverse range of online video “ecosystem” participants, the new industry alliance aims to foster “creation...Learn More

Details Revealed Regarding Sony OTT Video Package

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We’ve known for some time that Sony has been busy building an OTT video product that they hope will rival traditional pay-TV packages. We now have much more detail regarding these efforts. Sony will begin testing the service this month and plans a staggered roll...Learn More

AT&T vs. Verizon Video Strategy: How Important is Linear Video?

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The nation’s two largest telecom service providers AT&T and Verizon have considerably different views on consumer video opportunities, as illustrated today by comments made by AT&T Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson and Verizon Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo at...Learn More

Average Household Bandwidth Needs Forecast to Rise 31% Per Year

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Average household bandwidth requirements will increase 31 percent annually over the next five years as Internet users consume more high-bandwidth content and connect more often and for longer periods of time using a greater variety of devices, from personal computers and tablets to smartphones, digital...Learn More

Add Showtime OTT to Growing Streaming Content Availability

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It was just a matter of time before Showtime joined the growing list of content options embracing OTT delivery, considering HBO tipped their OTT hand  a couple of weeks ago. CBS (parent company of Showtime) CEO Les Moonves revealed the Showtime move during an earnings...Learn More