J.D. Power Finds Cord Stackers More Satisfied with Streaming Video Services

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Pay-TV customers who ¨stack¨ a streaming video service on top of their traditional cable or satellite subscriptions are more satisfied overall, according to new market research from J.D. Power. While cord stackers were the most satisfied, overall satisfaction was lowest among ¨cord cutters.¨ The inaugural...Learn More

Windstream Applies to Bring Its Kinetic TV Service to North Carolina

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Little Rock, Arkansas — Aug. 25, 2016 — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, submitted a formal bid on a cable TV franchise agreement with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State to bring its Kinetic television service to more...Learn More

LRG: Pay-TV Subscriber Losses Added Up to a Net 665,000 in 2Q16

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U.S. pay-TV subscriber losses continued to add up in 2Q 2016, some 120,000 more than they did in 2015’s second quarter, according to the latest market data from Leichtman Research Group (LRG). Accounting for some 95 percent of the market, the 11 largest U.S. pay-TV...Learn More

4K OTT Video Penetration to Reach 10% by 2021

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Viewing of 4K UHD video via OTT services is poised to soar over the next five years, according to a 4K OTT video penetration forecast from Juniper Research. More than 189 million unique users worldwide will tap into 4K OTT services to view content by...Learn More

U.S. Cable Industry Revenue Forecast to Hit $141 Billion in 2026

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A U.S. cable industry revenue forecast from SNL Kagan sees bright prospects ahead for the industry over the next 10 years despite threats from OTT video service providers. Revising its previous 10-year outlook slightly higher, the S&P Global Market Intelligence unit sees revenues growing for...Learn More

Broad 4K Video Adoption Expected by 2020

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Video service providers (Pay TV and OTT) and content providers believe the majority of consumers and operators will adopt 4K UHD TV by 2020, according to a survey about 4K video adoption made by SNL Kagan and digital platform security provider Irdeto. Most respondents also...Learn More

Hulu Streaming Channel Line-Up Takes Shape After $580 Million Time Warner Investment

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Time Warner announced a $580 million investment in Hulu that will also bring Turner networks to the upcoming Hulu streaming channel line-up. The investment secures a 10% stake in Hulu, valuing the OTT provider at $5.8 billion. Time Warner joins The Walt Disney Company, 21st...Learn More

Future of Pay-TV: Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (Sort Of)

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If you follow the broadband industry closely, you have probably seen a pay-TV forecast or two that suggests pay-TV’s brightest days are in the past. Cord cutting and OTT alternatives are now ‘in vogue’ and some say the future of pay-TV is in jeopardy as...Learn More

$4.8 Billion Verizon Yahoo Purchase Shows Carrier Determined Not To Be a “Dumb Pipe”

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After weeks of speculation, the Verizon Yahoo purchase was announced today as a “definitive agreement” requiring regulatory and shareholder approvals. The deal, valued at $4.83 billion, is the latest and perhaps biggest step in Verizon’s mobile content strategy. The Verizon Yahoo purchase “will put Verizon...Learn More

Mobile Devices Are 54% of Connected Home Devices Research Says

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Mobile devices account for more than half (54%) of all connected devices in the average U.S. household, according to new connected home devices research from comScore. That’s nearly twice the percentage for PCs. Smartphones make up the biggest share (36%) of connected home devices research...Learn More

OTT Video Business Models: 55% Are Subscription-Only, Says Parks

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The business models of more than half – 55 percent – of U.S. OTT video services providers are subscription-only. The corresponding figure in Canada is 50 percent, according to new market data about OTT video business models released July 19 by Parks Associates. In a...Learn More

Evolution Digital Inks IP VOD Distribution Deal with NCTC

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Centennial, Colorado — July 19, 2016–Evolution Digital today announced that it reached a deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) to distribute its eVUE-TV™ IP Video on Demand service to NCTC member operators. Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV delivers thousands of hours of top-rated movies and...Learn More