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

TNS: Propensity to Upgrade Pay TV Subscription Rises with OTT Video Use

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As well as posing a long-term competitive threat, the rising tide of over-the-top (OTT) alternatives to pay-TV programming may be providing benefits to pay-TV service providers, according to new market research from TNS. “The quantity and diversity of video content entering the home via paid...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband Doubles Down on Netflix Promotions

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The old adage ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ may be part of the thinking for a growing number of service providers who are featuring Netflix promotions for both broadband and video offers. The online streaming giant, with over 50 million customers globally, consumes...Learn More

Reasons for Video Cord Cutting May Be Different Than for “Cord-Nevers”

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The recent decisions by HBO and CBS to launch their own branded over the top video streaming services naturally have refocused questions about when OTT services will start to challenge the linear video business model in a significant way. Opinions differ, as the decline of...Learn More

Questions Raised by Plan to Give MVPD Status to OTT Video

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s intention to give Internet video providers MVPD status, revealed yesterday in a blog post, raises a range of questions that are likely to be hotly debated in coming months. In gaining MVPD (for “multichannel video programming distributor”) status, companies that would...Learn More

TDG: Adult Broadband Consumers Without Pay TV Hits 14%

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Legacy pay-TV subscription services have peaked and are in decline even as residential U.S. broadband penetration is poised to exceed 100 million, according to new market research from TDG (The Diffusion Group). For the first time, the number of U.S. home broadband subscriptions will surpass...Learn More