TiVo and Netflix Enter Into Product and Intellectual Property Agreements

+
November 28, 2016 — SAN CARLOS, Calif. & LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO), the global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), the world’s leading Internet TV network, today announced they signed licensing agreements that allow both companies to...Learn More

AT&T OTT Service DIRECTV NOW to Launch with 100+ Channels, Original Content for $35/month

+
AT&T today took the wraps off its eagerly awaited AT&T OTT services, featuring DIRECTV NOW – and there’s a lot to sort through. There will be three AT&T OTT video offerings available on Wednesday November 30th, one of which, DIRECTV NOW, has four different tiers....Learn More

Sling TV, Roku Plan Trial of Cloud-Based DVR Storage

+
Sling TV and Roku are planning an ¨invitation only¨ cloud DVR beta program. Sling TV customers can request an invitation to participate in the Sling TV, Roku program, which is slated to begin in December, via www.sling.com/dvr. Invitations will be sent first to Sling TV...Learn More

Digital Media Player Survey: 58% Watch Regular TV As Well

+
A shift in factors motivating viewers to buy digital media players is under way, according to a new digital media player survey from GfK. Rather than considering them as the means to ¨cut the cord¨ on traditional cable, DBS and telco pay-TV services, viewers are...Learn More

Comcast X1 Sling TV Integration Highlights Ongoing Embrace of OTT

+
An announced Comcast X1 Sling TV integration will bring DISH’s OTT service to millions of Comcast set-top-boxes. The deal illustrates an ongoing embrace of OTT content by traditional pay-TV providers like Comcast. With this Sling deal, Comcast appears to be focused on their extensive multicultural...Learn More

Global OTT Content Revenues to Reach $53.2 Billion by Year-End

+
Global OTT content revenues will increase from $47.7 billion in 2015 to $53.2 billion by year-end 2016, according to a new market research report from Future Market Insights. The roster of market leaders is chock full of big, high-tech brand names, including Akamai, Amazon, Apple,...Learn More

Report: Changing Video Preferences Driving Renewed Interest in A La Carte Pay TV

+
Nearly 8 in 10 (78.0%) respondents said they would be interested in an a la carte pay tv service, according to an a la carte pay TV survey conducted by TiVo-owned market research specialist Digitalsmiths. Digitalsmiths-TiVo’s ¨Q3 2016 Video Trends Report: Consumer Behavior Across Pay-TV,...Learn More

Evolution Digital Reaches Agreement with GCI and Expands Customer List for eBOX IP Hybrid

+
Centennial, Colorado — November 16, 2016 — Evolution Digital today announces it has reached agreement with General Communications Inc. (GCI) to deploy the revolutionary eBOX® IP Hybrid Set-Top Box, powered by TiVo®, to GCI customers in select service regions. GCI delivers residential and business telecommunications...Learn More

Comcast Netflix Deal Finalizes Comcast X1 Netflix Integration

+
Subscribers to Netflix and Comcast Xfinity video service will have full access to Netflix content via Comcast’s X1 platform and enabled devices, thanks for a Comcast Netflix deal announced today. The agreement may be the most significant example of a cable pay-TV services provider joining...Learn More

Mobile Video Viewing Survey Finds 85% Jump Since 2010

1
Mobile video viewing has been growing rapidly and reached massive scale over the course of recent years, according to a new mobile video viewing survey. Some 1.1 billion consumers use their smartphones or other Internet-connected mobile devices to watch streaming video content, according to Ericsson...Learn More

Apple TV App Offers Single Sign-on Authentication, But One Major Player Says No Thank You

+
A new Apple TV app unifies and stays in sync with Apple TV, iPhone and iPad apps and includes single sign-on authentication features. Apple announced the new TV app this week along with a new Siri feature and a single sign-on that enables iOS device...Learn More

Verizon Invests in Content Discovery

+
NEW YORK – To accelerate OTT video efforts and roll out of enhanced content discovery and innovative features, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the technology and software that underlies Vessel’s online video subscription service, which...Learn More