NeoNova Launches YourStream TV

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 15, 2014) – NeoNova, an industry leader in cloud-based services for regional telcos, today announced that the company’s latest live broadcast streaming solution for Roku gives affiliate customers a new way for their subscribers to watch local television. YourStream TV from...Learn More

Report: Pay TV Subscribers to Increase (Just Barely) in 2014

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The rapid emergence of over-the-top (OTT) and Internet TV alternatives, as well as cloud services, has posed stiff challenges for U.S. pay-TV service providers in recent years. Having experienced a 0.58% decline in subscriber numbers in 2013, the pay-TV subscriber base will grow in 2014,...Learn More

Aereo’s Cloud DVR Service To Be Google Chromecast Ready Come End of May

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Aereo’s cloud-based antenna-DVR technology will be Google Chromecast ready by May 29, the Boston-based cloud media technology developer’s CEO Chet Kanojia announced April 10 at Fast Company’s “Innovation Uncensored” conference in New York City. Google Chromecast joins Apple TV and Roku as the platforms that...Learn More

Rentrak: 4.4 Billion Hours Spent Watching VOD in 2013

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The amount of time viewers spent watching free video-on-demand (VOD) broadcast primetime television content rose 24 percent year-over-year in 2013. Overall, viewers spent a total of 4.4 billion hours watching VOD content last year, according to the latest “Rentrak State of VOD: Trend Report 2013.”...Learn More

AT&T HBO Bundle Targets Potential Cord Cutters for $40 per Month

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There is an ongoing debate about the true impact of video cord cutting. One side of the argument says consumers are actively cutting the cord to save money or because they consume video differently than the traditional ‘smorgasbord’ channel line-up model. The counter argument points...Learn More

NCTC in Talks for WebTuner IP Platform for OTT and Cable Content

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The National Cable Television Cooperative said yesterday that it is in discussions with a new player in the market about a video delivery platform designed to handle Internet video content as well as live and on-demand TV. The platform comes from WebTuner and includes a...Learn More

Accenture: 25% of Consumers Plan to Purchase Connected TV Within a Year

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Viewing TV programming over the Internet is growing, as is demand for more devices and more online content. And consumers are increasingly willing to pay for better access to content, which is reshaping the landscape of the media and entertainment industries, according to the fourth...Learn More

Amazon Enters Crowded OTT STB Arena with Amazon Fire TV

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Amazon unveiled a competitor to Roku and Apple TV with the launch of Amazon Fire TV, a new OTT STB option, which will retail for $99. Amazon Fire TV offers many of the same features of its competitors, but also some distinct differences. Amazon has...Learn More

Vubiquity AnyVU Cloud Introduces New Video Content Delivery Model

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This post has been updated and modified and clarifies an earlier version Vubiquity Wednesday formally announced AnyVUCloud, a cloud-based platform for delivering video content to the marketplace. According to yesterday’s press release, AnyVU Cloud will host “…licensed transactional and subscription Video on Demand content, as...Learn More

Mobile Video Forecast to Comprise Half of Online Video By 2016

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Many doubted mobile devices would ever serve as the basis for a viable online consumer video platform less than 10 years ago. What’s transpired since should be more than enough to silence them. The fastest growing segment of the online video market, mobile video, may...Learn More

TDG: 14% of Broadband Households Use Internet Set-Top Boxes

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Considered by some to be a harbinger of growth in cutting the cord on pay-TV services, Internet set-top boxes (iSTBs) such as Roku and Apple TV are in use among 14% of U.S. broadband households. It’s Early Millennials (ages 25-34) and Late Boomers (ages 45-54)...Learn More

Video Cord Cutting: Much Ado About Nothing…At Least Not Yet

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The latest research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) reveals that the pay-TV industry lost a whopping 0.1% of subscribers to video cord cutting in 2013. That equates to 105K subscribers from a total multichannel pay-TV universe of 94.6 million subscribers. Hardly the crisis of video...Learn More