Frontier TiVo Deal Features OTT, Helps Blur the Lines Between Broadband and TV

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Broadband service providers continue to look for ways to leverage TV and video services, blurring the traditional lines of what it means to be a TV provider. A combination of the growing availability of compelling content via OTT delivery and faster video enabling broadband services...Learn More

Carrier VoLTE Survey: 80% Expect Enhanced User Experience

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Mobile operators see Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) providing an effective means of driving revenue growth and countering competition in voice and video calling from over-the-top (OTT) service providers, according to new market research conducted by Ovum for iBasis. VoLTE is gaining traction among the mobile service providers...Learn More

With the fring Alliance, Genband Hopes to Empower Carriers to Play in OTT World

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Over-the-Top (OTT) services like Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and others have long ridden communications service providers’ (CSPs) networks to reach end consumers with interactive communications applications. In so doing, they have cut into CSPs’ profits by lowering usage for text messaging, voice calls, conference calling, and...Learn More

Dish Sling TV/ EPIX Deal Brings New Movies to Sling OTT Offering

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Two somewhat maverick enterprises are combining forces to address the over-the-top and TV Everywhere opportunity. The companies are Dish Network, which announced its “Best of Live TV” OTT offering for its Sling TV platform at the beginning of this year, and EPIX, a joint venture...Learn More

Voice over Wi-Fi Services: Loud and Clear

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The business and architectural changes propelled by the Internet are accelerating relentlessly. Single-service networks are converging on IP and applications of all types will be delivered as over-the-top (OTT) and on-demand. That’s particularly true when it comes to voice services, where the move to Voice...Learn More

Video Binge Viewing Has Large Appeal, OTT Takes Advantage

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“Consumers want entertainment on their terms,” which is giving tech-driven OTT newcomers a leg up in the U.S. and North American marketplaces, according to a new research study from video technology company Arris. TV stations and cable providers are holding on as they strive to...Learn More

Report: Multi-Screen TV Viewing Far Exceeds OTT Video Viewing

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Americans spend an average 175 hours per month engaged with a combination of multi-screen TV, four major Internet portals, YouTube and Facebook – 35 hours/month more than they spend working, according to recent Nielsen and comScore market research findings. Eighty percent of that time is...Learn More

Add Nickelodeon OTT to the Growing List of Broadband Delivered OTT Channels

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The list of mainstream traditional programming that will become available direct-to-consumer, without the need of a pay-TV subscription is growing. The popular children’s channel Nickelodeon is the latest to join this list, which also includes HBO, CBS, Showtime, Univison, and others. These moves illustrate a...Learn More

NPD: Streaming Media Player Penetration to Hit 40% of U.S. Internet Homes by 2017

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No less than 40 percent of U.S. Internet homes – a total 39 million – will have a streaming media player come 1Q 2017, according to a new forecast from NPD Group. Just 16 percent had one as of 1Q 2014. Taking into account purchases...Learn More

TDG: OTT TV Sports Viewing to Skyrocket

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Amateur or professional, coverage of live sports continues to be a staple for television broadcasters and a defining part of the television experience, TDG (The Diffusion Group) points out with the release of new market research. Adult broadband users spend no less than 20 percent...Learn More

Online Video Revenue is Diversified with Strong Growth for Short Form, TV, and Movies

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Revenue in the online short-form video market has the potential to reach nearly as high as $13 billion by 2019 – a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.5 percent, according to new market research and forecasts from ABI Research. Overall, ABI expects online video...Learn More

Broadband-Only Homes are Growing and Important, But Actual Numbers are Elusive

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Broadband-only homes, defined as homes without a traditional subscription pay-TV service in this context, are a major focus these days. But exactly how many of them exist? When discussing the launch of their upcoming OTT channel, HBO CEO Richard Plepler cited 10 million broadband only homes as the...Learn More