CBS OTT Channel, CBS All Access, Includes Live TV From Local Affiliates

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Add CBS to the growing list of traditional media companies who are now embracing OTT distribution of their content. CBS All Access is a new subscription based OTT offer that features live and on-demand programming. Included in the offer is a live feed of the...Learn More

Report: Set-Top Box Revenues Down 3% from 2013

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Global set-top box (STB) revenues rose 4 percent sequentially in 2Q to reach $4.8 billion as unit shipments rose 7 percent from 1Q 2014 but fell 3 percent from 2Q 2013, according to new market research from Infonetics Research. “The global set-top box (STB) market...Learn More

OTT Provider GEM Gains MVPD Status, Local TV Content for SIMUL SEZ

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Giga Entertainment Media has a unique business model. The company offers an app and platform for tablets and mobile devices that enables end users to view over-the-top video and free local TV content simultaneously on multiple devices, and supports multi-user collaboration and other capabilities. The...Learn More

Video Business is in Significant Transition with Important Implications

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There are no shortage of issues faced by video service providers, some of which are fundamentally changing the business model for pay-TV. Rising programming costs, changing program access rules, and a shift to broadband delivered distribution are just a few. We interviewed Rich Fickle, CEO...Learn More

HBO OTT Channel to Launch in 2015

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Perhaps we’re seeing a tipping point in OTT video with news that HBO will launch a HBO OTT channel in 2015 that is not tied to a pay-TV subscription. The details are very few right now, but HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler announced the...Learn More

Roku: All TV Content Will be Streamed via Broadband

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Will all TV content eventually be streamed over the Internet? Steve Shannon, general manager of content and devices at Roku believes so, and that was a recurring message of his keynote address at last week’s BroadbandVision show. Shannon believes that the TV experience will evolve...Learn More

Isenberg: The Beginning of the BroadbandTV Era

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The strategy of integrating OTT content into a traditional channel line-up for video service providers is an emerging application that is gaining traction. One such video provider, Atlantic Broadband of Quincy, Mass is an early adopter of the practice, having recently integrated a Netflix channel...Learn More

GfK: Digital Media Player Ownership Up Ten-Fold Since 2010

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Video game consoles are the most common means Netflix viewers use to watch streaming movies and TV shows, but that’s changing as more and more Netflix subscribers turn to over-the-top (OTT) set-top devices, a.k.a. digital media players, according to new market research from GfK. Digital...Learn More

Dascom Systems Group to Exhibit and Present at BroadbandVision Show in Las Vegas, Nevada

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WOODBURY, MINNESOTA – SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 – Dascom Systems Group, the leading integrator of IPTV to telecommunications companies since 1998, announced today it will be showcasing its Roku streaming platform at BroadbandVision, held October 1-3, 2014 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. With BroadbandVision...Learn More

AT&T Targets Cord Cutters with New $39 Broadband + OTT Offer

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Video service providers are beginning to get a little more creative with TV bundles in the hopes of capturing subscribers who either no longer want the “300 channel line-up” package or never subscribed to it in the first place. The latest example is a $39...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Video Viewership Up 127% in One Year

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The proliferation of small mobile screens and accelerating deployment of the latest generation mobile broadband networks continue to drive mobile video viewership higher and higher. Mobile video viewership more than doubled in the past year and now represents over 25 percent of all online viewing,...Learn More

Innovative Systems Enters Growing Broadband TV Market with Streaming TV Platform

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Broadband TV is on the rise and a growing number of vendors are now taking notice. South Dakota based software developer Innovative Systems (IS) is the latest example, with the launch of their Streaming TV platform. Broadband TV is broadband Internet delivered TV channels that...Learn More