Sandvine: HBO NOW Network Impact is Minimal

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Last week’s launch of HBO NOW, a streaming Internet video service that stands apart from HBO’s traditional subscription-based pay-TV cable service – marks a new approach via which traditional cable providers and TV broadcasters are looking to meet the competitive challenge from over-the-top (OTT) online...Learn More

Accenture Media Consumption Survey: TV Screens See Sharp Decline

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People around the world are increasingly turning to a variety of consumer electronic (CE) devices – smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles, as well as portable and desktop PCs – to satisfy their need for entertainment. The emergence of the variety of CE devices and digital...Learn More

MagicJack magicApp Premium: Stand-Alone Mobile OTT Voice and Text

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MagicJack VocalTec has launched a mobile over-the-top voice and text offering that lets iOS devices place calls using cellular data or Wi-Fi for $1.99 monthly or $14.99 for a year. To use the offering customers download the company’s magicApp Premium app. The offering includes a...Learn More

Netflix Subscriber Growth Results in 10 Billion Hours of Streaming Video in 1Q 2015

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The Netflix train does not appear to be slowing down. In fact it may be accelerating. Their recent 1Q 2015 earnings report highlights over 60 million subscribers, with 40 million in the U.S. alone. All of those subscribers streamed 10 billion hours of video in...Learn More

Ovum: Pay-TV, Broadcasters Want in On Streaming, Total OTT Subscribers Now at 100M

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The advent of OTT (over-the-top), direct-to-consumer streaming video services from pay-TV providers and broadcasters, such as HBO Now, CBS All Access and DISH’s Sling TV “herald in a new era in online streaming as premium, stand-alone services based on content once exclusive to traditional pay-TV,”...Learn More

Parks: Over Half of Broadband Consumers Already Pay for OTT, Average $9/month

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While the implications of OTT on pay-TV and broadcast TV continue to be debated, more than half of  consumers (57 percent) in U.S. broadband households pay for OTT (over-the-top) video services, such as Netflix or Hulu Plus, according to new market research from Parks Associates....Learn More

Report: Amazon Prime Subscribers Watch More Netflix

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Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of subscribers to Amazon Prime – the online retail giant’s all-inclusive membership package – are more likely to use Netflix in the previous month compared to Amazon Prime Instant Video, according to new market research from Strategy Analytics. Forty percent of...Learn More

ABI: Pay TV Providers Need to Look to OTT to Sustain Pay TV Revenue Growth

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The pay-TV industry will grow at a slow 3.7 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2020 as sector participants struggle to find ways of curtailing customer churn and will raise, or at least maintain, average revenue per user (ARPU), according to new market research...Learn More

FCC Officially Documents First Ever Decline in Pay-TV Subscribers

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The number of multichannel video programming subscribers in the U.S. registered its first-ever full-year decline in 2013, dropping from 101 million to 100.9 million, according to an FCC annual report to Congress. The decline in pay-TV subscribers was felt entirely by traditional cable MSO multichannel...Learn More

OTT Video Satisfaction Survey: Streaming Problems Drive 75% Away

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Consumers of over-the-top (OTT) video don’t have a lot of patience when it comes to the performance of  content delivery systems, according to an inaugural market survey and report from Conviva, which specializes in optimization of the online video experience. According to Conviva’s “How Consumers...Learn More

Mobile Video Viewing Forecast to Surpass Desktop by 4Q 2016, TV Everywhere on the Rise

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Viewing of video on mobile devices is poised to surpass desktop viewing as early as 4Q 2016, according to the inaugural “Adobe Video Benchmark Report.” As a result, “mobile video advertising could be a big opportunity in the near future, as consumer eyeballs flock to...Learn More

ComScore Finds Huge Growth in Mobile Media Consumption

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Strong growth in mobile devices and multi-platform content consumption continued unabated in 2014, as new research from comScore illustrates. “Perhaps more so than at any other time in recent memory, changes were not merely incremental but rather seemed to represent key inflection points in the...Learn More