Report: African-American Cord-Cutting Could See Big Rise

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When it comes to home TV, Internet and phone services, African-Americans are some of the biggest spenders in the U.S. And while African-American households are the most likely to subscribe to digital add-ons like DVR, HD and premium channels, they’re also more likely than their...Learn More

ABI: 4K Mobile Device Sales to Reach 478M Units by 2019

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A new generation of 4K/Ultra HD smartphones is expected to hit the market in 2015, competing with the 2K, “Quad HD” smartphones that currently comprise the premium end of the market. The higher resolution offered by 4K/Ultra HD mobile devices is “more about marketing and...Learn More

IHS: Android TV Platform Poses Biggest Threat to Roku, Amazon Fire TV

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Roku and Apple TV dominate the market for streaming media players, but Google could disrupt the market with the introduction of its Android TV platform, according to IHS Technology. The global installed base of streaming media players is growing fast, with IHS forecasting it will...Learn More

ABI: 4K TV Adoption Will Vary Between OTT and PayTV

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Next-gen Ultra HD, or 4K, resolution offers TV and video network and content providers a means of differentiating their services, with different categories of provider more or less likely to be early adopters of the technology for distribution across different types of devices and services,...Learn More

Study: Smart TVs are OTT Device Preference

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Having the ability to connect to the Internet and stream content is the most important factor among U.S. households considering the purchase of a new TV or video device, according to a new study carried out by GfK  for the Council for Research Excellence (CRE)....Learn More

Strategy Analytics: OTT Video Revenue Will Surpass DVD Revenue in 2019

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The North American market for over-the-top (OTT) video, which includes subscription video-on-demand (VoD) services such as Netlfix and Hulu, will grow 21 percent in 2014, reaching $10.7 billion, according to new market research from Strategy Analytics. Overall, OTT video revenues are expected to nearly double...Learn More

Parks: Cloud DVR Sees Growing Interest, Legal Clarity

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The recent Aereo Supreme Court case, while not exactly positive for Aereo, may help drive cloud DVR adoption, according to Parks Associates’ Research Analyst Glenn Hower. And with growing interest in the application, video service providers “…can experiment with these cloud services as strategies to...Learn More

After One Year, Google Chromecast Streams Number 400 Million

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Google recently celebrated Chromecast’s first birthday, and reveled some usage statistics. “A thumb-sized media streaming media device that plugs into HDMI ports on TV sets,” Chromecast users can beam online shows, movies, music and other streaming digital content to their TVs from their smartphones, tablets,...Learn More

Peering Dispute: Level3 Says Fix Would Cost Verizon A Few Grand Per 10G

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Level3 says Verizon could fix the congestion problems the companies have been arguing over by spending “a few thousand dollars” per 10 Gbps of traffic from Level3.The comment came in a blog post from Level3 Vice President of Content and Media Mark Taylor in a...Learn More

‘Cable Company’ Aereo Wants Compulsory Content License

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Aereo might not cease operations after all. The company is now arguing that because the Supreme Court ruled that the company was a cable TV service provider, it is entitled to a compulsory license to offer local broadcast content. Aereo had argued that what it...Learn More

Parks: By 2016, 25% of Homes Will Have Streaming Media Player, Roku Market Share at 46%

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A new report from Parks Associates sheds light on the growing streaming media player market. By Parks estimates, 1 in 4 homes (25%) will have a streaming media player, sometimes referred to as an OTT set-top-box (STB) by 2016. These include players from Roku, Apple...Learn More

Nielsen: “Recently Telecast VOD” Users Have Strong Demographics

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Video-on-demand (VOD) “has come of age over the last two years,” according to Nielsen’s “Q1 2014 Cross-Platform Report,” spurred on in large part by the availability of online content and mobile device penetration. Americans watched more than five hours of traditional TV per day on...Learn More