DISH Debuts Hands-Free TV on Hopper DVR with Amazon Alexa

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Englewood, Colorado —  May 22, 2017 –DISH is changing the way that people watch TV with Amazon Alexa. Available today, DISH customers with a Hopper or Wally and an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap can watch hands-free TV with Alexa. DISH is the...Learn More

Comcast: X1 Will Win the Day for Us Even Against OTT

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We lost track of how many times Comcast’s new CEO Dave Watson touted the company’s X1 user interface at an investor conference today. But it was in the range of a dozen times or more. Among the X1 competitive benefits cited: reducing churn, improving customers’...Learn More

CFO Touts Benefits of AT&T Broadband Bundles, Sees Broadband as a Growth Area Again

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AT&T broadband will be a growth area again, said John Stephens, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer for the carrier, at an investor conference today. He added that AT&T broadband bundles have helped the company minimize churn substantially. Stephens attributed AT&T’s improved broadband...Learn More

Streaming Media Adapters Forecast Highlights Growing 4K Penetration

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Demand for streaming media adapters is poised for a sharp growth spurt amidst growth of recently introduced linear, 24×7 streaming video services, such as DirecTV Now and YouTube TV, according to a streaming media adapters forecast from ABI Research. Global unit shipments will rise to...Learn More

Coming Soon to a Streaming OTT Offer Near You – Your Local Broadcast Affiliates

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It’s no secret that streaming OTT services like Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and PlayStation Vue are on the rise and beginning to offer a legitimate OTT alternative to traditional subscription pay TV packages. But outside of a few major cities, these streaming offers have struggled...Learn More

Availability of Complete Series Boosts Xfinity Watchathon Week Viewing

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The ability to “binge watch” episodes of TV series on big and small screens alike has helped change the way viewers watch television. Having introduced Xfinity TV subscribers to “Watchathon Week” in 2013 — two years prior to the term “binge watch” being named “Word...Learn More

Hulu vMVPD Service Enters Beta, Hulu with Live TV Joins Crowded Streaming PayTV Field

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A long discussed Hulu vMVPD service was unveiled today and it offers a streaming OTT payTV alternative to traditional payTV services offered by cable, telco, and DBS operators. Hulu with Live TV joins a crowded streaming OTT payTV field which includes DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Vue,...Learn More

Sling Air TV Player Promotion Targets Cord Cutters

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A new Sling Air TV promotion is targeted squarely at cord cutters. Starting today, viewers willing to shell out for three months or more of Sling TV service will receive a wireless AirTV Player and adapter for $50. That’s more than 50 percent off the...Learn More

Report: Nearly One-Third of Free OTT Video Trials Converted into Paid Subscriptions

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Just shy of one-third of those who take advantage of free OTT video trials, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu, go on to sign up for paid subscriptions, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Zooming in on U.S. broadband households, Parks found...Learn More

Huawei: Video is Broadband’s Dial Tone

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Video is now equivalent to ‘basic service’ according to Huawei, who outlined a growing vision for the video opportunity at their recent Global Industry Analyst Summit last week in Shenzhen, China. Huawei sees a carrier global video market opportunity of over $1 trillion (USD). That...Learn More

EPIX and Frontier Communications Renew Distribution Agreement

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New York — April 17, 2017 — Premium entertainment network EPIX today announced that it has renewed its distribution agreement with Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), a leader in providing communications services to urban, suburban, and rural communities in 29 states. Terms of the agreement were not...Learn More

Verizon Digital Media Services to Supply Cinedigm

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April 12, 2017 — LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) today announced that Cinedigm has selected Verizon Digital Media Services to power the streaming and syndication of linear content for its portfolio of over the top digital networks. The move to the Verizon Digital Media Services...Learn More

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