Cord Cutting in Rural Markets: Less of a Threat?

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Cord cutting in rural markets may not pose as much of a threat to video operators as it does in urban markets, according to research findings about cord cutting behavior. Jerry Weber, vice president of voice and video products for Innovative Systems, who sponsored the...Learn More

Managed Broadband TV Success is Tied to Faster Broadband and Customer Education

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Many smaller broadband operators are launching managed broadband TV services, which generally feature local broadcast channels (ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, etc.) delivered to a private Roku channel (or other streaming video device). Operators are hoping to attract customers who are interested in a skinny bundle...Learn More

ZoneTV: OTT Content Integration is Key to Pay-TV Success

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In order to adapt to the changing pay-TV landscape, operators must embrace OTT content integration with the traditional channel line-up, says ZoneTV CEO Jeff Weber. Weber made his comments at Telecompetitor’s recent broadbandTV event. Weber, who has a long history in the video business, having...Learn More

Rise of OTT Introduces Growing Number of OTT Video Platforms

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As OTT continues to soar, the number of OTT video platforms for operators does as well. Telecompetitor’s broadbandTV event brought together several OTT platform providers to discuss the varying ways of delivering video in an OTT world. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida based ONE CONNXT  has...Learn More

OTT Video Ad Blocking Concerns Rise With TV Viewing of OTT Video

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Internet video viewing accounts for 20 percent of all content viewed on broadband-household TV sets – an average 3.8 hours per week, according to Parks Associates’ ¨Tracking Eyeballs: Video Analytics and Measurement¨ market research report. As that number rises so do concerns on the part...Learn More

OTT Video Demographics: Millennials Watch Less YouTube, More OTT Services

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Price is becoming less and content availability more of a factor in viewers’ decisions to cut the cord on their pay-TV services and switch to OTT alternatives, according to new market research about OTT video demographics from Limelight Networks. Seven in 10 consumers now subscribe...Learn More

Skinny Bundles, OTT Upset the Programming Landscape for Pay-TV

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Video operators are seeing dynamic change in the pay-TV marketplace as consumers embrace skinny bundles, OTT, and other emerging video products. That was one conclusion from Telecompetitor’s recent broadbandTV event. Madeleine Forrer, Vice President of Video Services for NRTC and Stewart Myers, VP of Programming...Learn More

Report Finds Roku with Biggest OTT Video Set Top Box Market Share

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Set-top boxes from the likes of Apple, Google and Roku are the fourth-most popular means of streaming OTT video in homes, according to OTT video set top box market share research from comScore. The OTT STBs ranked behind the ¨Big 3¨ – desktops, smartphones and...Learn More

Ooyala: OTT Video on Tablets is 18% of Mobile OTT Viewing

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Watching OTT video on tablets is becoming more commonplace, according to Ooyala’s 1Q’16 Global Video Index (GVI). The OTT video services market is booming as industry leaders expand and startups launch new services, according to  Prominent among them, Netflix launched in 130 new market territories...Learn More

AT&T Foresees Opex Savings from SDN and NFV of 40% to 50%

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AT&T expects to see opex savings from SDN and NFV in the range of 40% to 50% but it will take a few years to reach that goal, said Krish Prabhu, president of AT&T Labs, yesterday.  Prabhu discussed the prospects for software defined networking (SDN)...Learn More

Report: 4K UHD TV Sales, Interest Driven by SmartTVs

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The market for 4K UHD TVs is still driven by early adopters, but broader consumer interest is rising substantially and 4K UHD TV sales are reaching a tipping point, according to new market research from The NPD Group. Interest in 4K UHD TVs is particularly strong...Learn More

Frontier CEO: We’re Up to the Challenge of Competing With Cable

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When it comes to telcos competing with cable companies, it’s not as difficult as some industry observers have argued, according to Frontier CEO Dan McCarthy. Although some people view cable companies as formidable competitors able to offer unbeatable broadband speeds, McCarthy said Frontier has found...Learn More