Verizon and NBA Expand Multi-platform Content and Technology Partnership with New Innovation Component

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January 17, 2018 — Verizon and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced an innovative, multi-year partnership that will deliver one of the most comprehensive video streaming offerings of NBA content – from live out-of-market games via NBA League Pass to highlights, fantasy basketball, original...Learn More

TiVo: 20% of Daily Life Involves Engaging Video Services, Pay TV Subscribership at 90%

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Consumers spend an average of 4.4 hours each day watching video, and an average of 28 minutes daily searching for what they want to watch, according to new research from TiVo Corp. The research also found that people are using a combination of traditional pay...Learn More

Report: Frustration with the OTT Experience Will Drive Major Change

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Consumers are increasingly demanding video content on at any time, anywhere and on any device, but are overwhelmed by some 200 OTT choices, according to a new report from Ooyala. Yet, even with that many choices, millennials are not completely satisfied with their current OTT...Learn More

Consolidated Adds Fubo to Video Lineup

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MATTOON, Ill. – Dec. 21, 2017 – Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced it has reached a first-ever agreement with fuboTV, the leading sports-first live streaming TV service, to bring its robust content line-up to Consolidated Communications’ customers. fuboTV is one of...Learn More

Top Telecom Stories of 2017 (7 High-Profile, 3 Low-Profile)

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It was virtually impossible to miss some of the top telecom stories of 2017 –such as the recent Net Neutrality reversal or carriers’ ongoing 5G and fixed wireless activities. Some other important stories initially got a bit of attention but then faded from the collective...Learn More

ITS Telecom Launches Whole Home Wi-Fi, Eyes Carrier Smart Home Opportunities

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ITS Telecom, an independent telco serving rural Florida, recently launched what the company is calling Whole Home Wi-Fi, an offering aimed at providing coverage throughout customers’ homes. That capability, in turn, will enable carrier smart home opportunities, explained Jeff Leslie, ITS Telecom CEO, in an...Learn More

Comcast Pandora Integration Adds Voice Control to Streaming Music

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The latest enhancement to Comcast’s X1 platform is a deeper integration with the Pandora streaming music service. Among other things, the Comcast Pandora integration will let users control the Pandora service with their voice. “We’re seeing explosive growth in listening through in-home devices like X1,...Learn More

FuboTV Roku Offering Should Help Spur Popularity of the Niche Streaming Service

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fuboTV, a sports-oriented live streaming TV service, has come out of beta on Roku. The fuboTV Roku offering features a significantly upgraded design. The upgraded platform provides 30 hours of personal storage with no expiration date and the ability to add 500 hours. The Roku...Learn More

T-Mobile Enters Pay-TV Business with Layer3 Acquisition

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In what T-Mobile CEO John Legere calls the next phase of their ‘un-carrier’ strategy, the wireless provider announced an acquisition of IPTV pay-TV provider Layer3. The acquisition catapults T-Mobile into the rapidly evolving video business. “People love their TV, but they hate their TV providers....Learn More

Report: Virtual Pay-TV Providers are Pursuing the Wrong Streaming Strategy

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Live streaming, or streaming traditional live channel line-ups as Sling TV and Directv Now do, is not living up to the hype, according to a new live video streaming survey, which found that only 11% of people who stream pay for live content. StreamOn, a...Learn More

NCTC, MobiTV Deal to Test Consumer Appetite for App Based Pay-TV

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A new NCTC, MobiTV deal, announced today, will help shape an ongoing debate about the future of pay-TV. Is that future based on a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) app model, or will customers continue to opt for the status-quo operator provided set-top-box (STB) scenario? The National Cable...Learn More

Smart TV Preferences: User Experience is Key, Voice Control is Lacking

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User experience is the driving factor behind smart TV and streaming media preferences, according to a smart TV preferences survey from Parks Associates. Nearly half (45 percent) of all broadband households in the U.S. already have a smart TV, according to the research firm. Smart...Learn More

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