Report: Pay TV Revenues Peaked at $103 Billion in 2013

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North American pay-TV revenues peaked at $102.86 billion in 2013, according to a new forecast from Digital TV Research. Revenues will drop 11.7 percent ($12.04 billion) from 2014-2020, coming in at $90.71 billion in 2020, according to the researchers. Cable revenues across Canada and the...Learn More

WSJ: Sony, HBO, Showtime Want Internet Fast Lanes After All

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Just weeks after the FCC adopted new Net Neutrality rules, those rules could soon face their first test. The Wall Street Journal reports today that several content providers planning new subscription video streaming offerings have talked to major broadband providers about having their streaming services...Learn More

Another Day, Another Streaming OTT Option – Today it’s PlayStation Vue

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Sony took the wraps off its streaming OTT service today, PlayStation Vue, making it available in three markets, including Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. The latest OTT entrant will offer a streaming OTT channel line-up and VOD content for packages ranging from $50 to $70...Learn More

While Sling TV Beefs up Streaming Content, Apple OTT Rumors Persist

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By the end of 2015, we may have three OTT streaming services offering real alternatives to the traditional pay-TV model. Sling TV was first out of the gate and rumors about a looming Apple OTT streaming service persist, with the Wall Street Journal adding fuel...Learn More

Nielsen Finds 13% of Homes With Multiple OTT Video Subscriptions

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Americans continue to fuel growth in subscriptions to streaming video-on-demand (SVOD) services. According to Nielsen’s “Total Audience Report,” 41 percent of U.S. homes had access to an SVOD service in 4Q 2014. Breaking down its research demographically, Nielsen’s latest SVOD report reveals that 71 percent...Learn More

TDG: Over 20% of OTT Subscription Video Users are Cord Cheaters

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More than 20 percent of adult broadband users who stream video via an online subscription service are “cord cheaters,” according to new market research from TDG (The Diffusion Group). These online video streaming viewers use account names and passwords of service subscribers that don’t live...Learn More

Ooyala Finds 34% of Online Video Views on Mobile Devices

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More than one-third (34 percent) of online videos viewed worldwide flowed through to mobile smartphone and tablet screens in 4Q 2014, highlighting another quarter of impressive growth, according to Ooyala’s “Q4 2014 Global Video Index” report. Increased production and greater consumer uptake of large-screen smartphones...Learn More

Shammo: Verizon Plans Summer Mobile First OTT Video Launch

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Verizon plans to launch a mobile over-the-top video offering this summer, said Fran Shammo, the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, at the Deutsche Bank 2015 Media, Internet & Telecom Conference today, which was available as a webcast. Shammo called the offering “Mobile...Learn More

Digitalsmiths: 4% of Pay TV Subscribers Plan to Cut Service

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Pay-TV providers have made great improvements to their video platforms and services, but they are increasingly feeling the competitive heat and being pressured “from all angles,” a new Digitalsmiths’ market research report highlights. Surveying over 3,000 consumers in the U.S. and Canada for its Q4...Learn More

Rapidly Changing OTT Video Keeps Traditional Service Providers Interested

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Several recent developments in OTT video highlight the quickly changing nature of the TV business. These developments include more content for Sling TV, new news on the upcoming HBO OTT channel, and a new approach by NBCUniversal for OTT content. These and other developments have...Learn More

Financial Researchers: Video Cord Cutting is Worse Than Believed

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Some video service providers may have breathed a sigh of relief recently as it was revealed that total video subscribership actually rose between third and fourth quarter 2014. But according to telecom financial analyst firm Moffett Nathanson Research, video subscriber numbers aren’t as strong as...Learn More

Frontier TiVo Deal Features OTT, Helps Blur the Lines Between Broadband and TV

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Broadband service providers continue to look for ways to leverage TV and video services, blurring the traditional lines of what it means to be a TV provider. A combination of the growing availability of compelling content via OTT delivery and faster video enabling broadband services...Learn More