Report: When Comparing OTT Threats on Pay TV, it’s the Revenue, Not the Subscribers That Counts

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Much continues to be made of OTT threats on pay TV providers, with often dire predictions in tow. While acknowledging a fast and dramatically changing technological and viewer environment, Strategy Analytics (SA) says traditional pay TV providers will continue to dominate the U.S. and North...Learn More

Virtual MSOs Bigger Threat to Cable, Satellite, Telco Pay-TV than Netflix, Amazon

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The launch of “skinny” streaming TV and video service bundles by OTT providers, such as YouTube, poses the latest real and present danger to incumbent cable, satellite, and telco pay-TV vendors. A more recent market entrant in the U.S. and internationally, Virtual Multiple Systems Operators,...Learn More

Evolution Digital Reaches eVUE-TV Agreement with GCI

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Centennial, Colorado — June 20, 2017 — Evolution Digital today announces that it has reached an agreement with General Communication Inc. (GCI) to deploy its fully managed eVUE-TV® IPTV Solution to GCI customers in select service regions. GCI delivers residential and business telecommunications services primarily...Learn More

Report: TV Streaming Subscribers Can Be Segmented into Four Categories

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About two-thirds of U.S. adult broadband users have subscriptions to video-on-demand (SVOD) on a home television. Streaming movies and TV programs via the Internet to their TV screens isn’t the only thing that distinguishes home SVOD subscribers from the larger population of U.S. adult broadband...Learn More

Verizon Oath Strategy: Mobile Usage Data is Our Oil and Oath Will be Our Oil Rig

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Building “brands people love” will differentiate Verizon’s strategy for the digital media business it will operate when its Yahoo acquisition is completed and those assets are merged with Verizon’s AOL business, said Marni Walden, Verizon executive vice president and president of the company’s Media and...Learn More

PwC: U.S. Entertainment-Media Revenues to Reach $759 Billion by 2021

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Rapid shifts in digital information and communications technology (ICT), and the ways it’s used by the increasingly large share of the population turning to the Internet for entertainment and media (E&M) content has added a third dimension to the calculus market players need to factor...Learn More

Report: Streaming Video Subscribers Outnumber Pay-TV Subscribers Among Internet Users

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The popularity of streaming Internet TV and movie services provided over-the-top (OTT) has reached another new high point. More American Internet users are using streaming video services than have cable pay-TV subscriptions, according to an eMarketer report based on a May 2017 market study about...Learn More

Google Fiber Video Rates Just Got Bumped by 33%

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Even almighty Google is not immune to the skyrocketing costs of video programming, with news last week that Google Fiber video rates will rise by about one third. New customers to Google’s double play of gigabit broadband and video will now pay $160 per month,...Learn More

ACSI: Pay-TV Customer Satisfaction Remains “Abysmal”

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American pay-TV customer satisfaction was even worse in the roughly 12 months from May 17, 2016 to April 25, 2017 than it was in the period prior, according to the latest ACSI (American Customer Satisfaction Index). Overall customer satisfaction with their pay-TV subscription services dropped...Learn More

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

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