Survey: Most Popular TV Content Comes From Big 4 Networks

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The anticipated demise of traditional TV broadcasting is greatly exaggerated according to TiVo, which in March sought to determine the most popular TV content sources by carrying out panel-based market research. The ¨Big 4¨ television networks took the top four places when TiVo asked panel...Learn More

LRG: Connected TV Households Rise to 65% of TV Households

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Connected TV households now comprise 65% of TV households, according to new research from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). By LRG’s definition, a connected TV household is one with a smart TV or with at least one TV connected to the Internet via a video game...Learn More

Video Streaming Habits: 65% of TV OTT Viewing is Spent Using Subscription VOD

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Subscription, transactional or free streaming video services account for 42% of the time that adult video streamers spend in front of television screens at home, according to new video streaming habits research from Adobe Primetime and The Diffusion Group (TDG). Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD)...Learn More

Netflix Subscriber Growth: 6.7 Million Year-Over-Year

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Netflix subscriber growth continues its upward path. The company added 6.74 million subscribers year-over-year in 1Q 2016, bringing total paid memberships to more than 81.5 million. U.S. membership increased a greater than expected 2.23 million as compared to 2.28 million a year ago. International memberships...Learn More

Parks: OTT Video Churn on the Rise

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OTT video churn is on the rise, according to new market research from Parks Associates. About 1 in 5 U.S. broadband households canceled at least one OTT video service subscription over the course of 2015, researchers said. That’s 2% higher than was the case in...Learn More

Study: Cord Cutting in Rural Markets Has Less Appeal

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Cord cutting in rural markets is not happening as quickly as in urban and suburban areas, and rural residents aren’t dissatisfied with, or cutting the cord on their pay-TV services for the same reasons, according to a new rural video survey commissioned by Innovative Systems....Learn More

DISH Expands UltraHD 4K Content Availability with Netflix

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DISH will expand their UltraHD 4K content availability with news that they will add Netflix 4K content to their Hopper 3 DVR platform. The Netflix UltraHD 4K content joins existing Netflix content integration into DISH’s program guide and search results. Netflix plans to have close...Learn More

NFL Game Streaming Coming to Twitter

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The NFL announced today that NFL game streaming is coming to Twitter for the upcoming NFL season. The deal includes the Thursday night NFL package, which will also be simulcast on traditional TV (including on NBC, CBS, and the NFL Network). The deal is for...Learn More

NeoNova, Sling TV Deal Should Benefit NRTC Members

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Members of the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative will be able to offer customers Sling TV and earn a “referral bonus “on the sales through a NeoNova, Sling TV deal announced yesterday. “Build stronger customer relationships while increasing your revenue through a referral bonus when customers...Learn More

Starz Goes OTT with New Subscription Streaming App

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Starz is the latest premium cable network to go direct to consumers with a new OTT subscription streaming app. Starz joins HBO and Showtime who launched their OTT subscription streaming apps last year. All are targeting cord cutters and so called ‘broadband-only’ homes with these...Learn More

Binge Watching Survey: Nearly One-Third Binge Weekly

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Nearly half of all Americans subscribe to streaming video services — and they’re taking to binge watching with fervor, according to a binge watching survey from Deloitte. Seven in 10 U.S. consumers watch an average of five episodes at a time, and nearly 1/3 binge...Learn More

Netflix Throttling: What (If Anything) Will the FCC Do?

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Just when disputes between broadband providers and content providers about content delivery and Net Neutrality seemed to be over, along came the revelation late last week about Netflix throttling of traffic to wireless customers of AT&T and Verizon. Netflix admitted the practice in response to...Learn More