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

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

Sling Local Now to Offer Hyper-Local Content on Roku Devices

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The Sling Local Now hyper-local content offering is now rolling out on Roku devices. The ad-free offering from The Weather Channel, previously available on devices supported by Sling TV, provides current, localized news, weather, sports and traffic updates.  Local Now is available to Sling ¨Best...Learn More

OTT Video Habits Survey: 83% Watch On Demand

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More than 8 in 10 consumers (83 percent) watch on-demand video (VOD), four percent more than did so in April 2015, according to digital content delivery platform provider Limelight Networks’ second semi-annual ¨The State of Online Video¨ report. The amount of time adult viewers 18-69...Learn More

Parks Finds 31 Percent of Broadband Homes With Streaming Media Players

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Streaming media players (SMPs) were present in 3 in 10 (31 percent) of U.S. broadband households as of end-3Q 2015, up from 27 percent at the start of the year. That’s poised to increase, as more than 14 percent of U.S. broadband households intend to...Learn More

GfK: Netflix Users’ Weekly TV Program Viewing Doubled Since 2012

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Netflix OTT video subscribers are watching twice as many TV programs per week as they did three years ago, according to the latest from GfK’s ¨The Home Technology Monitor¨ series of reports. The Netflix users watch an average of 10 shows a week today, compared...Learn More

Charter Roku App is Latest Move Away from Traditional Set-top-Boxes

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Charter will offer their channel line-up through an app on the Roku streaming platform. The Charter Roku app is available now and can be accessed on any TV connected to a Roku device, including STBs, streaming sticks and Roku powered TVs. Charter joins Time Warner...Learn More

Roku Looks to Expand Service Provider Partnerships for Streaming and OTT

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Roku may well be the most familiar streaming OTT device to consumers, thanks in large part to an aggressive retail strategy. But Roku is also now turning their attention to service provider partnerships to help place Roku devices in consumer homes. At Telecompetitor’s recent broadbandTV...Learn More

Content Rights Continue to Be Biggest Obstacle to Broadband TV Momentum

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Broadband and video service providers alike are increasingly looking to streaming content services as a viable video service option. We characterize these growing streaming video services as broadband TV. They may involve OTT type services, or could be streaming video across a closed managed broadband...Learn More

LRG Finds More Than Half of U.S. Households Pay for OTT Video Service

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More American households are connecting to the Internet via smart TV sets, video game controllers, Blu-ray disc players or stand-alone devices, such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku, according to new market research from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). Well over half (56...Learn More

CEA: Streaming Video Subscribership Reaches 40% of Households

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Ownership of digital content will surpass that of traditional content over the course of the next few years, according to the Consumer Electronics Association’s 17th “Annual CE Ownership and Market Potential Study. Widespread adoption and use of smartphones are key drivers. Following TV sets and...Learn More

The Dawn of Broadband TV is Here

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We are witnessing some profound changes in the video business these days. Broadband has now enabled some very distinct shifts in the delivery of video. It’s led to the emergence of a new model for video and entertainment – broadband TV – where an increasing...Learn More