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

IHS: OTT Set-Top Box Shipments to Exceed Telco IPTV STB Shipments

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Global shipments of over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes (STBs) from the likes of Apple, Google and Roku sold at retail shops will oustrip those of IPTV STBs installed by telco pay-TV service providers this year, according to new research from IHS. IHS expects 31 million OTT...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

Dish Sling TV/ EPIX Deal Brings New Movies to Sling OTT Offering

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Two somewhat maverick enterprises are combining forces to address the over-the-top and TV Everywhere opportunity. The companies are Dish Network, which announced its “Best of Live TV” OTT offering for its Sling TV platform at the beginning of this year, and EPIX, a joint venture...Learn More

NPD: Streaming Media Player Penetration to Hit 40% of U.S. Internet Homes by 2017

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No less than 40 percent of U.S. Internet homes – a total 39 million – will have a streaming media player come 1Q 2017, according to a new forecast from NPD Group. Just 16 percent had one as of 1Q 2014. Taking into account purchases...Learn More

Study Finds 1.9 Connected TV Devices Per U.S. Home

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Americans’ ownership of connected TV devices grew 5 percent quarterly and 28 percent year-over-year (YoY) in 3Q 2014 to reach 168 million units, according to Strategy Analytics’ latest USA Connected TV Device Tracker. Researchers found nearly two (1.9) connected TV devices per U.S. home. That...Learn More

Parks: Streaming Media Players Will Be Popular Electronic Gifts

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Smart watches and connected consumer electronics (CE) entertainment devices, such as game consoles and streaming media devices, will be this holiday season’s most popular electronic gifts, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Surveying purchases of connected CE devices this year, Parks found that...Learn More

Roku: All TV Content Will be Streamed via Broadband

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Will all TV content eventually be streamed over the Internet? Steve Shannon, general manager of content and devices at Roku believes so, and that was a recurring message of his keynote address at last week’s BroadbandVision show. Shannon believes that the TV experience will evolve...Learn More