OTT Video Habits Survey: 83% Watch On Demand

+
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

+
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

+
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

+
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

+
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

+
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

+
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

+
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

+
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

+
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

+
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

1
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