MOBITV Platform Eliminates Headend, STB Requirements for IPTV

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A new offering from MOBIV is designed to provide what amounts to a ‘cloud-based’ headend and eliminates the need for a set-top box to deliver IPTV. The goal is to enable broadband providers to offer pay-TV services without a large capital outlay, explained MOBITV CEO...Learn More

Parks: Streaming Media Player Penetration Hits Nearly 40% in U.S. Broadband Homes

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It’s been a great decade for streaming media players, according to research from Parks Associates. The firm found that streaming media player penetration has risen from 6% among U.S. broadband households in 2010 to almost 40% at the beginning of this year. The research also...Learn More

New AirTV App Distributes Local OTA Broadcast Channels In and Out of The Home

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AirTV has upgraded their platform which integrates over-the-air (OTA) local broadcast channels with streaming OTT video. The growth of streaming services has given a second life to OTA. The new AirTV system enables free local channels received at homes via antennas to be sent to...Learn More

Consumer Reports, Roku Exchange Fire Over Streaming Device Security

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Consumer Reports this week posted a story that raises questions about the security and data stewardship of Roku devices. Roku, in turn, released a statement that said its products are safe to use. The Consumer Reports, Roku exchange focuses on two areas. The first is...Learn More

YouTube TV Now Available on Roku Devices

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February 01, 2018 — LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Roku Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) and YouTube today announced the availability of YouTube TV on select Roku® devices1. YouTube TV allows Roku users to stream live sports, local and national news, and must-see shows the moment they air on live...Learn More

FuboTV Roku Offering Should Help Spur Popularity of the Niche Streaming Service

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fuboTV, a sports-oriented live streaming TV service, has come out of beta on Roku. The fuboTV Roku offering features a significantly upgraded design. The upgraded platform provides 30 hours of personal storage with no expiration date and the ability to add 500 hours. The Roku...Learn More

NCTC, MobiTV Deal to Test Consumer Appetite for App Based Pay-TV

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A new NCTC, MobiTV deal, announced today, will help shape an ongoing debate about the future of pay-TV. Is that future based on a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) app model, or will customers continue to opt for the status-quo operator provided set-top-box (STB) scenario? The National Cable...Learn More

Smart TV Preferences: User Experience is Key, Voice Control is Lacking

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User experience is the driving factor behind smart TV and streaming media preferences, according to a smart TV preferences survey from Parks Associates. Nearly half (45 percent) of all broadband households in the U.S. already have a smart TV, according to the research firm. Smart...Learn More

Roku OS 8 Unveiled, Aims to Bridge Local Over-the-Air Broadcast with OTT

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Roku OS 8, announced today, is designed to more fluidly consolidate HDTV antenna-delivered free, local broadcast TV and streaming. The new OS also includes an updated Smart Guide and more extensive voice activation features. The company believes that the new OS enables it to more...Learn More

EVUE-NOW! Streaming Video Service is App-Based, Targets Service Providers

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A new cloud streaming video service announced today aims to make it easier for service providers to offer a skinny bundle of local broadcast and cable channels delivered over IP. The offering, dubbed eVUE-NOW!, comes from Evolution Digital, and also supports cloud-based DVR capabilities. End...Learn More

Roku Extends Its Media Player Market Share Lead, Amazon Fire TV Makes a Move

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Roku streaming media players were owned and used by 37 percent of broadband homes in the United States as of the first quarter of the year, according to media player market share research from Parks Associates. Roku has extended its lead among streaming media players,...Learn More

Report: U.S. Connected TV Users to Rise 10%, Roku Heads the Pack

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The number of U.S. connected TV users will continue to grow at a double-digit rate this year, rising 10.1% from 2016’s level. Smart TVs actually connected to the Internet will be the single largest category, according to eMarketer. In sum, 168.1 million people in the...Learn More

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