OTT Video Business Models: 55% Are Subscription-Only, Says Parks

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The business models of more than half – 55 percent – of U.S. OTT video services providers are subscription-only. The corresponding figure in Canada is 50 percent, according to new market data about OTT video business models released July 19 by Parks Associates. In a...Learn More

IHS: Smart TV Shipments Are More Than Half for All TVs

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More than half of the TV sets shipped worldwide in 1Q’16 were smart TVs, according to new smart TV shipments data from IHS Technology. That includes North America, where smart TVs accounted for 56 percent of 1Q’s total, IHS said The uptick in smart TV...Learn More

Managed Broadband TV Success is Tied to Faster Broadband and Customer Education

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Many smaller broadband operators are launching managed broadband TV services, which generally feature local broadcast channels (ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, etc.) delivered to a private Roku channel (or other streaming video device). Operators are hoping to attract customers who are interested in a skinny bundle...Learn More

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