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

GfK: Digital Media Player Ownership Up Ten-Fold Since 2010

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Video game consoles are the most common means Netflix viewers use to watch streaming movies and TV shows, but that’s changing as more and more Netflix subscribers turn to over-the-top (OTT) set-top devices, a.k.a. digital media players, according to new market research from GfK. Digital...Learn More

IHS: Android TV Platform Poses Biggest Threat to Roku, Amazon Fire TV

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Roku and Apple TV dominate the market for streaming media players, but Google could disrupt the market with the introduction of its Android TV platform, according to IHS Technology. The global installed base of streaming media players is growing fast, with IHS forecasting it will...Learn More

Parks: By 2016, 25% of Homes Will Have Streaming Media Player, Roku Market Share at 46%

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A new report from Parks Associates sheds light on the growing streaming media player market. By Parks estimates, 1 in 4 homes (25%) will have a streaming media player, sometimes referred to as an OTT set-top-box (STB) by 2016. These include players from Roku, Apple...Learn More

A Vision for Broadband

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A common characteristic of business success is vision. That is, laying out a path or course of action for your organization that best seizes and maximizes the opportunities that lie ahead. It’s not a trivial task and it requires discipline, knowledge, planning, and a little...Learn More

NeoNova Launches YourStream TV

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 15, 2014) – NeoNova, an industry leader in cloud-based services for regional telcos, today announced that the company’s latest live broadcast streaming solution for Roku gives affiliate customers a new way for their subscribers to watch local television. YourStream TV from...Learn More

The Incredible Shrinking (or Disappearing) Set-Top-Box

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It’s CES week and early indications suggest video will be the star of the show. Ultra HD or 4K is an early emphasis and so too is the ubiquitous set-top-box (STB). We’ve covered the evolution of STBs for some time and early CES announcements from...Learn More

Roku Introduces New Line of OTT TV Set-Top Boxes

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Roku introduced a new line of over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes (STBs) on September 25. The Roku LT, Roku 1 and Roku 2 players come with new features, including new quick search capabilities and the ability “to turn up a late-night flick without waking the kids,”...Learn More

Parks: Roku Leads Apple TV, Streaming Media Device Now in 14% of Broadband Homes

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The number of U.S. broadband households home to a Roku, Apple TV or other streaming media device has doubled since 2011. Fourteen percent of U.S. broadband households now have such a device, according to new research from Parks Associates. Roku is the most-used streaming video...Learn More

Canby Telcom to Launch Broadband TV Featuring Roku Channel

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Independent broadband provider Canby Telcom, based in Canby, Oregon, is set to launch a channel on the Roku OTT set-top-box, which features a package of live local broadcast channels and video-on-demand from its own local content channel CTV5. The move illustrates the emerging trend of...Learn More

Roku Ships 5-Millionth OTT-to-TV Set-top Box

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Having pioneered over-the-top (OTT) video streaming to TV sets, Roku on April 10 announced it shipped its 5-millionth Roku streaming player in the U.S. Starting out with Netflix in 2008, Roku set-top box (STB) users are now able instantly stream Internet-based video from a much...Learn More