Amazon and Best Buy Partner to Sell Fire TVs, Simplifies OTT Solution

Amazon and Best Buy are teaming up to sell the next generation of Fire TV Edition televisions to U.S. and Canadian customers. Best Buy will start selling ten 4K and HD Fire TV Edition models from Toshiba and Insignia, beginning this summer. Additional models will...Learn More

DISH Successfully Trials ATSC 3.0

DISH today said it successfully trialed the transmission and reception of the new broadcast ATSC 3.0 standard as part of the Spectrum Consortium, LLC’s “Next Gen” deployment project in Dallas, Tex. The DISH ATSC 3.0 trials used DISH’s 700 MHz E Block spectrum (formerly broadcast TV...Learn More

Report: Big Four Broadcast Networks Are Most Desired for Skinny TV Bundles, ESPN Didn’t Make Top Ten

Broadcast networks top the list for most desired TV channels groups, according to new skinny TV bundles research from The Diffusion Group (TDG). In the survey of 2,030 connected consumers about the five network families they’d prefer to have included in a 5-group skinny TV...Learn More

ATSC 3.0 Television Standard Finalized, Merges Broadband with Local Broadcast Video

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) yesterday approved the remaining standards that together comprise the ATSC 3.0 television standard. ATSC 3.0 is designed to provide additional flexibility via a mix of Internet and broadcast connections to enhance transmission, reception and delivery. Broadly speaking, ATSC 3.0...Learn More

Parks: Antenna-Only TV Households are 15% of Broadband Households

Antenna-only TV households now comprise 15 percent of U.S. broadband households, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Antenna-only households have been on the rise since 2013, researchers note in “360 View: Entertainment Services in U.S. Broadband Households.” Parks also found a coincident decrease...Learn More

Entertainment Report: VoD Revenues Return to Growth, Strong 4K UHD Equipment Sales

U.S. sales of 4K UHD TVs, players and discs was strong in 2016, the first year they were available in retail shops, helping propel annual consumer home entertainment equipment spending 2 percent higher year-over-year (YoY) to more than $18 billion, according to a new 4K...Learn More

Report: U.S. Connected TV Penetration to Reach 60% by Year-End, 202 Million Users in 2020

The connected TV market will surge higher out to 2020, when U.S. connected TV penetration will represent 71.2 percent of U.S. Internet users and 60.4 percent of the national population in 2016, according to new market research from eMarketer. e-Marketer pegs this year’s growth rate...Learn More

CTA Foresees Record Breaking Black Friday Consumer Tech Sales

Researchers at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) foresee a record-breaking Black Friday consumer tech sales. The number of Americans saying they intend to buy tech products from the Monday before Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday (Nov. 21-28) jumped 10 percentage points from last year’s level, according...Learn More

4K UHD Forecast Calls for 4.5 Million Sets to Ship this Holiday Season

Sales of 4K Ultra High Definition (4K UHD) TV sets are on the rise as prices decline, supply increases and a wider variety of screen sizes and new features, such as High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG), are introduced, according to the...Learn More

Millennial Video Habits: Heavy Usage, But Inclination to Show Dump

Young adults have voracious appetites for TV and video content, according to a new Millennial video habits survey from TiVo. Whether it’s delivered via conventional pay-TV or OTT services, Millennials don’t have a lot of patience, however, at least when it comes to the search...Learn More

Report: Successful Mobile Apps Advertise on TV

New market research results from the Video Advertising Bureau (VAB) reveals a strong link between successful mobile apps and TV ads for those apps. VAB found that there was a positive correlation between TV ad spending and mobile app traffic for 77 percent of the...Learn More

Survey: Netflix Popularity Twice That Of TV Among OTT Users

Streaming TV shows via Netflix is more popular than traditional ¨live¨ TV watching, at least among those who have been ¨exposed¨ to streaming via the Internet according to a new national Netflix popularity survey conducted by E-Poll Market Research. Survey respondents preferred streaming TV shows...Learn More

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