Skinny Bundle Research Quantifies Upside, Downside for Pay-TV Providers

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Pay-TV providers contemplating the prospect of offering “skinny bundles” of fewer TV channels face a difficult balancing act, according to skinny bundle research from Altman Vilandrie & Co. So-called ¨skinny bundles¨ composed of channels selected specifically to meet the viewing preferences of specific subscriber groups...Learn More

Subscription VOD Research Finds 29% Increase in Past Two Years

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Growing interest in ¨carousel¨ menu offerings, rising SVOD subscription sharing, growing adoption of TV network apps and a growing number of pay-TV TV Everywhere (TVE) offerings are highlights of new subscription VOD research from Digitalsmiths. Digitalsmiths’ 2Q 2016 video trends report found that the large...Learn More

AT&T Enhances DirecTV TV Everywhere App, Streams Video Free From Wireless Data Caps

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AT&T is adding enhancements to its DirecTV TV Everywhere app, which now allows AT&T wireless customers to stream video from DirecTV without worrying about monthly data caps. Customers have to be both DirecTV and AT&T wireless customers to stream video to their wireless devices without...Learn More

AT&T Obtains HBO OTT Rights for Upcoming Streaming Service

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AT&T is preparing the launch of their DIRECTV Now streaming service and just secured HBO OTT rights, according to the company. The HBO OTT rights are a part of a broader multi-platform agreement that will bring HBO and Cinemax across all AT&T video service platforms....Learn More

TV Everywhere Trends Report: 100% Growth in One Year

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TV Everywhere (TVE) viewing doubled in the past year, according to a TV Everywhere trends report from Adobe Digital Index (ADI). Authenticated TVE viewing increased 58 percent quarter-to-quarter in 1Q´16, according to ADI. Sports and television premieres were the primary growth drivers, Adobe highlights in...Learn More

Sling TV Launches on Apple TV

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June 13, 2016  — SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today from the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Sling TV announced the debut of its live and on-demand Internet TV service on Apple TV. The over-the-top provider’s suite of services, including its single-stream, beta multi-stream, Sling Latino and Sling...Learn More

TV Everywhere Standard to Include Single Sign-on

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Non-profit industry group CTAM (the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing) on June 10 announced the launch later this year of portions of an open TV Everywhere standard that will enable pay-TV subscribers to sign in just once to access vendor platforms in and outside...Learn More

AT&T Expands NFL Game Streaming Through DirecTV

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AT&T announced an expansion of NFL game streaming through its NFL Sunday Ticket feature for DirecTV. The expansion allows all NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers to stream all out-of-market NFL games. Previously, the streaming feature was reserved for NFL Sunday Ticket Max subscribers, who incurred additional...Learn More

Video Streaming Habits: 65% of TV OTT Viewing is Spent Using Subscription VOD

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Subscription, transactional or free streaming video services account for 42% of the time that adult video streamers spend in front of television screens at home, according to new video streaming habits research from Adobe Primetime and The Diffusion Group (TDG). Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD)...Learn More

FCC (Again) Wants to Create Set-Top Box Competition

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A proposed rulemaking that will begin circulating within the FCC tomorrow aims to make the pay TV market more competitive by eliminating the need for consumers to lease a set-top box (STB) from their cable or satellite company or telco video provider. Instead consumers would...Learn More

TV Everywhere Awareness: Only 25% Have Heard of It, Says GfK

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TV Everywhere (TVE) isn’t a widely recognized brand name, but awareness of TVE is on the rise, particularly among young Gen Y and X adults, according to new market research results from GfK. More than half (53 percent) of consumers in pay-TV homes have used...Learn More

GVTC Selects Synacor for In-Home and Out-of-Home Multiplatform Video

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BUFFALO, N.Y. and SMITHSON VALLEY, Texas, Dec. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synacor Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNC), the trusted multiscreen technology and monetization partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, and enterprises, today announced that GVTC, a full-service communications provider offering high-speed internet, digital cable...Learn More