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

Survey: TV Everywhere Awareness Still Quite Low

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TV Everywhere (TVE) offers pay-TV service providers the means to stem the cord-cutting tide and bring viewers in the all important Millennial demographic into the pay-TV fold, according to new market research carried out by strategy consultants Altman Vilandrie & Co. for multi-platform entertainment provider...Learn More

New TDS Whole Home DVR Offer will Support OTT Integration for Cable Markets

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TDS Telecom has opted to use the Arris MOXI Whole Home offering to support TDS whole home DVR, TV Everywhere and other capabilities in parts of the service provider’s territory in the southwest U.S. TDS was attracted by four capabilities of the product, a TDS...Learn More

GfK: Streaming Video Engagement About the Same as for Linear TV

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Contrary to common assertions and perception, online streaming and on-demand platforms do not lead to higher levels of end-user engagement, according to new market research from GfK. Collecting and analyzing data during primetime TV viewing hours revealed that the percentages of TV viewing segments that...Learn More

Sling TV Launches on Amazon Fire Tablets

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August 31, 2015 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sling TV released its app for Amazon Fire HD and HDX tablets, rounding out its live Internet TV offering on Fire devices, including Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Amazon Fire HD and HDX tablet device owners can...Learn More

Streaming Vs. DVD: 41% Use Both, Says Nielsen

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The average American owns four digital devices and is increasingly using them to keep himself or herself entertained, according to Nielsen. But physical media — including purchased and rented DVDs — still play a key role, the research firm says. Nielsen points out that more...Learn More

OTT Video Demographics Report: Streaming Most Popular with Gen X

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Households in which at least one person is a member of Generation X (roughly 35-49) and those with children (17 and under) are much more likely to stream video and other over-the-top content. More than half (54 percent) of homes with kids view OTT content...Learn More

Parks: Over 8 Million U.S. Households Choose OTT over Pay-TV

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Over-the-top (OTT) video service subscription revenues will continue to exhibit strong growth, rising from nearly $9 billion in 2014 to more than $19 billion in 2019, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Nearly 6 in 10 (57 percent) of U.S. broadband households subscribe...Learn More