NRTC Adds TV Everywhere Content

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April 10, 2014 — HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) announced today the debut of Disney/ESPN Media Networks, Turner Networks and AMC Networks on its MyTimeTV℠ authentication platform. Disney/ESPN, Turner and AMC represent the latest in a series of programmer additions to the...Learn More

CEA: 39% of Online U.S. Adults Use TV Ads for Digital Movie Discovery

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Discovery, consumption, and acquisition of TV shows and movies is changing fast as viewer-consumers increasingly turn to digital sources – streaming, downloading or purchasing discs. To what degree this is occurring is obscured somewhat by commercial marketing and promotional efforts. In a new study, the...Learn More

TDG: 60% of Broadband Households are Connected TV Owners

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Some 63% of broadband households had at least one TV connected to the Internet – either directly via smart TVs or indirectly via game consoles, set-top boxes, wireless modems or other ancillary Net-to-TV devices – as of this January, up from 53% a year ago,...Learn More

Adobe: Smartphone Video Streaming Rises 86% in One Year

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Smartphones are leading growth in mobile video streaming, accounting for more than 20% of overall online video streaming in 4Q 2013, according to “The U.S. Digital Video Benchmark, Adobe Digital Index Q4 2013.” Smartphones overtook tablets as the most popular mobile device for video streaming...Learn More

Exec Survey: Second Screen Will Transform Viewers into Content Ambassadors

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Releasing Part 2 of a first-of-its-kind study on Second Screen viewing, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) revealed that leading TV show producers and distributors “view Second Screen as an inevitable part of the future.” Industry panelists...Learn More

Survey: Pay TV Providers Can Compete With Netflix with VOD, TV Everywhere

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New survey results from research firm GfK reveal consumer preferences for VOD, TV Everywhere, and streaming services  like Netflix. Key findings from the survey results paint a mixed picture for pay TV providers and highlight the need to better market and penetrate their VOD and...Learn More

Intel OnCue Acquisition Highlights Verizon OTT Ambitions, Changing TV Marketplace

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A long rumored deal between Verizon and Intel for Intel’s OTT media platform, OnCue, was confirmed today by both companies. Intel launched the high profile effort several years ago, with an aim of offering an Internet-delivered TV platform to compete with traditional pay TV offers....Learn More

Survey: 40% of Respondents Have Used a TV Second-Screen App

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Forty percent of respondents to a survey conducted by media server software company Wowza Media Systems said they have used a TV show’s second screen app. Nearly ¾ said that doing so makes them more likely to watch the show again. These and other survey...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile/Tablet Video Plays Rise 133% in Past Year

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Video is growing to dominate the online scene, and not only in network traffic. Though it leveled off in 3Q, attributed to seasonal factors, mobile and tablet video views have risen 74% since January, while mobile and tablet video plays have more than doubled year...Learn More

Verizon Adds 16 More Channels to FiOS Mobile App

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December 5, 2013 — NEW YORK – From the park to the train,from football to romantic comedies, Verizon FiOS TV customers now have more entertainment choices while on the go, with the addition of 16 new channels to Verizon’s FiOS Mobile App. This brings to...Learn More

Verizon to Target OTT, TV Everywhere With Edgecast Acquisition

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Verizon’s plan to purchase content delivery provider EdgeCast Networks, announced today, targets TV Everywhere and over-the-top applications, said Bob Touhy, President of Verizon Digital Media Services, in an interview. Solutions to improve service quality will be in demand as “the industry continues to grow around...Learn More

Report: Enterprises Are Adding Video to Unified Communications

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Enterprise-scale organizations are using more video as part of their unified communications (UC) capabilities, according to a new report from Infonetics Research titled “UC Strategies and Vendor Leadership: North America Enterprise Survey.” “The biggest change we’re seeing in unified communication deployments is the adoption of...Learn More