Mobile Video Viewing Forecast to Surpass Desktop by 4Q 2016, TV Everywhere on the Rise

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Viewing of video on mobile devices is poised to surpass desktop viewing as early as 4Q 2016, according to the inaugural “Adobe Video Benchmark Report.” As a result, “mobile video advertising could be a big opportunity in the near future, as consumer eyeballs flock to...Learn More

With Smartphone Video Usage at 122 Million, Nielsen Looks to Capture Total Media Audience

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Spurred on by the need to better track and understand the flood of customer data flowing in through connected devices and digital media channels, media market research companies are racing to develop better methods and tools. Aiming “to total up audiences across devices and burgeoning...Learn More

Shammo: Verizon Plans Summer Mobile First OTT Video Launch

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Verizon plans to launch a mobile over-the-top video offering this summer, said Fran Shammo, the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, at the Deutsche Bank 2015 Media, Internet & Telecom Conference today, which was available as a webcast. Shammo called the offering “Mobile...Learn More

AT&T/ DirecTV Deal: AT&T Exec Touts TV Everywhere Edge

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AT&T sees its impending DirecTV acquisition as a means of expanding its addressable market for TV Everywhere and bundled services, said AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of Home Solutions Lori Lee in a question-and-answer session at Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference yesterday. “We...Learn More

TDG: Think Mobile Video Viewing is About On the Go? Think Again

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Strong growth in mobile video viewing on smartphones and tablets over the next decade (2015-2025) will diminish the market share of both legacy TV and PC-based broadband video viewing, according to new market research from TDG (The Diffusion Group). Mobile video will account for over...Learn More

Dish Sling TV/ EPIX Deal Brings New Movies to Sling OTT Offering

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Two somewhat maverick enterprises are combining forces to address the over-the-top and TV Everywhere opportunity. The companies are Dish Network, which announced its “Best of Live TV” OTT offering for its Sling TV platform at the beginning of this year, and EPIX, a joint venture...Learn More

comScore: Nearly 4 in 10 Households Subscribe to Pay-OTT Digital Video

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U.S. Internet users 18-34 years old – aka Millennials – spend one-third of their original TV series consumption time watching on digital platforms, primarily tablets and PCs, according to comScore’s “The U.S. Total Video Report.” Seeking to measure video viewing among U.S. Internet users across...Learn More

Comporium to Offer Advanced Digital Signage Product — Hypersign

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November 21, 2014 — ROCK HILL, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gone are the days of posting paper notices on bulletin boards, changing letters on a marquee, or setting up poster boards on easels around a business. According to Comporium, sophisticated software and high-speed Internet now provides businesses with...Learn More

Streaming Video Alliance Seeks Open Standards

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Responding to the ongoing surge in online video viewing, a host of leading companies spanning the industry value chain have joined to form the Streaming Video Alliance. Counting a large, diverse range of online video “ecosystem” participants, the new industry alliance aims to foster “creation...Learn More

HBO OTT Channel to Launch in 2015

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Perhaps we’re seeing a tipping point in OTT video with news that HBO will launch a HBO OTT channel in 2015 that is not tied to a pay-TV subscription. The details are very few right now, but HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler announced the...Learn More

Windstream Kinetic IPTV Launch Bucks Industry Trend

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At a time when some other network operators are moving away from delivering their own TV services, Windstream Communications is bucking the trend, announcing today that it will deliver a new IPTV offering, dubbed “Kinetic” in Lincoln, Nebraska beginning in the first half of 2015....Learn More

TDG: TV Everywhere Adoption Not Hampered by Authentication

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Just 7 percent of TV Everywhere (TVE) subscribers think of the authentication process as negative. Less than 1 percent think such processes are “very difficult,” according to new market research from TDG (The Diffusion Group). The findings run contrary to industry leaders’ assertions that authentication...Learn More