ABI: 4K TV Adoption Will Vary Between OTT and PayTV

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Next-gen Ultra HD, or 4K, resolution offers TV and video network and content providers a means of differentiating their services, with different categories of provider more or less likely to be early adopters of the technology for distribution across different types of devices and services,...Learn More

Dish Rolls Out New TV Everywhere App

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August 07, 2014 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH rolled out the latest update for its DISH Anywhere™ app on iPad, Android and Kindle tablets. DISH Anywhere gives Hopper® with Sling customers the ability to view live, recorded and Video On Demand content at home or on-the-go...Learn More

TDG Finds Monthly Mobile TV App Usage by Half of Broadband Users

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Half (49 percent) of U.S. adult broadband users use some type of mobile video app at least once a month, according to new market research from The Diffusion Group (TDG). Seventeen percent make use of video apps weekly and 16 percent daily, according to TDG’s “Mobile...Learn More

Comporium to Offer TV Everywhere Using ARRIS

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SUWANEE, Ga., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) announced that Comporium will sell the ARRIS MS4000™ under the name “Moxi Sling” to its Whole Home Solution subscribers. This new solution enables Comporium subscribers to access live and recorded content on up...Learn More

Nielsen: “Recently Telecast VOD” Users Have Strong Demographics

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Video-on-demand (VOD) “has come of age over the last two years,” according to Nielsen’s “Q1 2014 Cross-Platform Report,” spurred on in large part by the availability of online content and mobile device penetration. Americans watched more than five hours of traditional TV per day on...Learn More

NPD: 41% of U.S. Tablet Owners Use Tablets for TV Viewing Enhancement

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Tablets are proving to be the long sought after means of making TV viewing a genuinely interactive social experience. According to new market research from The NPD Group, “tablets, especially for younger owners, are an extension of the TV viewing experience.” Fifty-six percent of U.S....Learn More

Harris Poll: Streamed TV Show Viewership Climbs to 43% of U.S. Adults

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Two-thirds of young adult U.S. Millennials and more than four in 10 (43 percent) of U.S. adults overall say they regularly watch television shows via Internet streaming, according to The Harris Poll.  That compares to over half (55 percent) who said they regularly watch via...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Video Viewing Jumps 532%, Mobile Strategy Now Mandatory

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Ooyala’s “Q1 2014 Global Video Index” makes a strong case why support for mobile and tablet video consumption “is clearly becoming mandatory for any company in the video business.” Mobile and tablet video consumption skyrocketed 532 percent higher year over year in 2013. Growth continued...Learn More

TDG: Use of TV Network and Cable TV Apps Lags Behind OTT Apps

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Cable and TV broadcasters have invested lots of time, money and other resources to develop “TV Everywhere” platforms and their own alternatives to over-the-top (OTT) video services such as Netflix and YouTube. Despite this, new research from The Diffusion Group (TDG) reveals that tablet owners...Learn More

Adobe: Online Video Viewing Rose 250% in One Year

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Online TV video viewing keeps on growing and growing. According to Adobe’s “Q1 2014 Video Benchmark Report,” which tracks and analyzes TV Everywhere and non-authenticated online video trends, online TV consumption across all devices hit an all-time high in the first quarter, rising nearly 250...Learn More

AT&T to Buy DirecTV, Would Expand Broadband Outside Home Turf

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AT&T’s plan to acquire DirecTV, announced yesterday afternoon, will give the merged company “an opportunity to redefine the future of video for a high-speed world,” said AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson on a conference call with financial analysts and media this morning. Moving forward, Stephenson said,...Learn More

NPD: TV Everywhere Usage Highest for OTT Streaming Video Subscribers

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Just over one-in-five U.S. Pay-TV subscribers (21 percent) are making use of their Pay-TV provider’s TV Everywhere services at least once a month, according to new market research from the NPD Group. The market researcher’s latest findings may help allay fears of “cord-cutting” and losing...Learn More