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On-line Video Habits: Survey Finds Preference for On-Demand Viewing

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Online video professionals in North America and Europe prefer to use a variety of devices when consuming media and they’re “equally concerned with pricing in CDN (content-delivery networks) service models as with the need to maintain multi-screen delivery to existing and emerging media consumption devices,”...Learn More

DISH-Netflix Integration Illustrates Growing Influence of Netflix

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DISH Network is the latest, and largest to date, video service provider to integrate Netflix into their channel line-up. Other service providers have also made this move, but until now, it’s been limited to regional cable MSOs who use the TiVo or ARRIS STB platforms....Learn More

Study Finds 1.9 Connected TV Devices Per U.S. Home

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Americans’ ownership of connected TV devices grew 5 percent quarterly and 28 percent year-over-year (YoY) in 3Q 2014 to reach 168 million units, according to Strategy Analytics’ latest USA Connected TV Device Tracker. Researchers found nearly two (1.9) connected TV devices per U.S. home. That...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Video Will Represent Half of All Online Video Viewing by Late 2015

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Mobile and tablet devices accounted for 30 percent of all online video views during 3Q 2014 – 114 percent higher than a year ago, according to Ooyala’s Q3 2014 Global Video Index Report. The Telstra subsidiary predicts that mobile and tablet video viewing will account...Learn More

Execs Share AT&T Vs. Verizon Mobile Video Strategies

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Both AT&T and Verizon see strong potential in making video content available on mobile devices – and at a telecom financial conference today the two companies offered some additional details about their strategies in that market. AT&T seems to view mobile video primarily as an...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

The Big Aereo Bankruptcy Question: Who Might Buy Its Assets?

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It will be interesting to see whether Aereo will be able to sell its intellectual property or antenna infrastructure – and who might buy it – now that the company has declared bankruptcy. As Aereo chief Chuck Kanojia noted in a letter to customers on...Learn More

Parks: Streaming Media Players Will Be Popular Electronic Gifts

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Smart watches and connected consumer electronics (CE) entertainment devices, such as game consoles and streaming media devices, will be this holiday season’s most popular electronic gifts, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Surveying purchases of connected CE devices this year, Parks found that...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

2014 Subscription OTT Video Revenue Estimated at $5.8 Billion

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Having experienced phenomenal growth in recent years, subscription OTT video revenue will rise from $5.8 billion this year to just over $10 billion in 2018, Infonetics Research forecasts. Globally, revenue for the Pay-TV market as a whole rose 3.9 percent in 1H 2014, a year-over-year...Learn More

Latest Verizon Netflix Bundle Includes HBO, Showtime, and 50 Mbps FiOS

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Count Verizon in as the latest service provider to leverage the popularity of Netflix for their own gain. They are featuring Netflix in a new $60 month bundle. It’s quite the interesting relationship, considering the very public spat Verizon and Netflix had regarding the quality...Learn More

Two Missouri Providers Move to APMAX IPTV Middleware

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November 19, 2014 — Green City & Macon, MO – Lower scalable maintenance costs and simplicity of use for administrators and consumers motivated two Missouri communications providers to switch their IPTV Middleware solution to the APMAX hardware platform. One of the companies making the switch...Learn More