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LRG Finds 80 Percent Penetration of VOD or DVR Service

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New market research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) illustrates the household penetration of VOD and DVR is on the rise and highlights the extent to which subscribers are consuming video content in U.S. homes. A DVR, Netflix, telco or cable video-on-demand (VOD) service is present...Learn More

Mobile Data Growth: Smart Phone Penetration Will Exceed Electricity by 2020

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Seven of every 10 people living on the planet – some 5.5 billion – will make use of mobile devices by 2020, according to Cisco’s 10th annual Visual Networking Index (VNI), which includes forecasts of global mobile data growth from 2015-2020. The worldwide number of...Learn More

Windstream IPTV Footprint Expands to Texas

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The Windstream IPTV footprint will soon expand to its third state, with news that Texas will join Nebraska and Kentucky. Windstream’s IPTV service Kinetic will launch in Sugar Land, Texas, a suburb of Houston. Kinetic is an IPTV service powered by Ericsson’s Mediaroom platform, which...Learn More

Lumos Networks Launches Second Gigabit Network

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January 29, 2016  — WAYNESBORO, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:LMOS), a fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced the availability of Gigabit broadband speed for residential and small business customers in...Learn More

CTA Report: Social TV Use Leads Second Screen Behavior Among Millenials

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Social TV use is the favorite second screen activity for millennials, with viewing other content during first screen commercials running a close second. Nearly 9 in 10 young adult Millennials (88%) are using ¨second screens¨ to augment their first screen experience, the highest percentage of...Learn More

Parks: Average SVOD Spend is $6 Per Month in Broadband Homes

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Americans living in households with broadband access have an average SVOD spend of $6.19 per month to subscribe to Internet-based streaming video-on-demand (VoD) services in 2015, according to new market research from Parks Associates. That’s up 66.7% from $3.71 in 2012. Typical monthly rates for...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

ComScore: Google Sites Unique Monthly Visitors Hit 248.4 Million

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Google swept top rankings in comScore’s December 2015 Search, Digital Media Property and Online Video Rankings. Google Sites led the core search market in December, garnering a 63.8% share of search queries, as well as earning a first place online video ranking by attracting 181...Learn More

Opposition to a Charter-Time Warner Cable Merger Plan Grows

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The opposition to a Charter-Time Warner Cable merger has gained a new voice, in the form of a new broad-based group of consumer groups and telecom and cable companies who on January 22 launched the Stop Mega Cable Coalition (Stop MCC). The group aims to...Learn More

Nielsen: Live TV is Still Most Popular Video Viewing Method

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Watching ¨Live TV¨ remained the most popular video viewing method across 24 of 25 designated market areas (DMAs), reports Nielsen. Viewers 25-54 watched more than 3 hours daily, according to Nielsen’s latest Local Watch report, in which the market research company analyzes the extent to...Learn More

Total Netflix Download Traffic Exceeds YouTube, Amazon, Hulu, and Facebook Combined

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In its recent report to shareholders, Netflix revealed total Netflix download traffic equates to 37% of peak Internet download traffic,  exceeding all other major Internet video sources combined, by a longshot. The data was provided to Netflix by Sandvine. Netflix says it streamed a total...Learn More

Georgia Broadband Provider Selects Conklin-Intracom for IPTV

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Duluth, GA (January 19, 2016)  – Conklin-Intracom, a fully owned subsidiary of the Intracom Telecom Group and maker of innovative products and services for telco, cable, broadband and OTT content delivery solutions, today announced the successful launch of the fs|cdn Anywhere IPTV platform at Southern...Learn More