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LRG Details Cable TV Subscriber Losses

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The 13 largest U.S. pay-TV providers collectively lost about 125,000 video subscribers in 2014 on a net basis, according to new market data from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). Taken together the 13 pay-TV providers for which LRG gathered data on video subscriber numbers represent about...Learn More

Prime Media Expands North Carolina Markets By Partnering With North State

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February 25th, 2015—-Smithfield, VA Prime Media and North State in High Point, NC have reached a representation agreement for local and national ad sales on North State’s all digital video platform in the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem DMA market. Offered for the first time on North State’s...Learn More

Financial Researchers: Video Cord Cutting is Worse Than Believed

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Some video service providers may have breathed a sigh of relief recently as it was revealed that total video subscribership actually rose between third and fourth quarter 2014. But according to telecom financial analyst firm Moffett Nathanson Research, video subscriber numbers aren’t as strong as...Learn More

Frontier TiVo Deal Features OTT, Helps Blur the Lines Between Broadband and TV

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Broadband service providers continue to look for ways to leverage TV and video services, blurring the traditional lines of what it means to be a TV provider. A combination of the growing availability of compelling content via OTT delivery and faster video enabling broadband services...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

Sling TV Launches Live, Over-the-Top Service Nationwide

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February 09, 2015 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sling TV, announced at CES in January, today debuted its live, over-the-top television service to customers nationwide. The award-winning Sling TV delivers live sports, lifestyle, family, news and information channels, and Video-On-Demand entertainment to broadband-connected devices at home and...Learn More

Video Binge Viewing Has Large Appeal, OTT Takes Advantage

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“Consumers want entertainment on their terms,” which is giving tech-driven OTT newcomers a leg up in the U.S. and North American marketplaces, according to a new research study from video technology company Arris. TV stations and cable providers are holding on as they strive to...Learn More

North Dakota Telco Turns to Inca for IP Video

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Vancouver, CANADA, February 3, 2015 – Inca Networks announced today that triple-play telecommunications provider, MLGC, has implemented Inca’s IP video suite to bring superior digital TV services to rural North Dakota. MLGC has deployed Inca’s ASI to IP convertors, 8VSB off-air receivers, satellite MPTS demuxers...Learn More

Report: Multi-Screen TV Viewing Far Exceeds OTT Video Viewing

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Americans spend an average 175 hours per month engaged with a combination of multi-screen TV, four major Internet portals, YouTube and Facebook – 35 hours/month more than they spend working, according to recent Nielsen and comScore market research findings. Eighty percent of that time is...Learn More

Add Nickelodeon OTT to the Growing List of Broadband Delivered OTT Channels

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The list of mainstream traditional programming that will become available direct-to-consumer, without the need of a pay-TV subscription is growing. The popular children’s channel Nickelodeon is the latest to join this list, which also includes HBO, CBS, Showtime, Univison, and others. These moves illustrate a...Learn More

NPD: Streaming Media Player Penetration to Hit 40% of U.S. Internet Homes by 2017

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No less than 40 percent of U.S. Internet homes – a total 39 million – will have a streaming media player come 1Q 2017, according to a new forecast from NPD Group. Just 16 percent had one as of 1Q 2014. Taking into account purchases...Learn More

TDG: OTT TV Sports Viewing to Skyrocket

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Amateur or professional, coverage of live sports continues to be a staple for television broadcasters and a defining part of the television experience, TDG (The Diffusion Group) points out with the release of new market research. Adult broadband users spend no less than 20 percent...Learn More