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TDG: TV Everywhere Adoption Not Hampered by Authentication

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

ATX LAUNCHES VersAtive®Pro License-free, Pro-quality, Transcoding Platform

Las Vegas, NV: ATX Networks (booth # 130) has launched its new VersAtivePro professional quality transcoding platform. In contrast to other transcoders, this game-changing product line is not license-based, and as a result, eliminates the many hassles involved with those licenses. With VersAtivePro, the hassles...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Video Viewership Up 127% in One Year

The proliferation of small mobile screens and accelerating deployment of the latest generation mobile broadband networks continue to drive mobile video viewership higher and higher. Mobile video viewership more than doubled in the past year and now represents over 25 percent of all online viewing,...Learn More

Innovative Systems Enters Growing Broadband TV Market with Streaming TV Platform

Broadband TV is on the rise and a growing number of vendors are now taking notice. South Dakota based software developer Innovative Systems (IS) is the latest example, with the launch of their Streaming TV platform. Broadband TV is broadband Internet delivered TV channels that...Learn More

AT&T RFD-TV Deal Aims to Appease Regulators

AT&T today said it has reached an agreement to add rural cable channel RFD-TV to its U-verse Video lineup. The move is not a surprise, considering that as of August, about half of the letters the FCC had received about AT&T’s planned purchase of DirecTV...Learn More

Researchers Challenge Hype About Twitter and TV

Fewer than one in five (18 percent) of people online use Twitter to follow the TV show they’re watching, according to new Strategy Analytics’ market research that explores the six main ways people watch TV. Traditional TV viewers – “couch potatoes” – are the largest...Learn More

NPD: Streaming Media Players in 39% of Internet Homes by 2017

If you’ve purchased a Roku, Apple TV or Google Chromecast in the past year, you’re not alone. Streaming media players made their way into 6 million U.S. homes over the past year, according to The NPD Group’s latest “Connected Home Report.” NPD expects streaming media...Learn More

Report Sees Jump in Willingness to Pay for TV Everywhere

People around the world are watching nearly as much streaming video as traditional broadcast TV programming, with  the desire for “Anywhere Access” fueling the rise. In just two years, there has been a 25 percent increase in the number of consumers willing to pay to...Learn More

Offering Broadband? Welcome to the Entertainment Business

The intersection of broadband and entertainment has never been more evident. Yet while evident, the business case and implications for carriers are somewhat cloudy. There used to be very distinct lines. Service providers were traditional video providers through IPTV, or cable, or maybe even satellite...Learn More

LRG: Average Pay TV Spending Up 36% Since 2009

U.S. pay-TV penetration has been about flat since reaching a peak in 2010. While 84 percent of U.S. households subscribe to some form of pay-TV service today, that hasn’t kept up with growth in occupied housing, according to new market research from the Leichtman Research...Learn More

Citrix: LTE Mobile Video Viewership is 1.5x Higher Than For 3G

Accelerating deployment of commercial 4G-LTE networks is adding fuel to a trend of increasing mobile data usage, as the latest mobile broadband telecom standard meets subscribers’ growing appetite for viewing and sharing multimedia content. According to the 2H 2014 Citrix Mobile Analytics Report LTE mobile...Learn More

Set-Top Box Energy Efficiency Agreement Bears Fruit

A voluntary energy conservation agreement between pay-TV industry participants, consumer electronics manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates is bearing fruit. Set-top box (STB) energy-efficiency enhancements have resulted in American consumers saving some $168 million in energy bills, according to the “Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement the...Learn More