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ACSI: Competition Drives Telecom Customer Satisfaction Higher

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Customer satisfaction with several different types of telecommunications companies in the U.S. rose for the first time in two years, according to the ACSI (American Customer Satisfaction Index) 1Q 2016 report. Telecom customer satisfaction rose among telecom providers – Pay TV and Internet service providers,...Learn More

OTT Video Business Models: 55% Are Subscription-Only, Says Parks

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The business models of more than half – 55 percent – of U.S. OTT video services providers are subscription-only. The corresponding figure in Canada is 50 percent, according to new market data about OTT video business models released July 19 by Parks Associates. In a...Learn More

Evolution Digital Inks IP VOD Distribution Deal with NCTC

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Centennial, Colorado — July 19, 2016–Evolution Digital today announced that it reached a deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) to distribute its eVUE-TV™ IP Video on Demand service to NCTC member operators. Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV delivers thousands of hours of top-rated movies and...Learn More

FCC: No Changes to Retransmission Consent Rules Needed, More Blackouts to Come?

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Video operators looking to the FCC to change retransmission consent rules received bad news today. According to a blog post by FCC Chairman Wheeler, no rules changes are needed. That’s somewhat of a victory for broadcasters who held the position that the current rules are...Learn More

Video Cord Cutting Survey: 25% of U.S. TV Households Forgo Pay-TV

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U.S. TV households are increasingly relying on over-the-air broadcast TV and over-the-top (OTT) Internet video services, according to a video cord cutting survey from GfK. No less than one-quarter have chosen to forgo cable or satellite pay-TV services. According to the GfK Home Technology Monitor...Learn More

Network Attached Storage Forecast Driven by Video Surveillance

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Consumer demand for network storage will fuel the market for consumer and SMB network attached storage (NAS) to grow at an 11% CAGR from 2016 to 2020, according to a network attached storage forecast from Technavio ICT. In addition to growing demand for personal data...Learn More

Suburban Broadband Wireless Equipment Launched

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While broadband wireless equipment traditionally has targeted rural deployments, a new offering launched today by Mimosa Networks is designed specifically for suburban deployment, explained Mimosa Vice President of Marketing Brad Day in an interview. The new suburban broadband wireless offering boasts total bandwidth of up...Learn More

Mobile Video Revenue to Rise to $25 Billion, Advertising Represents 67% of Total

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Total mobile video revenue will rise to $25 billion, with advertising revenue accounting for 2/3 of the total value by 2021, as viewer numbers and usage continues to expand and rise around the world, according to new market research from Strategy Analytics. Businesses will spend...Learn More

Netflix Comcast X1 Integration Helps Push Netflix into Traditional Pay-TV Mainstream

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Netflix continues its push into the traditional pay-TV experience with news that a Netflix Comcast X1 integration is currently underway. Recode is reporting both companies have confirmed the Netflix Comcast X1 integration, although details have not been revealed. A joint statement on the Recode site...Learn More

Sling TV Launches Sling Blue Multiple Stream, Sling Orange Single Stream Services

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Sling TV announced the launch of new single- and multiple stream services. Priced at $25 per month, the Sling Blue multi-stream service features content from NBC, USA, Bravo, Syfy, BBC America, BBC World news and others. BBC America and BBC World News also number among...Learn More

Verizon and Samsung unveil 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and businesses

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Basking Ridge and Ridgefield Park, New Jersey —  June 29, 2016 — Verizon and the Networks Division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today unveiled a new 4G LTE Network Extender designed to enhance wireless voice communications and deliver robust data coverage for residential and business locations. Adding to...Learn More

Cord Cutting in Rural Markets: Less of a Threat?

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Cord cutting in rural markets may not pose as much of a threat to video operators as it does in urban markets, according to research findings about cord cutting behavior. Jerry Weber, vice president of voice and video products for Innovative Systems, who sponsored the...Learn More