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Netflix Mobile Data Controls Introduced

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Netflix mobile data controls introduced today give end users the ability to adjust streaming video quality and limit the amount of mobile data consumed. In its default setting, the new mobile data management tool limits cellular data consumption via Netflix to one gigabyte of data...Learn More

AT&T Selects Synacor for Portal Services

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BUFFALO – May 4, 2016 – Synacor, Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNC), the trusted multiscreen technology and monetization partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers and enterprises, today announced that AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), the largest pay TV provider in the United States, has awarded a portal...Learn More

Millennial Streaming TV Habits: OTT is the New Normal, Survey Finds

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Streaming online video is now the ¨new normal¨ for young adults, according to new market research about Millennial streaming TV habits from Horowitz. Aged 18-34, Millennials surveyed by Horowitz for its ¨State of Cable & Digital Media 2016¨ report said streaming accounts for more than...Learn More

Survey: Most Popular TV Content Comes From Big 4 Networks

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The anticipated demise of traditional TV broadcasting is greatly exaggerated according to TiVo, which in March sought to determine the most popular TV content sources by carrying out panel-based market research. The ¨Big 4¨ television networks took the top four places when TiVo asked panel...Learn More

Proposed Charter, TWC, Bright House Deal Conditions Would Prohibit Interconnection Fees

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday recommended approval of a long-awaited cable industry megamerger. But the Charter, TWC, Bright House deal conditions would prohibit the merged company from charging interconnection fees and from imposing usage-based pricing and data caps. Apparently the merged company also would be...Learn More

LRG: Connected TV Households Rise to 65% of TV Households

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Connected TV households now comprise 65% of TV households, according to new research from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). By LRG’s definition, a connected TV household is one with a smart TV or with at least one TV connected to the Internet via a video game...Learn More

Video Streaming Habits: 65% of TV OTT Viewing is Spent Using Subscription VOD

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Subscription, transactional or free streaming video services account for 42% of the time that adult video streamers spend in front of television screens at home, according to new video streaming habits research from Adobe Primetime and The Diffusion Group (TDG). Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD)...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband Integrates HBO GO with TiVo

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April 20, 2016 — QUINCY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atlantic Broadband today announced the launch of HBO GO®, the authenticated streaming service from HBO®, through its DVR powered by TiVo®. The addition of the HBO GO app on Atlantic Broadband’s TiVo service enables TiVo users who are active...Learn More

Netflix Subscriber Growth: 6.7 Million Year-Over-Year

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Netflix subscriber growth continues its upward path. The company added 6.74 million subscribers year-over-year in 1Q 2016, bringing total paid memberships to more than 81.5 million. U.S. membership increased a greater than expected 2.23 million as compared to 2.28 million a year ago. International memberships...Learn More

Parks: OTT Video Churn on the Rise

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OTT video churn is on the rise, according to new market research from Parks Associates. About 1 in 5 U.S. broadband households canceled at least one OTT video service subscription over the course of 2015, researchers said. That’s 2% higher than was the case in...Learn More

Bell Labs Wireless Capacity Vs. Demand Forecast: Carriers Must Invest More

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Network service providers won’t be able to keep pace with surging wireless traffic unless they increase investment in next-generation technologies, according to a wireless capacity vs. demand forecast from Bell Labs Consulting. Researchers advise providers to invest in technologies such as 5G and cloud platforms...Learn More

Study: Cord Cutting in Rural Markets Has Less Appeal

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Cord cutting in rural markets is not happening as quickly as in urban and suburban areas, and rural residents aren’t dissatisfied with, or cutting the cord on their pay-TV services for the same reasons, according to a new rural video survey commissioned by Innovative Systems....Learn More