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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

Online Video Revenue is Diversified with Strong Growth for Short Form, TV, and Movies

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Revenue in the online short-form video market has the potential to reach nearly as high as $13 billion by 2019 – a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.5 percent, according to new market research and forecasts from ABI Research. Overall, ABI expects online video...Learn More

Broadband-Only Homes are Growing and Important, But Actual Numbers are Elusive

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Broadband-only homes, defined as homes without a traditional subscription pay-TV service in this context, are a major focus these days. But exactly how many of them exist? When discussing the launch of their upcoming OTT channel, HBO CEO Richard Plepler cited 10 million broadband only homes as the...Learn More

Texas and Oklahoma Gigabit From Hillary Communications

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January 13, 2015 — HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADTRAN®, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced as part of its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program, that Hilliary Communications is deploying ADTRAN’s Gigabit services architecture across Oklahoma and north central Texas. Having already deployed...Learn More

Akamai Finds 19% of U.S. Broadband Users Ready for 4K Video

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About one in five U.S. broadband users (19%) have broadband connections capable of supporting ultra HD or 4K TV, according to the latest Akamai State of the Internet Report, based on data from the third quarter of 2014. Akamai defined broadband users ready for 4K...Learn More

Ooyala: Millenial TV Habits Reveal They Are Leaving TV, If They Were Ever There to Begin With

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Digitization and IP-based networking of all sorts of data, media and communications channels have unleashed the forces of creative destruction across economies worldwide, an ongoing trend that continues to shake up the U.S. television, cable and film industries. In its “2015 State of the Broadcast...Learn More

DISH OTT Offer, Sling TV, Uses Sports for Cord Cutter Bait

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The OTT video landscape changed significantly this week when DISH finally unveiled their long talked about OTT offer, Sling TV. The OTT offer is targeting cord cutters and cord neverers with a new video product that is helping shape a rapidly changing video business marketplace....Learn More

Smart TV Alliance: One Third of Smart TVs Can Use Our Development Kit

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Fully one-third of the world’s smart TVs are now compatible with the Smart TV Alliance’s development toolkit, the alliance said. Developers registered with the Smart TV Alliance are using its Common Developer Portal to develop apps for some 58 million smart TVs, the industry association...Learn More

Telecom 2014: The Top 12 Stories Are All “To Be Continued”

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Telecompetitor covered a lot of big telecom stories in 2014, but there were 12 that stood out in my mind – and I thought readers might find it helpful to see them all recapped in one place. If there is any single common thread among...Learn More

OTT and MVPD: FCC Considers Treating Internet Video Providers as Cablecos

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Some providers of Internet-delivered, or “over the top”, video could gain the privileges and obligations of cable TV providers if the FCC moves ahead with a proposed plan to classify those providers as multichannel video distribution providers (MVPDs). The proposed plan is described in a...Learn More

On-line Video Habits: Survey Finds Preference for On-Demand Viewing

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Online video professionals in North America and Europe prefer to use a variety of devices when consuming media and they’re “equally concerned with pricing in CDN (content-delivery networks) service models as with the need to maintain multi-screen delivery to existing and emerging media consumption devices,”...Learn More