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Total fuboTV Subscribers Surpasses 100K, Trailing Other Streaming OTT Providers

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Total fuboTV subscribers have surpassed the 100K subscriber count, the company announced today. The streaming OTT operator, or vMVPD, offers a live channel line-up, with heavy emphasis on sports programming. FuboTV started out in 2015 as a niche streaming OTT provider focused exclusively on sports,...Learn More

Video Viewing Habits Research: VOD Will Nearly Equal Linear TV Viewing in 3 Years

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The video landscape has changed drastically during the past few years. However, a video viewing habits survey conducted by Ericsson ConsumerLab predicts that even more dramatic changes lie ahead. In three years, video on demand will be almost equal to traditional linear viewing, the study...Learn More

ACA’s TV Ransom Campaign Highlights Rising Retransmission Consent Fees

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Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Cable Act, which launched the retransmission consent process for local broadcast channels, the American Cable Association (ACA) has put an interesting spin on the very painful process – ransom. Their TV Ransom campaign aims to highlight the...Learn More

New 8×8 Virtual Office Editions Add Analytics to UC

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8×8 Virtual Office Editions, announced yesterday, is designed to unify cloud-based telephony, collaboration, Web conferencing and contact center solutions with a data analytics platform. Vik Verma, 8×8’s CEO, said in a press release that siloed communications segregates business data from decision makers and thus hurts...Learn More

Roku OS 8 Unveiled, Aims to Bridge Local Over-the-Air Broadcast with OTT

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Roku OS 8, announced today, is designed to more fluidly consolidate HDTV antenna-delivered free, local broadcast TV and streaming. The new OS also includes an updated Smart Guide and more extensive voice activation features. The company believes that the new OS enables it to more...Learn More

EVUE-NOW! Streaming Video Service is App-Based, Targets Service Providers

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A new cloud streaming video service announced today aims to make it easier for service providers to offer a skinny bundle of local broadcast and cable channels delivered over IP. The offering, dubbed eVUE-NOW!, comes from Evolution Digital, and also supports cloud-based DVR capabilities. End...Learn More

Report: Destination Television Boosts Pay-TV Viewing, Despite OTT Gains

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New research from J.D. Power provides evidence that pay-TV subscribers’ behavior is growing in complexity. The bottom line is that there is good news for everybody and that viewership share likely is not a zero-sum game. Key to traditional pay-TV popularity is what researchers called...Learn More

Add Xfinity Instant TV to Growing Streaming TV Options

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Xfinity Instant TV is the latest entrant into a growing field of streaming TV options. Comcast has launched a beta test of the ‘skinny bundle’ streaming service in select markets across the country. Xfinity Instant TV differs from other streaming TV options like Sling TV...Learn More

T-Systems Introduces Video Analytics-as-a-Service

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TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom’s corporate customer arm, is introducing “Video Analytics-as-a-Service” (VAaaS). This complete turnkey service is designed to help enterprises derive real-time value through the use of advanced analytics of existing or new video surveillance, visibility applications, storage, local and cloud...Learn More

Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV Grows to 23 Pay-TV Operators

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., September 20, 2017 – Evolution Digital today announced the expanded deployment of its fully-packaged eVUE-TV® IP video platform with additional pay-TV operators nationwide. Newly-announced operators deploying eVUE-TV include Cablevision of Marion County, BELD, DTC, LHTC Broadband, Tullahoma Utilities Board, Valley Telecom Group and Gold...Learn More

Rural Telecom Economics: Telergee Report Finds Revenues Up, Profits Down

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The average small rural telco saw revenues increase in 2016 but profitability declined in comparison with the previous year, according to the latest Telergee Benchmark Study. The extensive and detailed rural telecom economics report is compiled annually by The Telergee Alliance, a group of accounting...Learn More

Vubiquity and Nokia Team Up for Time-Shift-as-a-Service Video

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Bubank, California — September 17, 2017 –VUBIQUITY, the leading provider of premium content services and media technology solutions and NOKIA, a global technology leader at the heart of the connected world have announced a new ‘Time-Shift As A Service’ (T- SAAS) offering. The service leverages...Learn More

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