J.D. Power: OTT Video Satisfaction is Higher Than for Traditional Pay-TV

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Whether it’s subscription-based or transactional streaming, OTT video satisfaction is significantly higher for U.S. viewers in comparison with traditional pay-TV offerings, according to J.D. Power. And that’s fueling the rising ¨cord-cutting¨ trend, according to the three latest J.D. Power U.S. ¨wireline¨ market studies released Sept....Learn More

Louisiana Telco Selects Innovative Systems for VoD

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September 20, 2016 —  Sulphur LA – As more IPTV companies see their legacy VOD servers hit manufacturer discontinued status, a need for a reliable, well supported replacements has been a challenge for companies like Louisiana based Cameron Communications. According to Robert Large, Cameron’s Director...Learn More

Skinny Bundle Research Quantifies Upside, Downside for Pay-TV Providers

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Pay-TV providers contemplating the prospect of offering “skinny bundles” of fewer TV channels face a difficult balancing act, according to skinny bundle research from Altman Vilandrie & Co. So-called ¨skinny bundles¨ composed of channels selected specifically to meet the viewing preferences of specific subscriber groups...Learn More

Subscription VOD Research Finds 29% Increase in Past Two Years

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Growing interest in ¨carousel¨ menu offerings, rising SVOD subscription sharing, growing adoption of TV network apps and a growing number of pay-TV TV Everywhere (TVE) offerings are highlights of new subscription VOD research from Digitalsmiths. Digitalsmiths’ 2Q 2016 video trends report found that the large...Learn More

Report: OTT Video Subscriber Growth Pegged at 12%

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The number of U.S. broadband households who have signed up for OTT video services from a major provider has risen 12% since 3Q 2014. Both consumer awareness and the number of OTT video services available has grown over the period despite greater numbers of subscribers...Learn More

Future of Pay-TV: Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (Sort Of)

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If you follow the broadband industry closely, you have probably seen a pay-TV forecast or two that suggests pay-TV’s brightest days are in the past. Cord cutting and OTT alternatives are now ‘in vogue’ and some say the future of pay-TV is in jeopardy as...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

Cable Firm Transitions to IPTV with Innovative Systems

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Mammoth PA – With their vision to fiber migration and the desire to give their legacy cable TV customers a better experience, Citizens Fiber in southwest Pennsylvania has chosen the APMAX platform from Innovative Systems for the delivery of their IPTV middleware. According to Citizens...Learn More

Report Finds Roku with Biggest OTT Video Set Top Box Market Share

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Set-top boxes from the likes of Apple, Google and Roku are the fourth-most popular means of streaming OTT video in homes, according to OTT video set top box market share research from comScore. The OTT STBs ranked behind the ¨Big 3¨ – desktops, smartphones and...Learn More

Ooyala: OTT Video on Tablets is 18% of Mobile OTT Viewing

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Watching OTT video on tablets is becoming more commonplace, according to Ooyala’s 1Q’16 Global Video Index (GVI). The OTT video services market is booming as industry leaders expand and startups launch new services, according to  Prominent among them, Netflix launched in 130 new market territories...Learn More

DISH’s Pocket-Sized HopperGO Lets Customers Take DVR on the Road

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May 26, 2016  — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH’s HopperGOTM, a revolutionary new personal mobile video drive, today debuted to customers nationwide for $99. The 64 GB, rechargeable battery-powered device gives customers the ability to securely transfer up to 100 hours of recorded TV shows and movies...Learn More

Report: First Ever Drop in Streaming Video Spending Growth

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The streaming video spending growth rate will see its first ever decline between 2015 and 2016, according to Strategy Analytics, which forecasts U.S. consumers will spend $6.62 billion on video streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, this year. If realized, the forecast...Learn More