Availability of Complete Series Boosts Xfinity Watchathon Week Viewing

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The ability to “binge watch” episodes of TV series on big and small screens alike has helped change the way viewers watch television. Having introduced Xfinity TV subscribers to “Watchathon Week” in 2013 — two years prior to the term “binge watch” being named “Word...Learn More

Report: Nearly One-Third of Free OTT Video Trials Converted into Paid Subscriptions

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Just shy of one-third of those who take advantage of free OTT video trials, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu, go on to sign up for paid subscriptions, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Zooming in on U.S. broadband households, Parks found...Learn More

NCTC Members Adopt Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV Platform

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 19, 2017 – Evolution Digital today announced the deployment of its fully-managed eVUE-TV™ IP Video on Demand Solution with seven additional member operators in the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). The seven operators deploying eVUE-TV on the NCTC’s VU-IT!™ platform include Docomo Pacific,...Learn More

Comcast Hedges Bet on Nationwide OTT Service, Secures OTT Rights

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The field for nationwide OTT offers is getting quite crowded, and it may one day include Comcast. A report from Bloomberg Business cites recent negotiations by Comcast to secure nationwide OTT rights from several programmers. The move appears to be a hedge for now for...Learn More

Comcast Free Netflix Promotion Underlies Remarkable Co-opetition Evolution

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A new Comcast free Netflix promotion highlights a partnership between these two heavyweights that just a few years ago would have been unthinkable. In many ways, it demonstrates the intersection of broadband and entertainment and the importance that intersection now plays for service providers. Netflix...Learn More

Video Cord Cutting Survey Finds 17% of U.S. Households Without Pay-TV

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Seventeen percent of respondents to a new TiVo video cord cutting survey reported not having a pay-TV service at home. The results were published today in TiVo’s “Q4 2016 Video Trends Report.” Among the 17%, just shy of 1 in 5 respondents  (19.8%) said they...Learn More

LRG: Households with Netflix Now Surpass Those With DVR

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Just over 8 in 10 U.S. TV households have a DVR, a Netflix or cable or telco pay-TV video-on-demand (VOD) subscription, according to new consumer research from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). Thirty percent of the 82 percent use two of these services, while 14 percent...Learn More

Total Roku Hours Streamed Hits 1 Billion in a Single Month, Now 13.4M Total Roku Accounts

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Total Roku hours streamed reached a record 1 billion in December, the company said. The number included both video and audio streaming. According to the company, 13.4 million active Roku account holders streamed 9 billion hours in 2016. Roku’s active account base grew an impressive...Learn More

Parks: OTT Video Churn Holds Steady At Around 20 Percent

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Roughly 1 in 5 U.S. broadband households (19%) have canceled an OTT video service in the past 12 months, according to new market research from Parks Associates. The rate of OTT video customer churn has remained stable overall during the past year, even as market...Learn More

Report: HBO Shines in SVOD Customer Satisfaction

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HBO Now came out tops in SVOD customer satisfaction across 11 of 14 categories among subscription streaming VOD (SVOD) service providers covered in market research released by Strategy Analytics Jan. 19. HBO Now earned the highest SVOD customer satisfaction scores in all but three of...Learn More

ABI: Pay-TV Provider OTT Will Fuel $7 Billion Live Linear OTT Market by 2021

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Cable, satellite and telco pay-TV providers are shifting their marketing efforts away from traditional and IPTV services and products towards live, linear OTT platforms that compete with market leaders Netflix and Amazon. Pay-TV provider OTT will generate $7 billion in live, linear OTT services revenues...Learn More

Entertainment Report: VoD Revenues Return to Growth, Strong 4K UHD Equipment Sales

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U.S. sales of 4K UHD TVs, players and discs was strong in 2016, the first year they were available in retail shops, helping propel annual consumer home entertainment equipment spending 2 percent higher year-over-year (YoY) to more than $18 billion, according to a new 4K...Learn More

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