Frontier Says Video Bundle is Still Important, Doubles Down on IPTV

Frontier will soon launch a new ‘home grown’ traditional linear and VOD pay-TV bundle, bucking the trend of retreating from video services as a margin challenged business line. The new service, currently called Frontier TV, takes lessons learned from Frontier’s growing video business in acquired...Learn More

GfK: Netflix Users’ Weekly TV Program Viewing Doubled Since 2012

Netflix OTT video subscribers are watching twice as many TV programs per week as they did three years ago, according to the latest from GfK’s ¨The Home Technology Monitor¨ series of reports. The Netflix users watch an average of 10 shows a week today, compared...Learn More

New TDS Whole Home DVR Offer will Support OTT Integration for Cable Markets

TDS Telecom has opted to use the Arris MOXI Whole Home offering to support TDS whole home DVR, TV Everywhere and other capabilities in parts of the service provider’s territory in the southwest U.S. TDS was attracted by four capabilities of the product, a TDS...Learn More

Comcast OTT Video Offering Taps 30 Content Providers

People are spending more time watching films and video programming than ever (4-5 hours per day for the average viewer) but they’re doing it across a variety of screens and distribution platforms, as well as choosing when and where they view it. The rapid rise...Learn More

Charter Roku App is Latest Move Away from Traditional Set-top-Boxes

Charter will offer their channel line-up through an app on the Roku streaming platform. The Charter Roku app is available now and can be accessed on any TV connected to a Roku device, including STBs, streaming sticks and Roku powered TVs. Charter joins Time Warner...Learn More

Netflix Subscriber Forecast: 130 Million by 2020

Market research specialist Ampere Analysis predicts the number of Netflix subscribers will grow to reach more than 130 million by 2020. Outside content suppliers may not be all that pleased, however. Netflix management will invest much more in producing original content, such as House of...Learn More

GfK: Streaming Video Engagement About the Same as for Linear TV

Contrary to common assertions and perception, online streaming and on-demand platforms do not lead to higher levels of end-user engagement, according to new market research from GfK. Collecting and analyzing data during primetime TV viewing hours revealed that the percentages of TV viewing segments that...Learn More

Ericsson Report: VoD Viewing Time Captures One-Third of Total Video Consumption

TV and video entertainment consumers around the world are spending no less than 35 percent of their viewing time watching content delivered by video-on-demand (VoD) services – a percentage never seen before, according to the Ericsson ConsumerLab TV & Media Report 2015. The market research...Learn More

Add Video Streaming to Video Gaming’s Impact on Broadband Traffic

Gamers have long been known for their heavy consumption of bandwidth. They want high speed Internet and low latency for a better gaming experience. It helps them to avoid getting shot, virtually of course, in an online gaming encounter. But gaming’s impact on broadband is...Learn More

Streaming Vs. DVD: 41% Use Both, Says Nielsen

The average American owns four digital devices and is increasingly using them to keep himself or herself entertained, according to Nielsen. But physical media — including purchased and rented DVDs — still play a key role, the research firm says. Nielsen points out that more...Learn More

OTT Video Demographics Report: Streaming Most Popular with Gen X

Households in which at least one person is a member of Generation X (roughly 35-49) and those with children (17 and under) are much more likely to stream video and other over-the-top content. More than half (54 percent) of homes with kids view OTT content...Learn More

WOW! Enlists Vubiquity for Content Distribution

LOS ANGELES, CA–June 24, 2015–VUBIQUITY, the leading global provider of premium content services, today announced a four-year partnership agreement with WOW!, one of the nation’s leading providers of high-speed Internet, cable TV, and phone services in the Midwest and the Southeast regions. VUBIQUITY’s preferred vendor...Learn More