ABI: 4K Mobile Device Sales to Reach 478M Units by 2019

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A new generation of 4K/Ultra HD smartphones is expected to hit the market in 2015, competing with the 2K, “Quad HD” smartphones that currently comprise the premium end of the market. The higher resolution offered by 4K/Ultra HD mobile devices is “more about marketing and...Learn More

ABI: 4K TV Adoption Will Vary Between OTT and PayTV

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Next-gen Ultra HD, or 4K, resolution offers TV and video network and content providers a means of differentiating their services, with different categories of provider more or less likely to be early adopters of the technology for distribution across different types of devices and services,...Learn More

Strategy Analytics: OTT Video Revenue Will Surpass DVD Revenue in 2019

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The North American market for over-the-top (OTT) video, which includes subscription video-on-demand (VoD) services such as Netlfix and Hulu, will grow 21 percent in 2014, reaching $10.7 billion, according to new market research from Strategy Analytics. Overall, OTT video revenues are expected to nearly double...Learn More

NCTC and Comcast Wholesale Renew NAS Agreement

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Denver, Colo and Lenexa, KS, July 28, 2014 – The Comcast Wholesale division of Comcast Cable, and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) today announced the renewal of a multi-year agreement for the HITS National Authorization Service (NAS). NAS compliments other services from HITS by...Learn More

North State Optimizes Internet Service for Netflix

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HIGH POINT, N.C., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — North State, a fiber-based Internet and cloud service provider, is now optimized for Netflix. Through a direct connection, North State customers will receive the best possible Netflix video streaming experience. North State offering best possible Netflix experience...Learn More

IDG: Smartphone Video Viewership Rises 22% in Two Years

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Mobile devices and mobile broadband connections are driving a “dramatic increase” in online video viewing, as users worldwide increasingly use smartphones and tablets to watch online videos, read newspapers and otherwise consume content, according to IDG Global Solutions’ fifth annual, “Global Mobile Survey: The Mobile...Learn More

Nielsen: “Recently Telecast VOD” Users Have Strong Demographics

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Video-on-demand (VOD) “has come of age over the last two years,” according to Nielsen’s “Q1 2014 Cross-Platform Report,” spurred on in large part by the availability of online content and mobile device penetration. Americans watched more than five hours of traditional TV per day on...Learn More

Verizon Launches Virtual Doctor Visit Offering

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NEW YORK – Verizon today (June 25) announced the immediate availability of Verizon Virtual Visits, which provides an easy, convenient and cost-effective way for patients to be seen remotely by a clinician for a cold, flu, sore throat or other simple, acute  conditions, via video...Learn More

Supreme Court Aereo Decision: Service Violates Copyright

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The Supreme Court today ruled that Aereo’s video service violates copyright law – a decision that will force Aereo to shut down its innovative offering. Aereo has offered a remote antenna service that enables consumers to receive broadcast TV channels from their local market over...Learn More

TDG: Use of TV Network and Cable TV Apps Lags Behind OTT Apps

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Cable and TV broadcasters have invested lots of time, money and other resources to develop “TV Everywhere” platforms and their own alternatives to over-the-top (OTT) video services such as Netflix and YouTube. Despite this, new research from The Diffusion Group (TDG) reveals that tablet owners...Learn More

Verizon Digital Media Services Launches New Video Compression Option

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NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Digital Media Services has launched a new technology designed to make the delivery of video content more efficient and to improve the viewing experience of end users. The technology — ImageIQ® Video Bandwidth Reduction, provided by A2Zlogix...Learn More

Adobe: Online Video Viewing Rose 250% in One Year

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Online TV video viewing keeps on growing and growing. According to Adobe’s “Q1 2014 Video Benchmark Report,” which tracks and analyzes TV Everywhere and non-authenticated online video trends, online TV consumption across all devices hit an all-time high in the first quarter, rising nearly 250...Learn More