Survey: Most Popular TV Content Comes From Big 4 Networks

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The anticipated demise of traditional TV broadcasting is greatly exaggerated according to TiVo, which in March sought to determine the most popular TV content sources by carrying out panel-based market research. The ¨Big 4¨ television networks took the top four places when TiVo asked panel...Learn More

Video Streaming Habits: 65% of TV OTT Viewing is Spent Using Subscription VOD

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Subscription, transactional or free streaming video services account for 42% of the time that adult video streamers spend in front of television screens at home, according to new video streaming habits research from Adobe Primetime and The Diffusion Group (TDG). Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD)...Learn More

Netflix Subscriber Growth: 6.7 Million Year-Over-Year

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Netflix subscriber growth continues its upward path. The company added 6.74 million subscribers year-over-year in 1Q 2016, bringing total paid memberships to more than 81.5 million. U.S. membership increased a greater than expected 2.23 million as compared to 2.28 million a year ago. International memberships...Learn More

Study: Cord Cutting in Rural Markets Has Less Appeal

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Cord cutting in rural markets is not happening as quickly as in urban and suburban areas, and rural residents aren’t dissatisfied with, or cutting the cord on their pay-TV services for the same reasons, according to a new rural video survey commissioned by Innovative Systems....Learn More

Starz Goes OTT with New Subscription Streaming App

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Starz is the latest premium cable network to go direct to consumers with a new OTT subscription streaming app. Starz joins HBO and Showtime who launched their OTT subscription streaming apps last year. All are targeting cord cutters and so called ‘broadband-only’ homes with these...Learn More

AT&T to Launch Fullscreen SVOD Service

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LOS ANGELES, Calif.—March 30, 2016—Global media company Fullscreen announced plans today to launch an ad-free SVOD service, the world’s first video membership experience programmed for the social-first generation. Debuting internationally on April 26, the eponymous service fullscreen will be anchored by a robust programming slate...Learn More

Binge Watching Survey: Nearly One-Third Binge Weekly

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Nearly half of all Americans subscribe to streaming video services — and they’re taking to binge watching with fervor, according to a binge watching survey from Deloitte. Seven in 10 U.S. consumers watch an average of five episodes at a time, and nearly 1/3 binge...Learn More

Netflix Throttling: What (If Anything) Will the FCC Do?

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Just when disputes between broadband providers and content providers about content delivery and Net Neutrality seemed to be over, along came the revelation late last week about Netflix throttling of traffic to wireless customers of AT&T and Verizon. Netflix admitted the practice in response to...Learn More

Sony OTT Nationwide Expansion Highlights Growing Competitive Implications for Pay-TV Ecosystem

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Announced today, a Sony OTT nationwide expansion will bring the company’s PlayStation Vue OTT video service to over 203 markets across the country. The expansion includes three new announced channel line-ups, offering from 55 to 100+ TV channels, starting at $30 month. The move will...Learn More

MaxxSouth Broadband Upgrades Services in Mississippi

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FOREST, Miss., March 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — After more than a year of completing infrastructure improvements, MaxxSouth Broadband will unveil major enhancements to high-speed Internet and Video services available to residents in the Mississippi communities of Forest and Morton. “This is more than just an upgrade;...Learn More

DirecTV OTT Video Plans Include Mobility, Free Ad-Supported Service

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It appears that video content providers are learning to love – or at least embrace — OTT, as an announcement today about AT&T DirecTV OTT video offerings planned for later this year illustrates. AT&T said it will make three new DirecTV streaming video options available...Learn More

Missouri Telco Selects Conklin-Intracom for IPTV

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Duluth, GA (February 23, 2016) – Conklin-Intracom, a fully owned subsidiary of the Intracom Telecom Group and maker of innovative products and services for telco, cable, broadband and OTT content delivery solutions, today announced the successful launch of the fs|cdn Anywhere IPTV platform at Socket...Learn More