LRG Finds More Than Half of U.S. Households Pay for OTT Video Service

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More American households are connecting to the Internet via smart TV sets, video game controllers, Blu-ray disc players or stand-alone devices, such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku, according to new market research from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). Well over half (56...Learn More

ComScore: Google, Facebook Are Most Popular Online Video Sites

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Some 191 million Americans used their desktop computers to watch online video in April, according to comScore’s latest Video Metrix report. Led by YouTube, Google sites continue to rank as the top video content property, attracting 152.8 million unique viewers in April. Facebook maintained its...Learn More

CFO: Verizon Mobile Video Plans Include Ad-Supported Offering

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Verizon plans to launch an ad-supported mobile video offering this summer that will not count against a customer’s monthly data allotment, said Verizon Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo at an investor conference today. Also this summer Verizon plans to launch a...Learn More

IHS: OTT Set-Top Box Shipments to Exceed Telco IPTV STB Shipments

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Global shipments of over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes (STBs) from the likes of Apple, Google and Roku sold at retail shops will oustrip those of IPTV STBs installed by telco pay-TV service providers this year, according to new research from IHS. IHS expects 31 million OTT...Learn More

OTT Video Revenue Forecast to Reach $32 Billion in 2019

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Revenue across the global over-the-top (OTT) video marketplace will reach $32 billion by 2019, according to the latest market data and forecast from Juniper Research. Ongoing growth in mature, developed markets such as North America and Western Europe and “the emergence of key OTT TV...Learn More

Sandvine: HBO NOW Network Impact is Minimal

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Last week’s launch of HBO NOW, a streaming Internet video service that stands apart from HBO’s traditional subscription-based pay-TV cable service, marks a new approach via which traditional cable providers and TV broadcasters are looking to meet the competitive challenge from over-the-top (OTT) online video...Learn More

Accenture Media Consumption Survey: TV Screens See Sharp Decline

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People around the world are increasingly turning to a variety of consumer electronic (CE) devices – smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles, as well as portable and desktop PCs – to satisfy their need for entertainment. The emergence of the variety of CE devices and digital...Learn More

Netflix Subscriber Growth Results in 10 Billion Hours of Streaming Video in 1Q 2015

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The Netflix train does not appear to be slowing down. In fact it may be accelerating. Their recent 1Q 2015 earnings report highlights over 60 million subscribers, with 40 million in the U.S. alone. All of those subscribers streamed 10 billion hours of video in...Learn More

Windstream Expands IPTV Footprint

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Apr 15, 2015 – LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that Kinetic, Windstream’s next-generation television service, is now available in Lincoln, Nebraska. Starting today, more than 50,000 Lincoln residents can sign up for Kinetic, a...Learn More

Ovum: Pay-TV, Broadcasters Want in On Streaming, Total OTT Subscribers Now at 100M

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The advent of OTT (over-the-top), direct-to-consumer streaming video services from pay-TV providers and broadcasters, such as HBO Now, CBS All Access and DISH’s Sling TV “herald in a new era in online streaming as premium, stand-alone services based on content once exclusive to traditional pay-TV,”...Learn More

Parks: Over Half of Broadband Consumers Already Pay for OTT, Average $9/month

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While the implications of OTT on pay-TV and broadcast TV continue to be debated, more than half of  consumers (57 percent) in U.S. broadband households pay for OTT (over-the-top) video services, such as Netflix or Hulu Plus, according to new market research from Parks Associates....Learn More

Report: Amazon Prime Subscribers Watch More Netflix

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Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of subscribers to Amazon Prime – the online retail giant’s all-inclusive membership package – are more likely to use Netflix in the previous month compared to Amazon Prime Instant Video, according to new market research from Strategy Analytics. Forty percent of...Learn More