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

Sling TV to Launch HBO Now

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NEW YORK and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 1, 2015 – Sling TV and HBO today announced that Sling TV will be the first live Internet TV service to offer linear and Video-On-Demand (VOD) content from HBO. HBO will be available in time for the “Game of...Learn More

Report: Pay TV Revenues Peaked at $103 Billion in 2013

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North American pay-TV revenues peaked at $102.86 billion in 2013, according to a new forecast from Digital TV Research. Revenues will drop 11.7 percent ($12.04 billion) from 2014-2020, coming in at $90.71 billion in 2020, according to the researchers. Cable revenues across Canada and the...Learn More

Nielsen Finds 13% of Homes With Multiple OTT Video Subscriptions

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Americans continue to fuel growth in subscriptions to streaming video-on-demand (SVOD) services. According to Nielsen’s “Total Audience Report,” 41 percent of U.S. homes had access to an SVOD service in 4Q 2014. Breaking down its research demographically, Nielsen’s latest SVOD report reveals that 71 percent...Learn More

Rapidly Changing OTT Video Keeps Traditional Service Providers Interested

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Several recent developments in OTT video highlight the quickly changing nature of the TV business. These developments include more content for Sling TV, new news on the upcoming HBO OTT channel, and a new approach by NBCUniversal for OTT content. These and other developments have...Learn More