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

Sling TV Launches Live, Over-the-Top Service Nationwide

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February 09, 2015 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sling TV, announced at CES in January, today debuted its live, over-the-top television service to customers nationwide. The award-winning Sling TV delivers live sports, lifestyle, family, news and information channels, and Video-On-Demand entertainment to broadband-connected devices at home and...Learn More

Add Nickelodeon OTT to the Growing List of Broadband Delivered OTT Channels

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The list of mainstream traditional programming that will become available direct-to-consumer, without the need of a pay-TV subscription is growing. The popular children’s channel Nickelodeon is the latest to join this list, which also includes HBO, CBS, Showtime, Univison, and others. These moves illustrate a...Learn More

TDG: OTT TV Sports Viewing to Skyrocket

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Amateur or professional, coverage of live sports continues to be a staple for television broadcasters and a defining part of the television experience, TDG (The Diffusion Group) points out with the release of new market research. Adult broadband users spend no less than 20 percent...Learn More

DISH OTT Offer, Sling TV, Uses Sports for Cord Cutter Bait

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The OTT video landscape changed significantly this week when DISH finally unveiled their long talked about OTT offer, Sling TV. The OTT offer is targeting cord cutters and cord neverers with a new video product that is helping shape a rapidly changing video business marketplace....Learn More

On-line Video Habits: Survey Finds Preference for On-Demand Viewing

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Online video professionals in North America and Europe prefer to use a variety of devices when consuming media and they’re “equally concerned with pricing in CDN (content-delivery networks) service models as with the need to maintain multi-screen delivery to existing and emerging media consumption devices,”...Learn More

DISH-Netflix Integration Illustrates Growing Influence of Netflix

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DISH Network is the latest, and largest to date, video service provider to integrate Netflix into their channel line-up. Other service providers have also made this move, but until now, it’s been limited to regional cable MSOs who use the TiVo or ARRIS STB platforms....Learn More

comScore: Nearly 4 in 10 Households Subscribe to Pay-OTT Digital Video

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U.S. Internet users 18-34 years old – aka Millennials – spend one-third of their original TV series consumption time watching on digital platforms, primarily tablets and PCs, according to comScore’s “The U.S. Total Video Report.” Seeking to measure video viewing among U.S. Internet users across...Learn More

2014 Subscription OTT Video Revenue Estimated at $5.8 Billion

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Having experienced phenomenal growth in recent years, subscription OTT video revenue will rise from $5.8 billion this year to just over $10 billion in 2018, Infonetics Research forecasts. Globally, revenue for the Pay-TV market as a whole rose 3.9 percent in 1H 2014, a year-over-year...Learn More

Two Missouri Providers Move to APMAX IPTV Middleware

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November 19, 2014 — Green City & Macon, MO – Lower scalable maintenance costs and simplicity of use for administrators and consumers motivated two Missouri communications providers to switch their IPTV Middleware solution to the APMAX hardware platform. One of the companies making the switch...Learn More