Report: Virtual Pay-TV Providers are Pursuing the Wrong Streaming Strategy

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Live streaming, or streaming traditional live channel line-ups as Sling TV and Directv Now do, is not living up to the hype, according to a new live video streaming survey, which found that only 11% of people who stream pay for live content. StreamOn, a...Learn More

Amazon AWS Upgrades Elemental Video Services

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SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 27, 2017– Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced five AWS Elemental Media Services, an integrated suite of services that make it easy for video providers of all kinds to create reliable, flexible, and scalable video offerings in the...Learn More

HD Share of Mobile Video Traffic Hits 38%

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The high-definition HD share of mobile video traffic is now 38% globally – a far higher percentage than mobile operators had predicted a few years ago, according to new research from OpenWave Mobility. HD video was only 5.7 percent of mobile video traffic four years...Learn More

Sling TV Becomes First Live and On-demand Streaming Service on Samsung Smart TVs

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November 7, 2017 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sling TV today became the first live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) service available on select Samsung Smart TVs. The launch of Sling TV on this new platform enables Sling TV to expand its leadership in device compatibility, currently supporting...Learn More

Frontier Communications Offers Amazon Alexa Voice Control on FiOS® Quantum TV

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Norwalk, Connecticut — November 3, 2017 — Frontier Communications’ FiOS Quantum TV subscribers can now enjoy a hands-free video experience using Amazon Alexa. The integration of Amazon Echo devices — Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, Echo Show and more –...Learn More

Total fuboTV Subscribers Surpasses 100K, Trailing Other Streaming OTT Providers

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Total fuboTV subscribers have surpassed the 100K subscriber count, the company announced today. The streaming OTT operator, or vMVPD, offers a live channel line-up, with heavy emphasis on sports programming. FuboTV started out in 2015 as a niche streaming OTT provider focused exclusively on sports,...Learn More

Video Viewing Habits Research: VOD Will Nearly Equal Linear TV Viewing in 3 Years

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The video landscape has changed drastically during the past few years. However, a video viewing habits survey conducted by Ericsson ConsumerLab predicts that even more dramatic changes lie ahead. In three years, video on demand will be almost equal to traditional linear viewing, the study...Learn More

iPhotonix Completes Integration with NeoNova

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RICHARDSON, TX (PRWEB) OCTOBER 05, 2017 — iPhotonix, an industry innovation leader for high-speed fiber-optic technology, announced today that its iVolve ONT solutions have been fully integrated with NeoNova, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRTC. The iVolve platform supports NeoNova’s network management service offerings and solutions. NeoNova’s TR-069-compatible...Learn More

AT&T CEO: Bye-Bye DirecTV, Hello AT&T OTT Video

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AT&T plans to launch a cable TV-like service for delivery over-the-top over its own or a competitor’s broadband network in 2018, said AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson at an investor conference today. The AT&T OTT video offering will be in beta trials before year-end and is...Learn More

Windstream Rebrand Introduces Kinetic Across Consumer & SMB Product Portfolio

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An announced Windstream rebrand will introduce Kinetic across its broader consumer and SMB product portfolio as a new premium brand. Windstream has been using the Kinetic brand since 2014 for its IPTV service. The new Kinetic brand will now be featured across Windstream’s entire 18...Learn More

Availability of Complete Series Boosts Xfinity Watchathon Week Viewing

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The ability to “binge watch” episodes of TV series on big and small screens alike has helped change the way viewers watch television. Having introduced Xfinity TV subscribers to “Watchathon Week” in 2013 — two years prior to the term “binge watch” being named “Word...Learn More

Report: Nearly One-Third of Free OTT Video Trials Converted into Paid Subscriptions

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Just shy of one-third of those who take advantage of free OTT video trials, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu, go on to sign up for paid subscriptions, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Zooming in on U.S. broadband households, Parks found...Learn More

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