Comcast Hedges Bet on Nationwide OTT Service, Secures OTT Rights

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The field for nationwide OTT offers is getting quite crowded, and it may one day include Comcast. A report from Bloomberg Business cites recent negotiations by Comcast to secure nationwide OTT rights from several programmers. The move appears to be a hedge for now for...Learn More

Comcast Free Netflix Promotion Underlies Remarkable Co-opetition Evolution

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A new Comcast free Netflix promotion highlights a partnership between these two heavyweights that just a few years ago would have been unthinkable. In many ways, it demonstrates the intersection of broadband and entertainment and the importance that intersection now plays for service providers. Netflix...Learn More

Video Cord Cutting Survey Finds 17% of U.S. Households Without Pay-TV

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Seventeen percent of respondents to a new TiVo video cord cutting survey reported not having a pay-TV service at home. The results were published today in TiVo’s “Q4 2016 Video Trends Report.” Among the 17%, just shy of 1 in 5 respondents  (19.8%) said they...Learn More

LRG: Households with Netflix Now Surpass Those With DVR

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Just over 8 in 10 U.S. TV households have a DVR, a Netflix or cable or telco pay-TV video-on-demand (VOD) subscription, according to new consumer research from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). Thirty percent of the 82 percent use two of these services, while 14 percent...Learn More

Total Roku Hours Streamed Hits 1 Billion in a Single Month, Now 13.4M Total Roku Accounts

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Total Roku hours streamed reached a record 1 billion in December, the company said. The number included both video and audio streaming. According to the company, 13.4 million active Roku account holders streamed 9 billion hours in 2016. Roku’s active account base grew an impressive...Learn More

Parks: OTT Video Churn Holds Steady At Around 20 Percent

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Roughly 1 in 5 U.S. broadband households (19%) have canceled an OTT video service in the past 12 months, according to new market research from Parks Associates. The rate of OTT video customer churn has remained stable overall during the past year, even as market...Learn More

Report: HBO Shines in SVOD Customer Satisfaction

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HBO Now came out tops in SVOD customer satisfaction across 11 of 14 categories among subscription streaming VOD (SVOD) service providers covered in market research released by Strategy Analytics Jan. 19. HBO Now earned the highest SVOD customer satisfaction scores in all but three of...Learn More

ABI: Pay-TV Provider OTT Will Fuel $7 Billion Live Linear OTT Market by 2021

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Cable, satellite and telco pay-TV providers are shifting their marketing efforts away from traditional and IPTV services and products towards live, linear OTT platforms that compete with market leaders Netflix and Amazon. Pay-TV provider OTT will generate $7 billion in live, linear OTT services revenues...Learn More

Entertainment Report: VoD Revenues Return to Growth, Strong 4K UHD Equipment Sales

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U.S. sales of 4K UHD TVs, players and discs was strong in 2016, the first year they were available in retail shops, helping propel annual consumer home entertainment equipment spending 2 percent higher year-over-year (YoY) to more than $18 billion, according to a new 4K...Learn More

TDS Launches New TV App

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December 29, 2016 – A new, free TDS TV Companion App from TDS® Telecom, turns smartphones and tablets into personal TV remote controls. The new functionality comes as part of a user interface upgrade, which also brings an updated look and feel to the TDS...Learn More

TiVo and Netflix Enter Into Product and Intellectual Property Agreements

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November 28, 2016 — SAN CARLOS, Calif. & LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO), the global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), the world’s leading Internet TV network, today announced they signed licensing agreements that allow both companies to...Learn More

AT&T OTT Service DIRECTV NOW to Launch with 100+ Channels, Original Content for $35/month

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AT&T today took the wraps off its eagerly awaited AT&T OTT services, featuring DIRECTV NOW – and there’s a lot to sort through. There will be three AT&T OTT video offerings available on Wednesday November 30th, one of which, DIRECTV NOW, has four different tiers....Learn More