Evolution Digital Serves Up IP VOD, Hoping Small Video Providers Will Take the IP Leap

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Evolution Digital hopes to bridge the divide for smaller video operators who want to offer IP VOD, but have legacy network limitations. Video distribution is clearly moving towards IP, but the transition is expensive and difficult, particularly if you lack scale. Add this IP transition...Learn More

LRG Finds 80 Percent Penetration of VOD or DVR Service

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New market research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) illustrates the household penetration of VOD and DVR is on the rise and highlights the extent to which subscribers are consuming video content in U.S. homes. A DVR, Netflix, telco or cable video-on-demand (VOD) service is present...Learn More

Parks: Average SVOD Spend is $6 Per Month in Broadband Homes

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Americans living in households with broadband access have an average SVOD spend of $6.19 per month to subscribe to Internet-based streaming video-on-demand (VoD) services in 2015, according to new market research from Parks Associates. That’s up 66.7% from $3.71 in 2012. Typical monthly rates for...Learn More

FCC (Again) Wants to Create Set-Top Box Competition

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A proposed rulemaking that will begin circulating within the FCC tomorrow aims to make the pay TV market more competitive by eliminating the need for consumers to lease a set-top box (STB) from their cable or satellite company or telco video provider. Instead consumers would...Learn More

Nielsen: Live TV is Still Most Popular Video Viewing Method

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Watching ¨Live TV¨ remained the most popular video viewing method across 24 of 25 designated market areas (DMAs), reports Nielsen. Viewers 25-54 watched more than 3 hours daily, according to Nielsen’s latest Local Watch report, in which the market research company analyzes the extent to...Learn More

OTT Video Habits Survey: 83% Watch On Demand

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More than 8 in 10 consumers (83 percent) watch on-demand video (VOD), four percent more than did so in April 2015, according to digital content delivery platform provider Limelight Networks’ second semi-annual ¨The State of Online Video¨ report. The amount of time adult viewers 18-69...Learn More

Bell Brings Direct Netflix Access To All Fibe and FibreOP TV Subscribers

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MONTRÉAL, Dec. 14, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Bell today announced that Bell Fibe TV and Bell Aliant FibreOP TV subscribers can now access their Netflix accounts directly from their existing TV receivers, the latest service innovation from Canada’s largest TV provider. All Fibe TV receivers have...Learn More

Frontier Says Video Bundle is Still Important, Doubles Down on IPTV

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Frontier will soon launch a new ‘home grown’ traditional linear and VOD pay-TV bundle, bucking the trend of retreating from video services as a margin challenged business line. The new service, currently called Frontier TV, takes lessons learned from Frontier’s growing video business in acquired...Learn More

GfK: Netflix Users’ Weekly TV Program Viewing Doubled Since 2012

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Netflix OTT video subscribers are watching twice as many TV programs per week as they did three years ago, according to the latest from GfK’s ¨The Home Technology Monitor¨ series of reports. The Netflix users watch an average of 10 shows a week today, compared...Learn More

New TDS Whole Home DVR Offer will Support OTT Integration for Cable Markets

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TDS Telecom has opted to use the Arris MOXI Whole Home offering to support TDS whole home DVR, TV Everywhere and other capabilities in parts of the service provider’s territory in the southwest U.S. TDS was attracted by four capabilities of the product, a TDS...Learn More

Comcast OTT Video Offering Taps 30 Content Providers

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People are spending more time watching films and video programming than ever (4-5 hours per day for the average viewer) but they’re doing it across a variety of screens and distribution platforms, as well as choosing when and where they view it. The rapid rise...Learn More

Charter Roku App is Latest Move Away from Traditional Set-top-Boxes

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Charter will offer their channel line-up through an app on the Roku streaming platform. The Charter Roku app is available now and can be accessed on any TV connected to a Roku device, including STBs, streaming sticks and Roku powered TVs. Charter joins Time Warner...Learn More