North State Optimizes Internet Service for Netflix

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HIGH POINT, N.C., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — North State, a fiber-based Internet and cloud service provider, is now optimized for Netflix. Through a direct connection, North State customers will receive the best possible Netflix video streaming experience. North State offering best possible Netflix experience...Learn More

IDG: Smartphone Video Viewership Rises 22% in Two Years

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Mobile devices and mobile broadband connections are driving a “dramatic increase” in online video viewing, as users worldwide increasingly use smartphones and tablets to watch online videos, read newspapers and otherwise consume content, according to IDG Global Solutions’ fifth annual, “Global Mobile Survey: The Mobile...Learn More

Nielsen: “Recently Telecast VOD” Users Have Strong Demographics

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Video-on-demand (VOD) “has come of age over the last two years,” according to Nielsen’s “Q1 2014 Cross-Platform Report,” spurred on in large part by the availability of online content and mobile device penetration. Americans watched more than five hours of traditional TV per day on...Learn More

Verizon Launches Virtual Doctor Visit Offering

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NEW YORK – Verizon today (June 25) announced the immediate availability of Verizon Virtual Visits, which provides an easy, convenient and cost-effective way for patients to be seen remotely by a clinician for a cold, flu, sore throat or other simple, acute  conditions, via video...Learn More

Supreme Court Aereo Decision: Service Violates Copyright

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The Supreme Court today ruled that Aereo’s video service violates copyright law – a decision that will force Aereo to shut down its innovative offering. Aereo has offered a remote antenna service that enables consumers to receive broadcast TV channels from their local market over...Learn More

TDG: Use of TV Network and Cable TV Apps Lags Behind OTT Apps

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Cable and TV broadcasters have invested lots of time, money and other resources to develop “TV Everywhere” platforms and their own alternatives to over-the-top (OTT) video services such as Netflix and YouTube. Despite this, new research from The Diffusion Group (TDG) reveals that tablet owners...Learn More

Verizon Digital Media Services Launches New Video Compression Option

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NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Digital Media Services has launched a new technology designed to make the delivery of video content more efficient and to improve the viewing experience of end users. The technology — ImageIQ® Video Bandwidth Reduction, provided by A2Zlogix...Learn More

Adobe: Online Video Viewing Rose 250% in One Year

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Online TV video viewing keeps on growing and growing. According to Adobe’s “Q1 2014 Video Benchmark Report,” which tracks and analyzes TV Everywhere and non-authenticated online video trends, online TV consumption across all devices hit an all-time high in the first quarter, rising nearly 250...Learn More

CDN Revenue Forecast to Increase 19% in 2014

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Content Delivery Network (CDN) revenue will increase 19 percent to reach $3.36 billion in 2014, fueled by the growing pace of “linear broadcast, media and entertainment’s transition into virtual paradigms,” according to a CDN revenue forecast from Accustream Research. The Seaside, Ca.-based market research company...Learn More

NPD: TV Everywhere Usage Highest for OTT Streaming Video Subscribers

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Just over one-in-five U.S. Pay-TV subscribers (21 percent) are making use of their Pay-TV provider’s TV Everywhere services at least once a month, according to new market research from the NPD Group. The market researcher’s latest findings may help allay fears of “cord-cutting” and losing...Learn More

Cable MSOs Launch Netflix Channel

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QUINCY, Mass. and PRINCETON, N.J.– April 25, 2014 – Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications and RCN today announced partnerships with Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) to enable their customers to easily find and watch the best shows and movies from Netflix through the same set-top box used...Learn More

AT&T/ Chernin Group Deal: Another Take on OTT Video Monetization

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AT&T is trying a new approach toward the over-the-top video opportunity, announcing today that it has created a joint venture with media company The Chernin Group to focus on OTT video. The companies said they would jointly invest $500 million in the venture with the...Learn More