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

Report Finds 44% Increase in Video Cord Cutting Since 2010

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The proliferation of smartphones and tablets, coupled with the standardization of digital television and video, is enabling viewers to consume content anywhere at any time they want across multiple devices. Americans are taking to the new viewing freedom in droves, which, in turn, is spurring...Learn More

NeoNova Launches YourStream TV

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 15, 2014) – NeoNova, an industry leader in cloud-based services for regional telcos, today announced that the company’s latest live broadcast streaming solution for Roku gives affiliate customers a new way for their subscribers to watch local television. YourStream TV from...Learn More

NRTC Adds TV Everywhere Content

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April 10, 2014 — HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) announced today the debut of Disney/ESPN Media Networks, Turner Networks and AMC Networks on its MyTimeTV℠ authentication platform. Disney/ESPN, Turner and AMC represent the latest in a series of programmer additions to the...Learn More

Rentrak: 4.4 Billion Hours Spent Watching VOD in 2013

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The amount of time viewers spent watching free video-on-demand (VOD) broadcast primetime television content rose 24 percent year-over-year in 2013. Overall, viewers spent a total of 4.4 billion hours watching VOD content last year, according to the latest “Rentrak State of VOD: Trend Report 2013.”...Learn More

Amazon Enters Crowded OTT STB Arena with Amazon Fire TV

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Amazon unveiled a competitor to Roku and Apple TV with the launch of Amazon Fire TV, a new OTT STB option, which will retail for $99. Amazon Fire TV offers many of the same features of its competitors, but also some distinct differences. Amazon has...Learn More

Vubiquity AnyVU Cloud Introduces New Video Content Delivery Model

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This post has been updated and modified and clarifies an earlier version Vubiquity Wednesday formally announced AnyVUCloud, a cloud-based platform for delivering video content to the marketplace. According to yesterday’s press release, AnyVU Cloud will host “…licensed transactional and subscription Video on Demand content, as...Learn More

Verizon FiOS Quantum TV Upgrades DVR Service

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NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — No more heated debates about whose TV programs should get recorded and who should be forced to wait for the dreaded rerun. A quick run to the kitchen for more popcorn no longer means you’ll miss the buzzer...Learn More

Digitalsmiths: 10% of Pay TV Users Could Switch or Cancel Service

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Pay-TV providers are missing the mark when it comes to the features and functionality current digital video network technology offers, according to the latest quarterly report on media and entertainment industry trends from TiVo’s Digitalsmiths. Over one in ten respondents (10.8%) to Digitalsmiths’ latest quarterly...Learn More

ABI: Set Top Box Apps Will be in 40% of Pay-TV Households by 2019

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One out of every ten pay-TV households has access to set-top box (STB) applications such as news and information services, apps from service providers, OTT video, games and music services, says ABI Research. That should increase to nearly 4 in 10 by 2019, ABI said....Learn More

CEA: 39% of Online U.S. Adults Use TV Ads for Digital Movie Discovery

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Discovery, consumption, and acquisition of TV shows and movies is changing fast as viewer-consumers increasingly turn to digital sources – streaming, downloading or purchasing discs. To what degree this is occurring is obscured somewhat by commercial marketing and promotional efforts. In a new study, the...Learn More

TiVo: 72% of Millennials Stream Traditional TV Content

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Millennials spent 36% of their TV viewing time watching traditional TV programming, such as TV shows and live sports, but unlike for previous generations tuned in to Internet streaming and subscription services as their primary means of doing so, according to TiVo’s, “2013 Millennial Video...Learn More