WOW! Enlists Vubiquity for Content Distribution

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LOS ANGELES, CA–June 24, 2015–VUBIQUITY, the leading global provider of premium content services, today announced a four-year partnership agreement with WOW!, one of the nation’s leading providers of high-speed Internet, cable TV, and phone services in the Midwest and the Southeast regions. VUBIQUITY’s preferred vendor...Learn More

Pay TV Subscriber Survey: Providers At Risk of Losing One Third of Subscriber Base

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Despite their best efforts to date pay-TV providers are increasingly feeling the heat from over-the-top (OTT) competitors rolling out leaner, more personalized and less expensive on-demand video content to viewers. Nearly 8 percent (7.7) of respondents to a survey conducted by TiVo-owned Digitalsmiths for its...Learn More

Time Spent Watching VOD on the Rise, Free On Demand Viewing Gaining Popularity

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Americans spent 22 percent more time watching free on demand television content in the broadcast primetime category in the first quarter of 2015 than they did in the same period a year earlier, according to Rentrak’s latest “State of VOD: Trend Report.”  U.S. viewers watched...Learn More

Parks: Over 8 Million U.S. Households Choose OTT over Pay-TV

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Over-the-top (OTT) video service subscription revenues will continue to exhibit strong growth, rising from nearly $9 billion in 2014 to more than $19 billion in 2019, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Nearly 6 in 10 (57 percent) of U.S. broadband households subscribe...Learn More

IAB: U.S. Smartphone Video Viewing Growth Hits 50% in One Year

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Twenty percent of consumers across 24 countries regularly stream longer-form video on smartphone screens, according to new market research from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). More than one-third (36 percent) said they stream videos five minutes or longer in length on their smartphones daily or...Learn More

NFL and Showtime Join Growing OTT Streaming Movement

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The move to deliver content over-the-top via Internet streaming got another boost yesterday. Two well-known brands announced streaming efforts.The dominant sports brand, the NFL, announcing they will stream an NFL game in the upcoming season and pay-TV premium channel Showtime is launching an OTT channel,...Learn More

GCI Brings TiVo OnePass to Alaska

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June 2, 2015 — ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – GCI is proud to announce that the TiVo Season Pass recording option with GCI powered by TiVo just got even smarter with the recent addition of TiVo OnePass. TiVo OnePass collects all available episodes of a television show...Learn More

LRG Finds More Than Half of U.S. Households Pay for OTT Video Service

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More American households are connecting to the Internet via smart TV sets, video game controllers, Blu-ray disc players or stand-alone devices, such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku, according to new market research from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). Well over half (56...Learn More

ComScore: Google, Facebook Are Most Popular Online Video Sites

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Some 191 million Americans used their desktop computers to watch online video in April, according to comScore’s latest Video Metrix report. Led by YouTube, Google sites continue to rank as the top video content property, attracting 152.8 million unique viewers in April. Facebook maintained its...Learn More

CFO: Verizon Mobile Video Plans Include Ad-Supported Offering

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Verizon plans to launch an ad-supported mobile video offering this summer that will not count against a customer’s monthly data allotment, said Verizon Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo at an investor conference today. Also this summer Verizon plans to launch a...Learn More

IHS: OTT Set-Top Box Shipments to Exceed Telco IPTV STB Shipments

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Global shipments of over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes (STBs) from the likes of Apple, Google and Roku sold at retail shops will oustrip those of IPTV STBs installed by telco pay-TV service providers this year, according to new research from IHS. IHS expects 31 million OTT...Learn More

OTT Video Revenue Forecast to Reach $32 Billion in 2019

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Revenue across the global over-the-top (OTT) video marketplace will reach $32 billion by 2019, according to the latest market data and forecast from Juniper Research. Ongoing growth in mature, developed markets such as North America and Western Europe and “the emergence of key OTT TV...Learn More