FCC Set-Top Box Order Would Exempt Small Video Providers

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A proposed FCC set-top box order circulating within the commission would not apply to video service providers with fewer than 400,000 customers, but those providers could adopt the technology if they choose to, said FCC senior officials on a conference call with reporters yesterday. The...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

Dish Sling TV/ EPIX Deal Brings New Movies to Sling OTT Offering

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Two somewhat maverick enterprises are combining forces to address the over-the-top and TV Everywhere opportunity. The companies are Dish Network, which announced its “Best of Live TV” OTT offering for its Sling TV platform at the beginning of this year, and EPIX, a joint venture...Learn More

FiOS TV App Is Now Available on Xbox One

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NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As Christmas nears and people line up to buy the latest tech gadgets and devices, FiOS customers are receiving an early gift: the immediate availability of the FiOS TV app for download on the Xbox One games and...Learn More

AT&T Stops Use of Xbox As a U-verse IPTV Set-Top-Box

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Microsoft has long touted the transformation of the gaming console from a gaming platform to an entertainment hub for the home. Their latest iteration, Xbox One, attempts to do just that – an “all-in-one” entertainment platform. One promise of this transformation was the use of...Learn More

IDC: Connected Gamers Will Top 165 Million by 2017

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Worldwide shipments of connected game and entertainment consoles will be marginally higher than 2012’s approximately 33 million bundles, the first year-over-year growth since 2009, according to a new forecast from IDC. IDC analysts also predict that Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) will outsell Microsoft Xbox One...Learn More

Time Warner Cable Pushes Set-Top-Boxless Future, Now on Xbox 360

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Cable MSO Time Warner Cable (TWC) is pushing the envelope for an eventual set-top-boxless future with the announcement that their TWC TV app will soon be available on the Xbox 360. The TWC TV app allows Xbox Live Gold members, who are also TWC cable...Learn More

CES: Verizon Updates FiOS, Redbox Instant to Meet Borderless Lifestyle Demands

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At CES 2013, Verizon Communications showed off a variety of updates for its FiOS TV service, as well as a demonstration of the forthcoming Redbox Instant service from the Verizon-Coinstar joint venture.  Verizon is championing a theme it calls the ‘Borderless Lifestyle’, to bring video...Learn More

Microsoft Quietly Launches New TV Platform

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If you’re reading this blog, chances are that electronic games are not your focus – and they aren’t mine either. So you may have missed what could turn out to be the latest iteration of Microsoft TV unless you happened to be paying attention to...Learn More

Microsoft Goes for the Whole Home Experience with SmartGlass

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It’s E3 – the gaming industry’s annual tradeshow – week and news is flowing from Los Angeles on all of the latest developments concerning game consoles and the gaming industry as a whole. Microsoft was first up to highlight their new developments and they revealed...Learn More

Xbox Transformation Complete, More Video and Music than Games

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Microsoft announced today that three additional content partnerships are now available for the Xbox 360, including HBO Go, Xfinity TV (Comcast), and MLB.TV. That adds to a growing list of video and music options for Microsoft’s home entertainment gateway, also known as the Xbox 360 ...Learn More

FiOS TV on Xbox Official

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NEW YORK – November 29, 2011 – Verizon continues to expand the borderless lifestyle for consumers, with the announcement of a new offer that makes a selection of live, FiOS TV channels available over the Xbox 360 Entertainment System. Through a collaboration between Verizon and...Learn More

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