ABI: Pay-TV Provider OTT Will Fuel $7 Billion Live Linear OTT Market by 2021

Cable, satellite and telco pay-TV providers are shifting their marketing efforts away from traditional and IPTV services and products towards live, linear OTT platforms that compete with market leaders Netflix and Amazon. Pay-TV provider OTT will generate $7 billion in live, linear OTT services revenues...Learn More

Report: Percentage of Smart TVs Actually Connected to the Internet on the Rise

The percentage of smart TVs actually connected to the Internet is on the rise,  according to new market research from NPD Connected Intelligence. Eighty percent of installed smart TVs and streaming media players will be connected by year-end 2019 as compared to 70 percent in 2015....Learn More

Amazon, Netflix Programming Budget is More than CBS, HBO, and Turner

An examination of the annual Netflix programming budget reveals it spent more on developing TV content in 2015 than CBS, HBO and Turner, as well as most nations, including Australia and South Korea, IHS Technology highlights in new market research. The same can be said...Learn More

NFL Network and NFL RedZone Launch on Sling TV

August 10, 2016  — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Sling TV launched NFL Network and NFL RedZone on its live and on-demand Internet TV service. All Sling Blue customers will automatically receive NFL Network, while NFL RedZone is available to Sling Blue customers as part of the...Learn More

Managed Broadband TV Success is Tied to Faster Broadband and Customer Education

Many smaller broadband operators are launching managed broadband TV services, which generally feature local broadcast channels (ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, etc.) delivered to a private Roku channel (or other streaming video device). Operators are hoping to attract customers who are interested in a skinny bundle...Learn More

ZoneTV: OTT Content Integration is Key to Pay-TV Success

In order to adapt to the changing pay-TV landscape, operators must embrace OTT content integration with the traditional channel line-up, says ZoneTV CEO Jeff Weber. Weber made his comments at Telecompetitor’s recent broadbandTV event. Weber, who has a long history in the video business, having...Learn More

Skinny Bundles, OTT Upset the Programming Landscape for Pay-TV

Video operators are seeing dynamic change in the pay-TV marketplace as consumers embrace skinny bundles, OTT, and other emerging video products. That was one conclusion from Telecompetitor’s recent broadbandTV event. Madeleine Forrer, Vice President of Video Services for NRTC and Stewart Myers, VP of Programming...Learn More

NeoNova Introduces Multi-platform Streaming Service: ViewLocal

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 6, 2016) – NeoNova, a broadband division of NRTC and an industry leader in cloud-based technologies and services for regional telcos and ISPs, today announced that they are taking orders for ViewLocal™, the successor to the company’s popular YourStreamTV product. ViewLocal from...Learn More

Sony OTT Nationwide Expansion Highlights Growing Competitive Implications for Pay-TV Ecosystem

Announced today, a Sony OTT nationwide expansion will bring the company’s PlayStation Vue OTT video service to over 203 markets across the country. The expansion includes three new announced channel line-ups, offering from 55 to 100+ TV channels, starting at $30 month. The move will...Learn More

TV Everywhere Awareness: Only 25% Have Heard of It, Says GfK

TV Everywhere (TVE) isn’t a widely recognized brand name, but awareness of TVE is on the rise, particularly among young Gen Y and X adults, according to new market research results from GfK. More than half (53 percent) of consumers in pay-TV homes have used...Learn More

INS and Skitter Partner for IPTV and Broadband TV

Iowa Network Services (INS), a regional network provider owned by Iowa telcos and an early pioneer in IPTV, has selected an additional platform to provide both IPTV and broadband TV services to its member companies (and beyond). INS will partner with Skitter for both platforms....Learn More

Content Rights Continue to Be Biggest Obstacle to Broadband TV Momentum

Broadband and video service providers alike are increasingly looking to streaming content services as a viable video service option. We characterize these growing streaming video services as broadband TV. They may involve OTT type services, or could be streaming video across a closed managed broadband...Learn More

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