TDS Confidence in Video Business Continues with Move to TiVo for its Next Generation TV Platform

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TDS will move to the TiVo platform for its next generation TV platform, bringing it to both its cable and IPTV operations across the country. The new TiVo platform will be featured with both existing and new video subscribers, the companies report. In addition to...Learn More

Parks: Broadband Household Viewing of Facebook Video and the Like Hits Two Hours Weekly

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U.S. broadband household viewing of Facebook video and similar “alternative content” has reached two hours weekly on average, according to Parks Associates. Alternative content includes live streaming, user-generated content, short-form videos and Web video series, according to Parks’ definition. Other alternative content sources include  SnapChat,...Learn More

Higher Priced Premium Netflix on the Way?

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A trial in some European markets for a premium Netflix subscription is creating speculation that the leading OTT provider may bring such an offer to the U.S. eventually. The premium offer, with pricing assumed to be at $16.99/month would be $3 more than Netflix’s current...Learn More

DIRECTV NOW is Latest OTT Streaming Service to Raise Pricing

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One advantage OTT streaming video services like Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW have over traditional pay-TV services is lower cost. But for how long? These two providers, owned by DISH and AT&T respectively, are both raising their monthly subscription fees. For Sling TV, the hike...Learn More

Latest Sling TV Enhancements Push Streaming Service Towards A La Carte TV Model

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The pay-TV business continues to evolve, with video providers experimenting with new models in the hopes of finding the right mix that appeals to a very diverse audience of consumers. The latest attempt comes from Sling TV, who will now offer individual channel subscription options,...Learn More

Report: Millennial OTT Penetration May Have Topped Out, More Than Half Subscribe to Two Services

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More than 85% of millennials in U.S. households subscribe to one or more OTT video services and penetration among Baby Boomers and older people grew more than 10% between 2016 and last year, according to OTT video demographics research from Parks Associates. “Overall penetration of...Learn More

As One OTT Service Suffers Outage, AT&T Launches New WatchTV $15 OTT Service

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In the midst of suffering a major outage to their DIRECTV NOW OTT service, AT&T announced the official launch of AT&T WatchTV, a new skinny-bundle OTT service priced at $15. The latest OTT service from AT&T is also free with certain AT&T Unlimited wireless plans....Learn More

Parks OTT Video Subscription Forecast: 400 Million by 2022

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A new Parks Associates OTT video subscription forecast calls for more 400 million OTT video service subscriptions worldwide by the end of 2022. Many of the estimated 265 million households will subscribe to multiple OTT services in order to have “complete” packages meeting their needs....Learn More

Report: U.S. TV Households Have More Connected TV Devices Than Pay-TV STBs

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Seventy-four percent of U.S. TV households have one or more devices connected to the Internet, according to new smart TV research from Leichtman Research Group. This compares with 65% in 2016, 44% in 2013 and 24% in 2010. The firm also found that 29% of...Learn More

Parks: Streaming Media Player Penetration Hits Nearly 40% in U.S. Broadband Homes

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It’s been a great decade for streaming media players, according to research from Parks Associates. The firm found that streaming media player penetration has risen from 6% among U.S. broadband households in 2010 to almost 40% at the beginning of this year. The research also...Learn More

New AirTV App Distributes Local OTA Broadcast Channels In and Out of The Home

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AirTV has upgraded their platform which integrates over-the-air (OTA) local broadcast channels with streaming OTT video. The growth of streaming services has given a second life to OTA. The new AirTV system enables free local channels received at homes via antennas to be sent to...Learn More

Report: Netflix Takes HBO Now to the Woodshed, Rated Best SVOD Offering

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Netflix continues to provide more of what viewers want than competing subscription video on demand (SVOD) services, according to a new report about the best SVOD offering from customer experience research firm UserTesting. Netflix scored a 90 out of 100 in a ranking that considered...Learn More

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