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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

Ooyala: Mobile Video Now Accounts for Nearly 60% of All Video Plays in North America

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Mobile video consumption continues to rise but the pace of growth has stabilized, according to the newest findings from Ooyala. The growth comes primarily from more consumption of long-form video, according to Ooyala. Long-form videos – defined as more than 20 minutes in length —...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

Comcast X1 for Hospitality Era Begins with Check-In at the Philly Four Seasons

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Comcast Business has launched X1 for Hospitality and said that it will be used in the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center when it opens in the winter. Comcast has effectively used the X1 platform to deliver a differentiated user experience to their residential...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

MOBITV Platform Eliminates Headend, STB Requirements for IPTV

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A new offering from MOBIV is designed to provide what amounts to a ‘cloud-based’ headend and eliminates the need for a set-top box to deliver IPTV. The goal is to enable broadband providers to offer pay-TV services without a large capital outlay, explained MOBITV CEO...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

Charter Spectrum App Coming to Apple TV, Expands Charter Availability Beyond STBs

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Charter will offer its Spectrum pay-TV service as an app on Apple TV later this year. The Apple TV Charter app will provide access to the Charter lineup to nearly 50 million households, according to an Apple press release. In addition Charter will add Apple’s...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

Nebraska Video Provider Goes with Innovative Systems IPTV Encryption

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May 30, 2018 — Hartington, NE – Citing a need to consolidate more video applications on a single source to save on operational costs, Hartington Nebraska based television provider Hartelco has added the InnoCryption™ to their InnoStream™ Video Server platform. According to Bill McGregor, Plant and Network Manager, switching...Learn More

TDS Plans Another Out-of-Market Fiber Deployment

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TDS Telecommunications said it will build a fiber network supporting gigabit service in the village of DeForest, Wis. The TDS fiber deployment is not in TDS’s traditional local exchange carrier territory, a TDS spokesperson told Telecompetitor. TDS Fiber Deployment TDS plans for DeForest include providing...Learn More

Ergen’s New Hobby: A Dish IoT Wireless Network Costing $1 Billion to Start

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Some video executives might buy a hobby farm. But Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen’s new hobby is a Dish IoT wireless network that will cost $1 billion for phase one. “For me it’s not a job. . . it’s a hobby” Ergen reportedly told attendees...Learn More

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