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

ACSI: Video Customer Satisfaction Higher for Streaming Services Than Linear TV

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Video streaming services scored a 75 out of 100 for video customer satisfaction in their inaugural appearance on the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) Telecommunications Report, far outdistancing subscription TV’s score of 62. Subscription TV’s score was down 3.1% from last year. “Video streaming services...Learn More

Cox Adds YouTube Integration to Contour Platform

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ATLANTA, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Cox Communications announced that YouTube is now available for Contour customers, providing seamless access to billions of videos right alongside TV programming, On Demand content, DVR recordings and more. Cox Contour customers can use their voice remote to search and watch YouTube videos directly on...Learn More

Streaming Video Demographics Research: Young Adults Drive the Sector

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People between the ages of 18 and 34 years of age are driving the live streaming Internet-delivered pay-TV sector, according to streaming video demographics research from the Leichtman Research Group. The firm found that 53% of U.S. adults that have such a service are in...Learn More

YouTube TV Adds Markets, Networks and Hikes Price

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Video streaming service YouTube TV announced today that it has or soon will offer a number of networks, added markets in which it will operate and said that its subscription price will increase by $5 beginning next month. YouTube TV markets will include Lexington, Dayton,...Learn More

YouTube TV Now Available on Roku Devices

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February 01, 2018 — LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Roku Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) and YouTube today announced the availability of YouTube TV on select Roku® devices1. YouTube TV allows Roku users to stream live sports, local and national news, and must-see shows the moment they air on live...Learn More

Report: Virtual Pay-TV Providers are Pursuing the Wrong Streaming Strategy

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Live streaming, or streaming traditional live channel line-ups as Sling TV and Directv Now do, is not living up to the hype, according to a new live video streaming survey, which found that only 11% of people who stream pay for live content. StreamOn, a...Learn More

HD Share of Mobile Video Traffic Hits 38%

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The high-definition HD share of mobile video traffic is now 38% globally – a far higher percentage than mobile operators had predicted a few years ago, according to new research from OpenWave Mobility. HD video was only 5.7 percent of mobile video traffic four years...Learn More

Parks Finds Subscription OTT Market Share Shifts

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There is a new member to the upper echelon of subscription OTT services in the U.S. market, according to new subscription OTT market share research from Parks Associates. The firm found that Netflix, Amazon Video (aka Amazon Prime) and Hulu remain the top three. But...Learn More

Report: iPhone Users Like Video More, Mobile Video Streaming Now Nearly 80% of Smartphone Data

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A new research report from The NPD Group shows that 57 percent of all smartphone users use an app at least once a month to access video content. Accessing that video app contributes to mobile video streaming as the dominant form of smartphone data NPD’s...Learn More

Report: Social Media for Live Streaming is a Win-Win-Win

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Social media can be a friend, not a foe, to established video networks and their advertisers, according to a report highlighting synergies between video networks and social media by Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. Social media for live streaming is...Learn More

Comcast Launches YouTube App On Xfinity X1

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Two companies with broad ambitions took what could be a significant step as Comcast has launched a YouTube app on Xfinity X1, according to the two companies. Access to YouTube’s massive video inventory will be available through Comcast’s X1 platform, and searchable through the X1...Learn More

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