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US broadband households subscribing to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu on the rise

Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services are rapidly growing in the US according to Parks Associates that reveals that 59% of US broadband households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon or Hulu. According to the analyst’s OTT Video Market Tracker, only 6% of US broadband households subscribe to offerings other than the top three, only 3% subscribe to one …

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Telenor: Netflix accounts for 22% of broadband traffic

Telenor which is a Norway-based telco has unveiled that Netflix accounts for 22% of all traffic on its broadband network. 70% of broadband network traffic overall was attributed to video. Also, the fact that Netflix recently took over YouTube and other services under the Google umbrella were factors that contributed to high traffic on its …

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Global broadband speeds go up by 15%, beneficial for video streaming providers

Global average broadband speeds have seen an unprecedented 15% rise in the past year which is great for OTT and IPTV providers. Broadband connections now have an average speed of 7.2Mbps. In 96 of the 149 countries/regions that Akamai tracks, a speed increase was noticed. South Korea with an average of 28.6Mbps held the top …

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One in Eight US homes now have broadband but no Cable

According to a recent study on cord-cutting by SNL Kagan, 13% of US homes, or one in eight, are equipped with broadband connections but do not subscribe to a traditional multi-channel video bundle. The total number of such homes has reached 15.4 million in the last year, up 2 million from 2015. The trend accelerated in the fourth …

Over 50% of Consumers in U.S. Broadband Households Subscribe to an OTT Video Service

  Access and entertainment research from Parks Associates finds 57% of consumers in U.S. broadband households subscribe to an OTT (over-the-top) video on demand service, such as Netflix or Hulu Plus. The research firm, which will participate at the NAB Show next week in Las Vegas, reports the average U.S. broadband household spends $9 per month …

Broadband Buys Cable Time in OTT Battle, says Moody’s

Credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service says high-yield cable companies remain strongly positioned against the over-the-the top threat at least for the next few years, mainly because of the expected continued strength of their broadband businesses. In a new report – “High Yield Cable’s Broadband Still Effective Defense Against Over-the-Top Siege” – Moody’s said that broadband, coupled …

FCC looks to rejuvenate Pay-TVs with ‘Net Neutrality’

The #fcc has a mission: To promote the rapid deployment of high-speed Internet. Under this mission, codified in Section 706 of the Communications Act, it’s seen fit to knock down what it sees as barriers to the rollout of #broadband. The FCC’s net neutrality rules partly lean on this power. And it’s also what the agency is using to …

Fuhu Launches Kids-Focused OTT Service

  Fuhu has unveiled the nabi Pass, a $4.99 per month subscription service created and curated specifically for kids ranging from 3-14. It offers an array of mixed media content from movies, television shows and short form videos, to apps, games and e-books. Fuhu content partners include National Geographic Kids, DreamWorks Animation and Cupcake Digital. The …

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VoD – Moving Beyond The Traditional

With the new government talking about implementing e-governance, India has started using digital and social media as the primary mode of communication. Hence it is expected that new technologies would now achieve mainstream adoption faster. The Indian government backed up by private players, has started implementing better infrastructure in place, TRAI has increased the minimum …

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