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OTT consumers to hit 4 million mark by 2020 13 March 2018

According to a report, the number of “digital only consumers” India to reach 4 million by 2020 all thanks to smartphone penetration and affordable data pricing in the country. The report also revealed that there are currently 1-1.5 million “ digital only consumers” are there in the country and digital subscription revenue will grow enormously …

Gov’t may block Comcast-Time Warner merger, new boost for Net Neutrality 20 April 2015

According to a report by Bloomberg finance news agency, the Department of Justice is “nearing a recommendation” to stop Comcast from purchasing Time Warner Cable. The two firms involved in the potential deal are already the largest and second-largest cable companies in the United States, respectively; the merged firm would be vastly larger than its …

Internet Bills To Rise As Cable TV Heads Into ‘Veritable Bloodbath’ 17 April 2015

Cord cutting, combined with more consumer-friendly rules from the CRTC, will send Canada’s telecoms into a TV-services “bloodbath” from which they will recover by raising prices for internet services, market observers say. The latest signs that cord-cutting is beginning to damage telcos’ bottom lines came this week with a new report showing that Canadians ditched …

OTT TV Apps Target Millennial Males 16 April 2015

According to the NPD study, 62 percent of men 18-34 years- old are aware of the currently available or announced over-the-top TV network apps. Men aged 18-34 are most likely to buy apps that allow them to view OTT video on demand services  without also buying a subscription to a cable or satellite channel bundle, …

Canadians eschew cable, satellite for Internet 15 April 2015

A new report says more Canadians are choosing to cancel their cable TV and satellite packages and there’s no sign of the migration slowing down. The Convergence Consulting Group says about 95,000 fewer households had a cable TV or satellite subscription in 2014. That’s a dramatic increase in the number of people without TV cable packages. …

Pay TV’s Newest Rival Is an Old Foe: Over-the-Air Antennas 14 April 2015

As if traditional pay TV companies don’t have enough headaches from all the new over-the-top upstarts such as Sling TV and Sony’s PlayStation Vue — not to mention HBO Now’s recent debut on Apple TV devices — the nation’s cable, satellite and telco TV distributors have another new over-the-top threat to contend with: TV antennas. …

Broadband Buys Cable Time in OTT Battle, says Moody’s 06 April 2015

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 …

FICCI 2015: Can profit sharing work between OTT & cable? 27 March 2015

On the first day of FICCI-Frames 2015, the very last topic under discussion came under the dramatic nomenclature of “Clash of The Video Walled Gardens: OTT & Video Apps versus Cable & Satellite”. The idea was simple; the solution, anything but. To sum up the discussion, it was proposed that OTT VoD platforms and cable operators and …

Digitisation of Cable is soon approaching full throttle, VOD upbeat 03 March 2015

A survey of #us #tv households reveals that 62 per cent of homes have a DVR service, up from 41 per cent five years back. 59 per cent of them subscribe to an online video streaming platform such as Netflix, up from 10 per cent in 2004. Traditional broadcast TV platforms have taken note and both …

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