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Popularity of streaming bundles rise as the subscriber base reach 5 million

The end of 2017 has brought some good news for the virtual MVPD industry as more than 5 million households subscribed to a virtual MVP service during this time with Sling TV leading the race with 2.3 million subscribers. DirecTV Now and PlayStation Vue with scored silver and bronze respectively with 1.2 million and 600,000 …

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T-Mobile-Layer3TV deal costs $325 million

Layer3TV, the Denver-based Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (MVPD) has officially become a part of T-Mobile as it got sold to the latter in $325 million. T-Mobile noted that the final value of the deal remains subject to customary working capital and other post-closing adjustments. T-Mobile which is planning to use the acquisition to underpin the …

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With 521 local stations, Hulu continues its lead among MVPDs

Hulu, which started its video streaming service last year, has taken a major lead among virtual MVPD operators for local station sign-ups. Hulu announced that currently, it has deals to retransmit  521 local broadcast affiliates across the U.S. With the addition of more ABC and Fox affiliates this week, Hulu said it can now offer …

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Piracy on the rise with the ongoing transition to OTT Services

As per Time Warner’s quarterly earnings report in early May, investors took a blow with a 2% drop in TV network ad sales for Time Warner’s Turner division and video head counts from multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) during Q1. Phenomena like these are connected to the paradigm shift from traditional pay TV to over-the-top …

With Upfronts and NewFronts Comes the Invasion of the TV Acronyms

The 2015-2016 presentation season draws to a close, you’ve probably heard plenty of industry jargon to go along with all the cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. We’re here to spell it out for you. First, let’s make a distinction between the upfronts and the NewFronts. The idea of the upfronts goes back to the spring of 1962 …

NCTA Seeks Extension on OTT Reply Comments

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for an extra 30 days to file reply comments in the agency’s proposal to define some linear over-the-top (OTT) video streaming platforms as mutichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs).   Initial comments were due March 3 and replies are due March 18. Those …

Vindicia CEO Gene Hoffman to deliver keynote at Digital Entertainment World 2015

Vindicia, a leader in enterprise-class subscription billing, today announced that Vindicia CEO and Chairman Gene Hoffman will keynote at Digital Entertainment World (DEW) 2015. DEW, a conference dedicated to the digital content ecosystem, will be held February 10-12, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Hoffman’s keynote titled, “SVOD – Friend or …

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