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OTT Streaming Devices Register 157% Growth In Views, Finds FreeWheel Report 20 November 2015

The Q3 Video Monetization Report from FreeWheel is out and its numbers will look very encouraging to streaming devices manufacturers!

Hulu’s Reinvention Of Itself Is A Lesson For All Streaming Services 19 November 2015

This crafty reinvention of Hulu by Hulu itself is a must learn for everyone in the streaming business.

TV Content Re-broadcast On Web Issue Hung Up To Dry By The Court 16 November 2015

The OTT platform called Aereo has long been placed in the memoirs now. Its successor FilmOn however refused to put arms down in its dispute with the TV industry over TV content re-broadcast. Recently, FilmOn found itself in the wrong side of the court rulings and stood defeated. The presiding US District Judge Rosemary Collyer found that …

3% Subscribers Gave Up Their OTT Video Services In UK In Last 12 Months 13 November 2015

As per a new Parks Associates study, about 3% of English broadband households gave up their OTT video services in the past 12 months. The study reports that that the cancellation figure compares to 33% of the broadband households that are subscribed to an OTT service like Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video. Compared to the United …

Ovum Reports Growing Hold Of Telcos On Pay-TV 13 November 2015

This will not go down easy with literally anybody in the industry but it appears to be true. As per a new Ovum report, telecom operators now own almost the fifth of world’s Pay-TV subscriptions! The new report maintains that telecoms claimed 140 mn retail pay-TV customer connections by the end of 2014. But that figure …

Disney Realizes Apps Are Cool, Finally 09 November 2015

  We are on the brink of an online TV revolution. From opinions on OTT video services to apps, the talks have always been around TV content being pushed online for bigger audience reach. The latest major production label to realize this is Disney. Disney has already announced the launch of an OTT streaming app …

Only 6% Users Consume TV Content On The Second Screen 09 November 2015

  Entertainment and device major TiVo has published a new study about OTT TV platforms that claims almost 99% TV viewers multitask occasionally while consuming TV content on the big screen. A major 53% do it almost every time they watch TV. However, only a minor 6% responded to have been using the second screen to consume …

For Cord Cutters, The ‘Winter Is Coming’ 09 November 2015

  Cord Cutting is a rage today. Not only because of the ‘cost cutting’ involved but also the unbundling it brings with it, allowing viewers to pay only for what they watch. But it appears the rosy days are over. As per a new TDG Research study, the percentage of adult broadband users on the brink …

Gaming Consoles Continue Reign As Top OTT Video Gateways 05 November 2015

  Your XBOX is so much more than a gaming console. As per a new Parks Associates study, gaming consoles are continuing their reign as the top connected devices (CE) used to access OTT video content in Q1 2015. They are followed by Smart TVs, cloud DVRs and Blu-Ray players. Parks Associates have also mentioned …

Cable’s Video Subscribers Loss Will Be Made Up By Broadband Gain, says Moody’s 04 November 2015

  Moody’s Investors Service has predicted that the rising demand for broadband services will be a relief for cable networks leaking video subscribers to streaming counterparts. And hence, the Cable landscape in 2016 is to remain fairly stable through out the year. Key Issues Highlighted: For every video subscriber lost, cable signed up 1.4 broadband …

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