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Get the lowdown on À la carte TV 27 June 2017

If you are a novice to the realm of video streaming and have bumped into the term “À la carte TV” while trying to cope with the visual clutter of the cyberspace amidst a ton of obscurities in the universe of “Over-the-top” (OTT) services and “video-on-demand” (VOD) don’t be dumbfounded because what you are about …

More than 2M subscribers for Sling TV – comScore 27 June 2017

Sling TV which controls the major chunk of subscribers and can currently boast of more than 2 million users According to ComScore, Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now and Sony’s PlayStation Vue have about 3.1 million users amongst them. DirecTV currently is ranked no.1 in terms of per customer usage and on an average subscribers watch …

Spending rising sharply for OTT ad Revenues 25 May 2017

The traditional TV market is being outgrown by new advertising-supported OTT TV digital platforms. According to a new survey conducted by Tru Optik, the audience measurement and data management company focused on OTT, 62% of media-buying executives believe OTT ad spending will increase, 38% feel it will stay the same. Advertising revenue through premium TV …

In Leading Regions, 100% 4K Penetration to be achieved by Streaming Media Adapters. 15 May 2017

With the augment of DirecTV Now and YouTube TV, the relevance and uptake of streaming media devices is rising. Worldwide media adapters will amount to nearly 56 million shipments in 2022 and estimates that all those devices shipping in North America and Western Europe will be 4K in 2022. According to Sam Rosen, Managing Director …

Pace for Cord-cutting Quickens 06 March 2017

According to a latest report by analyst Moffet Nathanson, gathering data from all the major pay TV operators, the dumping has been accelerated heavily in the last 12 months. According to Moffet, businesses from traditional Pay TV providers have ended 2016 shrinking at 1.7% per year, which is the fastest rate of decline ever. This takes …

Dish’s AirTV launches OTT & OTA service 05 January 2017

Dish subsidiary AirTV is said to launch its AirTV Player, a video streaming media box designed to combine OTT video with over-the-air television in a single unified interface. The new media streaming device is 4K enabled, WiFi-enabled Android box with a Bluetooth remote that can be paired with an OTA antenna and AirTV OTA adapter. …

AT&T launches DirectTV Now at a starting price of $35 01 December 2016

AT&T finally launches it’s much awaited OTT platform DirectTV Now with two streaming options – FreeVIEW and Fullscreen. DirectTV is going to the direct rival of Sling TV from Dish Network and will appeal to the cord-cutters. The service will offer four different packages starting at US$35 for 60 channels, named as ‘Live a Little’. Other packages …

US will have 15 million IPTV homes by 2020: Study 22 September 2016

According to a new study by UBS, Internet based TV services will reach 15 million US homes by 2020. The prediction is based on the growing popularity of the IPTV services such as Sling TV and soon to be launched DirecTV Now. Dish Network’s Sling TV closes in on 1 million users this year. The report …

AT&T to launch DirecTV Now video streaming service before 2017 22 September 2016

AT&T announces the launch of its much awaited video on demand platform DirecTV Now by the fourth quarter of 2016. The service is said to stand strong at the likes of Sling TV, Hulu and HBO Now and come with a very aggressive pricing strategy. The service is expected to come with a bundle of 100 …

Amazon Prime to Stream Live Sports 13 September 2016

Amazon Prime, so far, has been more of a video streaming platform like Netflix than Sling TV. However, things seem to be changing with the service provider. A recent report suggests that Amazon is interested in acquiring video rights of Sports such as tennis and rugby, which will allow them to provide live streams of …

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