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Date: 06.12.2017
American consumers are now using their home broadband connection for more than just browsing the internet, e-commerce and social networking. More than 70 percent of all fixed-access broadband usage during peak evening hours is credited to streaming audio and video, according to Sandvine’s 2016 Global Internet Phenomena Report. Just five...
Date: 03.23.2017
                                          For the first time, broadband has caught up with pay-TV services as a leading delivery channel for...
Date: 11.02.2016
Viewers will go over the top, if the price is right. Consumers want their TV content anytime, anywhere on all their devices, but they aren’t willing to pay for the over-the-top (OTT) video experience unless the price is right. And “right” means less than what cable and satellite TV providers charge. Although interest in OTT...
Date: 09.29.2016
On-demand video services like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu have been disrupting the TV viewing marketplace, making it easy for younger consumers to “cut the cord,” but pay-TV providers are increasingly trying to offer services to get them as subscribers. So-called “skinny bundles,” slimmed down packages of sports, news or...
Date: 09.09.2016
Background: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a revised plan for new rules about set-top boxes that would require video providers to offer free apps to subscribers that could replace current devices. The agency also wants to create a new FCC-overseen governmental body to police copyright licensing issues. The following statement is from...
Date: 08.30.2016
Cord cutters are not the prime movers of the over-the-top video market. In fact, they make up only 13 percent of the streaming video universe, according to a new study by J.D. Power. Even video customers who have never subscribed to a cable or satellite TV service make up a mere 4 percent of “streamies” - consumers who watch movies...
Date: 08.29.2016
Mark the Rio Olympics as the games where streaming came into its own as a viable alternative to traditional TV coverage. In spite of the compelling gold medal performances by Americans Simone Biles, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky, the average nightly audience of 27.5 million viewers was down 9 percent from the 30.3 million who watched the...
Date: 06.10.2016
A House appropriations bill passed last week would ask the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to study the impact of its set-top box proposal on consumers and industry. The bill got a vote of confidence from two prominent House Democrats, Gene Green of Texas and Yvette Clarke, New York. “The FCC’s proposed rule has the potential...
Date: 05.13.2016
Verizon’s FiOS and AT&T’s U-Verse are making significant subscribership gains, according to a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report. Overall, telecom video services gained 1.4 million subscribers in 2014, while cable subscribership dipped slightly and direct broadcast satellite subscriptions remained about the same,...
Date: 04.25.2016
Digital viewing habits are fundamentally changing – particularly among younger audiences. Recent research from Limelight Networks indicates smartphones are the most commonly used device for digital downloads and video has surpassed music in terms of mobile consumption. Millennials are digitally engaged with greater frequency and for longer...

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