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TT Poll: Pay-TV Is for Everyone
Aditya Kishore  
6/9/2017   32 comments
Respondents to our latest poll believe that pay-TV providers should cater to all age groups, and not concentrate only on either older, more traditional subscribers or millennial cord-cutters.
Netflix Hit-Rate Takes a Hit
Aditya Kishore  
6/8/2017   8 comments
Netflix has canceled four shows in seven months – unusual for a business with history of creating hit shows with uncanny precision.
Almost Half of Global OTT Video Revenues From US: PwC
Aditya Kishore  
6/7/2017   19 comments
Pricewaterhouse Coopers releases the latest version of its Global Entertainment and Media Outlook.
UHD Content Is Coming, Says Hispasat's Rodriguez
Aditya Kishore  
6/5/2017   18 comments
Hispasat's marketing manager sees a lot of UHD content and significant consumer interest in the new technology, but warns that there is still much to be done to drive UHD adoption.
Caption Contest: An Iota of IoT
Aditya Kishore  
6/2/2017   188 comments
This month's caption contest looks at the phenomenon of smart cities and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Intel & MLB Add to Sports VR Momentum
Aditya Kishore  
6/2/2017   26 comments
Major League Baseball and Intel will be providing virtual reality coverage of baseball games in the latest initiative to promote adoption of virtual reality via sports coverage.
Mobile Media Growth to Slow – Zenith Study
Aditya Kishore  
5/31/2017   14 comments
Zenith's Media Consumption Forecasts predicts that the rapid growth in media consumption, and particularly mobile media consumption, will start to slow in the next few years.
Orange Serves VR, IoT at French Open Tennis Tournament
Aditya Kishore  
5/30/2017   13 comments
Orange is working with the French tennis federation to offer a virtual reality tennis experience to attendees at the French Open tournament, and using IoT technology to help organizers work more efficiently.
US Smartphone Penetration Hits 80%, but Still Lags TV
Aditya Kishore  
5/26/2017   34 comments
Smartphone penetration has rocketed in the US, but TVs are still the most widely adopted device in the country.
ATSC 3.0 Offers Compelling Features for Consumers, Finds New Study
Aditya Kishore  
5/22/2017   15 comments
New research from US broadcast research company SmithGeiger found that consumers were more likely to buy smart TVs, and pay more, when some of the features of ATSC 3.0 were explained to them.
How BT Learned to Love 4K
Aditya Kishore  
5/18/2017   18 comments
BT's chief architect shared the operator's journey into the world of sports broadcasting, and its adoption of 4K at Light Reading's Big Communications Event.
Making Fat Video Fit
Aditya Kishore  
5/18/2017   18 comments
A panel discussion at Light Reading's Big Communication Event addressed the rollout of UHD and virtual reality.
Canada's Bell Launches Skinny Bundle
Aditya Kishore  
5/17/2017   17 comments
Canadian telco Bell has launched Alt TV, a streaming service offering up to 500 channels and aimed at potential cord-cutters.
Broadcast Still Pulls in Advertising Dollars
Aditya Kishore  
5/16/2017   22 comments
Advertisers continue to buy broadcast advertising even as OTT and cord-cutting stories dominate industry coverage.
Caption Contest: The Winners
Aditya Kishore  
5/15/2017   12 comments
Announcing the winners of the most recent Telco Transformation cartoon caption contest.
Mobile Data Now 35 Times 2010 Volume: CTIA
Aditya Kishore  
5/12/2017   17 comments
New research released by the CTIA finds that wireless mobile usage, adoption and traffic continues to grow exponentially.
Discovery's Zaslav: Today's Skinny Bundles Are 'Stuffed Turkeys'
Aditya Kishore  
5/11/2017   9 comments
Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav slammed the cost of sports programming, arguing that skinny bundles needed to drop sports and come down to $10 in order to succeed.
Subscribers Down at ESPN as Cord-Cutting, Skinny Bundles Bite
Aditya Kishore  
5/10/2017   16 comments
Sports programmer ESPN is struggling to keep up ratings and subscribers as cord-cutting and skinny bundles drain away its audience.
Hulu Joins Skinny Bundle Party
Aditya Kishore  
5/8/2017   34 comments
Hulu Live, Hulu's skinny bundle offering, launched in beta last week.
TT Poll: Live Streaming Just Needs the Right Technology
Aditya Kishore  
5/5/2017   21 comments
Nearly half of respondents to a recent Telco Transformation poll believe that live streaming can scale – it just needs the right technological approach.
One-Fifth of Brits Watching VR Video
Aditya Kishore  
5/4/2017   15 comments
A new study from AOL finds that 20% of UK consumers view virtual reality (360-degree) video at least every week.
Caption Contest: Birth of a New Era
Aditya Kishore  
5/2/2017   122 comments
This month's caption contest looks at the phenomenon of live streaming on social networks.
Apple Music, HBO Europe to Offer Original Video Content
Aditya Kishore  
5/1/2017   39 comments
It seems no one is able to stay away from creating original video content, including music services.
Viu Gets Original, Just Like Everyone Else
Aditya Kishore  
4/27/2017   14 comments
Hong Kong incumbent PCCW launches new slate of original content for its Viu OTT service, joining an increasing number of OTT providers who recognize the value of original series.
Broadcasters Excited but Uncertain About ATSC 3.0
Aditya Kishore  
4/21/2017   14 comments
A recent survey highlights the optimism that ATSC 3.0 is generating among US broadcasters, but also the lack of knowledge and concerns about adoption.
Live TV Still Key for Children's Broadcasters
Aditya Kishore  
4/18/2017   37 comments
New research from Nielsen demonstrates that live TV continues to dominate children's viewing despite the impact of other devices.
Netflix Comfortably Leads US OTT Market
Aditya Kishore  
4/13/2017   31 comments
Recent data from Comscore finds that nearly three out of every four OTT homes in the US have Netflix – to no one's surprise.
Rambles & Rants: TV Is Still Apple's Final Frontier
Aditya Kishore  
4/12/2017   24 comments
Apple is reportedly talking to premium US programmers about creating a package of premium-only services for the Apple TV in its latest bid to build a pay-TV strategy.
TV Subscribers Still Growing – informitv
Aditya Kishore  
4/11/2017   18 comments
The latest version of researcher informitv's Multiscreen Index finds that operators are still growing their subscriber base, despite cord-cutting in the US.
Online Video Outranks Messaging Among Teens – Google Study
Aditya Kishore  
4/10/2017   15 comments
New report from Think with Google finds that some teens are spending more time watching videos online than messaging.
TT Poll: Broadcasters Should Build Their Own OTT Services
Aditya Kishore  
4/7/2017   20 comments
Respondents to the latest Telco Transformation poll believe that broadcasters should develop their own OTT services and own the user experience from end-to-end.
Deutsche Telekom to Entertain in 4K
Aditya Kishore  
4/6/2017   13 comments
Deutsche Telekom says it will bring UHD channels to its Entertain TV service later this year, perhaps adding momentum to the relatively cautious deployment of UHD by pay-TV providers.
Kwes Takes New Approach to African TV
Aditya Kishore  
4/4/2017   16 comments
Telecom company Econet's new media service is taking a different approach to pay-TV in Africa, according to CEO Joseph Hundah.
Build or Buy: The CDN Dilemma
Aditya Kishore  
4/3/2017   16 comments
A panel discussion at the recently concluded TV Connect event exposed the differences in content delivery approaches being used by content distributors today.
Preparing for the Mobile Video Hurricane
Aditya Kishore  
3/31/2017   18 comments
A panel discussion at TV Connect explored the role of mobile in the video experience.
Telekom Slovenije: Data + Intuition = Success
Aditya Kishore  
3/31/2017   12 comments
Telekom Slovenije's Simon Slonjsak shares his strategy for new product launches at TV Connect, stressing that data alone cannot guarantee new product adoption by customers.
Premium vs. Skinny Bundles: A Balancing Act for Pay-TV
Aditya Kishore  
3/30/2017   10 comments
This panel discussion at TV Connect explored the options pay-TV providers have to balance their larger, premium services with increasing demands for low-priced programming bundles.
La Carte Too Rich for Most Consumers
Aditya Kishore  
3/28/2017   30 comments
New research from Hub Entertainment finds that initial consumer enthusiasm wanes when confronted by the cost of creating an individual bundle of programming options.
Snap Poised for Stellar Growth – Jefferies
Aditya Kishore  
3/27/2017   23 comments
Analysts at Jefferies believe Snap is well positioned for growth in coming years due to its base of highly engaged young millennial users and its policy of targeting lucrative advertising markets.
OTT Picks Up Pace in New Zealand
Aditya Kishore  
3/24/2017   16 comments
The rapid pace of OTT adoption really is a worldwide phenomenon, as a recent research report from Roy Morgan Research shows.
ComScore: Smartphone Penetration Flattens, but Usage Doubles
Aditya Kishore  
3/23/2017   49 comments
Data and measurement company comScore just released its 2017 US Cross-Platform Future in Focus report. Findings include key trends in mobile media consumption.
'March Madness' Helps Trial New Features
Aditya Kishore  
3/22/2017   22 comments
The annual US college basketball competition provides media companies an opportunity to experiment with new digital platforms.
Mobile Millennials Lead Video Piracy in Middle East
Aditya Kishore  
3/21/2017   50 comments
Video piracy in the Middle East is being led by 18- to 24-year-olds on mobile devices, according to a new online survey by content protection vendor Irdeto.
Record Subscriber Losses for Canadian Pay-TV Providers
Aditya Kishore  
3/20/2017   21 comments
New research finds Canadian pay-TV providers facing similar challenges to peers south of the 49th parallel.
Netflix Looks at the Little Picture
Aditya Kishore  
3/17/2017   16 comments
Netflix is looking at developing different versions of its shows specifically optimized for viewing on mobile devices.
It's Mobile or Bust, Says Ooyala's Global Video Index
Aditya Kishore  
3/15/2017   7 comments
Online video technology company Ooyala released its Q4 2016 Global Video Index today, showing sustained growth in mobile viewing of ad-sponsored video.
TV Shows, in a Snap!
Aditya Kishore  
3/14/2017   17 comments
Snapchat parent decides TV shows are the future for the multimedia messaging app aimed at Gen Z.
Amazon: We're Everybody's Friend
Aditya Kishore  
3/10/2017   45 comments
Alex Green, MD, Amazon Video, said the OTT provider is open to partnerships with pay-TV providers and is not a direct threat to the pay-TV industry.
Average Broadband Connection Now 7 Mbit/s – Akamai
Aditya Kishore  
3/9/2017   14 comments
Akamai's Q4 2016 State of the Internet Report found that average broadband connection speeds are improving worldwide but most still fall short of the 15-25 Mbit/s required for Ultra HD.
CIA Hacks Underscore Urgent Need for Industry Focus on Security
Aditya Kishore  
3/8/2017   13 comments
WikiLeaks' announcement that the CIA is hacking our devices is just one aspect of security concerns for the end-to-end media value chain.
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