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ComScore: Smartphone Penetration Flattens, but Usage Doubles
Aditya Kishore  
3/23/2017   4 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   3 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   17 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   9 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   15 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   6 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   16 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   19 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   12 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.
TT Poll: Skinny Bundles May Be Pay-TV Operators' Salvation
Aditya Kishore  
3/7/2017   39 comments
A recent poll on Telco Transformation found that more than two out of five respondents felt skinny video streaming bundles would help operators retain subscribers.
Amazon, Netflix Forging Ahead With Original Content
Aditya Kishore  
3/3/2017   30 comments
Both OTT providers are continuing their very expensive original content development strategy, without flinching.
Tough Week for Traditional TV
Aditya Kishore  
3/3/2017   18 comments
This week saw the launch of YouTube's skinny bundle targeting cord-cutters, new research showing a decline in TV penetration and an analyst saying Q4 2016 was the worst quarter for cord-cutting ever.
We'll Make Buffering Obsolete, Like Dial-Up: Netflix CEO
Aditya Kishore  
2/27/2017   42 comments
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said his company is delivering high-quality video streams at 'half a meg' for mobile screens today, and hopes to go lower.
FCC Moves Forward With New Broadcast Standard
Aditya Kishore  
2/24/2017   19 comments
US communications regulator kicks off the rulemaking process for ATSC 3.0, a new broadcast standard enabling localized broadcasts, better accessibility options and data casting.
Mobile Is Taking Over Video: AOL Study
Aditya Kishore  
2/23/2017   21 comments
The latest State of the Industry: Mobile Video Report from AOL found that the mobile screen is set to dominate video viewing, and that the large majority of users say they can't live without their smartphones.
SK Telecom Targets VR Tech Challenges
Aditya Kishore  
2/20/2017   7 comments
South Korean operator will offer an open API to create an improved virtual reality ecosystem, based on a new platform to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress.
TT Poll: Facebook Tops YouTube in Live-Streaming Match-Up
Aditya Kishore  
2/17/2017   29 comments
Respondents in a recent Telco Transformation poll felt that Facebook was likely to top the live-streaming market, but YouTube was close behind.
Discovery Thinks Small
Aditya Kishore  
2/16/2017   38 comments
The cable programmer sees opportunity in creating niche SVoD services for specific shows and segments.
Aussie Kids Trading TV Time for Internet
Aditya Kishore  
2/15/2017   30 comments
Children in Australia are now spending more time with the Internet than watching TV, according to a new survey from Australian researcher Roy Morgan.
OTT Providers Target Operators With B2B Solutions
Aditya Kishore  
2/14/2017   5 comments
Swedish Internet video provider Magine has created a new group to market its technology to service providers, joining others such as Zattoo and Roku.
Rambles & Rants: Who Rules Video?
Aditya Kishore  
2/13/2017   24 comments
The pay-TV business has long debated the relative power of content and distribution. We are now entering a stage where the phrase 'platform is king,' is becoming a common mantra, but it's unclear where the value in the video business really is.
CenturyLink's TV Future Likely to Be Skinny
Aditya Kishore  
2/10/2017   11 comments
CenturyLink to focus on skinny Internet-delivered pay-TV package rather than its full-fat IPTV service.
Hulu VR Update Could Threaten Theatrical Revenue
Aditya Kishore  
2/9/2017   46 comments
Hulu offers in-theatre experience, social features as part of new VR app.
Video to Go: EU Signs Off on Content Roaming
Aditya Kishore  
2/8/2017   22 comments
Europeans will be able to access their music, video and other content-based services, even when travelling, from any country within the EU.
Spying Not So Smart on TVs, Finds Vizio
Aditya Kishore  
2/7/2017   28 comments
Smart TV manufacturer Vizio to pay $2.2 million for collecting viewer data without permission.
New Year Caption Contest: And the Winners Are…
Aditya Kishore  
2/7/2017   26 comments
Announcing the winners of the most recent Telco Transformation caption contest.
OECD Reports Near Total Penetration of Mobile Broadband
Aditya Kishore  
2/3/2017   51 comments
The organization's latest research finds that 95% of inhabitants in its 35 member countries have a mobile broadband connection.
Facebook Targets the TV for Future Growth
Aditya Kishore  
2/2/2017   43 comments
Facebook is reportedly developing an app for set-top boxes as a part of its push into video services, as it searches for new advertising opportunities.
VR Goes to the Super Bowl
Aditya Kishore  
2/1/2017   21 comments
American football championship to feature 20 of the best plays 'near real-time' in virtual reality this year, according to broadcaster Fox.
Fixing Fake News: The New Imperative for Digital Media
Aditya Kishore  
1/31/2017   50 comments
IAB's president implored the media industry to develop ways to stop fake news, and repair its credibility and rebuild its trust in a rousing speech at its annual meeting.
OTT Disruption Seen as Opportunity by Industry – TV Connect Study
Aditya Kishore  
1/30/2017   23 comments
Research conducted by the organizers of the TV Connect event found that industry professionals were bullish about disruption in the video business caused by Internet streaming.
Are Reports of Pay-TV's Death Greatly Exaggerated?
Aditya Kishore  
1/27/2017   42 comments
Comcast, Verizon and AT&T report video subscriber growth for FY 2016, despite a clear trend toward cord-cutting in the US.
Poor Customer Experience Causes 24% of Pay-TV Churn – Paywizard
Aditya Kishore  
1/26/2017   34 comments
New research from billing vendor Paywizard finds that customer experience is the key to getting and retaining pay-TV subscribers.
French TV Regulations' 'Root Canal' Favors Vivendi – Deutsche Bank
Aditya Kishore  
1/24/2017   8 comments
The bank releases a report anticipating regulatory freedom for the French pay-TV operator.
TV Still Rules in Germany, but Linear Viewing in Decline
Aditya Kishore  
1/23/2017   19 comments
Findings from a new survey commissioned by the Central Association of the Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industries (ZVEI) in Germany on consumer TV habits.
TT Poll: Opinions Mixed on Network Impact of Live Streaming
Aditya Kishore  
1/20/2017   26 comments
A recent poll on Telco Transformation found that most respondents see live streaming taking off on social networks, but opinions on its scale and network impact vary substantially.
Flexible Platform Key to Successful Big Video for LG U+
Aditya Kishore  
1/16/2017   3 comments
Hyun Chul In, director of the IPTV service from LG U+, says that using a flexible, open Android platform allowed the operator to fully leverage its all-IP network for innovative video services.
DT Pushes STB Virtualization
Aditya Kishore  
1/13/2017   9 comments
Deutsche Telekom's Innovation Laboratories leader Dr. Randolph Nikutta discusses the operator's efforts to virtualize its set-top boxes.
BT Sport Targets AR/VR
Aditya Kishore  
1/13/2017   8 comments
BT Sport's COO, Jamie Hindaugh, discusses the operator's trials and plans for augmented reality and virtual reality.
Formula One Racing Team Turns to Productive Video
Aditya Kishore  
1/12/2017   12 comments
Williams Martini uses BT's 100Mbit/s MPLS network to improve car performance in Formula One Grand Prix racing.
OTT Forcing European Broadcasters to Raise Their Game
Aditya Kishore  
1/12/2017   10 comments
A roundup of new streaming-oriented initiatives from various European broadcasters announced recently.
BT Sport Gets Social With NBA Basketball
Aditya Kishore  
1/11/2017   16 comments
BT Sport will be live streaming its coverage of an NBA game in London on its Facebook page, alongside broadcast on its TV channel.
CTA Unveils 2017 Forecasts for Key Consumer Technology Categories
Aditya Kishore  
1/10/2017   7 comments
CTA's research division presented highlights from its Consumer Technology Extended Forecasts 2015-2020 report.
Streaming Is Stealing Hollywood's Mojo – Barry Diller
Aditya Kishore  
1/9/2017   12 comments
Expedia's Diller forecasts the end of Hollywood studio power, while a panel of experts see storytelling as the key to advertising for the new generation of viewers during CES's C Space session.
Ubiquitous Content Is a Fallacy, Say Content Experts at CES
Aditya Kishore  
1/6/2017   20 comments
A panel of content and advertising experts say putting the right content and enabling the right experience on each channel and platform is the key to audience engagement.
Tata Communications' Video Strategy Built on the Cloud
Aditya Kishore  
1/4/2017   9 comments
Tata Communications is using the cloud to offer a set of value-added services, such as video storage and processing, to customers currently using its network for contribution and distribution.
Eastern Europe: The Final Frontier for OTT
Aditya Kishore  
1/3/2017   3 comments
Operators in eastern Europe do not see much potential for OTT services in their region.
Video Transformation in the New Year -- Part II
Aditya Kishore  
12/30/2016   55 comments
Following up on part I of our round up of video transformation predictions for 2017.
Video Transformation in the New Year -- Part I
Aditya Kishore  
12/28/2016   21 comments
A round up of predictions for 2017 in the area of video transformation.
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