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FCC Moves Forward With New Broadcast Standard
Aditya Kishore  
2/24/2017   1 comment
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   6 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   6 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   28 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   21 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   28 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   19 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   30 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   24 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   19 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   33 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   15 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   45 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   39 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.
High Churn Threatens OTT Growth – Paywizard
Aditya Kishore  
12/12/2016   19 comments
New research from billing company shows keen interest in signing up for new OTT services, but also very high intent to churn within a few months.
TT Poll: VR's Impact on TV Experience Will Be Limited
Aditya Kishore  
12/9/2016   24 comments
A recently conducted poll on Telco Transformation found that virtual reality offered more potential for gaming and mobile applications rather than TV programming.
Social Media, Online Video Will Drive Steady Advertising Growth – Zenith
Aditya Kishore  
12/6/2016   19 comments
Zenith's latest forecast predicts advertising growth will remain stable, with social media and online video advertising as key drivers.
VTAB: Virtual Reality Picture Still Unclear
Aditya Kishore  
12/5/2016   17 comments
The latest VTAB survey found that operators and broadcasters are interested in using virtual reality but are still trying to determine use cases and business models.
HBO on Amazon: First Step in OTT Aggregation?
Aditya Kishore  
12/2/2016   14 comments
Adding new HBO shows to the Amazon Prime Video service could be an important step in required OTT aggregation, but some kind of discounting will likely be necessary to make it work.
YouTube Launches Live Streaming in 4K
Aditya Kishore  
12/1/2016   24 comments
YouTube announced yesterday that it would be supporting 4K live streaming on its platform, but it's not clear that there is much practical demand for it.
Can Asian OTT Providers Challenge Netflix, Amazon?
Aditya Kishore  
11/29/2016   14 comments
Recent rollouts from Viu and HOOQ are targeting Asian viewers with local content and partnerships. But will they be able to take on the big boys in the long run?
Best Practices for Driving OTT Advertising Revenue – Ooyala
Aditya Kishore  
11/28/2016   35 comments
Video technology vendor Ooyala shares best practices for OTT providers wanting to maximize video advertising revenue.
Digital Multitasking Widespread Among TV Viewers, Says Adobe
Aditya Kishore  
11/25/2016   49 comments
A recent study from Adode found that TV viewers are often simultaneously checking email, texting friends or using other apps while watching TV.
South Korea Tops ITU's Global Communication Technology Index
Aditya Kishore  
11/23/2016   12 comments
New report details the state of information and communications technology infrastructure, adoption and impact on economic and social development around the world.
Are Sports Economics to Blame for Declining Viewership?
Aditya Kishore  
11/22/2016   30 comments
Evidence is mounting that younger viewers are less interested in viewing sports, which could up-end the financial structure of the sports industry.
Amazon Announces Grand Tour of 200 Countries
Aditya Kishore  
11/21/2016   23 comments
Amazon's video service will be expanded to 200 countries from December, led by motor show The Grand Tour.
Why Cord-Cutting Continues
Aditya Kishore  
11/18/2016   27 comments
Pay-TV subscribers continue to cut the cord, and a new survey from TiVo suggests that OTT competition and pay-TV prices are driving this trend.
UK Kids Dropping TV for Online Video
Aditya Kishore  
11/16/2016   29 comments
New research from UK communications regulator Ofcom finds that children between five and 15 years old are now spending 15 hours a week on the Internet.
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