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Video Transformation
posted in August 2016
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Video Will Account for 75% of All 4G Traffic by 2020 – Report
Aditya Kishore  
8/31/2016   17 comments
New research from Huawei and Ovum finds that video usage is set to grow fivefold on 4G networks in the next five years.
PCCW's Lee Discusses OTT Service, Part II
The Digerati  
8/30/2016   21 comments
Part II of Telco Transformation's exclusive interview with PCCW Media's managing director about its OTT service, Viu.
TT August Cartoon Caption Contest in Focus
Mike Robuck  
8/29/2016   130 comments
Summer may be waning, but the Telco Transformation cartoon caption contest marches on in August.
Cord-Cutters Can't Get No Satisfaction
Aditya Kishore  
8/26/2016   40 comments
New research from JD Powers found that cord-cutters were the least satisfied with their current video set-up, while pay-TV subscribers that added OTT services were most satisfied.
C Spire's Baumann Analyzes Its New IP-Video Service
The Digerati  
8/25/2016   13 comments
Southeastern US pay-TV operator decides to revamp its TV service to create a more OTT-like customer experience.
Streaming vs. TV: Who Wins Gold From Advertisers?
Aditya Kishore  
8/24/2016   19 comments
Inconsistent trends through the Olympics highlight the lack of clarity in the battle between OTT and traditional TV distribution.
PCCW's Lee Discusses OTT Service Viu
The Digerati  
8/23/2016   8 comments
In an exclusive interview, the head of PCCW Media discusses the reasons for launching an OTT service, its current status and features.
Some 45% of Waking Hours Now Spent Staring at a Screen
Aditya Kishore  
8/19/2016   46 comments
New research finds that US 'per-capita personal screen activity' has now reached 50 hours per week.
Streaming Wins At Olympics
Aditya Kishore  
8/18/2016   13 comments
TV ratings for the Olympics are down from four years ago, while streaming numbers are unprecedented.
Netflix to Double Down on Original Programming, Says UBS
Aditya Kishore  
8/17/2016   16 comments
OTT leader to offer a growing slate of original video while spending on licensed content flatlines.
Previous Quarter Was Highest Ever for Cord-Cutting, Say Analysts
Aditya Kishore  
8/16/2016   10 comments
Pay-TV providers lost more subscribers in the last quarter than ever before, according to analysts, but the larger players did comparatively well.
Seen & Heard: EU Mulls Telecom Rules for Web Providers
Mike Robuck  
8/15/2016   17 comments
The European Commission is mulling new proposals that would make Internet companies play by the same rules as telecom service providers.
Freesat Launches Real-Time TV Audience Measurement
Aditya Kishore  
8/15/2016   14 comments
UK's free-to-air satellite provider launches a real-time analytics service, providing viewership data while the show is being aired.
Growing Revenue, Slowing Churn: Cable's Future Looks Bright, Says Analyst
Aditya Kishore  
8/12/2016   13 comments
New forecast shows slower video subscriber losses and growth in residential broadband and business services for US MSOs.
Will Providers Buy Into Apple's New TV Guide?
Aditya Kishore  
8/11/2016   12 comments
Apple's plans to launch a new multi-app guide could get a cool reception from major pay-TV and OTT providers.
VTAB Survey: Finding the Right OTT Business Model Is Essential
Aditya Kishore  
8/10/2016   5 comments
Survey of VTAB members finds operators are prioritizing business model development for OTT services.
Is the Ad-Sponsored Model Still Viable for High-Value Streaming Video?
Aditya Kishore  
8/9/2016   9 comments
Hulu's decision to become a pure SVoD service raises questions about the free/ad-sponsored model for high-value content.
Comcast's Gatzke Evaluates Slim TV Models
The Digerati  
8/8/2016   7 comments
The MSO's VP of video subscription services discusses the decision to launch Stream TV, Comcast's slimmed-down streaming TV bundle.
Video Piracy Shifting From Downloads to Streaming, Finds Study
Aditya Kishore  
8/5/2016   33 comments
MUSO study finds most video piracy is now conducted using streaming rather than torrents.
vMOS Aims to Give Telcos a Clear Picture of Video Quality
Conversations with Huawei  
8/5/2016   44 comments
Huawei proposes vMOS as a new industry standard to help mobile operators optimize their networks for video.
Mobile Video: What Operators Are Doing to Make It Better
Jason Thibeault  
8/4/2016   15 comments
Mobile operators are working on a number of network-based solutions to improve the quality of experience on mobile devices.
TT Poll: Pay-TV Operators Should Charge for Integrated OTT Services
Aditya Kishore  
8/3/2016   14 comments
Charging a premium for OTT ranked highest in our poll, but results reflect uncertainty in the market regarding the right business model.
Finding the Right Video Service Business Model
Aditya Kishore  
8/2/2016   18 comments
A review of the various types of business models that are being considered for monetizing video services.
Amazon Strategy Highlights Arms Race for Original Content
Aditya Kishore  
8/1/2016   35 comments
Mounting pressure to create expensive new content could prompt price increases and result in churn for OTT providers.




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