Thanks to the emergence of over-the-top (OTT) content providers like Netflix, Hulu and Crackle, many industry pundits have wondered whether we’ll see a gradual trend of customers deciding to cut the cord, so to speak, and stop paying for traditional television services. More
Yearly Archives: 2014
From smartphones to smart television to regular televisions and computers, there’s no shortage of technology that consumers can use to catch up with their favorite television shows.
Understanding the importance of figuring out which devices are used and how, Vubiquity—a provider of multiplatform video services—launched a survey late last year in attempt to find trends associated with viewing habits amongst different segments of the population. The survey was conducted among 1,600 people of both genders between the ages of 13 and 64. More
With more customers adding smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices into their entertainment arsenals, brands have more ways than ever to engage with their customers digitally. Want some more good news? The more screens a brand connects with a customer on, the more likely he or she will be to be able to recall that brand. More
Assuming your home has a fast Internet connection speed, there’s a pretty decent chance that you’ll have a smart home system by the end of the decade.
According to research commissioned by Strategy Analytics, 26 percent of global households will be smart homes, as the technology that powers the Internet of Things evolves and becomes more sophisticated and secure. More
In July, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) extended the public comment period regarding its net neutrality proposal, and industry heavyweight Comcast took the opportunity to chime in. For the most part, Comcast was in steadfast agreement with the FCC’s proposal—namely, that providers will be able to charge excess fees for access to a “fast lane”—going as far as to suggest that it should be extended to include both fixed Internet providers and cell phone carriers. More
We live in a world where the customer has evolved to expect the same experience across different screens as he or she moves among devices. Reality, however, is lagging the ideal. For the most part, migration from screen to screen is not seamless. Instead, users have to deal with authentication issues and the fact that content might not appear the same across all devices. More
If you were starting a business and could build your footprint anywhere you wanted, you might very well choose to focus on the country’s largest cities, as the most people live there. In that light, you could get the most bang for your buck as you realize economies of scale. More
The global IPTV market is on the brink of massive growth.
By the end of 2020, there will be more than 191 million homes paying for IPTV, more than double the 90 million homes that were paying for the service by the end of 2013, according to a recent study by Digital TV Research. More than 11 percent of households around the world will be paying for IPTV, an increase from the 5.9 percent of them that paid for the service by the end of last year. More
By next year, more than 25 percent of U.S. households will have streaming media players, according to recent research released by Parks Associates.
New entrants like Amazon Fire TV have helped bolster that statistic, though industry pioneer Roku leads the market with 46 percent of the streaming players purchased in the U.S. in 2013, while Apple finished second with 26 percent of sales. More
July 28, 2014 by Multichannel Staff | Sweetwater Cable TV entered into a multi-year relationship for Great Lakes Data System customer management, billing and provisioning services. Sweetwater, in Green River and Rocks Springs, Wyo., has selected a broad group of GLDS’ solutions to deploy triple-play services, the vendor said. More