Study: 61% of US Broadband Households Subscribe to Two or More OTT Services

New industry report evaluates potential impact of new SVOD services in OTT market New research in Parks Associates' The Next 'Big 3' in OTT finds 61% of US broadband households subscribe to two or more OTT services as of 3Q 2020, up from 48% the previous year. Forty-five percent subscribe to three or more, up from 27%, and 31% subscribe to four or more, up from 14%. The Next 'Big 3' in OTT evaluates this rise in service stacking and the impact of new SVOD services, including Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, and Apple TV+, plus an…

Consumers Spend Nearly Seven Hours Per Week Watching Online Video, and Almost Half Subscribe to Two or More OTT Services

Industry report addresses strategies for MSOs and set-top box makers as markets adjust to high demand for streaming services Parks Associates announced new research showing the number of hours per week consumers spend watching online video has almost doubled from 3.6 hours per week in 2017 to nearly seven hours per week in 2020. Set-top Box Innovations and Trends also notes traditional pay-TV service has declined from an adoption rate of 75% to 62% in U.S. broadband households between Q1 2017 and Q1 2020, which led a…

Parks Associates: Churn Rate Among OTT Services at 41% in Q1 2020; 8% of US Broadband

Steve Nason to present key findings at StreamTV Summer Research Summit Parks Associates Research Director Steve Nason will present the keynote "The Impacts of COVID-19 on OTT" at the StreamTV Summer Research Summit on Tuesday, June 30, featuring key findings from the research firm's latest consumer and industry research. Parks Associates reports the churn rate for OTT services increased from 35% in Q1 2019 to 41% in Q1 2020. During the COVID-19 crisis, more than two in five US broadband households have trialed an OTT…

Vidgo Chooses Harmonic to Power Next-Generation OTT Services

Harmonic's VOS SW Cluster Solution Enables Best-in-Class Streaming Quality and Business Agility Recently at the 2018 NAB Show, Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, announced that Vidgo will launch its next-generation OTT services powered by the Harmonic VOS media processing platform. With the VOS SW Cluster solution handling every component of media processing in a private cloud, Vidgo can quickly launch a full suite of video streaming services while gaining the agility to scale video…

Introduces Tax on OTT Digital Services

Chile - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses Just released, this edition of Paul Budde Communication’s focus report on Chile outlines the major developments and key aspects in the telecoms markets. Chile’s telecom sector benefits from effective competition, particularly in the broadband and mobile sectors. In recent years there has been an emphasis on developing fibre infrastructure to improve the reach and capacity of fixed-line services. Fixed-line teledensity continues to fall as consumers switch…

Online Advantages, A Charlotte SEO Company, Announces New Digital Marketing Services

Online Advantages Charlotte SEO Can Bundle Most of the New Services into Integrated and Effective Digital Marketing Campaigns Matt Maglodi, the founder of Online Advantages, a Charlotte SEO Company, is pleased to announce that his company is now offering several new digital marketing services. As Matt explained, Online Advantages strives to offer its clients web development and internet marketing services that are both affordable and responsive. To make the new digital marketing services as effective as possible, Matt…

Brightcove Enables Content Owners to Launch Over-the-top (OTT) Services and Monetise Content Faster than Ever Before

Brightcove Beacon(TM) Provides Flexible Monetisation Options, Allowing Customers to Recognise Revenue Across Devices at Launch Brightcove Inc., the leading provider of cloud services for video, announced the general availability of Brightcove Beacon, a new SaaS-based OTT platform. Brightcove Beacon empowers customers to deliver captivating OTT experiences on a breadth of devices, with the flexibility of multiple monetisation models to fit any business need. As consumers continue to shift their viewing habits,…

Harmonic Announces VOS SW Cluster for Fast Origination and Delivery of OTT and IPTV Services

The VOS SW Cluster Solution Has Already Been Successfully Deployed by a Leading Telecommunications Service Provider in the Asia-Pacific Region Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, announced the next evolution of its award-winning VOS offerings, addressing the need for increased agility, adaptability and state-of-the-art technology for OTT and IPTV deployments. VOS SW Cluster is a comprehensive software application that embeds market-leading media processing, including ingest, playout,…

iMedia Brands’ Float Left Interactive Partners with 24i to Deliver Leading OTT Solutions for Roku

iMedia Brands, Inc. announces its subsidiary, Float Left Interactive (Float Left) and streaming video experience specialists 24i will partner to leverage the power of Float Left OTT technology to offer advanced applications on Roku, one of the leading connected TV devices. Float Left has over a decade of experience in the OTT space, having served as Roku's first development partner and as a Roku Preferred Developer today. Over the years, Float Left’s native codebase has evolved immensely with the growing industry. What…

STRATACACHE Hires Technology Sales Expert Scott Oranen to Advance Business Development of STRATACACHE LINQ Tablet Platform

STRATACACHE announced Scott Oranen has joined the technology company as Director of Business Development, LINQ Platform. Oranen will apply his extensive background and experience in hardware, software and services sales to STRATACACHE's full line of digital signage hardware including media players and indoor and outdoor digital displays, with a specific focus on STRATACACHE's commercial-grade LINQ intelligent tablets. Marketing Technology News: Integral Ad Science Acquires Amino Payments Scott brings 20+ years of…

Firstlight Media and Evergent Team Up to Deepen OTT Subscriber Relationships

Partnership boosts management and flexible monetization to build long-term value Firstlight Media and Evergent Technologies are integrating their cloud-based capabilities to help OTT and pay-TV providers  deliver end-to-end solutions that optimize and monetize audiences. The partnership brings together the customer engagement power of Firstlight Media's Content Management System (CMS) and integrated revenue and customer management of Evergent's OTT and traditional video solution to significantly enhance user and…

Firstlight Media’s Cloud-Native OTT Platform to Support New Streaming Venture Struum

Service backed by Michael Eisner's Tornante Company; additional investment from Firstlight Media; Firstlight Media using Gen 5 architecture built on Microsoft Azure Firstlight Media announced that they are collaborating with the television industry's newest OTT service, Struum, to deploy their new cloud-native streaming platform that is built on revolutionary Gen 5 architecture. As part of a longstanding development relationship, Firstlight Media will leverage Microsoft Azure's hyperscale cloud platform and its own…

TechBytes With Ritesh Idnani, President Of Business Process Services, Tech Mahindra

About Me Please tell us about the role you handle and how you arrived at TechMahindra I’ve been working in technology and technology-enabled business services for over two decades across IT services, BPO, SaaS/ BPaaS, outsourced product development, engineering research and development, and automation/ cognitive computing businesses. Prior to Tech Mahindra, I’ve held various senior executive leadership roles at large tech-focused organizations. At Tech Mahindra, I drive our business process services organization, digital…

DocuBay Enhances its Offering by Launching Linear OTT Feed

DocuBay, the global membership VOD offering from IN10 Media Network designed to showcase the best of international, non-scripted content has launched a global linear feed, adding to its existing VOD service. Sharing his views on the launch of the linear feed Mr. Aditya Pittie, Managing Director, IN10 Media Network said, "Enhancing our offerings through a linear feed is an extension to our promise of providing the best factual entertainment in the most intuitive manner possible. A linear feed will go the distance by…

Kochava Announces New Strategic Services Division to Empower Brands’ Marketing Campaigns

Kochava Foundry Delivers AdTech’s Need For Customized Analytics Services Kochava, the leading real-time data solutions company for omni-channel attribution and measurement, announced a new strategic services division within the organization focused on expert data analysis to empower brands to maximize revenue and streamline the efficiency of their marketing campaigns. The Kochava Foundry is a team of expert data analysts focused on optimizing app marketing to help brands fuel growth. The Foundry team has developed custom…

OTT Data & CTV Measurement Insights Platform App Science Launches From Stealth

App Science, the CTV insights business, announced its official launch. App Science possesses one flagship product — Insights Report — a dashboard for brands and their agencies to audit, plan and measure campaigns with proprietary insights from App Science’s device graph of 300 million mobile devices and 110 million connected TV households. App Science correlates consumer behavior mobile data with connected TV data for individual households, resulting in richer, more sophisticated insights into audiences. The platform can be…

Starz Launches Premium Direct to Consumer OTT App ‘Lionsgate Play’ in India

Starz, one of the leading premium global streaming platforms, has launched its independent direct to consumer OTT app 'Lionsgate Play' in India, the company announced at a virtual press conference in the presence of Mr. Jeffrey A. Hirsch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Starz and Mr. Rohit Jain, Managing Director, Lionsgate South Asia. Building on its reputation for disruption, Lionsgate Play is committed to innovation in its content, technology, pricing, and accessibility by making premium Hollywood content available…

Scott Frey Joins DataOceans Advisory Board

DataOceans LLC, a leading customer communications management (CCM) platform, announced that Scott Frey has joined its Advisory Board. Mr. Frey is the founder and CEO of PossibleNOW, a leading provider of customer insights, enterprise consent, and preference management solutions, and direct marketing compliance. He also serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for PossibleNOW’s wholly owned subsidiary, CompliancePoint. PossibleNOW began by helping companies execute successful marketing campaigns while maintaining…

SugarCRM Acquires W-Systems to Accelerate Sales and Marketing Implementation Services and High Value Add-Ons for Customers

SugarCRM Inc., the innovator of time-aware CX, announced the acquisition of W-Systems, a CRM and marketing automation solutions and services provider. New Jersey-based, W-Systems, a division of Gannett’s UpCurve, Inc., is Sugar’s North America Reseller of the Year in 2020 and one of the company’s largest global implementation partners. “Our team is excited to take our deep CRM integration and deployment expertise and put it to work for the broader Sugar customer base to help them achieve better business outcomes faster.”…

LiveXLive Adds Linear OTT Channel To SLING TV To Expand Distribution Of Live Streams And Video On Demand Content

24-Hour Linear Programming Channel Extends Advertising Revenue Potential and Reaches 2.6 Million Subscribers in the U.S. LiveXLive Media, a global platform for live stream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy and pop culture, and owner of PodcastOne, announced that LiveXLive launched a 24-hour linear music channel on SLING TV, a leading TV streaming service that delivers live and on-demand entertainment instantly to compatible internet-connected devices. LiveXLive's 24/7 linear OTT channel is…