Browsing Tag

OTT services

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…

MediaKind Mediaroom is the IPTV Platform Used by MEO, the Leading Pay-TV Service in Portugal

Mediaroom platform offers a unique, comprehensive, and graphically rich user experience to MEO subscribers, including linear, video-on-demand, time-shift TV, and cloud DVR services Recent upgrades from MediaKind's portfolio of solutions enable premium video storage and processing capabilities, HD user experience, live OTT streaming, and app aggregation MediaKind, a global change leader in media technology and services, announces that its long-standing Mediaroom customer, MEO, has been recognized as Portugal's leading…

HappyKids, iFood.tv and The LEGO Channel Will Debut on The Roku Channel

Future Today, the largest publisher of video streaming channels that reach millions of OTT viewers, today announced it is significantly expanding the footprint for its most successful programming by launching three new Free Advertising-Supported Linear TV (FAST) streaming channels on The Roku Channel, home of free and premium television on the Roku® platform, in the U.S. “Future Today is a great partner and we’re very excited to include their free linear channels on The Roku Channel,” said Ashley Hovey, Director of AVOD…

Broadcasters Optimistic About 5G’s Role in Improving TV Viewing Experience

New survey finds 92% of broadcasters expect to adopt 5G within two years A global poll of broadcasters conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Nevion, the architects of virtualized media production, has found that over a third (39%) of respondents expect their organization will be ready to adopt 5G within a year, while a further 53% believe they will be able to do so within the following year. The survey found that 94% of broadcasters think that their country has the infrastructure ready to adopt 5G. Yet, despite this…

Cinedigm and TwentyOne14 Media Partner to Launch A Multi-cultural Streaming Network

The New Entertainment & Lifestyle Network to be developed by Quincy Newell, Renowned Media & Entertainment Executive and Producer Cinedigm announced a partnership with renowned entertainment executive Quincy Newell and his company, TwentyOne14 Media, to launch a new, yet to be named, urban multi-cultural entertainment and lifestyle network. The network is slated to launch in the first quarter of 2021 and will be available in the US for linear and AVOD platforms on connected TVs, digital set-top boxes,…

CommScope and TiVo Extend and Expand IP Relationship

Multiyear Deal Licenses Patents for CommScope Products, Including ARRIS Set-top Platforms TiVo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Holding Corporation, and CommScope, announced a multiyear extension and expansion of agreements for TiVo’s media-related patent portfolios. This represents an ongoing collaboration between CommScope and TiVo to offer global service providers a variety of platform options to deliver best-of-breed video delivery experiences and OTT services to subscribers. Marketing Technology News: Globo…

Survey: Households with Children Dominate Consumer Tech Purchases, Especially Through OTT

Ninety percent of households with children at home subscribe to at least one OTT service New consumer research from Parks Associates finds households with children, particularly those ages 6-11, are the leading demographic groups for technology product and entertainment service purchasing. Households with Children: Dominant Tech Purchasers finds 38% of US broadband households with children plan to buy a smart video doorbell over the next 12 months, compared to 14% of households without children. Ninety percent of…

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…

Parks Associates 54% of US Broadband Households Now Own a Smart TV

New whitepaper examines impact of COVID-19 on video consumption, and future of smart TV experience Parks Associates released a new whitepaper, Optimizing the Smart TV Experience, which finds more than 50% of US broadband households own at least one smart TV, making the smart TV the primary platform for video services at a time when content consumption is increasing dramatically.  The whitepaper, developed in cooperation with Applicaster, highlights the evolution of video and the TV in the home and the role of technology…

Synamedia and AWS Join Forces to Accelerate End-To-End Cloud TV Deployments

Astro and E-Vision are already running Synamedia's Infinite TV platform on AWS Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, announced its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). By combining AWS's public cloud expertise with Synamedia's video software expertise, the two firms aim to accelerate the adoption of cloud TV services worldwide. Video service providers get to create and monetize compelling multi-screen video experiences using Synamedia's Infinite cloud TV platform and realize the…

Synamedia Unveils First Global Research to Define Fans by Attitudes to Sports Piracy

89% of sports fans subscribe to a pay-TV or OTT service yet 51% watch pirate sports services at least once a month Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, unveiled the first in a series of trailblazing reports designed to broaden understanding of global sports piracy in order to protect the value of sports rights. The Charting Global Sports Piracy report, draws on results from a 10-country study of over 6,000 sports fans conducted by Ampere Analysis. It finds that, while 89% of sports…

Tencent Cloud and SDMC Join Hands to Launch Cloud-Based SaaS Video Streaming Services to Expand Business Globally

Leveraging Tencent Cloud's technologies and SDMC's experience in OTT industry to provide services for OTT operators over the world Tencent Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Tencent, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SDMC, a global leader in the field of Digital TV, to expand their businesses in the cloud-based video streaming markets globally. Leveraging Tencent Cloud's advanced technologies and SDMC's profound experience and knowledge in the OTT (over-the-top) industry, both parties…

MediaKind Launches Aquila Streaming Solution on Google Cloud Platform to Power Delivery of Personalized Media Experiences

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today announced that it has extended its partnership with Google Cloud to enable its end-to-end Aquila Streaming solution to be offered as-a-service on the Google Cloud Platform. The launch enables MediaKind customers to leverage Google Cloud’s extensive ecosystem of solutions and assets in order to globally deploy media processing capabilities and optimize the distribution of their OTT services. Aquila Streaming provides significant video bandwidth savings, low end-to-end low…

Parks Associates: TV Sets Still Dominate Video Entertainment, Accounting for More Than 50% of all Video Consumed

New Consumer Research Analyzes Shifting Trends in Video Consumption and Expenditures New research from Parks Associates finds that TV sets still dominate home entertainment, accounting for over one-half of all video consumed by US broadband households each week. 360 View: Digital Media and Connected Consumers reveals consumers report spending on average nearly 20 hours per week watching video on a TV, compared to nearly four hours on a mobile phone. Consumers also increased the total amount of time spent watching video…

Vodafone Germany Selects Metrological to Bring Integrated App and Premium OTT Experience to GigaTV

Vodafone Germany has chosen Metrological to bring integrated apps and premium OTT content to the GigaTV platform. GigaTV users will have access to a wide variety of premium OTT services as well as niche content and localized apps, integrated directly into the GigaTV UI, through the Metrological Application Platform. Metrological enables operators to offer OTT content without leaving the TV experience. Metrological's back-office gives Vodafone Germany the ability to anticipate the changing content preferences of their TV…