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Telco and pay TV revenues to increase in US despite cord cutting trends

Despite ongoing subscriber losses, revenues from telco and pay TV services in the US are predicted to rise over the next five years.  According to new research from GlobalData, revenues are predicted to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.7% between 2019 and 2024 to reach US$419.4 billion by 2024. The short-term […]

Satellite operators cut out as FCC decides on public C-Band auction

The US FCC has unveiled plans to hold a public auction of the C-band spectrum currently used by satellite operators in a move that attracted immediate criticism from the C-band Alliance (CBA), the group comprising satellite players Intelsat, SES and Telesat that had lobbied for a private sale of spectrum.  FCC chairman Ajit Pai said […]

US court upholds FCC net neutrality order but opens way for states to set own rules

A US Federal Appeals Court ruling that upheld regulator the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules but which an opening for individual states to create their own regulations has been welcomed by commissioners on both sides of the divide. The court was ruling a case brought by the Mozilla organisation against the FCC’s move to […]

AT&T begins beta rollout of new TV service

US telco AT&T has rolled out beta launches of its new streaming TV offering, AT&T TV, in 10 cites across the US, with a national rollout expected at the end of this year. The new service, which includes live channels and is intended as a mainstream pay TV offering, is priced between US$60 and US$80 […]

MGM’s Epix launches on AT&T streaming service

MGM’s SVOD premium channels offering Epix has extended its domestic US distribution by launching on the AT&T’s streaming service for US$6 per month. The launch follows Epix and AT&T’s recently announced distribution agreement and the network’s launch on the DirecTV satellite platform on May 19. AT&T TV Now subscriberes can now sign up for a […]

VOD and cable drives reverse in US TV viewing decline

TV viewership in the US is at a two-year high. According to a new report from Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Sky-owner Comcast Cable, in Q1 2019, people spent an average of six hours and 25 minutes watching TV each day. This represents a year-over-year increase of 6% (21 minutes). The report, the […]

CBS and Viacom agree on management team for merged company

The on-again, off-again CBS/Viacom merger looks to be entering its final stages, with the companies reportedly agreeing upon a management team that will lead the merged business. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Viacom boss Bob Bakish will be the CEO of the new-look company, with acting CBS CEO Joe Ianniello set to be […]

Big four American networks sue Locast

ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox have filed a lawsuit against Locast. Locast, founded by former DISH executive David Goodfriend, is a relatively new service that attempts to fill the gap for cord-cutters, offering access to local stations over the internet for 17 markets. The platform uses geolocation to ensure that viewers can only view stations […]

Ovation TV taps JW Player for multiscreen distribution

Video platform provider JW Player has signed a deal with Ovation TV, an independent TV and digital media company dedicated to arts and culture, to help expand the latter’s video distribution presence across screens. The partnership will expand the reach and capabilities of OvationNOW, Ovation TV’s set of mobile, desktop, and connected TV apps. The […]

Xite launches on Roku in US

Interactive music service provider Xite has launched on Roku devices in the US. The service, which provides curated options of music videos from all major and top independent music labels, along with enabling customers to set their own playlists, launched in the US at the end of last year on Comcast’s X1 Infinity platform. The […]

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