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Parks Associates: streaming devices and smart TV on the rise in US

Over 70% of US broadband households now own at least one streaming entertainment product and 50% own a smart TV, according to research by Parks Associates, published ahead of CES. According to Parks Associates’ 360 Deep Dive, Demand and Perception of Connected TVs, 77% of smart TVs owned by US broadband households are now connected […]

Disney+ and CBS All Access makes gains but Netflix retains top US streaming slot

CBS All Access made the strongest gains among established US streaming services in 2019, according to statistics compiled by Parks Associates, although Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu’s premium SVOD service retain the top three slots.  According to Parks Associates, which measured subscriber growth up to October, before the launch of Disney+ and Apple TV+, […]

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 […]

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