Makers of smart TVs and streaming media players are shifting strategies to focus on the user experience (UX) as device sales start to flatten out.
More than 50% of US OTT subscription households subscribe to multiple OTT video services, according to Parks Associates. Of these multi-OTT households, 81% use Netflix plus some other service or combination of services, typically Amazon or Hulu.
Virtual MVPDs are set to disrupt the pay-TV marketplace, with legacy services to lose 26% of subscribers by 2030, according to TDG Research.
The EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite has been successfully positioned at 105 degrees West and is now fully operational and able to serve the video and enterprise markets in the US.
The vast majority of internet households view online video on their in-home TVs, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.
With SVOD subscriptions rising, consumers in the US spend more time watching movies and TV, according to NPD Group research.
US operator Comcast must stop importing and selling X1 set-top boxes after a patent ruling by the International Trade Commission.
Legacy multichannel customer defections accelerated in the quarter ended September 30, 2017, coming in just shy of the 1.2-million mark, according to Kagan.
The largest pay-TV providers in the US (epresenting about 95% of the market) lost about 405,000 net video subscribers in 3Q 2017, compared to a loss of about 250,000 subscribers in 3Q 2016.
Altice’s Optimum has added the international version of the Russian entertainment TV channel TNT to its offer.