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Time spent online doubles in a decade

Time spent online doubles in a decade

People are spending twice as much time online compared to 10 years ago, fuelled by increasing use of tablets and smartphones, according to Ofcom research. Ofcom’s Media Use and Attitudes…

Verizon pays $4.4bn for AOL

Verizon Communications has confirmed the signing of an agreement to purchase AOL for $50 per share – an estimated total value of approximately $4.4 billion. Verizon said the acquisition further…

Analyst: Retail OTT STBs to overtake Telco IPTV

Global shipments of of OTT STBs sold at retail – including Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku boxes – will overtake shipments of IPTV STBs used for pay-TV services in 2015,…

1.6bn video viewers in 2015

1.6bn video viewers in 2015

Parks Associates estimates there will be 1.6 billion video viewers worldwide in 2015, increasing to 1.9 billion in 2019. The global LTE user base will top…

Netflix absorbs 21% of traffic in Argentina

The impact of OTT content provider Netflix is having a dramatic affect on cable MSOs in Argentina. Fibertel, the broadband division of Cablevisión Argentina, says that 21 per cent of…

OTT drama, crisis?

If you are of a certain age, you know that a tiny number of TV dramas get remembered long after the vast majority have faded away like the disappearing dot…

Spotify to add video streaming

Spotify to add video streaming

Spotify is reportedly working on a video-streaming service that will complement its music platform.  The privately-owned Swedish group is set to unveil the service at a launch event in New…

Mediacom adds Netflix, Hulu

Mediacom adds Netflix, Hulu

Netflix and Hulu signed a deal with Mediacom allowing the US cable company to provide streaming services from both firms to its consumers. Mediacom is a supplier of video, phone…

TiVo: Majority of OTA cord cutters ex-satellite

TiVo: Majority of OTA cord cutters ex-satellite

TiVo – which recently acquired certain assets of outlawed and bankrupt OTA service Aereo – has released the findings of an in-depth survey of Over The Air (OTA) TV consumers…

Netflix combats illegal streaming

A study by Sandvine shows a preference for legal streaming over piracy. “People are shifting their activities and they’ve certainly embraced streaming video,” says Dan Deeth, head of media at…