Netflix and Hulu have both reported massive new subscription growth. And from HBO Now to CBS All Access to Sling TV, a flurry of new over-the-top choices have been added by programmers and distributers. Still, somehow, in its latest Consumer Entertainment Index, Arris claims that the percentage of North American survey respondents reporting regular OTT use dropped from 88 percent in 2014 to 86 percent this year.
Search engine website and online video provider Yahoo landed on "the high end" of guidance for revenues in the second quarter, posting GAAP revenue of $1.24 billion, a 15 percent increase and the "most substantial" growth in nearly a decade. But the cost of those revenues jumped significantly, from $44 million a year previously to $200 million in the quarter.
BOSTON--Cable operators that integrate Hulu's over-the-top video service into their lineup will get, in return, happier subscribers who are much less likely to churn. At least, that's the value proposition put forth by Hulu's Jim Galley, director of the company's distribution and strategic partnerships, in a panel session at The Independent Show here.
Verizon said it only added 26,000 net FiOS video subscribers in the second quarter, a figure that potentially indicates sluggish progress for the overall pay-TV industry during the period.
YouTubers are watching Google's online video service more than they ever have: watch time grew 60 percent compared to the same period last year, which YouTube noted is the fastest growth rate in two years. And brand advertisers are warming up to the OTT service as well, tripling commitments to Google Preferred and buying in to other programmatic ad schemes.
Cablevision has secured a key patent to measure audiences and cull analytics through its 7 million set-tops.
Charter Communications is moving fast to bolster its Washington, D.C., influence by hiring a wide range of high-profile lobbyists as it looks to close two big pay-TV mergers.
In partnership with OpenSignal, FierceWireless is trying to shed some light on the latency issue, with a closer look at how operators stack up against each other. Special report
The global market for network functions virtualization (NFV) is expected to reach $11.6 billion in 2019, up from $2.3 billion in 2015, according to IHS.
How did pay-TV distributors including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies perform in 2015's second quarter? In this earnings summary, we list results for the biggest cable industry players.