Blog articles from 09/2012

You have to hand it to DISH Network CEO Charlie Ergon, he certainly knows how to make headlines. The latest, of course, came in a Bloomberg story yesterday afternoon about DISH in negotiations to make a handful of Viacom, Scripps Networks interactive and giant Spanish-language broadcaster Univision channels available online. While it’s not exactly Modern Family, Glee or Monday Night Football , the three networks do have some higher-scoring cable shows to offer on Nickelodeon,...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 28, 2012
Tags: pay TV
Written by Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research Two separate pieces of news over the last 24 hours caught my attention. Yesterday, Verizon settled its long-time patent disputes with Tivo and ActiveVideo, respectively, paving the way for the service provider giant to offer streaming video services with Coinstar’s Redbox division. The upcoming service, presumably offered via either a Web browser on PC or an app on mobile platforms, will be a big challenge to...
 
by Harry Wang | Sep. 25, 2012
Tags: mobile, streaming

Written by Jim O’Neil, Research Analyst Time Warner Cable may be the biggest pay-TV provider in Kansas City – it has about 33 percent of the market – but it has to be feeling pressure from Google Fiber, which has just announced it has signed a deal with Disney to bring 15 of its networks, including ESPN, to the pay-TV service Google is offering. In case you’ve been out of the country, or too busy getting ready for the new iPhone, Google is set to launch a $70/month pay-TV...
 
by | Sep. 12, 2012
Tags: google, pay tv
Written by Brett L. Sappington, Director of Research Since the dark days of 2009 when the term "cord-cutting" could be heard in nervous whispers around the halls of pay TV providers large and small, the industry has been anxious about the possibility that subscribers might just dump the whole pay TV proposition in favor of online video, Redbox, and other alternatives. Survey and industry data since that time has shown that while a segment of consumers are open to the...


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