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Thursday, November 05, 2015

Disney, Sony Reach Deal on Video Streaming

Sony will be streaming all Disney channels, including ESPN and ABC, and subscriber households can view more than one stream at a time. Disney already has a deal with Dish Network’s Sling TV to distribute the same channels over the Web, but the Sony deal is the first that offers the Disney channels on a multi-stream basis.

PlayStation Vue is available on PS3 and PS4 consoles and Apple iPads to subscribers whose service originates through one of Sony’s consoles. Gaming console ...read more

Friday, June 12, 2015

8.4 Million US Households Subscribe to Broadband Video, Shun Pay TV

About 7% of all U.S. households subscribe to broadband service and at least one streaming video service (called over-the-top, or OTT, in the industry), but do not subscribe to pay TV either over a cable or a satellite connection. That represents about 8.4 million U.S. households.

The total includes consumers who have cancelled pay-TV subscriptions and those who have never had a subscription. According to research firm Parks Associates, the 7% rate in the United States is clo ...read more

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Why Alarm.com Could Be the Next Super-Hot IPO

Currently the connected home platform has over 2.3 million residential and business subscribers and connects to over 25 million devices. More than 20 billion data points were generated and processed by those subscribers and devices in the last year alone. The scale of subscribers, devices and data makes Alarm.com the largest connected home platform.

Overall the company has experienced significant growth since its inception. According to data from a fourth-quarter 2014 Parks ...read more

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Is Apple or Roku a Bigger Threat to Amazon’s Fire TV?

Apple TV has generated global sales of about 20 million units and Google sold about 3.8 million Chromecast units last year, according to research firm Parks Associates. Roku, which has been selling an over-the-top (OTT) box since 2008, has sold about 8 million units, but the small company claims a U.S. market share of about 44% to Apple’s 26%.

From the article "Is Apple or Roku a Bigger Threat to Amazon’s Fire TV?" by Paul Ausick.

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