This week, Light Reading highlighted the results of a study conducted for ARRIS by Heavy Reading, which found that cable operators and telcos anticipate strong growth in both the deployment and adoption of their multiscreen video services over the next couple of years.
In other industry news, Rapid TV News reported that over-the-top (OTT) content paid for via carrier billing is expected to provide operators with upwards of 14 USD billion in revenues over the next five years, according to Juniper Research.
However, Daniel Frankel of FierceCable noted that we are very much in the early stages of OTT and that it is still unknown how fast the earliest OTT business models put forth by the pay-TV industry will grow.
Separately, Advanced Television covered the results of a YouGov poll, which found that the average UK household now owns 7.4 connected devices.
Finally, Huffington Post included an article on how the difficulties faced by consumers when streaming TV are leading many to reconsider cutting the cord.
Check back next week for the latest industry news.
Pay-TV Providers See Multiscreen Promise (April 8) By Alan Breznick, Light Reading: Despite still relatively low consumer awareness of its benefits, multiscreen video is offering service providers more hope in the fiercely competitive pay-TV market.
OTT carrier billing to generate 14 USDBN (April 8) By Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News: In the ongoing quest to combat the threat of over-the-top (OTT) applications, network operators are looking for ways to distribute cloud-based and mobile content to consumers themselves, bundled with their broadband.
Pay-TV operators writing the rules for their OTT future (April 8) By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable: In the area of over-the-top distribution, there are plenty of known unknowns, to borrow some rather infamous political phrasing.
Average UK home owns 7.4 connected devices (April 9) By Staff Writer, Advanced Television: The average UK household now owns 7.4 connected devices, with four out of 10 households buying a tablet in the last year, according to YouGov.
Streaming TV Is Bigger Than Ever -- But Pause Before Cutting The Cord (April 7) By Timothy Stenovec, Huffington Post: A colleague of mine was considering ditching his Time Warner Cable subscription in favor of PlayStation’s new Vue TV service, which streams live TV over the Internet.