In This Week’s Edition of The Online Reporter…

The Online Reporter no. 942

– The main news last week was about the beginning of the decline in linear, ad-supported pay TV.

– This week it is about homes getting 1 Gbps broadband, which enables OTT services to stream multiple, simultaneous videos, including 4K videos.

– Liberty Global, the world’s largest cableco outside the States, Broadcom, ADTRAN, Bell Canada and Verizon made 1 Gbps announcements.

 

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THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES

European Telcos Will Face 1 Gbps Broadband from Liberty Global in 2016

UltraFlix 4K OTT Service Adds HDR

Testing Speeds within the Home

Surprise! AT&T Moves toward DirecTV as Its Pay TV Service

 

DISRUPTIONS

Verizon Says Goodbye to 2-year Contracts & Termination Fees

Xiaomi’s $125 Smartphone Is the New Monster’

 

4K/UHD (ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION)

Here Comes 4K Blu-ray in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season

 

OTT SERVICES APPS AND SCREENS

OTT

DirecTV’s Q2 Subscriber Count Drops by 133,000

Netflix Renews 4K Sci-fi Thriller Sense 8′

NFL Extends, Expands Deal with Twitter

HBO Follows Netflix, Amazon in Children’s Content Acquisition

Singapore’s StarHub Widens Reach with Internet TV Service

Sony Expands Vue’ to 2 More Cities

OTT Isn’t ESPN’s Best Move

 

ORIGINAL ONLINE VIDEO

Viewers Won’t Be Bingeing on Hulu’s New Series

ITV, NBC Invest in Digital Content

People Watch 40 Years-Worth of Periscope Videos Daily

 

ENABLING TECHNOLOGY

BROADBAND BEAT

Qualcomm’s Acquisition of Ikanos Is All about G.fast

Bell Canada Launches 1 GB Broadband

Verizon Successfully Tests Next-Generation Fiber Technology

ARRIS Results Reflect Broadband Growth & US Pay TV Saturation

ADTRAN: 200 Communities with 1 Gbps FTTH Service in US

Gateways Being Shipped with Broadcom’s Gigabit Broadband Technology

 

LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS

Top Ten US Pay TV Companies Lost 400k Subscribers in Q2

Half of Internet Users Subscribe to OTT

Netflix, Amazon See Sub Gains in UK

60% of UK Viewers Stream TV

 

DIGI GRAMS

Western Digital’s 4K Player/Storage Is Available

Piermont Outdoor Speakers Hold Live Plants

Half of Hulu Plus Subscribers Canceled in Past 12 Months

ADTRAN Has Deployed Gigabit Broadband in 200 Communities

Dolby Atmos Is the 4K of Audio

IBC’s 4K 4Charity Fun Run

STMicroelectronics Launches DOCSIS 3.1 Chipset

Fries: Spending on Linear TV Will Decline

AMC: No Interest in Taking Flagship Channel OTT

 

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