New This Week in The Online Reporter…

The Online Reporter no. 960

 

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KEY ISSUES

Survey: 34% of US Homes Will Have 4K Set by 2019

Outline:  32% in the UK & 31% in Switzerland – Most 50+ Inch TVs Will Be 4K by 2017. 4K is the future (as predicted by us 18 months ago).

Broadpeak’s ABR Multicast’ Overcomes Hurdles of Live Streaming TV

Freecast CEO On Whether the Net Can Replace Pay TV

YouTube’s Audience Reach Still Bests Facebook

 

PAY TV FIGHTS BACK

NBCUniversal to Study Viewing of the 2016 Summer Olympics

 

4K/UHD (ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION)

4K & Drones Drive Samsung to Faster & More Durable SD Card

Is HDR More Important to Viewers Than 4K?

People in Bucharest Can Watch 4K TV in 2016

DirecTV Called Out for Misleading Its Claims about Offering 4K TV

 

DISRUPTIONS

Google Fi’s Wi-Fi-First Service Adds iPads & Other Tablets

 

OTT SERVICES, APPS AND SCREENS

T-Mobile to Offer Skinny’ Internet TV Bundle in Netherlands

DisneyLife Comes to China in a Mickey Mouse STB

Verizon Bets on LTE Broadcast for OTT Success

OTT Investment Company Names New President

Free TV Offerings in Switzerland Are Seeing Upgrades

TVPlayer Has Officially Gone Live on Apple TV

Discovery Eyes OTT Launch India

A+E Networks Deal Brings Content Access to Japan

Peak TV’ Has a Number: 409

 

ORIGINAL ONLINE VIDEO

Objects in Video More Purchasable Than They Appear

Yahoo Launches Web TV Video Guide’

Without Internet TV Service, Apple Focuses on Video Apps

Meet Streamup, the Latest Live Streaming Selfie App

12 Web Series Nominated in Golden Globes

Lust for Internet Video Spreads to Food & Lifestyles

Vubiquity Secures Awesomeness TV Content for SVoD Distribution

 

TV EVERYWHERE

Remote DVR Streaming Coming to Verizon’s FiOS Mobile App

 

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

Netflix Works on Cramming More into Broadband Pipes

 

SET- & NET-TOP BOXES

Sales of Streaming NTBs to Keep Climbing

More STB Integration for Netflix in Canada

Roku Is in First Place in the Streaming Box Category

 

WIRELESS BROADBAND

The Next Step in Wireless Broadband

 

LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS

Christmas in the UK Means a SVoD Overtaking

TV Production Will Be All-IP by 2025

Netflix is Gaining Shares in UK

TV Everywhere Trends Show Mixed Consumption Results

Akamai: 15% of World’s Homes Have 4K-ready Broadband Speed

Almost 40% of Residential Wi-Fi Networks Have Problems

Netflix Proves Why We’re So Down on Copperwire-Based Telcos

Millennials Consuming Online Content in Massive Quantities

 

DIGI GRAMS

Wi-Fi Access No Longer Limited to the Living in Russia

NFL Doesn’t Think Internet Can Handle Football

Apple TV Would Be Great for Antenna TV

TiVo Adds Hulu &WWE to Its Bolt DVR

MoCA Is Most Reliable Backbone for Wi-Fi’

Google Shipping Cartons Stack up on the Streets

Demand for Bandwidth Goes up a Notch with Every 4K TV that Is Sold

The Bad Boy of Digital Media Being Held in a Columbian Prison for Extradition

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