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The Online Reporter no. 965

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IN THIS EDITION

Starry-eyed Start-up Starry Aims to Take on US Broadband Services, Promises Speeds of up to 1 Gbps

 

4K/UHD

UHD Blu-ray Players Will Increase Demand for OTT Streams

Amino’s New STBs Have 4K, HEVC, MoCA & the 11ac Version of Wi-Fi

Welcome to the First Generation of HDR

RCA Making Comeback with 4K and Android TV Sets

 

OTT

Connectivity Is Key to AT&T’s Video Strategy

Netflix Rival iRoko’ Funnels Funds into Original Content

This Year’s Super Bowl Will Be Truly Multi-Platform

Facebook Wants to Be Hub for Live Sports Experiences

IndiePix Launches $5.99 Subscription Internet TV Service

Netflix and Amazon Are Buying Up All the Good Films at Sundance

Pay TV & OTT Swap Content across Borders

BBC3 to Switch to All-Digital in February

Verizon: Linear Video Market is Slowing Down

FilmOn Adds Movie Downloads to Platform with CinemaNow Acquisition

 

ORIGINAL ONLINE VIDEO

Video Now Infiltrating Music Streaming Service

Yahoo’s Video Efforts Not Over Yet

Verizon’s Go90 Looks to Exclusive Content to Increase Viewership

Sundance Festival Sees 3 Films from YouTube SVoD Service Red’

SJ+’ SVoD OTT Service Gets First Long Form Original

 

BROADBAND BEAT

Sckipio’s G.hn Chips Provide 300 Mbps at 500 Meters

Adtran Elaborates on Its G.hn Field Tests

Broadcom Is First to Have Devices with Its DOCSIS 3.1 Chips Certified

Verizon Raises Base FiOS Broadband to 50 Mbps

 

HOME NETWORKING

AirTies Finally Talks about Sky-Q Hybrid Mesh

 

WIRELESS BROADBAND

Verizon Clearly Sees 5G in 2010

RR Media Gives Boost to Eutelsat’s Plans for African Broadband

Nokia’s FastMile Uses Cellcos’ Existing LTE Network for Last Mile Connection

 

LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS

US Broadband Subscribers Spend $6.19 Monthly on OTT

Snowing & Streaming: A Perfect Combination

Distributors Expected to Slim Down Bundles in Coming Years

Roku Argues App Popularity Comes from Views not Installs

A Glimpse of the Scale of Social Video

The Pay TV Providers that Offer Netflix Are Still Losing Subs

Apple TV Has Record Quarter’

Amazon Prime Could Have 54m Members

YouTube Film Sells $1m Worth of Theater Ticket Pre-Sales

The Cord Cutting Trend Is Spreading across the Globe

 

DIGI GRAMS

CES 2016 Was Largest Ever

Facebook Users Love Videos

Netflix Officially Started VPN Blocking

Wuaki.tv Subscribers Increase By 55%

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