New in This Week’s Internet TV Reporter

Internet TV Reporter no. 972

 

ITVR972Front

KEY ISSUE

Sony Launches $30 per Month Vue’ Internet TV Service Nationwide

Background to this item: The Internet TV market just gained a lot of steam and a strong competitor with the recent nationwide launch of Sony’s streaming pay TV service PlayStation Vue. Anyone in the US with a Sony PlayStation or Amazon Fire TV device can now subscribe to the Internet TV service, making Sony the first so-called “virtual MSO” to directly challenge every pay TV provider in the US.

 

DISRUPTIONS

Newest Broadcast TV Technology ATSC 3.0 to Be Shown at NAB

Live Streaming Is Already A Thing’

New-Release Rental Service Gains Steam But Not a Viable Option for Most

Livit Launches VR-Like Live Streaming Social Network

Intel Hopes VR Craze Will Drive PC Sales

Sky Creates VR Studio, Releases 2 Films via Facebook

Sony Reveals $400 PlayStation VR Headset

 

4K/UHD [ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION]

HDR Takes 10-25% More Bandwidth

4K/UHD Blu-ray Players Start Shipping

Consumer Confusing Jargon Creeps in to 4K Marketing

Sky UK to Launch 4K This Summer

4K Roku TVs Are Becoming Affordable

Orange to Release 4K VoD Service via Livebox’

 

OTT

A Slate of Classic TV Programs Is Now Streaming

Turner Touts Upcoming Launch of Internet TV Services

Verizon Buys Broadcast-to-OTT Platform Volicon

M-Go Will Be Re-Branded as FandangoNOW’ after Comcast Acquisition

Twitch Boosts Creator’ Platform with Julia Child Marathon

Cellfish Buys TeVolution

 

ORIGINAL ONLINE VIDEO

Go90 Original Content Offerings Cover Multitude of Genres and Creators

AT&T’s Hello Lab’ Initiative Disrupts Traditional Content Categories

 

LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS

Cablecos Continue to Gobble Up Telcos’ Broadband Market Share

More Video on Mobiles But Drift Is Back to Smart TVs

OTT and Pay TV Growth Synonymous in Mexico

Over Half of Americans Use the Second Screen

Germany is Pro-OTT

 

Interested in any of these topics? For the complete edition, please write paperboy@riderresearch.com or click here to register for a four week no-hassle, no-obligation free trial

About the Author

admin
The Online Reporter is the weekly subscription-based strategy bulletin about the enabling technologies of broadband, Wi-Fi, HDR, home networks, UHD 4K TV & OTT services; identifying trends in the Digital Media space. Only a fraction of our material here is published here. To see 4 free copies, follow the links above or go to www.onlinereporter.com/trial-subscription/