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Nearly 70 Million U.S. Households Now Have a Connected-TV Streaming Device (Adweek)

U.S. adults are consuming more media but less live TV each day than ever, while the number of households with a connected-TV device has skyrocketed in the past year to 69.5 million... More

How Operators Can Capture Broadband Households with New Video Offerings (Evolution Digital Blog)

As the pay-TV industry makes moves to retain and grow its video subscriber base, operators across the nation are eyeing broadband-only and cord cutting households now more than eve... More

TV Viewers are Demanding More Options, and Streaming Services are Happy to Oblige (Adweek)

The good news: TV lovers still love watching TV. The not as good news: Viewers aren’t watching it in the same way as they used to (and until relatively recently). Set-top cable b... More

Digital Players Could Put Squeeze on Linear TV Content (MediaPost)

One can make the case that linear TV channels are in trouble. But are traditional TV content providers that fuel those channels? Proponents would say there is no problem here. C... More

Vimeo Now Supports HDR Videos (The Verge)

Vimeo has added HDR support to its video service, the company announced today. Users will be able to upload HDR videos in up to 8K, and the service also supports 10-bit video and a... More

Live TV Viewing Drops as SVOD Services Gain (B&C)

With traditional pay-TV subscribers declining and the number of home subscribing to streaming video-on-demand rising, time spent watching live TV dropped sharply in the second quar... More

Why Millennials are a Key Force Behind a Heated Battle for the $64B VOD Market (Forbes)

Original on-demand programming is huge, but Millennials, in particular, spend more time streaming original content over tech devices than any other demographic. Certainly the major... More

Amazon Developing a Free, Ad-Supported Version of Prime Video (AdAge)

Amazon is developing a free, ad-supported complement to its Prime streaming video service, according to people familiar with its plans. The company is talking with TV networks, mov... More

SVOD Services Still Dominate Paid OTT Landscape (MCN)

General entertainment and premium-level subscription VOD services continue to have a massive lead over more expensive (and relatively newer) virtual MVPD services in the U.S., acco... More

Who Will Win and Lose in the Media Landscape in 2018 (Forbes)

Media, so vital to the wellbeing of the economy, has endured a turbulent year. Marketers questioned the quality of the supply chain. Agencies reorganized to reinforce their value p... More

Sling TV Provided Dish with a Third-Quarter Boost (MESA)

Continued strong consumer demand for the Sling TV over-the-top (OTT) service helped Dish Network overcome ongoing churn in its traditional pay-TV satellite business and impact from... More

Hulu is the First Big Streaming Service Coming to the Nintendo Switch (The Verge)

Nintendo’s gaming tablet is finally getting some streaming content. Today, the company revealed its first major media app will be Hulu, which will be available later today. The S... More

4K Amazon Prime Video App Will Be on Xbox One X from Launch (4K)

As of very recently, Microsoft announced to its international Xbox console consumers from major markets like Mexico, Canada, France, Spain and Italy that they would finally be able... More

Fox-Disney Deal Redraws Lines; ‘Content is the Weapon of Choice’ (Deadline)

With streaming services like Netflix luring away cable TV subscribers with increasing speed and threatening traditional business models, distributors such as AT&T and Comcast have ... More

Adobe Forecasts U.S. Online Holiday Sales to Surpass $100 Billion (MESA)

Adobe released its online shopping predictions for the upcoming holiday season. Based on Adobe Analytics, Adobe expects that online sales will be $107.4 billion, an increase of 13.... More

10 Technologies that Could Change Retail Forever (CMO)

There was a time when retail meant only one thing—a physical store. But in 2017, retail can mean everything from brick-and-mortar and online to mobile and voice-based search. For... More

Microsoft Xbox One X Gets Amazon Prime Video in All Its 4K Glory (Fortune)

Microsoft’s Xbox One X is adding support for a popular video-streaming service. When the Xbox One X debuts next week, it’ll ship with support for Amazon Prime Video, the e-c... More

Comcast Now Lets You Watch Netflix Ultra HD 4K Content on X1 Set-Tops (Variety)

Comcast’s Xfinity X1 customers can access Netflix’s more than 1,200 hours of content in Ultra HD 4K content — including original series like “Stranger Things” — through... More

Why Every Organization Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy (HBR)

There is a fundamental disconnect between the wealth of digital data available to us and the physical world in which we apply it. While reality is three-dimensional, the rich data ... More

New Data Shows Facebook’s Emphasis on Longer Video Clips is Working (Variety)

Facebook’s attempts to boost longer video clips on its platform are working, according to new data from social video publishing specialist Wochit. The data is based on an analysi... More