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The Elephant In the Room

April 20, 2015Joel Espelien

The Elephant In the Room

Lots of talk last week about Verizon’s latest moves regarding FiOS TV. Verizon announced a new bundling approach that would reduce the base FiOS TV...

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Great Expectations

April 08, 2015Joel Espelien

Great Expectations

As always, lots of news in OTT land last week. First, Sling TV acknowledged that several new additions to its channel lineup (including A&E...

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Waiting for Nielsen

April 02, 2015

Waiting for Nielsen

In February 2013, it was reported that Nielsen would soon introduce a system for measuring long-form video views on OTT TV devices. The industry...

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Not What You Think

March 31, 2015Joel Espelien

Not What You Think

Adobe released its U.S. Digital Video 2014 Inaugural Report last week. Given the dominant position of Adobe Primetime in the US TV Everywhere (TVE)...

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It’s Always The Ones You Don’t Suspect

March 26, 2015

It’s Always The Ones You Don’t Suspect

The current explosion of OTT TV services has fixated both industry and popular media, with renewed cries of “Television as we know it is dead.”...

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Sony’s Vue DOA?

March 24, 2015Joel Espelien

Sony’s Vue DOA?

Sony’s new OTT service, PlayStation Vue, launched last week in three cities (New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia) to plenty of media attention but...

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Where Has All the Viewing Gone?

March 17, 2015Joel Espelien

Where Has All the Viewing Gone?

Nielsen publicly released its Q4 2014 Total Audience Report last week, and as usual there’s much to consider in its latest data. The point that...

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Is HBO Now Making Comcast A Bit Nervous?

March 12, 2015

Is HBO Now Making Comcast A Bit Nervous?

HBO’s new standalone offering, HBO Now, will not be a competitive issue for most of its MVPD partners, with one very significant exception: Comcast...

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Not a Hobby

March 10, 2015Joel Espelien

Not a Hobby

On Monday Apple and HBO jointly announced the exclusive launch of the cable channel’s long-awaited direct-to-consumer offering, to be called HBO...

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Shifting Sands

March 03, 2015Joel Espelien

Shifting Sands

Household formation metrics generally attract little attention – unless, of course, you are a homebuilder or a pay-TV industry analyst, in which...

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