NAB Chief: What’s Not to Like About Free, Live and Local?

WASHINGTON— Just what part of free, live and local don’t you like, the chief broadcast lobbyist asked industry critics today during a House hearing. National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO Gordon Smith testified this morning before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet at a hearing on the “State of Video.” He […]

Dishs Charlie Ergen: I think people are cutting the cord. A lot of customers can live with Netflix and an antenna, YouTube and they would be pretty happy.

 By Janko Roettgers February 11, 2013: 10:16 PM ET Cord cutting is real, argued Charlie Ergen, Chairman and co-founder of Dish Network at All Things Digital’s Dive into Media conference in Dana Point, California Monday. “think people are cutting the cord,” Ergen said, arguing that kids in college never use cable, and that they […]

Nielsen Report — Cord Cutting Is Real

Cord cutting is real and happening in significant numbers now, concludes a new research report by Nielsen (which is significant itself, given Nielsen’s long-time central role in television audience measurement). The report measured year-over-year changes from Q3 2011 – Q3 2012. Here are some of the report’s key findings: – U.S. individuals spend 33 hours […]

Pay-TV sees more subscriber drains in Q3, opening the door for OTT.

Michelle Clancy | 12-11-2012 The North American pay-TV industry’s subscriber numbers in the third quarter continued to deliver bad news, with subscriber totals across segments missing targets. Overall, Sanford C Bernstein’s Craig Moffett said that operators, including privately-held ones, lost a combined 127,000 subscribers in the quarter. Analysts say that the continuing softness will drive […]

The growing popularity of Web TV

If anyone needed any convincing about the power of web TV, the recent news that YouTube now serves more search queries than the Yahoo and Live search engines has certainly emphasised the point. Moreover, this reflects the continuing dominance of Google, which owns the video streaming site. In November, YouTube received 2.79 billion search queries, […]