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, […]

Trending Up

Trending Up Tom Butts Editor-in-Chief tbutts@nbmedia.com I’m not a fan of tired ole clichés but humor me on this one. I’m only going to say it once: to paraphrase an old saying, “rumors of the demise of broadcast television have been greatly exaggerated.” We’ve seen the signs for months, even years. Sales of over the […]