“The pent-up demand for new Converged Cable Access Platform equipment is evident in the early volume deployments of CCAP gear, and we expect the upward trend in combined CMTS and CCAP channel shipments to continue as operators prepare their networks for DOCSIS 3.1,” notes Jeff Heynen.
Meanwhile, 4Q13 marks the highest number of combined CMTS and CCAP upstream and downstream DOCSIS channel shipments on record, owing largely to a 192% sequential jump in CCAP channel shipments.
Today, internet users have access to more information than ever before. They’re shopping more online and — more often — on mobile devices. Savvy marketers are increasingly turning to digital video as a way to target, reach and engage audiences.
In 2013, market data showed that mobile devices accounted for 37% of all American online sales traffic over Thanksgiving — that’s an increase of 36% year-over-year.
Throttling over-the-top (OTT) video may be legal in the U.S. market, now that Verizon has convinced the courts to strike down net neutrality rules.
However, there are alternative ways to address the growing video consumption challenges that would not alienate customers.
While the concept of an automated home was conceived over 80 years ago, various technical limitations have meant that a truly connected home was unimaginable for the average consumer.
However, revenue generated from Smart Home Services are likely to reach a global market value of $71 billion by 2018, that’s rising from $33 billion last year.
What’s driving growth in pay-TV are the emerging markets. Specifically, India and Latin America are adding satellite and cable subscribers, while China is seeing an increase in IPTV subscribers. Meanwhile, Comcast lost 355,000 American subscribers over four quarters.
The decline in cable subscribers across all operators is attributable more to churn than cord cutting as consumers defect to IPTV and satellite.
Despite continued growth of online video viewing on connected consumer electronics (CE) devices and expanding platform options, annual increases in mobile online viewing (via tablets and smartphones) are higher than any other category.
Worldwide mobile views already constitute over 20 percent of the total in 2013 – more than doubling during the next five years, according to ABI Research.
The online movie market involves the distribution of full-length feature films over the internet. From 2014 to 2018 the revenue earned by movie producers worldwide from online and offline distribution will increase from $62.7 billion to $76.4 billion, or by nearly 18%.
Revenues derived from online distribution will increase from 5.6% of total revenues in 2014 to 16.6% in 2018.
Worldwide branded video advertising views grew by 50% in 2013 — from 1.78 billion to 2.71 billion. Market analysis defined branded video as “all video produced by a brand and distributed online.”
Quarter-over-quarter growth was also impressive. After dipping to 1.71 billion in Q3 2013, total views rebounded, increasing by nearly 60 percent.
Filmmakers and artists have been exploring transmedia, or new ways to tell stories in innovative and immersive ways using different platforms and new technology.
As filmmakers experiment with transmedia storytelling, they continue to look to Indiewire for resources on the best practices and tips for creating transmedia projects.
In a growing number of markets, pay-TV providers find themselves at a crossroads. Their traditional business models are under attack as telco IPTV providers, over-the-top (OTT) providers, and consumer electronics companies — i.e. Netflix, LOVEFiLM, Amazon, Hulu, Apple and Samsung — continue to divert revenue away from them.
For most pay-TV providers, the media tablet has become the de facto second screen: 47% of survey respondent operators support tablets as part of their multi-screen service now, growing to 89% by 2015.