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U.S. Pay-TV Agrees to Reduce Set-Top Box Rental Burden

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Americans spend $20 billion a year to lease pay-TV boxes, or an average of $231 annually, the FCC says. Set-top box rental fees have jumped 185 percent since 1994, while the cost of TVs, computers and mobile phones have dropped by 90 percent.

Source: Reuters

Exploring Business Models for OTT Video Entertainment

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Smartphone and PC viewers prefer short-form content the most, at 66 and 55 percent, respectively. Tablets viewers spend little time with mid-form video, instead viewing is evenly split between long-form (43 percent) and short-form content (44 percent). Connected TV viewers watch long-form content 92 percent of the time with AVOD services.

Source: Ooyala

Pay-TV Providers Seek Growth with New 4K Video Offerings

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ABI Research forecasts the 4K set-top box market will quadruple in size from less than two million units in 2015 to more than 7 million in 2016, and then grow by 46 percent annually through 2021.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

OTT Video Revenues will Triple in the Asia-Pacific Region

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Pay-TV service providers across the globe are responding to the emergence of agile video entertainment competitors. The over-the-top (OTT) television and video service revenues for 17 countries within the Asia-Pacific region will reach $18,396 million in 2021 — that’s up from $5,741 million in 2015.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

How 4K Video will Drive New OTT Streaming Media Demand

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Over-the-top (OTT) video adoption continues to disrupt the legacy pay-TV market. In its latest analysis on the online streaming media adapter market, ABI Research examined the impact of new lower-priced devices and the mounting pressures within the global consumer electronics industry.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Pay-TV Sector Reports Global Market Share Transitions

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Worldwide pay-TV revenues — including subscription fees, PPV movies and TV episodes — for 138 countries will grow by $99 million between 2015 and 2021 to reach $205.92 billion. That follows a 19.5 percent growth rate between 2010 and 2015, according to the latest market study by Digital TV Research.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Why the U.S. Government will Mandate Open Pay-TV Platforms

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Instead of spending nearly $1,000 over four years to lease a set of behind-the-times boxes, American families will have options to own a device for much less money that will integrate everything they want — including their cable or satellite content, as well as online streaming apps — in one, easier-to-use gadget.

Source: Whitehouse.gov