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Study: 23% of Millennials Head OTT-Only Broadband Homes

About 23% of Millennial heads of household are OTT-only homes, higher than the national average of 15% of all U.S. broadband homes, Parks Associates said in a new study released Wednesday.


But the silver lining for the pay TV industry is this -- the data also showed that 61% of Millennials subscribe to both pay TV and OTT services, also higher than the national average of 52%.


Nest CEO To Employees: Company ‘Not For Sale’

Nest employees are probably breathing a sigh of relief after reportedly receiving word from new CEO (and long-time cable industry vet) Marwan Fawaz that the Google-owned smart home unit is not on the block.


Amazon, Comcast Fire Up Tablet Promo

Adding a new promotional wrinkle to a digitally-driven sales partnership announced in March, Amazon is offering a free Fire tablet to consumers who order certain services from Comcast.


Perchance to Stream

Millennials, that coveted and seemingly tough-to-reach market segment, stream a lot of video, but a new study by Fullscreen conducted by WPP’s Kantar Vermeer tries to put a finer point on that trend.


TiVo’s Future Retail Road Could Take Different Path

TiVo’s days as a maker of hardware products for retail sale and for distribution through MVPD partners could be nearing the end.


4K UHD Awareness Rising

Adoption of 4K TVs has a way to go, but the good news for TV makers is that awareness of sets that use the pixel-packed format is on the rise.


According to a new report from NPD Connected Intelligence, 52% of people surveyed said they are aware of 4K/Ultra HD TV products, a stat that spikes to 73% among consumers who own an Internet-connected TV.


Google Stops Selling the Nexus Player

If you had plans to buy the Google Nexus Player, the first device to run on Android TV, your options are growing increasingly limited.


As reported by Droid Life and other media outlets, Google has stopped direct sales of the Asus-made Nexus Player via the Google Store.


Study: 85% of Internet Users Surf While Watching TV

The amount of time TV viewers spend on mobile devices while they’re watching continues to broaden, further fragmenting the attention of the audience, according to a new study from eMarketer.


Nearly 85% of Internet users surf the Web on a mobile device while they’re watching TV at least once per month, up from 80.3% in 2015 and 75.6% in 2014, eMarketer found in its latest study on the topic. The research firm also predicts that the number will rise to about 88% in 2017, and almost 92% in 2018.


INTX 2016: TiVo Working on MSO-Optimized 4K-HDR Platform

Boston -- TiVo has entered the 4K game with the Bolt, a connected DVR focused on retail, but it’s also hard at work with set-top partners on  “operator-optimized” products that also support 4K as well as High Dynamic Range, which supports brighter, more colorful video images.


INTX 2016: WOW Puts Cloud DVR on Roadmap

Boston -- IP-VOD and a cloud DVR are among the services that WideOpenWest is planning to add to a new hybrid QAM/IP platform it’s deploying in partnership with Evolution Digital and TiVo, WOW chief technology officer Cash Hagen said here during a brief interview at INTX.


WOW is the first MVPD to deploy Evolution’s eBOX, which is being outfitted with TiVo’s software and user interface.