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April 8, 2014

Zenith Predicts Global Ad Growth

ZenithOptimedia is forecasting that global advertising spending will return to growth rates not seen since before the financial crisis. In a recent report the media agency sees 5% growth for 2014 and 6.1% by 2016….

April 7, 2014

Pay-TV Subscribers Willing to Pay for Mobile Downloads

Interesting analysis piece from Light Reading regarding a recent survey that showed nearly half of those with a smartphone and/or tablet were interested in downloading content to which they already subscribe, and…

April 7, 2014

2014 Final Four Sets Record for Cable Viewers

The 2014 Final Four, buoyed by Kentucky’s late-game winning shot over Wisconsin, set a record as the most-watched college basketball game on cable, according to Multichannel News. Turner took an interesting approach this…

April 4, 2014

CSE Allows for End-to-End Delivery of 4K

PeerApp, Sandvine, and Limelight announced this week that a joint effort successfully demonstrated implementation of the Content Service Extension architecture. They used the Packet Cable Multimedia (PCMM) standard, defined and promoted by the…

April 2, 2014

Amazon Reveals $99 Streaming Set-top

After months of rumors and speculation, Amazon on Wednesday finally unveiled its set-top box, a video-streaming and gaming device that will cost $99. It’s called the Fire TV, and Amazon claims it’s more powerful than any…

April 1, 2014

Netgear Offers DOCSIS 3.0 Gateway

Netgear is offering a new voice and data gateway capable of DOCSIS transmission rates up to 1 GHz. This gateway truly supports the Internet of Things, designed to support smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and other home…

April 1, 2014

March Madness Streams Continue to Jump

March Madness Live continues to show why it’s the poster child for second-screen apps. Total mobile streams have already risen 71% over 2013 during the same timespan.  Some of the jump could be attributable…

March 31, 2014

FCC Increases 5GHz Spectrum for Wi-Fi

In a move that was widely expected, the FCC voted this morning to increase the amount of unlicensed spectrum in the 5 gigahertz band. The need for more wireless spectrum has been identified for…

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