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FCC unlocking pay-TV STB may not deliver all benefits touted

The idea behind the FCC unlocking pay-TV STB is a simple one: standardize the interface to the proprietary television network so that third parties can build devices that consumers can buy and use to access the content they pay for. This, the FCC hopes, will lead to three primary advantages for […]

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CandW discuss SVOD on Pay TV and the decline in live TV

New data suggests that putting SVOD on pay TV set-top boxes could be a smart move by operators. Live TV viewing continues to decline and that viewing is transferring to SVOD. New data from Nielsen shows that live TV viewing continues to decline and, in most age groups, viewing timeshifted […]

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Why advanced discovery and recommendations matter

While SVOD revenues boom, pay-per-view slumbers and electronic sales lag. What’s one of the biggest advantage for SVOD? Great content discovery and recommendations. It’s time for transactional VOD to catch up. According DEG, for the year ending Q2 2015 pay-per-view (PPV) and U.S. electronic sales were worth $2B and $1.5B respectively. […]

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