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TVTechnology: The Growth of Social TV

TVTechnology: The Growth of Social TV | Mediavore | Scoop.it

A recent study by Razorfish and Yahoo estimates that 80 percent of viewers today are "mobile multitasking," sitting in front of their TV screen with a secondary mobile device in hand—a trend that seemed to add to the ongoing concern over audience fragmentation from ad-skipping DVRs and online video streaming.

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Customers Say to Cable Firms, 'Let's Make a Deal'

Customers Say to Cable Firms, 'Let's Make a Deal' | Mediavore | Scoop.it
Today, the average cable TV subscriber pays about $128 a month in fees for all services, including TV, Internet and phone—nearly three times the $48 they paid each month in 2001, according to estimates by research firm SNL Kagan.
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Time Warner Cable's price increases don't even make sense

Time Warner Cable's price increases don't even make sense | Mediavore | Scoop.it

What's particularly galling is that cable companies are bleeding customers. About 8.5 million people have dropped basic video service since 2002, according to industry estimates.

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TV Prices Fall, Squeezing Most Makers and Sellers

TV Prices Fall, Squeezing Most Makers and Sellers | Mediavore | Scoop.it

Today, 44 million sets are sold a year in North America, with an average cost of $460 and an average size of 38 inches. Consumers buy a new television set every seven years or so, and an average household owns 2.8 TVs, he said.

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BTIG: Is Netflix the Most Watched Non-Broadcast “Network” or Just a Measly 1% of TV Viewing

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Citi Survey: 27 Percent Watch Netflix Online Versus 15 Percent For Hulu

Citi Survey: 27 Percent Watch Netflix Online Versus 15 Percent For Hulu | Mediavore | Scoop.it

Also, despite all the sturm und drang surrounding the pricing changes last summer, more than half of Netflix subscribers (54 percent) made no changes to their plans as a result. Another 28 percent cancelled their DVD portion, and kept streaming, which is what Netflix wanted them to do.

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Video Chat Reshapes Domestic Rituals

Video Chat Reshapes Domestic Rituals | Mediavore | Scoop.it

During peak time, Sunday morning in the United States, 30 million people are logged into their Skype account, with half a million simultaneously making video calls, the company said.

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Seismic Shifts Have Radically Altered the Tech News and Blogging World

Seismic Shifts Have Radically Altered the Tech News and Blogging World | Mediavore | Scoop.it

It’s shocking how much has changed in the tech news world recently. It’s in a transition and innovation cycle. Big players are getting acquired while tech reporters and editors are making lots of moves, while others are getting out of the game altogether.

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Is Web Video a Disappointment? - Digiday

And the video ad market is as healthy as any sector in the media space, with spending expected to have swelled by 50 percent and 40 percent in 2012 -- netting out at over $3 billion.

 

Over 70% of US web audience is watching video

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Year of the Turnaround: Home Entertainment Posts Gains as Netflix Fumbles

Year of the Turnaround: Home Entertainment Posts Gains as Netflix Fumbles | Mediavore | Scoop.it

This year, the realization finally set in that the industry is unlikely to see a hot new release sell upwards of 10 million units its first couple of days in stores

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Report: UltraViolet Could Save Video Retail | Home Media Magazine

Report: UltraViolet Could Save Video Retail | Home Media Magazine | Mediavore | Scoop.it

combined sales of Blu-ray Disc, DVD and electronic movies projected to decline 29% in 2011 to $9.3 billion from a peak of $14.1 billion in 2004, it is imperative that consumers view UltraViolet as a value-added proposition to purchasing — not renting — movies, according to a new report from IHS Screen Digest.

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TechCrunch | Verizon To Launch a Home Media Server In 2012, Plans To Eliminate Set-Top Box

TechCrunch | Verizon To Launch a Home Media Server In 2012, Plans To Eliminate Set-Top Box | Mediavore | Scoop.it
Verizon will be rolling out a new Media Server product for its FiOS customers late next year, which will be a single hardware device that will eventually eliminate the need for a set-top box altogether.
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Frenemies With Benefits: comScore, Nielsen Deal Seen As Positive For Online Ad Market 12/22/2011

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Rules for the New Ways of Watching - David Carr

Rules for the New Ways of Watching - David Carr | Mediavore | Scoop.it

No better overview for seeing the broad strokes currently sweeping the media canvas

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Mobile To Hit 15% Of Ad Spend By 2016

Mobile To Hit 15% Of Ad Spend By 2016 | Mediavore | Scoop.it

he spread of smartphones and the expansion of mobile media will help the global mobile ad market grow more than six-fold from $3.4 billion in 2010 to $22 billion in 2016, according to a new forecast by Berg Insight.

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End of an Era: The Golden Age of Tech Blogging is Over « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

End of an Era: The Golden Age of Tech Blogging is Over « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing | Mediavore | Scoop.it

"there’s no doubt a shakeup occurring. The talent shakeup is normal after several exits occur –with new stars moving on to new business models."

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