HughesNet Transitions To Next Generation Service with EchoStar 19 Satellite

HughesNet successfully launched a brand-new communications satellite at the end of December 2016. The satellite, named EchoStar 19, is designed to deliver high-speed broadband connections to previously underserved rural areas and passenger jets. The state-of-the-art satellite will utilize a geosynchronous orbit and JUPITER System technology to deliver next-generation levels of satellite internet service. These new […]

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The Rise Of OTT Services In America

How are you getting your video content these days? In 2017 buying cable or satellite video for your video services is no longer the given option. With so many over-the-top (OTT) services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu offering premium content at competitive prices the video services market is providing consumers with more options than ever […]

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Amazon Prime Goes International

Netflix has been the undisputed queen of the global-video-streaming-market ball for years now, with only a few forays into the space from the likes of companies like Hulu and HBO. Times are changing, and so could the leader of the global-video market, as Amazon Prime enters the foray with deeper pockets than even Netflix–significantly deeper […]

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The Growth of Internet-Connected TV Devices

The internet-of-things (IoT) is quickly infiltrating the homes of ordinary people around the world. From bluetooth connected lights and smart thermostats, to umbrellas that light up when it’s supposed to rain, internet-connected devices are becoming increasingly popular. This isn’t just true for IoT devices, the same spike in popularity is happening with internet-connected media players. […]

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Canada Brings Broadband Services To The Masses

Canada seems to have left its role as the United States’ younger sibling behind over the past few years, as they have taken on a tradition of leading and not following under their beloved prime minister, Justin Trudeau. While most people tend to think of free healthcare and a remarkably progressive social agenda as the […]

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Video-on-Demand Advertising Views Are Growing

While 2016 has been a tough year in many aspects, the video-on-demand (VOD) services provider space is flourishing like never before. A broad view of the space shows a clear rise in subscription video-on-demand services like Netflix and Hulu, but a more nuanced analysis shows a surprising jump in ad revenue from set-top boxes. FreeWheel, […]

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An In-Depth Look At Netflix’s New Preview Feature

Netflix is well aware that the most common problem its subscribers face is often simply sifting through the massive amounts of content available to them. We’ve all sat down to watch Netflix, only to quickly become overwhelmed with the amount of new shows to choose from. While Netflix’s suggested titles algorithm does do a great […]

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A Look At The FCC’s “Measuring Broadband America” 2016 Report

The Federal Communications Commision (FCC) recently released a report entitled “Measuring Broadband America,” which details the history and current state of broadband internet speeds across the United States. The study shines a light on the exponential growth of internet speeds, particularly amongst cable providers, over the last five years. No study should be analyzed on […]

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