Nearly one-third of the content that cable and satellite TV subscribers watch each week is programs recorded on digital video recorders, Motorola Mobility said Tuesday. The set-top and mobile device manufacturer said it found in its fourth annual Media Engagement Barometer study that live TV viewing remains the most popular option.
Video gateways, so-called "super DVRs," are seen as a way for MSOs to beat back competition from satellite providers like DirecTV , with its Genie, and Dish , with its Hopper.
Online video is a substitute for DVRs, not television, a study by TVGuide.com has revealed.
If every multichannel provider were to deploy DVRs containing technology similar to the " Auto Hop " commercial skipper that Charlie Ergen's Dish Network ( Nasdaq: DISH ) unveiled Thursday, there would
About 9 percent of U.S. cable and satellite TV subscribers have cancelled their pay TV subscriptions, and about 11 percent of consumers are thinking about cutting the cord on pay TV, Deloitte reports
Verizon ( NYSE: VZ ) plans to begin deploying gateway devices in homes of its FiOS TV subscribers later this year which will allow it to deliver live TV and DVR programming to multiple TVs connected
About 3 percent of U.S. homes don't have a TV, which is the highest level since 1975, according to Nielsen. The ratings firm also projects that the number of TV homes will decline from 115.9 million
About 62 percent of digital cable subscribers have accessed video-on-demand programming in the last month, compared to 52 percent last year, according to a report from Leichtman Research Group. LRG
Following Cablevision's ( NYSE: CVC ) lead, most U.S. cable MSOs will launch network-based DVRs within the next 18 to 24 months, according to top cable gear vendor Motorola Mobility ( NYSE: MMI ). "By
In addition to watching more video online than older viewers, millennials are watching more content through DVRs and video-on-demand platforms, according to a study from The Boston Consulting Group.