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Video will consume 50% of mobile traffic by 2020, Ericsson says

In the not-too-distant future, humans will begin to colonize Mars, genetically engineered fish will secrete their own natural tartar sauce, and 9.1 billion mobile subscriptions spread out all over the world will consume 50 percent of the earth's mobile traffic with streaming video.

Magid survey: 83 percent of U.S. consumers now stream TV

Online video streaming continues its major transgression into the consumer mainstream, with Frank N. Magid reporting that 83 percent of U.S. TV watchers now stream movies and TV shows, at least occasionally.

Federal court enjoins Aereo's live TV operations but leaves open cloud-DVR option

As expected, a federal judge has placed an injunction on Aereo's ability to stream the live broadcasts of major U.S. networks to IP devices. However, the court left open the possibility that Aereo could carry on, by delivering delayed broadcast feeds to subscribers as a kind of virtual DVR service.

TV Everywhere use surges: authenticated viewing jumped 388% in Q2, Adobe says

Buoyed by a flurry of high-usage global sports events, TV Everywhere viewing surged in the second quarter, with Adobe measuring a 388 percent uptick in authenticated online video watching over Q2 2013.

Rumor mill: Aereo-like platforms may be given program licensing rights by FCC

The FCC is reportedly set to redefine online video platforms like Aereo that stream linear TV content as MVPD operators, similar to cable and satellite companies.

Nielsen: Digital video use up dramatically in all age groups, linear TV use trending down

The migration of consumer TV viewing habits seems to be approaching a tipping point, with Nielsen reporting dramatic rises in Internet and mobile video usage at a time when linear TV consumption is trending slightly down.

At IBC, broadcasters and cable operators to chart a new path in a changing video landscape

Welcome to the IBC 2014 Preview Issue. This year, broadcasters, cable operators, and a host of service and equipment providers will converge in Amsterdam to explore one dominating theme: Can traditional television survive the onslaught of nontraditional media?

Traditional TV is indeed losing significant ad market share to online video, study finds

It's not a blip. In the second quarter, the U.S. linear television market grew its ad revenue at the slowest clip, 0.4 percent, since the Great Recession. And online video, which accounted for 98 percent of total U.S. ad market growth in Q2, is to blame.

Traditional TV viewing stable despite surging mobile, online video usage, study says

Global consumption of linear television has remained largely flat, despite increased use of online video and a marked uptick in overall mobile media consumption.

Multiscreen presenting challenges for mandated closed captioning

Broadcasters--who are noticeably reluctant to do so--and online video providers are in a hurry-up mode when it comes to complying with FCC rules passed in 2012 that require TV programs and moves to have closed captions even if they're being shown on online video. That makes captioning a potentially contentious space.