Roku Users Watch an Average of 11 Hours of Content Per Week

Roku XD|S PlayerLooks like the sub-$100 Roku Player is no joke for cable TV providers. Roku is announcing that they have just hit their billionth stream just after selling their millionth unit this past year (similar Apple presser to follow, no doubt). According to Anthony Wood, founder and CEO of Roku, Roku's active user base is now [...]

Sezmi Broadband TV Service Launches Public Pilot in LA

Sezmi Broadband TV SystemYou may have caught the news yesterday that Sezmi, a company who we first heard about last year, has finally launched it service to a small group of participants in Los Angeles (you can still be one of them). The broadband service provides cable-like high-definition TV programming (including local), video on-demand, online video content, and DVR [...]

Orange Wants to Create an Apple Style App Store for IPTV

Telecoms.com is reporting that France Telecom's Orange is interested in setting up the foundation for a TV App Store that third-party developers can contribute to that will provide their services to consumers across handsets, PCs, and set-tops. From the write-up, it sounds like the set-top will be the “hub” for content gathering and distribution and [...]

Gartner Says Worldwide IPTV Subscriptions to Grow 64 Per Cent in 2008

Worldwide subscriptions to internet Protocol television (IPTV) services are on pace to reach 19.6 million subscribers in 2008, a 64.1 per cent increase from 12 million subscribers in 2007, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide IPTV revenue is projected to total $4.5 billion in 2008, a 93.5 per cent increase from 2007 revenue of $2.3 billion. In [...]

Gartner Says IPTV Providers Must Do More to Drive Uptake of Pay per View and Video on Demand

Although consumers are increasingly prepared to have some form of pay-TV in their household, getting more consumers to order and then regularly view pay per view (PPV) or video on demand (VOD) remains a key challenge for service providers, according to a recent survey by Gartner Inc. In the fourth quarter of 2007, Gartner surveyed 5,800 [...]