Happy 239th Birthday USA!

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In honor of our nation’s 239th birthday, the latest EOVC poll explores consumer behavior around fireworks and viewing of patriotic TV shows and movies over the holiday weekend.

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HBO NOW Scores With Cord Cutters – App Topped iOS Revenue Charts In May, Still Remains Strong

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HBO’s premium content finally became available in April without requiring customers to have a cable or satellite TV subscription, thanks to the launch of the standalone streaming service HBO NOW. For the first time since its debut, app store analytics firm App Annie has analyzed the performance of the new application in terms of its ability to attract paying customers who are willing to subscribe to HBO’s over-the-top option.

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Facebook Users Not Happy With Autoplay

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In an effort to continue developing its new model for video ads, Facebook introduced video autoplay last February. In light of recent news that Facebook is testing a continuous autoplay feature, Centris surveyed Facebook members in its Evolution of Video Community to find out they feel about having videos autoplay on the news feed.

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Roku Jumps Apple TV to Become the Most Owned Streaming Set Top Box

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Apple TV has long been said to be the most widely owned streaming set-top box on the market. Digitalsmiths, a Tivo-owned research company, recently released a study showing that Roku now tops Apple TV. Only Wi-Fi enabled Blu-ray players and smart TVs have sold more. (Please note: This study looks at residential use only.)

SVOD, Social Media’s Impact on TV and More!

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Standalone Video and Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) offerings are emerging as kings of the television and entertainment industry. New players pop up daily, giving consumers more video viewing options than ever before. There is some uncertainty around SVOD trends and consumer reactions to the constantly changing market. What does this mean for pay-TV providers?

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