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➢ 25% of US broadband households have watched video on a free, ad-based OTT service in the last 30 days.

➢ No single ad-based OTT service dominates the market. Among the leaders, 7% of US households use The Roku Channel, 6% watch Pluto TV and 6% use Crackle.

➢ 1/3 of broadband households have trialed an OTT subscription service in the last 6 months.

(Source: Parks and Associates)

Up Ahead

Jan 21-25: NATPE Miami
Jan 27-30: Realscreen Summit; New Orleans
Feb 7: Cablefax 100 Nomination Deadline
Feb 16-18: NCTC Winter Educational Conference; Las Vegas
March 17-19: ACA Connects Summit; Washington, DC
April 1: CTAM Think; Philadelphia

Quotable

“It seems Congress hits an error 508 message every time it tries to address net neutrality. Common-sense proposals for a compromise on net neutrality to protect Americans are met with fear mongering, political rhetoric and demands for idealogical purity—on both sides of the aisle… We urge our colleagues in Congress, as well as all the stakeholders who have contributed to this national discussion, to step away from partisan corners or entrenched positions and join our working group’s goal of a bipartisan path forward. Imagine the benefits for all Americans if both parties come together, fix this challenge and break the endless error 508 loop.” — Sens Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in an op-ed for USA Today

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