HBO Go, the premium channels' authenticated TV Everywhere service, will launch in Latin America and Asia following its launch in Central Europe, HBO CTO Bob Zitter said at this week's Content & Communications World conference in New York. HBO Go currently has 40 million U.S. subs, and another 40 million across the globe, says Multichannel News.
Forty-four percent of U.S. homes have at least one DVR, and about one-third have more than one, Leichtman Research Group Inc. (LRG) found in a new annual study. Just 8 percent of U.S. cable homes had a DVR in 2005. Among other findings, 73 percent of all digital cable subs have ever used video-on-demand (VoD), with 87 percent of that lot having watched an on-demand program in the past month. Despite those increases, 90 percent of all TV viewing in the U.S. is still via live TV, LRG adds.
David Kelly, a cable vet late of A&E Networks, is the latest to join the executive ranks of Canoe Ventures LLC , the cross-MSO advanced ad J.V. Kelly's on board as VP of affiliate relations, where he'll serve as a key liaison among Canoe, its MSO masters and Canoe's distributing affiliates.