FORT LEE, N.J., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inflation Association today issued the following statement regarding NBC's online 'TV Everywhere' streams of the London Olympic Games:
NBC today announced that through the first 10 days of the 2012 London Olympic Games, total online video streams have now reached 102.6 million, with 45 million of their video streams being live. This compares to 75.5 million total video streams, with 14 million live streams, throughout the whole entire 16 days of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Unlike in 2008, NBC's online video streams of the London Olympic Games are a part of NBC's 'TV Everywhere' initiative, which means NBC is only providing access to Americans who subscribe to either a cable, satellite, or telco TV package, with the package required to carry the channels CNBC and MSNBC.
NBC has now authenticated a total of 7.6 million cable, satellite, and telco subscribers. 1.4 million pay-TV subscribers have been authenticated over the past three days alone. These are the most users ever authenticated for a single 'TV Everywhere' event in history!
NIA recently became the owner of 2% of Synacor, Inc., a publicly traded company with 'TV Everywhere' technology that is being used to authenticate pay-TV subscribers for NBC's Olympic 'TV Everywhere' coverage. Synacor's technology is authenticating for NBC the subscribers of nearly 40 of America's largest pay-TV companies. Synacor's largest 'TV Everywhere' clients include the 3rd largest pay-TV company in the U.S., Dish Network, which has over 14 million subscribers; as well as the 7th largest pay-TV company in the U.S., Charter Communications, which has over 4.3 million subscribers. In fact, Synacor is authenticating for NBC's Olympic 'TV Everywhere' coverage the pay-TV subscribers of 12 of America's 25 largest pay-TV companies.
NIA has researched over half a dozen different publicly traded 'TV Everywhere' companies in recent months. One of these companies, Rovi Corporation, just announced a few days ago that they are licensing their pay-TV service patents to Google. This includes the patents for Rovi's interactive TV guide, which can be used for online and mobile platforms. It appears as though Google may be planning to break into the 'TV Everywhere' business, which NIA believes is likely to soon cause the 'TV Everywhere' space to become the hottest on Wall Street.
NBC's Olympic 'TV Everywhere' coverage has made all of America familiar with the 'TV Everywhere' industry's authentication process and the amazing benefits of using 'TV Everywhere' services. While a large percentage of the U.S. population has been engaging in 'cord-cutting' and 'cord-shaving' by either canceling or downgrading their pay-TV packages and switching to more affordable OTT video services like Netflix, 'TV Everywhere' is the pay-TV industry's response to Netflix and attempt to make them obsolete.
The CEO of Discovery Communications just announced that while his company has signed a 3-year deal with Netflix to provide them with programming that is at least 18-month old, they are expecting to soon sign deals with major players in the 'TV Everywhere' space for distribution rights to newer Discovery content that Netflix can't afford to offer its customers. He expects Discovery's next affiliate renewal cycle to reap major increases in value due to the addition of 'TV Everywhere' deals. He also hinted that he expects to begin negotiating many of their new distribution deals much earlier than usual, before their old agreements even expire, so that content providers can begin offering Discovery programming through 'TV Everywhere' right away.
NIA today published its eagerly anticipated 58-page '2012 TV Everywhere Report' in PDF format, which is available for free download by going to http://inflation.us/tveverywhere.html
NIA's report features the companies that it believes are best positioned to prosper during the 'TV Everywhere' boom that has now officially begun due to the incredible popularity of NBC's Olympic 'TV Everywhere' coverage.
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