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OTT moves: Vessel opens for business, while Popcornflix jumps onto Xbox

Just in time for those holiday streaming binges, a number of OTT players are getting in front of audiences. For one, former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar's new premium service, Vessel, is now open for video creators to upload content. Meanwhile, Amazon added the HBO Go app to its Fire TV streaming device, and Popcornflix became available on Microsoft's Xbox One in the U.S. and Canada.

Synacor takes new tack with syndicated content, teams with BuddyTV

Multiscreen service provider Synacor is adding a new dimension to its portfolio, announcing that it will launch syndicated content targeted at desktop and mobile online video viewers. Its first distributor: BuddyTV, which says the new content will expand its own opportunities to draw in revenue, primarily through advertising.

TV Everywhere is still behind the curve as OTT builds strength

Pure-play over-the-top video is continuing to eat TV Everywhere's lunch when it comes to time spent viewing videos (one of the most important new metrics in the industry). In today's spotlight, we take a look at one of FierceCable's biggest stories of the year, which explains why TV Everywhere has not taken off.

Amazon's Kindle Fire, Samsung's Galaxy top preferred video streaming devices, Adobe says

While Apple's iPad and iPhone dominate the overall mobile video viewing market, two tablet-size devices--Amazon's Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy--are grabbing a huge share of video viewing rates, a new study by Adobe has found.

SVOD to outpace DVD sales in 2015, analyst says

Could the DVD be completely obsolete in just a few years? The market seems to be shifting that way: By the third quarter of 2015, subscription video on demand services will bring in more revenue than disc sales. And consumers will spend "at least" three times longer watching streamed video than DVDs, according to nScreenMedia.

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