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Waiting for 5G? Consider downloading instead

EDN NETWORK: Whether ‘tis nobler to stream video, or to download it? Aye, there’s the rub. There are pros and cons to both, but with 5G networks right around the corner, choosing streaming will be a no-brainer now and into the future, right? Maybe. Maybe not.

June 1st, 2018|

Downloading TV Shows Finally Comes Of Age (With Ads)

Forbes: As someone who travels frequently, the main downside to the shift in VOD TV several years ago from an iTunes-style rental model to a Netflix-style streaming one was that I no longer had the ability to download many of the shows I wanted to watch.

That changed in 2016 when first Amazon and then Starz, Netflix and Showtime introduced the ability to download their shows. But despite my fondest hopes, the rest of the industry didn’t rush to follow suit.

June 1st, 2018|

The Downloading Renaissance

TVREV: When Apple’s iTunes Store kicked off the streaming revolution back in 2005, it was by offering downloadable copies of popular TV shows.13 years later, downloading is staging a comeback as networks and viewers realize that there are still major benefits to being able to watch a show without having to rely on the availability of a wifi signal or 4G mobile.

June 1st, 2018|

Buffering Is the Streaming Snafu that Won’t Go Away

Technical issues make loading video a persistent scourge

eMarketer: There are few things more frustrating for cord-cutters than getting home from a long day’s work and queuing up their favorite show online as they kick back on the couch, only to realize they can’t watch in peace and harmony because the video won’t load correctly.

April 9th, 2018|

Half of mobile video viewers want ability to download

nScreenMedia: With more than half of U.S. adults watching video on a smartphone, the smallest screen has become one of the biggest targets for video services. Unfortunately, the experience is anything but perfect. New data from Penthera shows the ability download video is a popular cure for the temperamental mobile streaming experience.

February 23rd, 2018|

Penthera Partners Completes $6M Equity Financing

Penthera Partners, a New York-based creator of download-to-go (D2Go) software, received $6m in funding.

The round was led by Liberty Global Ventures, the venture investment arm of Liberty Global International, an international cable company and a Penthera customer.

The proceeds will be used to expand the company’s worldwide sales efforts and accelerate the development of new products and enhancements to existing products.

October 23rd, 2017|

Penthera Raises $6 Million to Power Video Downloads

Penthera, which makes software to power video downloading to mobile devices, has raised $6 million from Liberty Global Ventures, the venture investment arm of Liberty Global International, which is the biggest international cable company and chaired by John Malone. Liberty Global is also a Penthera customer.

October 23rd, 2017|

What Do Consumers Think About Download-to-Go Options?

In the ever-expanding world of instant entertainment gratification, a growing number of people want access to their TV shows and movies on mobile devices even when they don’t have solid internet access. They could be on a plane or a train with limited or no WiFi, or maybe they’re on vacation in an area that has poor coverage. Among the companies that have stepped up to offer customers the ability to download content to their devices rather than only stream are Comcast and Netflix, and according to a new study, it would behoove more providers to pay increased attention to this option.

May 25th, 2017|


Pittsburgh, PA – May 23, 2017 – Penthera, creator of industry-leading download-to-go (D2G) software for streaming video services, recently surveyed U.S. consumers, ages 18-44, to measure the awareness, usage and value of D2G.   Results from the survey confirm that consumers see D2G as a valuable enhancement to streaming services. Among the findings:

May 24th, 2017|

‘It’s Still Loading?!’ Long Load Time Just One Reason People Quit Watching Video

The headache for media execs is there’s no single cause for streaming problems

Video streaming quality issues continue to be a big problem for the advertising and media industries. Whether they’re caused by problems with slow internet connections, or high demand for streaming video content during peak periods, the continued troubles are turning off viewers and causing headaches for media executives.

April 21st, 2017|

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