News of Note—ESPN, Netflix, Incompas and more

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> ESPN’s brand new subscription streaming service, ESPN+, is coming to Roku streaming devices and Roku TVs only a few days after its initial launch last week. FierceVideo article

> Over the top access revenue topped $11.9 billion in 2017, a 41% increase over the prior year and is expected to maintain that momentum for the foreseeable future, according to a Convergence Research Group study, “The Battle for the American Couch Potato: OTT, TV, Online.” Multichannel News article

> Netflix has once again kept the pedal to the metal on subscriber additions, bringing in 7.41 million net new subscribers, well ahead of its 6.35 million net adds forecast for the first quarter. FierceVideo article

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> The Broadband Forum has put out its new User Services Platform, a standard aimed at implementing, deploying and managing IoT devices in a broadband-enabled home network. FierceTelecom article

> Incompas made its case known to the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology that paid prioritization will do nothing more than line the pockets of large ISPs with more profits from congested networks and violate the tenets of net neutrality. FieceTelecom article

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