"The research is simply incorrect," said a representative for both HBO and Cinemax.
More than half of those polled said they are aware of wearable tech devices and a third of those respondents said they're likely to buy one, according to the research firm.
This story erred in reporting which segment saw a 24 percent increase in VOD movie rentals for the first half of the year. The correct category was telcos.
Apple's MacBook Air dominates the thin-and-light market in the U.S. And its momentum shows no signs of slowing down with the well-received 2013 model.
With the quality of Netflix's movie library in shabby shape, on-demand movie rentals could be an important category. So far, the cable and satellite providers are whipping Internet guys, says NPD.
Microsoft's game console once again led the U.S. hardware market during the critical month of November, but Wii U sales were strong.
The PC market has been suffering, but the iPad may not be the real culprit, according to NPD, which has been digging into the cannibalization of Netbooks by Apple's tablet.
The slight growth is attributed to newer forms of content including digital downloads, mobile games, downloadable content, and social network games.
Currently, NPD offers digital game sales data on a quarterly basis, but that will change, according to an interview with GamesIndustry.biz.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 easily bested the competition, according to market researcher NPD. Xbox was followed by Wii and then PlayStation 3. Black Ops was the top-selling game last month.