Update: Cablevision isn't commenting about future initiatives involving video streaming, but industry sources familiar with the company's plans tell Light Reading Cable that the MSO is not pursuing some sort of subscription-based Netflix or Streampix knock-off.
HBO GO, the premium programmer's popular TV Everywhere platform, will be offered on the Kindle Fire with the debut of the new season of True Blood on June 10, HBO co-President Eric Kessler said Thursday at an event hosted in New York City by Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable. HBO's already developed apps for Roku Inc. boxes, iOS devices, Samsung Corp. Smart TVs and the Xbox 360, among others.
Highlighting the importance of Web and multi-screen video, Discovery Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) has acquired Revision3 , an Internet video firm founded in 2005 that claims to have 23 million monthly viewers spanning 27 "digital channels." Discovery is paying about $30 million for Revision3, according to PaidContent. YouTube Inc. and Roku Inc. are among the platforms distributing Revision3's menu of original programming.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.