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Key developments related to the enablement of multi-screen video services.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/8/2015
Soccer matches in the UK. Baseball and hockey in Canada. Next year may be the tipping point for 4K sports broadcasting.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/7/2015
Throw spaghetti at the wall and something's bound to stick. That seems to be the prevailing viewpoint in the video sector right now, and it looks like Amazon is ...
By Brett Sappington, 10/7/2015
The new wave of over-the-top (OTT) video services in 2015 and the slow decline in pay-TV penetration among US broadband households is causing traditional players to ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/5/2015
TiVo's history is a long and often painful narrative. The company that bested rival ReplayTV in the early 2000s later faced potentially overwhelming competition ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/1/2015
It's been a week of streaming video news. Not just the big announcements like Comcast's launch of Watchable and TiVo's new all-in-one Bolt DVR, but also smaller ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/30/2015
TV has shattered into a million fragments, and TiVo wants to put them all back together again.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/29/2015
Good old-fashioned cable TV? Check. Skinny bundle? On its way. Free ad-supported video service? Live today.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/28/2015
Earlier this month, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings caused a bit of a stir by declaring that sports networks are heading on-demand. The statement was couched in a broader ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/24/2015
When Comcast launched its own commercial content delivery network service very quietly about a month ago, the move was either a sign of revolutionary shifts in the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/24/2015
After setting off a storm of controversy in July, HEVC Advance has backed off from its initial stance on licensing fees for the High Efficiency Video Codec.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/23/2015
After the rise and spectacular fall of Aereo, Simple.TV is trying to step into the void with a new DVR service for broadcast TV that includes multiscreen streaming ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/21/2015
Someday Apple might launch its own pay-TV service, but for now it's living in a wary state of "coopetition" with the cable, telco and satellite TV providers.
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The New IP
Under the Hood: Connected Car Hacks
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/9/2015
With automakers expecting 75% of cars to be connected to the Internet in the next ...
T-Mobile Lauds Importance of New IP
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 10/8/2015
T-Mobile's VP of radio network engineering says the most important move on the ...
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Cable Execs Are Minting Money
, 8/18/2015
Cable operators and media companies paid their executives well in 2014, up to ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
CES Preview: 5 TV and Tech Trends
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 1/2/2015
CES is here, and so is our preview of some of the top TV and networking tech ...
What WebRTC Means for Telcos
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 6/2/2014
Communication service providers are figuring out what role they can play in ...
comScore, Rentrak Become One
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
thePlatform Signs Starz Play Arabia
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Rovi Feeds Metadata to In-Flight TV
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
ALBtelecom Picks Thomson Transcoder
Thursday, September 24, 2015
RCN Adds TVE Android App
Thursday, September 24, 2015
NBC Intros Roku App, Some Authentication Required
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
TWC Stockholders Give Nod to Charter Merger
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Charter Shareholders Approve TWC Acquisition
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Amazon Unveils 4K Fire TV
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Synacor Wins Multiyear Contract With Grande
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Arris Lands Gateway Deal with Comcast
Monday, September 14, 2015
Verizon, Digiflare Stream Emmy Screenings
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
TiVo Targets Tier-2s With NCTC Deal
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Megaphone Moment
Rants, raves, and opinions
Blow off some steam
9/30/2015 7:43:33 AM
Modi's visit to the US
8/20/2015 8:44:11 AM
Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
Global Big Data and Telecom Analytics Market Analysis ...
7/31/2015 10:12:58 AM
What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
7/31/2015 3:01:36 AM
Message Board test
7/8/2015 11:34:38 AM
The burning platform hasn't been put out yet.
6/29/2015 9:27:39 AM
Facebook Open Switch
6/12/2015 1:07:00 PM
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From The Founder
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

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Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
LRTV Interviews
Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
LRTV Interviews
Top Tips for FTTH Operators

10|8|15   |   02:26   |   (0) comments

At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
LRTV Interviews
M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

10|8|15   |   03:45   |   (0) comments

At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
LRTV Documentaries
The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
LRTV Interviews
JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
LRTV Interviews
AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

10|6|15   |   06:27   |   (0) comments

AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
LRTV Interviews
Network Security in a Gigabit World

10|6|15   |   05:52   |   (0) comments

Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
LRTV Documentaries
Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity

10|5|15   |   07:30   |   (0) comments

Francisco-Javier Ramon Salguero, head of Telefónica's NFV initiative, admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, it is possible to create a services-driven network architecture. He explains how Telefónica's current trials and initiatives are aimed at doing that, and what his company and other carriers need to ...
LRTV Interviews
Gigabit Europe Takeaways

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Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table

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Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
LRTV Interviews
BT Updates on Plans

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Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With so many new and exciting communications technologies now under development, it's easy to get caught up in the industry's escalating hype cycle. That's why the ...
Last week saw a big day in the 15-year history of Light Reading when Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and I were invited to interview the Deputy Chairman and Rotating ...
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