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Charter Using Mobile to Dislodge 'Inert' DSL Customers
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5/16/2019  |  2 comments
Company CFO Chris Winfrey expands on Charter's strategy to use Spectrum Mobile as a growth driver for its home broadband service.
AT&T's SVoD Services Will Be Pay-TV Friendly
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said the expectation is that distributors like Comcast will be 'important partners' for WarnerMedia's upcoming set of OTT-delivered subscription VoD services.
Comcast Still Has Big Streaming Dreams
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Even as it hands over operational control of Hulu to Disney and paves the way to sell its Hulu stake, Comcast sees loads of opportunity in the OTT video market as it revs up plans for both Sky's Now TV streaming service in Europe and NBC's forthcoming OTT service.
WOW & Philo Bundle Up
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Continuing a growing trend, WOW has become the latest cable operator to combine its broadband service with a skinny bundle OTT-TV offering.
Leadership Change Afoot at Arris's Network & Cloud Unit
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Following CommScope merger, Dan Whalen has left the company and been succeeded by another industry vet, Kevin Keefe, who takes the reins of the unit during a critical time for the company.
Eurobites: Ofcom Calls Time on Customer 'Loyalty Penalty'
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3SS adds AI to the video mix; Insight TV pushes into MENA; the changing face of content consumption.
Direct-to-Consumer a Key but Not Exclusive Play for Programmers
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Premium networks like Showtime must spread their bets and lock in distribution on both legacy and newer OTT platforms, COO Tom Christie says.
Disney Takes Full Operational Control of Hulu
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Under 'put/call' agreement, Comcast can require Disney to buy NBCU's 33% stake in Hulu as early as January 2024; Comcast also inks deal to offer Hulu via its X1 video platform.
Liberty Global Grapples With Revenue Slump
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5/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Even as it carries out its phased retreat from the European continent, Liberty Global is trying to stem video sub losses and spur fresh revenue growth with a slate of new product and service offerings.
5G Opportunity Still Outweighs the Threat to Cable Ops
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5/13/2019  |  Post a comment
MSOs must remain wary of 5G-powered in-home broadband services, but the backhaul and fronthaul opportunities will abound for cable operators as 5G networks are deployed.
Subdued Cable Spending Hits Arris
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5/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Arris is off to a sluggish start, but hopeful that business will pick up as operators bulk up on DOCSIS 3.1 network capacity and start to snap up customer premises equipment.
Cable One Hits Broadband ARPU High
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5/10/2019  |  Post a comment
MSO thrives as 10% of its new broadband subs take its new $40 unlimited data option for power users and other data subs shift to higher-priced speed tiers.
WiCipedia: Coding From Prison, Greedy Work & Woman-Led Companies
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5/10/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in prison gain coding skills; small startups make the biggest impact; greedy workplaces hurt women; and more.
TiVo to Hew Its Products & Licensing Businesses Into Two
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5/9/2019  |  1 comment
But many big questions remain unanswered as company aims to complete the separation by mid-2020.
Disney Direct-to-Consumer Losses Mount in Q1
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5/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Deeper investments in ESPN+ and costs tied to the coming Disney+ OTT service attributed to a widening Q1 operating loss of $393 million at Disney's international and direct-to-consumer unit.
Starry Subs Devour 350GB of Data Per Month, Gravitate to OTT Video
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5/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Millimeter wave-powered provider of fixed wireless broadband has been able to achieve 20% service penetration in apartment buildings within 60 to 90 days of launch, COO says.
Leading Lights Winners On Fire!
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5/8/2019  |  Post a comment
We invited our 2019 Leading Lights awards winners to share their thoughts with the Light Reading video crew. Here's what they had to say:
Comcast Ups Zelesko to CTO, Stirling to Group Chief Product Officer at Sky
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5/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Recent promotions are among other significant executive moves within Comcast's technology and product organizations.
US Pay-TV Subs Erode at Record Pace in Q1
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5/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Traditional providers lost a record 1.42 million subs in Q1 while subscriber growth among OTT-TV providers slowed considerably, according to MoffettNathanson's latest 'Cord-Cutting Monitor.'
Eurobites: Vodafone Strikes Wholesale Deal With Telefónica Deutschland
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5/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global revenue down in Q1; Deutsche Telekom rebrands in Austria; France Télécom suicides trial underway.
Leading Lights 2019: The Winners
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5/6/2019  |  1 comment
Find out which companies have taken home the 2019 Leading Lights Awards trophies.
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2019
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5/6/2019  |  Post a comment
We've added four names to the Hall of Fame this year. Find out who they are...
MobiTV's Bill Routt: Amazon to Stoke Pay-TV Partnerships With Fire TV
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5/6/2019  |  Post a comment
MobiTV's president and COO says Amazon is 'really engaging' with plans to optimize and customize its streaming platform for the pay-TV operator market.
DOCSIS 3.1 Still Rules the Cable Roost
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5/6/2019  |  1 comment
In our latest poll about cable's next-gen options, DOCSIS 3.1 barely nudged out DAA and FTTH as the industry's biggest tech priority for 2019.
Mediacom Joins Cable's Wireless Rush via CBRS Tests With Samsung
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5/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Mediacom – the nation's fifth-largest cable company – has joined its cable peers in testing wireless operations in the 3.5GHz CBRS band. What the company might do with the spectrum remains an open question though.
WiCipedia: Data Bias in Space, #MeToo Backlash & Childhood Conditioning
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5/3/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: #MeToo backlash hits hard; stopping imposter syndrome before it starts; book recommendations galore!; and more.
Jeff Binder Exits T-Mobile, Robert Gary to Head Up Home & Entertainment Unit
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5/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Binder joined T-Mobile following company's acquisition of Denver-based pay-TV startup Layer3 TV.
Buying Wireless Spectrum 'Not in the Cards' for Altice USA, CEO Says
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5/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Altice USA laser-focused on planned launch of a mobile product, in partnership with Sprint this summer, CEO Dexter Goei says. Meanwhile, MSO sees video and broadband results improve in Q1.
Casa Systems Sees Bottom Fall Out in Q1
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5/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable and wireless network access vendor reports revenues sank by more than half in Q1 as broadband product and service contracts fell across the board.
Charter X1 Syndication Deal: A Remote Possibility?
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5/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Industry sources say it's extremely unlikely that Charter would do a full syndication deal for X1, but that Charter could be interested in adopting some specific features and capabilities of Comcast's video platform.
As Launches Near, CBRS Industry Preps for Fixed Wireless, Private LTE
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5/1/2019  |  Post a comment
The NTIA has wrapped SAS testing in the CBRS band, one of the final steps in releasing the spectrum for commercial use. Midco and Landmark Dividend are among those planning to use the spectrum for services like fixed wireless and private LTE.
Comcast Business Beefs Up Managed WiFi Via Deep Blue Buy
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5/1/2019  |  1 comment
Deep Blue specializes in the planning, engineering and installation of managed WiFi networks for hotels and entertainment venues, and reportedly pulled down $38 million in revenues last year.
Caavo Cuts Pricing, Morphs Video Platform Into a Smart Home Hub
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5/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Startup hopes to dive deeper into the mainstream by adding IoT management capabilities to a Control Center platform that can also unify the management and navigation of up to four TV-connected devices.
Hansen Acquires Sigma Systems in $117M Deal
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5/1/2019  |  2 comments
Australian billing and customer care specialist Hansen Technologies expands international presence with US$117 million deal to acquire Sigma Systems.
Charter Exploring 'Dual SIM' Technology
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4/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Charter, which added 176,000 mobile lines in Q1, is testing dual SIM capabilities, but deployments are not expected in 2019.
Charter in Talks About Licensing Comcast's X1 Platform
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4/30/2019  |  1 comment
CEO Tom Rutledge confirms that Charter's had discussions, but company currently remains committed to its own, next-gen video platform and interface.
Harmonic CEO: We Want to Be No. 1 in Cable Virtualization, DAA
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4/29/2019  |  1 comment
Harmonic sees a big year ahead for its 'CableOS' platform and distributed access architecture deployments as vendor takes aim at a cable network market that's been led by Arris, Cisco and Casa Systems.
Viacom Seeks Free OTT Payoff on Pluto TV
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4/29/2019  |  Post a comment
As the pay-TV sector continues to struggle, programmer sets launch of several free, ad-supported streaming channels from BET, Comedy Central, Spike and MTV on the now Viacom-owned Pluto TV ad-based OTT service.
TiVo Tunes In to Cable's IP Video Migration, Use of Android TV Boxes
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4/29/2019  |  Post a comment
TiVo says it's gaining ground with its next-gen video platform even as some of the nation's Tier 2/3 cable ops look to play down pay-TV and avoid investing in next-gen platforms.
Eurobites: UK Fiber Challenger Looks to Raise £1B for Network Buildout
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4/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Exponential-e teams up on data storage; small-cells M&A; T-Systems goes all-in with Azure; China's ambassador to UK sticks up for Huawei.
TiVo/Rovi Seeks to Block Comcast X1 Box, Broadband Gateway Imports
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4/26/2019  |  Post a comment
New complaint at the International Trade Commission alleges that cable operator is infringing on six patents that also form basis of a recent lawsuit filed in a California court.
Cox Tests Premium Low-Lag Gaming Service
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4/26/2019  |  Post a comment
MSO stresses that $14.99/month 'Cox Elite Gamer' service steers clear of net neutrality concerns because it does not prioritize or speed up Internet traffic.
WiCipedia: Empty Restrooms, Mom 2.0 Summit & 'Brilliant Jerks' Culture
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4/26/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Conference restroom lines show gender disparity; the best companies for millennial women; men in tech who committed sexual harassment or assault likely have big new jobs; and more.
Podcast: Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Madness, Ominous Signs for Omniverse
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4/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Jeff Baumgartner catches us up on the Omniverse saga and Mike Dano looks at what might happen if the Sprint and T-Mobile merger is blocked.
Comcast's Mobile Sub Growth Slows, but Other Mobile Metrics Improve
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4/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Xfinity Mobile adds 170,000 lines in Q1, extending the total to 1.4 million. Mobile-related revenues rose 24.4% while losses shrunk significantly.
Ruckus Ready to Roll With CBRS Tech
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4/24/2019  |  Post a comment
In-building cellular coverage expected to be 'biggest, broadest use case' early on, exec says.
AT&T Loses 627K Video Subs in Q1
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4/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Losses in period include 83,000 for DirecTV Now, but company sees legacy TV declines slowing later in 2019 alongside improving results for its newly priced OTT video product.
Eurobites: UK Gives Huawei the Nod on 'Non-Core' 5G Network Elements
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4/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media CEO Mockridge departs; Tele2 earnings up, revenue down; Telia lands smart-meter deal; 5G live at Glastonbury.
ACE Stands By Case Linking Omniverse & Dragon Box
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4/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Omniverse, the target of a copyright lawsuit, has argued that any comparison between it and Dragon Box is 'scandalous and immaterial' and has moved to strike it from the proceedings.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Business Cloud Service
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4/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Colt Technology Services, Comcast Business and Vonage all had stand-out cloud service offerings for business customers in the past 12 months.
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