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New Apple TV: More $$, Not Content – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  9 comments
New Apple TV hardware is rumored to cost at least twice as much, even with no Apple TV service on board.
DSTAC: 2 Opposing Views on the Future of TV
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  3 comments
The final DSTAC report reveals two fundamentally different views of how pay-TV services should evolve in the Internet era.
Time to Monetize Cable WiFi
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/31/2015  |  16 comments
Now that cable operators have built up their WiFi networks, they should start trying to make some money off of their promising wireless assets.
Mentor Monday: Gender Intelligence Group's Barbara Annis
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/31/2015  |  3 comments
The founder of the GIG and the first female salesperson at Sony shares her advice on carving your own path, being bold and creating a gender intelligent company.
Gigabites: Connecticut Fights the Gig Fight
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  1 comment
The CT Gig Project in Connecticut is getting pushback from local ISPs, and rural providers around the country are stepping up their gigabit game.
CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo
Between the CEOs  | 
8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
LTE-U Is Nicer to WiFi Than WiFi – Qualcomm
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  9 comments
The chipmaker, along with Verizon, is making a big push to show that it's tested LTE-U and found it ready to coexist with WiFi.
Championing Change: It's a Cultural Thing
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/28/2015  |  5 comments
Join us in Dallas as we discuss how to build a positive company culture at Light Reading's next Women in Comms breakfast on Sept. 16 ahead of NFV Everywhere.
Eurobites: Google Denies EU Charges
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Liberty Global and Vodafone still in talks; Inmarsat launches new satellite; Telkom mulls Cell C takeover; ECI wins SDN deal in Sweden.
Cox Lights Up Flare Kids App
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2015  |  5 comments
Cox goes over the top with new Flare Kids app.
Eurobites: AlcaLu's Combes to Run Altice Ops
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Turkish delight at auction outcome; Cellcom mulls Golan bid; Swisscom launches WiFi calling; Ericsson extends ITV deal.
Hulu Brings Next-Gen Ad Platform to TV
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2015  |  3 comments
Hulu has launched a private programmatic ad exchange to boost data-driven advertising efforts.
Sinclair Goes Dark for Dish
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Sinclair stations have gone dark for Dish subscribers in what is being called the largest TV blackout in American history.
Cablevision Plays Up OTT in CBS Retrans Deal
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2015  |  1 comment
Cablevision will resell CBS All Access and the Showtime streaming service, thanks to a broad new retransmission consent deal with CBS.
Clock Starts on DOCSIS 3.1
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2015  |  Post a comment
The race for DOCSIS 3.1 deployments begins as CableLabs opens the door for product certifications.
Could Market Volatility Hurt Tech IPOs?
Jonestown  | 
8/24/2015  |  13 comments
Tech IPOs could suffer if stock market losses prove to be more than just jitters.
Cross MediaWorks Acquires BlackArrow
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Cross MediaWorks is acquiring dynamic ad insertion specialist BlackArrow in a deal reported to be worth between $90 and $120 million.
Australia's NBN Cost Blowout
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
The NBN political football has been kicked back into play.
Mirantis Secures OpenStack Kingpin Status With $100M Round, Intel Collaboration
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2015  |  2 comments
Mirantis lands its second $100 million funding round, adding Goldman Sachs to its backers, and brokers strategic development relationship with Intel.
Gigabites: CenturyLink Expands Gig-Powered IPTV
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2015  |  5 comments
CenturyLink is ramping up rollouts of its gigabit-powered Prism TV service, and momentum builds in gigabit cities around the country.
Roku Reigns in Streaming Market
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2015  |  5 comments
Roku beats out Google, Amazon and Apple in the streaming media player market.
Adtran Delivers a Faster Gigabit
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Using New IP strategies, Adtran is increasing the speed of gigabit deployments by up to tenfold.
Eurobites: Swisscom Mixes It With LTE
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2015  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski H1 numbers up; CityFibre strikes wireless hub deal; Google struck by Belgian lightning.
Meet DirecTV's 4K Genie Mini
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  Post a comment
DirecTV is moving 4K forward... slowly... with the launch of its new 4K Genie Mini set-top.
A Peek at What's Behind Comcast's Momentum
MariNation  | 
8/19/2015  |  13 comments
Comcast hasn't let a little thing like the failed acquisition of Time Warner Cable keep it down.
Eurobites: Telefónica Refreshes Its Routers With AlcaLu
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netflix raises European prices; DT exec gets a dig in at online advertising; BBC upgrades iPlayer.
Google Debuts Smart WiFi Router OnHub
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  7 comments
Google is launching a new high-end retail WiFi router with bandwidth customization options, automatic updates and a mobile app for managing WiFi configurations.
Comcast Scoops Up 'This Technology'
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast has acquired Denver-based This Technology and will fold the company's expertise into its Video IP Engineering & Research (VIPER) division.
Cisco Debuts Thor in Video Codec Fight
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2015  |  3 comments
To combat HEVC licensing concerns, Cisco has introduced a new initiative called Thor, designed to create a royalty-free, next-generation video codec.
Here's Who's Making the Big Bucks in Cable
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2015  |  5 comments
From top to bottom, here's a list of how much money cable and media executives earned in 2014.
Comcast Readies 'Watchable' Online Service
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2015  |  6 comments
You'd be forgiven for confusing Comcast's multiple online video attempts.
Eurobites: Amazon Drones Could Launch First in UK
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2015  |  28 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Zegona buys Telecable; PT Inovação lands role in multiple 5G projects; Zen Internet joins BT G.fast trials; Virgin Media plans WiFi rollout; NEC lands critical infrastructure job in Kuwait; Ooredoo nabs ISP license in Maldives; Metrological launches software tools for pay-TV providers.
Gigabites: 200 Gig Communities & Counting
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2015  |  4 comments
Infrastructure vendor Adtran is already powering gigabit services for more than 200 communities, and service providers are marking new gigabit milestones as well.
Rumored Apple TV Service Hits Another Snag
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2015  |  9 comments
Latest Apple rumor has Apple TV launch delayed until 2016. Will the company wait forever?
Eurobites: Ofcom Greases Wheels of BT/EE Deal
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera and Telenor make concessions on planned Danish merger; Pernille Erenbjerg made CEO of Denmark's TDS; Amazon expands in Africa.
FCC Looks to Reform Retrans Rules
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2015  |  5 comments
In seeking to prevent TV blackouts, the FCC wants to give pay-TV providers a leg up in content licensing negotiations with broadcasters.
AT&T Has Its Mobile Video Moment
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2015  |  5 comments
AT&T outlines the future for its integration with DirecTV.
Cisco SP Revenue Improves – Finally
News Analysis  | 
8/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Improvement reflects the company's transition to the New IP.
Security Services Boost Cable & Telcos
News Analysis  | 
8/12/2015  |  5 comments
Cable and telecom companies are gaining share -- and a toehold in IoT -- as the home security market expands.
Eurobites: Europe Gains From Subsea Upgrades
News Analysis  | 
8/12/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: profits at Orange's Israeli partner take a dive; Amino completes Entone acquisition; Google heading for collision with BMW over Alphabet.
Verizon Revs Up Wireline Race With NG-PON2
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2015  |  8 comments
Verizon throws down the gigabit gauntlet with a new NG-PON2 field test and plans to issue an RFP for commercial rollout of the high-speed broadband technology later this year.
Qualcomm M&A Move Signals New Fixed Broadband Battle
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2015  |  2 comments
Acquisition of struggling fixed broadband chip vendor sets it against Broadcom and Intel in the battle to win business in the xDSL and G.fast device and infrastructure market.
Bell Canada Rolls Out Gig Service
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2015  |  1 comment
Canada's largest telco and broadband provider offers its new Gigabit Fibe service to 1.3 million homes in Ontario and Quebec.
Wurl's AdSpring Targets OTT Ad Revenue
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2015  |  1 comment
Wurl is launching AdSpring to help pay-TV operators introduce new streaming services and take advantage of new ad revenue.
NFV Gets Real – Finally
Column  | 
8/10/2015  |  1 comment
New landmark for network virtualization as Light Reading issues formal invitations to leading vendors for participation in the first ever NFV interoperability test.
What DirecTV's Big Sub Loss Means
News Analysis  | 
8/10/2015  |  5 comments
Does DirecTV's loss of 133,000 customers in the second quarter mean that pay-TV cord-cutting is accelerating like mad? Well, yes and no.
Pics: A Tour of Chattanooga's Gigabit City
Slide Shows  | 
8/10/2015  |  6 comments
From its gigabit smart grid to its wealth of 3D printing companies to the best tech camp ever, Chattanooga is a hotbed for innovation.
Mentor Monday: AT&T's Brooks McCorcle
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/10/2015  |  2 comments
As president of Partner Solutions for AT&T, McCorcle has helped transform how the organization works with enterprises, but also how it advocates for women in the industry.
Liberty Global Preps for DOCSIS 3.1
News Analysis  | 
8/10/2015  |  2 comments
With tests of the next-gen broadband technology now underway in its labs, Liberty Global is gearing up for several field trials early next year and commercial deployments shortly after that.
Gigabites: Ting Scouts NC for New Gig Sites
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2015  |  2 comments
Ting wants to bring gigabit services to new cities, and it's hinting that sites in North Carolina may be on the roadmap for 2016.
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