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T-Mobile Strikes Exclusive Mobile Video Pact With Katzenberg's Quibi
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10/18/2019  |  1 comment
Deal arrives ahead of Quibi's launch next spring, and adds a new wrinkle to T-Mobile's video game plan.
Surge of Streaming Options Triggers 'Subscription Overload' – Study
The Bauminator  | 
10/17/2019  |  1 comment
But platforms that bundle streaming video services, backed by single sign-on systems, could benefit both OTT and pay-TV players alike.
Netflix Pushes Past 158.3M Global Streaming Subs as New OTT Rivals Emerge
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2019  |  1 comment
Netflix's Q3 numbers were in-line, but OTT video giant warns of 'some modest headwind' to near-term growth as a batch of new, major streaming services such as Disney+ and Apple TV+ near launch.
What's at Stake as the Streaming Battle Builds
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have staked out their turf in the subscription VoD market, but will they be able to hold that coveted ground as Disney, Apple, WarnerMedia and NBCU enter the streaming fray?
Chill Out! Netflix Is Fine, Analyst Says
The Bauminator  | 
10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Concerns about new direct-to-consumer competition alongside pressure on Netflix's pricing power is misunderstood or overblown, contends LightShed Partners analyst Richard Greenfield.
Former Comcast Exec Named CTO of MediaKind
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10/7/2019  |  1 comment
Allen Broome comes on board as the video software company explores the development of a virtualized, software-as-a-service model for the OTT and pay-TV service provider market.
Matt Strauss to Head NBCU's New OTT Service
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10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Strauss, a longtime Comcast exec, has been named chairman of Peacock, a streaming service set to launch in the spring of 2020.
Charter Envisions a Fixed Wireless Triple-Play With CBRS
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10/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Charter's Craig Cowden expands on the MSO's interests and intentions involving the CBRS band and provides updates on the company's recent set of fixed wireless, mobile-facing 'dual-SIM' market trials.
TiVo Debuts Pricey Connected DVR Lineup, Ad-Supported Streaming Service
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10/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Company adds TiVo Edge models for cable customers and cord-cutters, tags content partners for soon-to-launch ad-based OTT service called TiVo+.
Omniverse: It's All HovSat's Fault
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10/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Faced with a copyright lawsuit led by major Hollywood studios, Omniverse accuses its erstwhile partner of breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.
Locast: Broadcaster-Led Lawsuit 'Objectively Baseless' & 'an Unlawful Sham'
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9/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Locast, which has filed counterclaims, asserts RCN pulled back a $750,000 donation commitment 'as a result of intimidation from the broadcasters.'
Looking Back: Comcast's Breakthrough X1 Video Service Turns 10
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9/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Whispers about Comcast's next-video platform began to spread a decade ago at Cable-Tec Expo in Denver. Here's a look back at its journey from a secretive project originally called 'Excalibur' to a widely deployed product under the X1 banner.
Another Cable Operator Gives Pay-TV the Heave-Ho
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9/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Massachusetts municipal cable operator Beld Internet said 'out-of-control' programming costs left it no choice but to dump its pay-TV service and direct broadband subs to OTT options.
Locast to Viewers: Help!
The Bauminator  | 
9/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Under fire from US broadcasters, Locast is appealing for funds to help it mount a legal defense, a move that was attempted eight years ago by Ivi Inc., an OTT-TV company that was sued out of existence.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Appoints Professor of Blockchain
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9/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica forms content joint venture with Atresmedia; Nokia is on an emissions mission; Netflix isn't in pole position in Poland.
TiVo Rolling Out Skippable Pre-Roll Ads for Retail DVRs
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9/20/2019  |  18 comments
New ad inventory, to be inserted in front of DVR recordings, will be rolled out to eligible retail devices within 90 days, company says.
Comcast's Trojan Horse for Pay-TV
The Bauminator  | 
9/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Xfinity Flex, now offered for free to broadband-only subs, provides streaming apps and smart home capabilities – but it's also something else.
Cox Also Flexing Its Streaming Muscles
The Bauminator  | 
9/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable op has quietly launched the Contour Stream Player, Cox's twist on Comcast's Xfinity Flex video streaming product for broadband-only subs.
Comcast Offers 'Xfinity Flex' for Free to Broadband-Only Subs
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9/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Video streaming platform features a video client, voice remote and integration with Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and, soon, an upgrade path to Comcast's full pay-TV service.
NBCU Picks 'Peacock' as Brand for Premium Streaming Service
The Bauminator  | 
9/17/2019  |  Post a comment
The media giant has apparently passed on tacking on '+' to the end of the name of the OTT service that will launch next spring and feature more than 15,000 hours of content.
HBO Max to Take Many Paths to the Consumer
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9/17/2019  |  Post a comment
WarnerMedia's new SVoD service will hold a key distribution advantage through AT&T's retail presence, pay-TV, broadband and mobility services.
AT&T Accused of Inflating DirecTV Now Numbers
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9/16/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T calls the lawsuit claims 'baseless,' says it is prepared to fight it out in the courts.
Comcast Snares Set-Top App Specialist Metrological
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9/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Comcast pulls more engineering and software development expertise in-house for its X1 and Xfinity Flex video and smart home platforms.
Charter Seeks Buy-In for Piracy Plan
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9/12/2019  |  1 comment
In addition to working with Disney, Charter is urging other programmers and MSOs to get behind a common set of 'authentication principles' designed to clamp down on password sharing, CFO says.
Altice USA Loves What Locast Does, CEO Says
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9/12/2019  |  Post a comment
A formal relationship has yet to materialize, but Altice USA's Dexter Goei confirms company has held talks with the embattled provider of OTT-delivered local broadcast TV.
Why CenturyLink Bought Streamroot
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9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Streamroot's peer-assisted CDN technology will help CenturyLink extend a video streaming bridge to hard-to-reach parts of the globe.
Podcast: Apple's iPhone 11 & TV+ Debut – the Telco Angle
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/11/2019  |  1 comment
Will Apple's new iPhone 11 grow telco profits? Will Apple TV+ compete in a crowded OTT market? And why does everybody have fabulous hair in an Apple TV+ series where civilization has collapsed because everybody in the world is blind?
Apple TV+ to Debut November 1, Fetch $4.99 Per Month
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple to offer a free year of the new subscription VoD service with purchase of any new iPhone, Mac or Apple TV.
SES & Microsoft Ink Unearthly Cloud Partnership
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Satellite networking provider SES will bring Microsoft Azure cloud connectivity to remote locations, as well as Azure media services to broadcasters.
ViacomCBS Won't Claw Back Content
The Bauminator  | 
9/9/2019  |  1 comment
Unlike Disney, the newly formed ViacomCBS isn't expected to forgo lucrative licensing dollars just to pump fuel into its OTT, direct-to-consumer plans.
Altitude TV Exploring Streaming Pact With Amazon – Report
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9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
As its impasse with AT&T, Dish and Comcast drags on, the regional sports net is sizing up Amazon as a potential distribution partner.
Eurobites: Proximus Boss Protests Innocence Over Shares Sale
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9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Roku targets UK market with Hisense; SES launches cloud service on Microsoft's Azure; Telekom Slovenije offers data gifting.
Altice Mobile Expects to Be in the Black Within 12 Months
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9/5/2019  |  1 comment
'We wouldn't be in this business if we didn't think it would become a profitable standalone business,' Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei says.
Altice Mobile Debuts $20 Per Month 'Price for Life' to Optimum & Suddenlink Subs
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9/5/2019  |  1 comment
Altice USA's new 'Unlimited Everything' offering, underpinned by its MVNO deal with Sprint, will be sold for $30 per line per month to non-Optimum and Suddenlink customers in or near its 21-state footprint.
Eluvio Aims to Elude Video Transcoding & the CDN
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9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Startup led by former Aspera CEO Michelle Munson enters the global OTT scene with a low-latency 'Content Fabric' designed to disrupt the streaming video market.
Amazon Stokes Up Fire TV Platform as Active Users Surpass 37M
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9/4/2019  |  1 comment
Amazon introduces 15 smart TVs that run Fire TV, alongside a new 'Cube' device with 4K and Dolby Vision support.
TiVo Hones 'Edge' DVR Ahead of Company Split
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9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
New family of connected devices for cable TV customers and cord-cutters will reportedly pack six tuners, 2 terabytes of storage and support 4K and Dolby Atmos.
Getting Ready for the Visual Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
In a half-day conference at IBC in Amsterdam next week, Intel and partners will show off the visual cloud and demonstrate how it can deliver rich, immersive, interactive video experiences and graphics-based workloads.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: SVoD, Content Investment & Ericsson
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Ovum's Ed Barton is the special guest this week, bringing SVoD insights and more. Also: What's going on at Ericsson?
Altitude TV Says OTT Doesn't Make Enough Dollars or Sense
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2019  |  3 comments
The embattled regional sports network claims that the economics of a direct-to-consumer subscription streaming model don't add up.
OSTV Now Stalls on the Launchpad
The Bauminator  | 
9/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Countdown to the debut of a new video streaming service connected to Omniverse CEO Jason DeMeo featuring 50 'top' US TV channels starting at $50 leads to nothing... so far.
Amazon Scores Stake in the YES Network
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8/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Group including Amazon and Sinclair notch $3.47 billion deal for the regional sports network that ties into conditions of Disney's acquisition of Fox.
Wurl CEO: Free OTT Opens New Outlet for Traditional TV Players
CxO Spotlight  | 
8/28/2019  |  Post a comment
The rise of ad-supported, free streaming services is helping broadcasters and cable networks find new audiences in the OTT world.
Judge Denies Omniverse Mediation Request
The Bauminator  | 
8/26/2019  |  Post a comment
California court to order 'mandatory settlement proceedings' in the video streaming copyright case brought against Omniverse by Paramount, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Columbia and Warner Bros.
Disney+ to Bake 4K, High Dynamic Range Into Baseline Service
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8/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Disney details more bells and whistles, device support for Disney+ ahead of the streaming service's November 12 debut.
Frndly TV Seeks Subs in an Unfriendly Pay-TV World
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8/23/2019  |  4 comments
Former Sling TV exec starts up family-friendly OTT service that aims to pull a batch of consumers back into the pay-TV fold.
Hollywood Studios Fire Back at Omniverse
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8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Studios urge the court to deny Omniverse's request for a forced mediation and a halt on discovery on a case centered on allegations that Omniverse distributed streaming TV services without authorization.
Consumers Overpay for Broadband – Study
The Bauminator  | 
8/22/2019  |  1 comment
Findings from university researchers and the WSJ could crash broadband's ARPU party as a growing number of subscribers upgrade to faster, more expensive high-speed Internet tiers.
T-Mobile Resolves Video Throttling Issue Amid Another PR Dustup
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2019  |  2 comments
T-Mobile acknowledged that it recently resolved an issue affecting its video-throttling practice, a situation that arises amid a renewed debate around wireless operators' network-management efforts.
Apple Eyes $9.99 Price for Apple TV+ – Report
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8/21/2019  |  2 comments
Apple's subscription VoD service is expected to join a crowded field in November and lead with a free trial, Bloomberg says.
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