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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
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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.
Maine Returns Serve in Cable TV à la Carte Lawsuit
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10/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Says a preliminary injunction against Maine's new law sought by Comcast and programmers is based on 'purely hypothetical' allegations, as state towns have no present plan to act upon or enforce the new law.
Comcast's Virtual Access Network Rolls Into Multiple Markets, Spans 100K+ Customers
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10/11/2019  |  3 comments
Top Comcast execs discuss the benefits and capabilities of the company's new virtual access network and how Comcast is applying lessons from its cloud-based X1 platform.
Apollo Proposes DirecTV Spinout, Combo With Dish – Report
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10/10/2019  |  1 comment
Private equity firm has pitched a restructuring that would spin off DirecTV and combine it with Dish under a new company that would be controlled by AT&T, Fox Business says.
BT Gives Convergence Another Bash, but 'Halo' Looks Far From Heavenly
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10/9/2019  |  1 comment
A push into bundles is not going to guarantee success for the ailing UK telco amid a blizzard of competitive and regulatory challenges.
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.
Eurobites: Telefónica Wheels 5G Into the Operating Theater
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10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G arrives at London train stations; EBU wants 5G-Broadcast mode; UK doesn't want Facebook encryption.
Latest TiVo-Comcast Patent Scrum Ends in Draw
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10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Both sides declare victory in mixed court opinion centered on a TiVo video search patent.
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.
China's CBN Starts 5G Trials Amid Doubts
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10/1/2019  |  Post a comment
China's smallest 5G operator has begun 5G trials, but it remains a long way behind its bigger rivals.
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.
Shout It Out Loud: 'NEXTGEN TV' Is ATSC 3.0's Go-To-Market Brand
The Bauminator  | 
9/26/2019  |  Post a comment
New name and logo will adorn devices that conform to an emerging next-gen broadcast TV signaling standard designed to support 4K interactivity and aimed for widespread deployment in 2020.
AT&T's Stankey: No Plans to Sell DirecTV
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9/24/2019  |  10 comments
AT&T exec tells the Wall Street Journal that the unit is critical to the company's streaming and advanced advertising future.
Comcast Restores Remote DVR Recording Function After TiVo Patents Expire
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9/24/2019  |  1 comment
TiVo counters expiration of two patents have 'no impact' on the company's licensing deals and reinstatement of feature is 'implicit admission' of value of TiVo's tech.
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!
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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
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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.
AT&T Exploring Sale or Spin-Off of DirecTV – Report
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9/19/2019  |  3 comments
Despite potential regulatory hurdles, Dish viewed as a logical candidate to combine with the struggling satellite TV service provider.
Cox Also Flexing Its Streaming Muscles
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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
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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.
Eurobites: Telia Teams Up With Datek for Smart Home Market
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9/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Belgacom unit under the EU microscope; German spooks can use iPhones; CityFibre appoints new chairman; Canal+ cozies up to Netflix.
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.
Hungary Bars Digi From 5G Auction
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9/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Three operators will bid for spectrum in Hungary's upcoming 5G auction after broadband operator Digi had its application rejected without explanation.
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.
Orby TV Links Up With Eutelsat for New Prepaid Satellite TV Service
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9/12/2019  |  1 comment
Launched earlier this year, Orby TV's prepaid offering is renting transponder space to power a prepaid offering that starts at $40 per month.
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.
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?
Comcast, Programmers Sue Maine Over Cable à la Carte Law
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9/10/2019  |  2 comments
They claim the new state law focused on cable operators is preempted by federal law, violates First Amendment.
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.
Broadcom Tunes Up Video Play for RDK
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Aiming to speed up service provider deployment cycles, Broadcom's new RDK-infused chips for video set-tops and gateways weave in new app framework and Metrological's App Store.
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.
RJio Set to Disrupt India's Wired Broadband Market
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9/6/2019  |  1 comment
The operator that wreaked havoc in India's mobile market has now launched its fixed-line broadband service.
Comcast Sparks Streaming App for LG TVs
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9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Beta of Xfinity Stream app for LG supports Comcast's live TV, VoD and cloud DVR services and works on 4K and HD models from 2017 to 2019.
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.
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