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Vimeo Streams in Support for AV1
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
IAC-owned streaming platform joins Google, Facebook, Mozilla, Apple, Amazon and other big names that have put weight behind the new, royalty-free, bandwidth-efficient video codec.
DT's Lautz on Edge Computing Trials
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
At the 5G World event in London, Deutsche Telekom Senior VP of 5G, Alexander Lautz, discusses the German operator's edge computing tests and trials.
There's a New Victor in the Battle Between Mobile Devices & TVs
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6/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Yes, we're in a new golden age of TV programming, but that still didn't stop mobile devices from winning the battle over Americans' time.
Podcast: Apple Makes Itself Right at Home
The Philter  | 
6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
In addition to big, expensive Macs and multiple OS updates, Apple's WWDC featured a Homekit improvement to make smart homes more secure and several tweaks to ease consumer worries about how it deals with their data.
Scenes From Sprint's Big 5G Launch
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5/31/2019  |  3 comments
Hey, did Sprint just become the first US carrier to offer true mobile 5G?
Blockgraph Braces for Data Wave About to Hit TV Advertising
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5/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Unit incubated at Comcast's FreeWheel ad-tech unit and mix of partners are pushing ahead with blockchain-powered techniques as the adoption of data-driven TV advertising nears a tipping point.
AT&T's SVoD Service to Cost More Than Disney+, Says Analyst
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5/29/2019  |  Post a comment
And rather than entering the OTT sector with a three-pronged offering, AT&T is expected to start with a single-tiered product, MoffettNathanson said, following recent rendezvous with WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey.
Comcast 'Hitz' Movie VoD Service to Hit Cinemax
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5/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Comcast's new commercial-free VoD service to feature 200-plus movie titles, replace Cinemax in several of the MSO's pay-TV packages.
Podcast: 5G & Hollywood Are the New SVoD Couple
The Philter  | 
5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
In this podcast, Disney takes full control of Hulu and that could pose a bigger threat to traditional pay-TV providers. Also, nearly every single mobile network operator has a different angle on providing video services to consumers.
In Chasing AT&T, Verizon & T-Mobile Diverge in 5G Video Strategies
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
As AT&T digests DirecTV and Time Warner, Verizon and T-Mobile are working on refining their video strategies ahead of broad 5G rollouts.
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.
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.
5G Tests Aim to Disrupt the Economics of On-Location TV Production
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5/14/2019  |  1 comment
In tests with AT&T, LiveU will equip its portable video production backpacks with 5G, believing that the capabilities of the new network will drive down the costs of on-location news and sporting event coverage.
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.
Philo Charts OTT Course
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5/6/2019  |  Post a comment
In a NAB Show fireside chat, Philo CTO Ben Chambers discusses the evolution, business model, technical platform and future plans of the popular streaming video services.
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.
Viacom Seeks Free OTT Payoff on Pluto TV
The Bauminator  | 
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.
Cisco Connects With WiFi 6 Updates, OpenRoaming Progress
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4/29/2019  |  1 comment
Cisco's Catalyst switch updates, access point improvements and OpenRoaming partners combine to paint a picture of constant, effortless wireless connectivity.
Podcast: Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Madness, Ominous Signs for Omniverse
The Philter  | 
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.
Verizon to Hawk YouTube TV to Mobile, 5G Home & Fios Broadband Subs
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4/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Pact fits with Verizon's decision to focus on the network and its ambitious 5G rollout and to avoid the expense and headache of building its own OTT-TV service.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Cable/Video Product or Service
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4/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Our shortlist for this Leading Lights category features eight solid contenders.
TiVo Fires Another Lawsuit at Comcast
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4/22/2019  |  1 comment
This time around, TiVo/Rovi accuses Comcast of infringing on six patents and technologies used in a variety of DVR and non-DVR video devices, as well as broadband gateways.
Can SeaChange Mop Up Its Mess?
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4/19/2019  |  Post a comment
The video software company is confident it can emerge from turmoil despite a shrinking business; a string of reorgs; and the recent, abrupt departure of its CEO stemming from a dispute with an 'activist' shareholder.
Zone TV's Jeff Weber: Taking AI-Guided OTT Video Direct to Consumers
CxO Spotlight  | 
4/18/2019  |  Post a comment
After focusing on pay-TV box partnerships, digital content specialist has entered hybrid mode with its first standalone OTT video service.
Netflix Nears 150M Subs, Shrugs Off New Competition From Disney, Apple
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4/16/2019  |  Post a comment
OTT giant doesn't expect coming debuts of Disney+, Apple TV+ to have a material affect on Netflix's sub growth.
AT&T Sells 9.5% Stake in Hulu for $1.43B
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4/15/2019  |  2 comments
Disney tightens its grip on Hulu, sparking speculation on what Comcast/NBCU will do.
Slideshow: NAB 2019
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4/12/2019  |  2 comments
Behold! Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Check out some pics and caps from this week's video tech-fest in Sin City.
Plotting the Path to OTT 2.0
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4/11/2019  |  Post a comment
In a recap of Light Reading's 'Getting to OTT 2.0' panel at NAB 2019, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner note that the market is now focusing on profitability and containing piracy and password sharing.
Disney+ Could Blow Away Subscriber Forecasts
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4/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The new subscription streaming service could outpace other well-heeled OTT services entering the market this year.
T-Mobile Launching 'TVision Home' Against Cable TV
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4/10/2019  |  2 comments
TV service launching April 14 in 8 markets integrating Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, will eventually work with third-party streaming devices.
Royalty-Free Video Codec AV1 Keeps Gaining Ground
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4/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Hardware support for AV1 isn't expected until 2020, but software-based implementations of it are taking hold, AV1-based content is on the way, and support for the royalty-free HEVC rival in smartphones and smart TVs could soon follow.
ATSC 3.0 Declared 'Ready for Deployment'
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4/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Rollout of feature-packed, OTT-like next-gen signaling standard is critical to the survival of the broadcast TV industry, top Sinclair Broadcast Group exec says.
Philo Trials Tech That Lets OTT-TV Subs Synchronize Their Viewing
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4/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Virtual MVPD is developing a way to link more social interactivity to the live and on-demand streaming experience.
Podcast: Mobile 5G Is Alive!
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/5/2019  |  Post a comment
5G, AWS, telco cloud and Internet video have dominated the headlines in recent weeks and we're talking about all of it, live from NYC.
Four Trends We'll Be Tracking at NAB 2019
The Bauminator  | 
4/5/2019  |  Post a comment
What's new with AV1, OTT and ATSC 3.0, and what does the video and TV industry really think of 5G? We'll find out next week in Sin City.
T-Mobile, Viacom Strike Deal for Mobile TV
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4/3/2019  |  Post a comment
New agreement paves way for T-Mobile to offer live streams of Viacom networks, including MTV, Nickelodeon & Comedy Central, nationwide via its mobile network.
Disney+ Poised to Rake In 24M Subs by 2023 – Forecast
The Bauminator  | 
4/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Using a blend of big movies, library content, off-network TV series and 'sizzle-worthy' originals, Disney+ is said to be in the best spot to take on Netflix and outpace other, new streaming rivals, analyst says.
Delivering Apple's Promise: A Premium Streaming Service
The Philter  | 
3/27/2019  |  2 comments
The launch of Apple TV+ assumes great broadband service, and that buzz may help savvy service providers connect with new customers.
Enghouse Puts Up $42.1M for Video Tech Specialist Espial
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3/26/2019  |  4 comments
Deal follows recent M&A wave in the tough global video and pay-TV market.
Apple Flips On 'Channels,' Teases Subscription Streaming Service
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3/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Alongside aggregation of on-demand and live TV services, premium Apple TV+ service will stream slate of ad-free original series.
Wooing the Video Customers of Tomorrow
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Consumers are increasingly seeking simple, easily searchable and personalized viewing experiences anywhere, everywhere and all in one place.
Netflix Won't Join Apple's New TV Party
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3/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Tensions continue to build between Apple and the OTT video giant.
Podcast: The 10G Hype Freezes Over at CNG2019
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3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner join Phil Harvey for a round of drinks and a chat after the opening day of CNG2019 in Denver. The "bomb cyclone" did its worst, but it couldn't stop us from debating 10G vs. 5G and the future of cable video services.
Apple Nears 'Show Time' for Long-Anticipated Streaming Service
The Bauminator  | 
3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Some analysts aren't convinced that Apple's new video play can 'meaningfully reaccelerate' services growth for the company.
Eurobites: Germany Lays Down the Law on Network Security
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3/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK extends 5G rollout; Czech Republic spectrum auction on track; Sky Mobile skirts data quotas.
Is Omniverse Sourcing Video Feeds From DirecTV?
The Bauminator  | 
3/4/2019  |  2 comments
New evidence and observations shed light on where Omniverse, which is under legal attack by programmers, appears to be obtaining TV signals that are 'powering' several cheap OTT-TV options.
Podcast: Let's Not Talk About 5G at MWC19
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/1/2019  |  2 comments
The Light Reading podcast, in video form, from the InterDigital booth at MWC19 in Barcelona. Phil 'Captain Jetlag' Harvey and Ray Le Maistre discuss telco business models and how the industry is changing, even without ubiquitous 5G.
TiVo Preparing to Separate Its Products & Licensing Businesses
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2/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Nothing's settled yet, but CEO says such a move would reduce the complexities of TiVo's businesses and facilitate potential 'strategic transactions' as a review of company's fate continues.
Charter Preps Launch of OTT-TV Service Sans Local Broadcast, Sports Nets
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2/20/2019  |  1 comment
Targeted to broadband-only subs, MSO's in-footprint 'Spectrum TV Essentials' service to cost $14.99/month, feature 60+ channels, with cloud DVR in the works.
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