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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.
Comcast Takes First Shot at Live 4K TV
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6/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable op will deliver live streams of Women's World Cup over its managed IP network using HEVC at 18 Mbit/s.
Eurobites: Nokia Exercises Its 5G Bragging Rights
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6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei launches ad campaign as Trump tightens the UK's security thumbscrews; Scottish QoE specialist Ciqual acquired; Kinnevik divests shareholding in Millicom.
Eurobites: Airtel Africa Hopes for London Listing
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5/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands GPON gig in India; Ericsson supplies 5G to self-driving test track; Swisscom Beems up ad innovation.
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.
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.
Eurobites: UK's Public Safety Network Project Is a Car Crash, Says Govt Watchdog
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5/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica's Q1; DT, Ericsson claim microwave breakthrough; Orange invests in fintech company; Telia brings IoT to logistics.
Disney+ to Debut November 12, Fetch $6.99 Per Month
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4/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Pricing on Disney+ will vastly undercut that of Netflix, feature a vault of TV shows, movies and new original fare from big brands that include Marvel, Fox, Star Wars and Pixar.
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.
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.
Eurobites: Swedish Govt Considers Sale of Telia Stake
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4/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems teams up with Israel's Argus on automotive cybersecurity; AirTies completes Technicolor WiFi deal; BBC's iPlayer streams FA Cup in Ultra HD.
Podcast: Into the Omniverse
The Philter  | 
3/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Forget Apple. There's no wilder story in the world of pay-TV than the controversy surrounding Omniverse One World Television. In this podcast, we discuss how the company turned up on the cable industry's radar, scrapped with content owners and has what it said is a 100-year contract to distribute pay-TV channels.
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.
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.
Epix Enters the Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Fray
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2/10/2019  |  Post a comment
New standalone OTT service from MGM-owned Epix runs $5.99 per month and doesn't require premium video offering to be attached to a pay-TV service.
Eurobites: Germany Offers Hope to Huawei
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2/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Exponential-e offers transformation help; KPN offloads iBasis; Deutsche Telekom's upgrade rolls on; Sparkle brings connectivity for motorsports coverage.
Eurobites: Italian Govt Denies Reports of Planned Huawei, ZTE 5G Ban
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2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 'No-deal' Brexit and the right to roam like at home; more 5G testing from Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom; Ericsson targets critical communications.
Harmonic Touts Progress With Virtualized & Distributed Cable Network Deployments
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2/4/2019  |  2 comments
First wave of virtualized CCAP deployments centered on small and midsized MSOs as larger cable ops begin to turn hard on distributed access architectures, CEO says.
8K Association Formed to Spark Tech Ecosystem
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1/17/2019  |  Post a comment
As 4K enters the consumer mainstream, a trade group has begun work on developing best practices and standards required for the leap to 8K video resolution.
8K TVs to Creep Into US Market in 2019
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1/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Just 200,000 8K sets expected to ship this year, compared to 22 million 4K TVs, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
Light Reading's 23 Most Popular TV Stories & Interviews of 2018
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12/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's on-camera coverage during the year spanned a wide range of topics and technologies, from 5G and 4K to HDR, AI, automation, edge computing and more...
Eurobites: Liberty Global Offloads East European DTH Ops
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12/21/2018  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global sells eastern European satellite TV operations; 5G in Estonia; Vodafone needs a new auditor; taxing times in Finland for freelance Santas.
Verizon Gives Fios TV a Facelift
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Upgraded, multi-room 'Fios TV One' platform adds support for 4K video, voice search & navigation, Netflix integration, WiFi-connected video clients.
Comcast Is First Major Pay-TV Player to Support 'Movies Anywhere'
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12/6/2018  |  1 comment
Move puts Comcast on platform that's also supported by major digital distributors that include Apple iTunes, Microsoft, Vudu, FandangoNOW, Google Play and Amazon Prime Video.
Terabyte Households Surge as Video Eats the Internet
The Bauminator  | 
11/27/2018  |  3 comments
Broadband homes that consume 1 Terabyte-plus of data per month more than doubled, Cisco data shows. Will ISPs raise their data ceilings?
Operator-Supplied Boxes Still Have Role in Video Streaming Era
The Bauminator  | 
11/19/2018  |  1 comment
AT&T gets ready to test Android TV-powered box with DirecTV Now subs.
Eurobites: Telefónica & IBM Explore the Telco Potential of Blockchain
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades Telenor's core network; Iliad thrives in Italy but struggles in France; semi-autonomous barges float Nokia's boat.
Harmonic's Cable Virtualization Biz Looks a Bit More Real
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Says its CableOS platform is involved in a mix of commercial deployments and field trials with 25 cable ops.
Why Cable Keeps Feasting on Fiber
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
In a new report published in partnership with SCTE/ISBE, Light Reading spells out what cable operators are doing with fiber now and what they plan to do with it in the future.
How Cable Has Fueled OTT
Column  | 
10/3/2018  |  Post a comment
In the second part of this three-part series, Burton explores the rise of OTT, as well as its impact on cable operators and other broadband service providers.
Huawei & Industry Partners Announce Global 4K UHD Video Industry Cooperation Initiative
UBB Forum News  | 
9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Huawei joined hands with leading parties in the UHD industry to form a new collaboration initiative.
Roku Tries to Make 4K Affordable for the Masses
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9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Roku reaches below the sub-$40 threshold with the new 4K/HDR-capable Premiere streaming player.
Battling Startup Video Buffering
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9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
How to solve mobile video's worst problem.
Liberty Global Packs 4K, Cloud DVR, Voice Into 'Horizon 4'
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9/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Cable op to start rolling out new multiscreen video platform to 'selected' customers in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium later this year.
IBC2018: The Video Platform Profitability Conundrum
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2018  |  2 comments
If video is so important to communications network operators, why are all the major vendors offloading their video assets?
Eurobites: UK Vows to Keep EU Roaming Free Post Brexit
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9/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia shows off 8K UHD streaming over 5G; BT gives container port added backbone; 5G goes into the woods.
Upgrades & Upheaval at the Service Provider Edge
The Philter  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Cisco announces a stronger, better, faster version of its edge routing platform, the ASR 9000 series and, in doing so, reminds us that there's a lot at stake with the arrival of 5G networks.
Eurobites: Sky Signs Up to BT Wholesale Discount Deal
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9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom extends business-park FTTP network; Virgin launches dedicated 4K Ultra HD channel; Equinix helps out on London-Paris link; progress on EU-Japan data transfer pact.
Eutelsat Pitches New Content Platform to Customers
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9/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Cirrus will take the burden of heavy spending on platform technology off broadcasters and other customers, says European satellite operator at press conference in London.
T-Mobile Forming 'Wireless First' TV Strategy
The Bauminator  | 
9/4/2018  |  1 comment
Claims its 5G network, aided by Sprint merger, will also enable T-Mobile to pitch an in-home TV/broadband bundle.
Disney's Ben Havey: Collaboration & Content in a 5G World
CxO Spotlight  | 
8/29/2018  |  Post a comment
To help its parent company connect with consumers as a new kind of service provider, The Walt Disney Studios is creating new entertainment experiences, solving tech problems and getting ready for 5G networks.
The World of Disney: StudioLAB Innovation, Cisco Collaboration & 5G Anticipation
The Philter  | 
8/21/2018  |  3 comments
With technology partners and an eye toward 5G networks, the StudioLAB is helping Disney-owned content studios solve technical production problems and reach consumers in novel ways.
Behind the Scenes at Disney's StudioLAB
LRTV Documentaries  | 
8/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Disney is using tech from Cisco and other partners to reach consumers in new ways. We take you behind-the-scenes at the StudioLAB, where Disney execs explain how 5G networks will unlock new opportunities in storytelling and content distribution.
Amazon Cooking Up DVR for Fire TV – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2018  |  2 comments
Move would put more pressure on Tivo's languishing retail business and give Fire TV a new weapon to wield in the hotly contested streaming platform sector.
CuriosityStream Expands Its OTT Video Model
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8/7/2018  |  Post a comment
After starting as a pure-play subscription VoD streaming service, CuriosityStream is tweaking its business model to include a cheaper service, sponsorships and a TV-style linear feed.
Netflix & Sony Bet That Consumers Will Pay for 4K
LRTV Documentaries  | 
8/7/2018  |  Post a comment
At a press event in Manhattan, Sony recently announced a new 4K HDR display with a 'Netflix Calibrated Mode' – a setting that can match the picture settings finalized in a Hollywood post-production facility. But will consumers go for it?
Amazon Prime Video to Stream to Comcast's X1 Boxes
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8/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Deal expands on similar set-top integrations Comcast has implemented with Netflix and YouTube.
T-Mobile Promises 'A Lot of Firsts' for New OTT TV Service
News Analysis  | 
8/2/2018  |  2 comments
But company remains vague on how it intends to change the pay-TV game almost eight months after acquiring Layer3 TV.
Harmonic Still Seeking Scale for Its Virtual CCAP
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2018  |  1 comment
Showing that the virtual CCAP era is still in the early phases, Harmonic says its new CableOS platform is delivering broadband service to about 400,000 cable modems worldwide.
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