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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.
Not Ready for Prime Time: Omniverse Distributors Pick Up the Pieces After Pay-TV Deals Fall Apart
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Flixon Media's CEO thought his deal with Omniverse One World Television would be the foundation of a profitable, innovative TV service. Instead, he said he's left with financial losses and a damaged reputation.
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.
Amazon Set to Stream 'Channels' Into Canada
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6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The new array of subscription offerings will include a 12-channel bundle called 'StackTV" that runs $12.99/month and features VoD and live TV networks such as Food Network, History and National Geographic.
Comcast Sunsetting VoD Support on TiVo Retail Boxes
The Bauminator  | 
5/28/2019  |  Post a comment
TiVo says it's working with Comcast to bring a 'more modern Xfinity application' to TiVo's retail device customers.
Cable Gets Behind Emerging Holodeck Tech
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5/23/2019  |  Post a comment
CableLabs, Charter, Cox among companies backing effort to develop an device-agnostic immersive media format for a new class of holographic video and light field displays as well as legacy flat, 2D displays.
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.
Former Cisco Exec Takes Helm of EditShare
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5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Conrad Clemson named CEO as EditShare takes on a majority investment from ParkerGale and plots plan to scale up its business and migrate its media asset collaboration and management platform to the cloud.
ACE, Omniverse Slug It Out as Court Date Looms
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5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
ACE claims it's struggling to get its mitts on a long-term contract between Hovsat & DirecTV that is key to Omniverse's streaming TV offering.
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.
WOW & Philo Bundle Up
The Bauminator  | 
5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Continuing a growing trend, WOW has become the latest cable operator to combine its broadband service with a skinny bundle OTT-TV offering.
Disney Takes Full Operational Control of Hulu
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Under 'put/call' agreement, Comcast can require Disney to buy NBCU's 33% stake in Hulu as early as January 2024; Comcast also inks deal to offer Hulu via its X1 video platform.
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
LRTV Interviews  | 
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.
MobiTV's Bill Routt: Amazon to Stoke Pay-TV Partnerships With Fire TV
CxO Spotlight  | 
5/6/2019  |  Post a comment
MobiTV's president and COO says Amazon is 'really engaging' with plans to optimize and customize its streaming platform for the pay-TV operator market.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
The Philter  | 
5/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Several privately held companies – including Versa Networks, CUJO AI, Synamedia and Pluribus Networks – have grown their businesses and set themselves up for success in the last 12 months.
Charter X1 Syndication Deal: A Remote Possibility?
The Bauminator  | 
5/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Industry sources say it's extremely unlikely that Charter would do a full syndication deal for X1, but that Charter could be interested in adopting some specific features and capabilities of Comcast's video platform.
Harmonic CEO: We Want to Be No. 1 in Cable Virtualization, DAA
News Analysis  | 
4/29/2019  |  1 comment
Harmonic sees a big year ahead for its 'CableOS' platform and distributed access architecture deployments as vendor takes aim at a cable network market that's been led by Arris, Cisco and Casa Systems.
TiVo Tunes In to Cable's IP Video Migration, Use of Android TV Boxes
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4/29/2019  |  Post a comment
TiVo says it's gaining ground with its next-gen video platform even as some of the nation's Tier 2/3 cable ops look to play down pay-TV and avoid investing in next-gen platforms.
ACE Stands By Case Linking Omniverse & Dragon Box
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4/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Omniverse, the target of a copyright lawsuit, has argued that any comparison between it and Dragon Box is 'scandalous and immaterial' and has moved to strike it from the proceedings.
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.
Omniverse Lawsuit Scares Off Clikia
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4/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Clikia shuts down OTT-TV service, CEO departs, company changes control and pivots to enter the private jet charter operation business.
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.
Omniverse: Deal Between Hovsat & DirecTV Has 'No Limitations'
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4/15/2019  |  Post a comment
The long-term TV contract has no restrictions on geographic markets, nor delivery method, Omniverse tells court.
Philo Noodles Next OTT-TV Moves
LRTV Interviews  | 
4/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Philo CTO Ben Chambers explains the vMVPD's hybrid subscription and ad-supported model and describes its new technology that lets OTT subs synchronize their viewing.
A Service Called 'Omni Go' Quietly Replaces FlixonTV
The Bauminator  | 
4/12/2019  |  4 comments
It's unclear if this is more than a brand change, but the new site notes that OmniGo.tv is a trademark of the embattled Omniverse One World Television.
Slideshow: NAB 2019
Slide Shows  | 
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.
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.
OTT-TV Latency Gap Starting to Close
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4/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Suppliers at NAB 2019 are pushing upgrades and enhancements to streaming video workflows that establish delay-parity between traditional broadcast TV feeds and TV signals delivered over-the-top.
Plotting the Path to OTT 2.0
LRTV Interviews  | 
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.
Viacom Taps Google for Video Lifecycle
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4/10/2019  |  Post a comment
It's an early win for Google Cloud's new telecom and media business chief, and for Google Cloud's new focus on established vertical industries.
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.
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.
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.
CenturyLink Taps Streamroot for P2P Assist
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4/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Says the P2P-focused agreement will help CenturyLink expand into hard-to-reach areas and augment, not replace, its global content delivery network.
Making the Most of OTT Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/2/2019  |  Post a comment
With streaming video still exploding, experts from across the video spectrum will discuss how to turn OTT into a compelling, secure and profitable platform to deliver content to multiple screens.
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.
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.
Cox Readies Cloud DVR Rollout
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Cox, a Comcast X1 syndication partner, expects to deploy the new offering later this year.
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
News Analysis  | 
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.
Cox Developing Version of Comcast's 'Flex' Streaming Product
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3/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Cox, an X1 syndication partner, says it expects to debut its new streaming product for broadband-only customers in the next couple of months.
Comcast Targets 'Xfinity Flex' at Broadband-Only Subs
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2019  |  1 comment
In-footprint offering, at $5 per month, provides integrated access to a variety of free and subscription OTT services, offers an upgrade path to pay-TV, and runs on an X1-powered 4K/HDR-capable TV-connected device.
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