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Why Vodafone Is Betting on Cloud Video
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Major European provider will lay out the strategy behind its new Vodafone TV streaming service at Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in London next month.
Where's Cable Going With Cloud?
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
In a special, free SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo breakfast roundtable session on Tuesday, October 23, we'll look at where cable stands in its cloud journey.
Why Cable Keeps Feasting on Fiber
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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.
5G: Friend or Foe for European Cable?
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10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
That's one of the looming technology and business challenges that Light Reading will tackle on November 6 at our inaugural Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London.
What's Next for European Cable?
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9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading will tackle the big technology and business changes buffeting the European cable industry at our inaugural Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London on Nov. 6.
Why Pay-TV Needs OTT Video Now
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6/22/2018  |  1 comment
In new studies and reports, it's clear that pay-TV operators must incorporate OTT video services into their offerings if they wish to survive and thrive.
Can AR/VR Make Real Money for SPs?
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4/30/2018  |  Post a comment
In a Big Communications Event panel, AR and VR experts will examine whether immersive media experiences offer realistic new revenue opportunities for service providers.
Getting Real About VR Video
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4/6/2018  |  Post a comment
In a new Light Reading breakfast forum at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next week, top content, service and technology providers will explore the opportunities and challenges of immersive, 360-degree VR video.
What's the Reality of VR Video?
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3/9/2018  |  Post a comment
In a special Light Reading breakfast forum at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next month, top technologists will explore the opportunities and challenges of immersive, 360-degree VR video.
Cord-Cutting: How Far Will It Go?
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12/26/2017  |  13 comments
With video cord-cutting surging again in the third quarter, pay-TV providers are still fighting an uphill battle to stem the tide. How much worse will it get?
Here's Pai in Your Eye
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12/11/2017  |  15 comments
Could the FCC Chairman be taking such a radical position on net neutrality just to force Congress's hand and broker a compromise?
Can Cable Make Inroads With Enterprises?
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11/22/2017  |  2 comments
Cable operators continue to lure small and midsize firms. But can they duplicate the feat with large enterprises? Come find out.
Why Cable's Feasting on Fiber
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11/9/2017  |  Post a comment
In an LR webinar next Wednesday, industry experts will look at why cable operators are investing heavily in fiber, the challenges involved and how operators can overcome those hurdles.
How Enterprising Can Cable Be?
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11/6/2017  |  Post a comment
While cable operators have made great inroads with small and midsized firms, the big question in the commercial market is whether they can duplicate that feat with large enterprises.
NFV & SDN: What's Next for Cable?
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10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Now that CableLabs and ETSI have begun defining standards, interfaces and software-based network elements, how will the industry proceed with virtualizing the cable architecture?
How to Save Energy With DAA
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9/5/2017  |  Post a comment
In a Light Reading webinar Thursday, industry experts will look at how cable operators can cut energy use by deploying distributed access architectures.
Are Cord-Cutting's Days Numbered?
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8/14/2017  |  16 comments
While cord-cutting surged in the second quarter and promises to rise again this quarter, could the proliferation of OTT services lead consumers back to pay-TV bundles eventually?
Developing Tomorrow's Media Leaders Today
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5/30/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading is teaming up with Interactive TV Works to support the Interactive Launch Competition, a case-study competition that promotes new TV, broadband and online technologies and apps.
Google Fiber's Video Growth Drops
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3/27/2017  |  2 comments
In a sign that Google Fiber has all but abandoned ship even in its existing markets, the Alphabet unit reports notably slower video subscriber growth in the second half of 2016.
Is UHD Ready for Primetime?
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3/16/2017  |  4 comments
Despite strong sales of 4k-ready TV sets, the emergence of UHD content and some progress on technical standards, several obstacles remain for the UHD transition.
Why DOCSIS May Never Die
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3/15/2017  |  14 comments
Whether it's the new DOCSIS 3.1 spec or the forthcoming Full Duplex DOCSIS spec, cablecos are still mainly counting on DOCSIS to rule the broadband space.
Will YouTube TV Hit OTT Sweet Spot?
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3/1/2017  |  3 comments
Google unit spells out plans to launch its own OTT skinny bundle service for $35 a month but will face stiff competition in an increasingly crowded market.
Verizon & Charter: No Sweet Valentines
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2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Two Wall Street analysts have now concluded that Verizon stands to gain much more from marrying Charter than vice versa.
How AT&T's FCC End Run Could Backfire
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1/10/2017  |  4 comments
The big question is how President-elect Trump will react to the attempt by AT&T and Time Warner to circumvent FCC review of their proposed deal.
Will 2017 Be Cord-Cutting's Big Year?
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12/28/2016  |  6 comments
While 2016 has been a mild year for cord-cutting, the phenomenon could take off next year with the launch of new OTT video services from Hulu, YouTube, Facebook and others.
Charter Challenges Comcast's Commercial Rule
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11/29/2016  |  2 comments
Thanks to its recent takeovers of Time Warner Cable and Bright House, Charter is nipping at Comcast's heels for the cable lead in the business services market.
Cable Gets Real About Virtualization
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9/20/2016  |  4 comments
Light Reading and SCTE/ISBE are tackling virtualization technologies together in both a Sept. 21 webinar and a Sept. 27 breakfast forum.
How We're Energizing Savings With SCTE
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8/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading and SCTE/ISBE are teaming up again to create multimedia content aimed at helping cable operators cut energy use and costs.
What's the NCTA Thinking?
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6/6/2016  |  4 comments
In a questionable call, the cable trade group is planning to hold its INTX show next year at the same time as NAB's big trade show in Las Vegas.
Why We're Working With NCTC
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5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading and NCTC are teaming up to create and market webinars, video interviews and other multimedia content for smaller and independent cable operators.
Tipping Point for 4K Video?
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4/19/2016  |  5 comments
Now that Sony has launched a 4K movie streaming service and AT&T/DirecTV is broadcasting golf and baseball action in UHD, is 4K video ready to go prime time?
Don't Bet on Full Duplex Yet
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3/14/2016  |  2 comments
Did CableLabs jump the gun by announcing its Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 initiative so early? Some senior cable technologists think so, and so do I.
Bridging the DOCSIS 3.1 Gap
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3/7/2016  |  3 comments
LR's cable next-gen tech event in Denver this week will tackle prospects for DOCSIS 3.1, Full Duplex DOCSIS and other key industry initiatives.
Live 4K TV Sports Picking Up Speed
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2/9/2016  |  1 comment
North American viewers with UHD sets and set-tops will now get to watch soccer, hockey and basketball games in 4K, thanks to moves by Videotron, Univision, Neulion and others.
It's Time to Integrate OTT Video
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2/8/2016  |  8 comments
Report from Leichtman Research Group drives home the need for pay-TV providers to incorporate Internet video services into their overall video offerings immediately.
Cable Gives Thanks for Business Services
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11/27/2015  |  18 comments
As we'll explore at the Future of Cable Business Services event, business services keep producing big dividends for MSOs, even though fresh challenges loom.
Time to Cut Those Bloated Media Pay Checks
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11/6/2015  |  5 comments
At a time when the big traditional media companies are under assault from new-media upstarts, how can the fat compensation packages of top execs still be justified?
Winning With WiFi
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10/8/2015  |  1 comment
MSO, SCTE and vendor experts will address how cable can optimize and monetize WiFi in a special LR breakfast panel at Cable-Tec Expo next week.
Scoring Big With Cloud DVR
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9/11/2015  |  1 comment
Telefónica is enjoying great early results with its new cloud DVR service, helping it vault into the pay-TV market leadership in Spain.
Time to Monetize Cable WiFi
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8/31/2015  |  16 comments
Now that cable operators have built up their WiFi networks, they should start trying to make some money off of their promising wireless assets.
Remembering Comcast's Ralph Roberts
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6/19/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast co-founder and longtime CEO Ralph Roberts leaves behind a lasting legacy of business success and integrity after passing away Thursday night at the age of 95.
Why We're Teaming Up With SCTE
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6/16/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading and SCTE are joining forces to create multimedia content about a number of key cable tech topics, starting with DOCSIS 3.1, WiFi and IP video.
Reinventing the Pay-TV Business
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6/8/2015  |  3 comments
In LR's inaugural BTE Video Summit, speakers will look at how the video industry is changing and how service providers can cope with those changes.
Gigabit States Anyone?
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5/15/2015  |  5 comments
At the Gigabit Cities Live confab in Atlanta, speakers and participants float suggestions for the nation's first Gigabit State.
Title II: What Chilling Effects?
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5/14/2015  |  4 comments
Despite the dire warnings of top telco and cable execs, Gigabit service rollouts and announcements have only sped up since the FCC passed its Title II rules less than three months ago.
Gigabit Cities Live Hits Atlanta
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5/13/2015  |  1 comment
New Light Reading conference in Atlanta will feature talks by senior execs from AT&T, Comcast, CenturyLink and Cox, as well as major city CTOs and CIOs.
Is TWC Sitting in Catbird Seat Now?
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4/29/2015  |  2 comments
While Charter clearly still wants Time Warner Cable, TWC still may not want Charter, opening up some intriguing scenarios in US cable land.
Why Is Verizon Fighting With Programmers?
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4/28/2015  |  13 comments
Industry analysts wonder why Verizon seems to be picking fights with ESPN and other major programmers over its new FiOS skinny TV bundle.
NAB Show Bets on Next-Gen Video
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4/7/2015  |  Post a comment
As broadcasters, video programmers, pay-TV distributors and others get set to convene for the NAB Show in Las Vegas, OTT video, 4K TV and multiscreen video hog the agenda.
Net Neutrality Suits: Only The Beginning?
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3/24/2015  |  8 comments
Now that USTelecom and a Texas-based ISP have filed the first lawsuits against the FCC's new Title II rules, will cable, wireless and other trade groups join in the fun?
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