There's still a lot of ambivalence from operators around edge computing, and the killer app for many of them is anything that helps deliver more bits for less money.
And if so, what does a devil's bargain with Android TV mean?
Remember the good times.
How much will it cost to add intelligence to the network edge?
The set-top is Comcast's primary consumer interface, but it's not the best tool for smart home control.
Time to gaze into the crystal ball.
AT&T isn't being scrutinized for privacy concerns in its ongoing trial with the DOJ. Given recent Facebook revelations, maybe it should be.
Opt-in for one and all.
Even a win in court doesn't mean Tivo will walk away a victor.
The shot clock has started. Tick, tick, tick... boom!
As if the telecom industry would ever let that happen.
I, for one, welcome our robot overlords. So does Amazon.
We go to CES so you don't have to.
Twelve days to go...
Why Comcast would still come out a winner even if it split a deal for Fox with Disney.
An infrastructure bill without public/private partnerships? Sad!
It's not just because Amazon has a lot of cash.
Forget back to school. Let's get back to TV with a rush of fall industry updates.
Maybe TV doesn't have to be just TV anymore.
'You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.'
A talk with Cisco opens questions about the future of the network edge: Who controls it? Who pays for it?
Verizon capped the speeds on video streaming apps last week, and customers weren't happy.
Has AT&T over-extended itself in the video business?
If you say the words bubble gum over and over, they lose all meaning. So it goes with net neutrality.
I want my GoT! (The modern-day version of I want my MTV!)
Street furniture is the new telephone pole.
'Deserve' is such a strong word...
Cord-cutting is fast losing its price advantage.
The 'Near Future' is a little disheartening.
Network investment spending continues to rise.
The first meeting of the FCC's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee is scheduled for next week, and I'm not optimistic.
Warning: opinion piece ahead.
There go the keys to the set-top kingdom.
Verizon buying Comcast or Charter? Preposterous! Except...
In 2017, TV is what consumers make it.
Just because it's a consumer show doesn't mean service providers stay home for the annual CES shindig in Las Vegas.
Don't underestimate the technology Trojan Horse.
When it comes to interactive television, there are some things the pay-TV industry never learns.
Compare and contrast: A look at the price points and adoption levels for existing OTT services paints a picture of the future for AT&T's DirecTV Now offering, and it's not great.
A hands-on look at Layer3 TV.
Customer service issues are costing Comcast a lot more than the FCC's $2.3M fine.
The understated launch of Google Wifi has potentially large implications.
Google unveiled its one-two TV punch with the launch of Google Home and the Chromecast Ultra.
Warning, satire ahead.
Harmonic's warrant agreement with Comcast has significant technological and business implications.
What the FCC's new pay-TV proposal means, and why nobody's happy.
What was previously big is only getting bigger.
What's holding 4K TV back? Quite a few things.
A look at what should be keeping network operators up at night.
Video delivery is more efficient when you can cache content at the network edge.
New prepaid services are a decent option, but not a cheap one.
What exactly does an optional equity stake in Arris buy for Comcast?
Not everything belongs in the cloud.
The Arris sale of its Whole Home Solution to Espial is just the latest chapter in the company's difficult pursuit of set-top software success.
The rise of CBS All Access, and the network's own original content, shows that the decline of free TV has begun.
Control of the user interface is a lot more important to pay-TV providers than control of the set-top box.
Charter is now de-emphasizing sales of the Time Warner Cable IntelligentHome service for security and home automation.
Mohu is upcycling set-tops into new HDTV antennas.
Alphabet has big city plans.
What does it mean when a cable guy heads to Google, er, Alphabet?
Hulu plans to compete with its own customers, yet says it'll be good for business.
Twitter's video push is changing broadband dynamics.
This is what it looks like when apps are the future of TV.
With 'Unlock the Box' looming, Comcast announces Xfinity apps for Samsung and Roku hardware.
If apps are the future of TV, why don't we have more pay-TV apps?
Take two cable veterans, mix in a millennial co-founder, raise gobs of money and then make everyone wait years for a launch. So far that's the story of Layer3 TV.
Should Comcast's Stream TV count toward users' broadband data caps? It's complicated.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Gigabit Cities at our Gigabit Cities Live event on April 5.
One industry watcher's opinion.
A new way to view the living room TV wars.
Nothing makes cable companies look more like lumbering troglodytes than the cloud-native architecture of OTT rival Netflix.
Rumor is that suitors are circling again, and TiVo has reason to consider their proposals.
Remote PHY is good for Cisco's CCAP business, so why not use open source to give the technology a boost?
Conquering millimeter wave isn't Starry's biggest challenge.
Much of the video innovation taking place today is behind the scenes.
A CES stream of insights.
The January pilgrimage to CES is approaching once again.
Amazon could pull off a coup in the living room this holiday shopping season.
Network traffic shows that Internet service returned to Aleppo, Syria in November.
Comcast and Liberty Global share CPE strategies.
There's no shortage of bad decisions in online video.
A new Star Trek series is boldly going to CBS All Access, with access only available to subscribers.
For the US, the pressure is on now that live sports in 4K Ultra HD are entering the picture in the UK and Canada.
Does Verizon's new Go90 mobile video service have what it takes to draw an audience?
Reed Hastings knows sports is moving online, so why not bring it to Netflix?
If apps are the future of TV, Apple may have some trouble when it pits itself against cable, telco and satellite TV providers.
The pay-TV bundle isn't really heading into a death spiral. Nor should it be.
Comcast hasn't let a little thing like the failed acquisition of Time Warner Cable keep it down.
All of Verizon's work with customers through its digital media services business amounts to a rehearsal for the company's own mobile-first video service launch.
The set-top isn't dead, but it is entering a new phase in its life cycle.
Cries of foul play in network interconnection arrangements aren't always as simple as they seem.
Who's at fault when Internet delivery goes bad?