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Google Fiber: A Timeline of the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
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2/14/2019  |  2 comments
Google's fiber initiative is almost exactly nine years old. Following its embarrassing setback in Louisville, here's a look back at Google Fiber's moments of hype, glory, achievement and disappointment.
Super Bowl LIII Streams Draw Average Audience of 2.6M
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2/5/2019  |  Post a comment
There were some hiccups, but CBS's streams of the big game, underpinned by a multi-CDN strategy, seemed to hold up well.
Comcast & Apple Don't Have a Deal (Yet) for the Apple TV
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2/1/2019  |  1 comment
That seems to be among the few factual things coming out of a confusing story that conflates a bunch of things about Comcast's, Sky's & NBCU's streaming plans that aren't all totally interconnected.
Fade to Black: UltraViolet to Shut Its Digital Locker on July 31
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1/31/2019  |  Post a comment
New options and 'market factors' lead to decision to shut down UltraViolet as studio-backed Movies Anywhere service gains traction with digital retailers and pay-TV operators.
Wow, Free OTT Video Sure Costs a Lot
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1/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Tubi's business is firing on all cylinders – from revenue and usage growth to the size of its library – but has had to bank $25 million more just to play this expensive, high-stakes game.
ACE Slays the Dragon Box
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1/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Legal group backed by Netflix, Amazon, NBCU, CBS and other major programmers and content players force a $14.5 million settlement and subsequent shutdown of another video piracy threat.
Viacom Bets Big on Free Streaming
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1/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Advancing its direct-to-consumer strategy, Viacom's $340 million move for Pluto TV centers on free, ad-based streaming, complementing its investment in OTT-TV service Philo.
Consumer Interest in à la Carte Declining – TiVo Study
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1/22/2019  |  Post a comment
'Content fatigue' is starting to set in as the myriad direct-to-consumer video services become increasingly diverse and fragmented.
Can NBCU Crack the Economics of OTT?
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1/15/2019  |  Post a comment
2020 streaming play will support subscription and free, ad-based models as NBCU attempts to feed consumer demand for direct-to-consumer OTT without maiming its traditional distribution and ad business model.
Amazon Joins OTT's Big Free-for-All
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
'IMDb Freedive' will aid Amazon's streaming platform strategy, but did the new AVoD service miss a big opportunity?
Cable to Tout '10G' at CES
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1/4/2019  |  2 comments
'The Future of the Broadband Network' panel to talk up industry's vision toward symmetrical 10Gbit/s broadband technologies, counter the 5G hype.
Five Signs That the US Cable Industry Is Fracturing
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1/1/2019  |  Post a comment
MSO-on-MSO competition, lawsuits, diverging network strategies, out-of-footprint OTT video threats... this is not your father's cable industry.
What Is Comcast Doing With VivaLiveTV?
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12/20/2018  |  1 comment
SEC filings claim that company behind a skinny-bundle, subscription OTT-TV service has notched a content and tech partnership with Comcast Technology Solutions that kicks in January 2019.
CableLabs Unit Morphs Something Old Into Something New
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12/19/2018  |  1 comment
Kyrio has turned Go2Broadband service locator into a digital, hyperlocal service locator for cable resellers with plans to extend that capability to other service-oriented industries.
Virtual Reality Gets Real Gimmicky
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12/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Sling TV, ESPN, Fox bring video streaming apps to the Oculus Go.
CableLabs Sues Buckeye Over Delinquent Dues
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12/12/2018  |  1 comment
MSO notified CableLabs of intention to terminate its membership in January 2018, but CableLabs cites that it requires at least three years notice.
CommScope Still Hazy on Arris's CPE Biz
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12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
CFO Alex Pease says broadband CPE is viewed as a 'strategic differentiator,' and struggles in the video set-top sector can be cost-managed.
Terabyte Households Surge as Video Eats the Internet
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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
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11/19/2018  |  1 comment
AT&T gets ready to test Android TV-powered box with DirecTV Now subs.
CommScope/Arris Deal More About Dollars Than Strategic Sense – Analyst
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11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Investors see marriage as a way for CommScope to buy cash flow, Raymond James analyst suggests.
Dish Awarded $90M in Video Piracy Case
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11/13/2018  |  1 comment
SetTV ordered to stop retransmitting Dish's satellite or OTT TV feeds, hand over SetTV-branded set-top boxes.
Disney Dispenses Details About Its New Streaming Service
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11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Set for a late 2019 debut, Disney+ will feature content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic and take on OTT video giants such as Netflix and Amazon.
Verizon Bundles Amazon Prime to Pump 1-Gig Fios
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11/1/2018  |  6 comments
OTT video-focused promotion enters fray as Verizon sees an increase in broadband-only subs in the Fios services mix.
Vidgo Soft-Launches National OTT-TV Service
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10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
CEO Shane Cannon says service's underlying multi-CDN streaming platform held up as usage spiked during El Clásico match.
Comcast-Made Signal Meter Detects Signal Leak on Expo Floor
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10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Oh, and did you know that Comcast makes its own portable signal level meters, equipped with RDK-B, for its field techs?
Cable-Tec Expo 2018: News & Notes
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10/24/2018  |  1 comment
Cisco debuts Full Duplex DOCSIS node, Nokia nets virtual networking deal, Buckeye goes with Harmonic's 'CableOS,' SCTE IDs winners of first Adaptive Power Challenge, and more.
Using a Lego Approach to Cable Node Upgrades
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10/22/2018  |  Post a comment
A proposed standard aims to allow upgrades to legacy technologies like DOCSIS, or new capabilities, such as 5G or PON, to be snapped into a generic (and modular) node housing.
Making TV Set-Tops as Agile as Smartphones
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
WOW is among a recent wave of service providers to elevate video services to the cloud and focus on the apps-based model using Espial's software-as-a-service platform.
Has the Code for ITV Finally Been Cracked?
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10/10/2018  |  5 comments
Comcast exec believes that, with X1, the technological stars have aligned to turn interactive television's long-held promises into achievable realities.
NBCU's Free Video App Trades Viewing Data for Perks & Rewards
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10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Approach illustrates the challenge faced by traditional programmers and sources of OTT video as audiences become increasingly fragmented.
Netflix-Backed ACE Sinks Another Video Piracy Threat
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10/4/2018  |  Post a comment
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, a group backed by major studios and OTT players, is having some success bombarding alleged Kodi-related pirates with threatening letters.
Why Video Has the Urge to Merge
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10/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Evolution Digital's angle with 'eMERGE' highlights how cable ops will blend their own TV services with premium OTT video services and other digital-only content.
Comcast & Prepaid TV – There's an App for That
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9/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Operator's set-top-free, app-based 'Instant' offering is also part of the company's prepaid service portfolio.
Liberty Global Ready to Lock Horns With Comcast
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9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
CEO Mike Fries says he's 'excited for the competition' in wake of the Comcast-Sky deal.
Will Comcast's Pricey Play for Sky Pay Off?
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9/24/2018  |  2 comments
Craig Moffett fears that deal for Sky could become an 'albatross' for Comcast, questions the potential to use acquisition to create a global OTT juggernaut.
Amazon Gives Cord-Cutters Another Tool With Fire TV Recast DVR
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9/21/2018  |  2 comments
Administering another dose of angst to the pay-TV sector, Amazon's new subscription-free companion device lets consumers watch and record over-the-air TV at home or on the go.
As Hulu Live Tops 1M Subs, Who Leads the OTT-TV Race?
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9/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Virtual MVPD market is booming, taking industry watchers by surprise.
Vewd Helps Old IPTV Boxes Live On in the OTT World
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9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
CEO believes new 'Atom' client/cloud approach could find a foothold in emerging markets and help service providers sidestep expensive set-top upgrades.
Comcast Streams TV Outside the Box
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9/7/2018  |  Post a comment
New beta app delivers live TV, VoD and cloud DVR on managed IP network to newer Samsung smart TVs without 'additional outlet' fee… for now.
T-Mobile Forming 'Wireless First' TV Strategy
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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.
Didja Tries to Crack the Code for Streaming Local TV
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8/30/2018  |  1 comment
Startup hopes a 'freemium' business model will entice the Big 4 broadcasters to play ball.
The New Video Playbook: Be Everywhere
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8/27/2018  |  2 comments
Traditional programmers as well as video services conceived in the digital domain are taking any and all routes to the viewer.
Tracking the Top Cable Trends
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8/23/2018  |  Post a comment
A discussion about cable's pursuit of next-gen video services, emerging mobile and wireless strategies and other initiatives designed to rev up the industry's growth engine.
Why Cable Is Getting Real About NFV & SDN
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8/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Find out next month at Light Reading's annual NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver.
T-Mobile to Play the Customer Care Card With Layer3 TV
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8/15/2018  |  3 comments
New 'Team of Experts' program hints at one way T-Mobile will try to set its new OTT TV apart from the crowd.
Magic Leap Jumps to the 5G Future
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8/10/2018  |  Post a comment
AR startup's pricey 'Creator Edition' goes on sale, but Magic Leap still needs to jump a much larger hurdle if it's to forge a connection to the consumer mainstream.
Multi-Gig Brings Star Trek Holodeck to Cable
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8/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Even relatively small light field display applications require big bit-rates, CableLabs CEO says.
Will Malone Take a Bigger Run at Ziggo?
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3/28/2013  |  Post a comment
Don't expect anything more to pop for a while, but one analyst sees John Malone & Co. as the 'logical, ultimate acquirer of Ziggo' if the price is right
Making Room for Docsis 3.1
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3/27/2013  |  1 comment
Cable operators will need to free up at least 24MHz of spectrum for Docsis 3.1. But why is that the magic number?
Will Malone Make a Charter Connection?
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3/18/2013  |  1 comment
Liberty Media's rumored plan to snag a 25% stake in Charter for $2.5B could aid the MSO's M&A strategy
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