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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
Good News/Bad News for Cable TV
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3/18/2013  |  Post a comment
Top US cable operators lost 1.41 million video subs in 2012, but the bleeding continues to show signs of slowing in a saturated pay-TV market
Ad-Vantage Aereo?
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3/15/2013  |  Post a comment
Aereo streams its 'no cable required' tagline into the video world. Will consumers tune in to the message?
Comcast Goes On a VoD Binge
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3/13/2013  |  Post a comment
Netflix, what you got? 'Watchathon Week' will serve up 3,500 TV episodes from 30 programmers as Comcast tries amp up VoD usage on set-tops and mobile devices
Netflix ISP Shame Game Goes Global
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3/11/2013  |  3 comments
Netflix's ISP rankings add seven countries, and, once again, Open Connect members tend to secure the pole position for video streaming speed
Time To Teach Old STBs Some New Tricks
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3/8/2013  |  5 comments
Comcast pumped out 2.4B hours of VoD in 2012, but that number, and the rate of VoD growth, could improve if it fixed its legacy user interface problem
ActiveVideo Makes Another Cisco Connection
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3/7/2013  |  1 comment
Ex-Cisco exec Murali Nemani joins ActiveVideo at an opportune time. But is his role to drive growth or help the cloud TV specialist attract a suitor?
Comcast Extends Its Pre-Paid Model
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3/5/2013  |  1 comment
A new program for lower-income families indicates Comcast might be planning to expand on its pre-paid consumer trials
Here Come the TV Spectrum Prospectors
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3/1/2013  |  Post a comment
The TV station land grab is well underway as the FCC preps its incentive spectrum auction. SNL Kagan says $345 million in deals have gone down since 2011
Cablevision's Expanding Network DVR
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2/28/2013  |  Post a comment
DVR Plus is offered in the 'vast majority' of Cablevision's East Coast systems and supports more than 10M recordings and 3M-plus playbacks per week
Aereo: Cable Partner?
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2/27/2013  |  3 comments
It may seem far-fetched, but CEO Chet Kanojia believes cable operators can use Aereo to create a more 'compelling' broadband service bundle
Comcast Gets Bizzy With Apps
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2/20/2013  |  2 comments
Comcast's Kevin O'Toole says businesses with 50 employees or fewer represent the 'sweet spot' for the operator's new cloud-based Upware service
Aurora's Value Proposition
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2/19/2013  |  Post a comment
Harmonic is eager to exit its declining, low-margin cable access business. So, why is Aurora so keen to snap it up?
VoD Trends: Quality Over Quantity
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2/15/2013  |  Post a comment
Comcast is the marquee customer for a new video processing system from Elemental that can boost VoD quality with fewer bits
Does Dish Have a Plan B?
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2/12/2013  |  2 comments
Charlie Ergen insists Dish's rival bid for Clearwire is the best option, but admits that the 'deck is stacked against us'
Comcast Checks Into a New Revenue Stream
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2/11/2013  |  2 comments
Can Comcast make a successful run at servicing hotels while companies like LodgeNet struggle?
More M&A for Liberty Global?
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2/6/2013  |  2 comments
Liberty Global just struck a big deal to buy Virgin Media, but its CEO suggests the European invasion might be far from over
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