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3 Rivers Cuts the TV Cord
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6/12/2019  |  1 comment
Small service provider in Montana is dumping its pay-TV product to instead focus on broadband services that can pipe in OTT video services.
AT&T Exec Said Telco's Ideas Will 'Radically Reshape' TV
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6/6/2019  |  1 comment
The OTT-delivered 'thin-client' version of DirecTV will debut in Q3, but AT&T's John Donovan side-stepped questions on how the new offering will disrupt a market full of streaming competitors.
Comcast Sunsetting VoD Support on TiVo Retail Boxes
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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.
Terabyte Broadband Homes Continue to Climb
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5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
OpenVault report finds that consumers in that 'power user' group doubled in Q1 2019, a growth rate that could cause some cable operators and other ISPs to consider upping their monthly data ceilings.
WOW & Philo Bundle Up
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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.
Charter X1 Syndication Deal: A Remote Possibility?
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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.
Viacom Seeks Free OTT Payoff on Pluto TV
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4/29/2019  |  Post a comment
As the pay-TV sector continues to struggle, programmer sets launch of several free, ad-supported streaming channels from BET, Comedy Central, Spike and MTV on the now Viacom-owned Pluto TV ad-based OTT service.
Netflix Still Poised for Global Growth Despite Disney Threat
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4/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Netflix is akin to a 'Blockbuster store in the cloud' while Disney+ will cater to families and fans of The Mouse's well-branded, highly recognized fare, analyst says.
Comcast, Charter MVNO Deals Are Bad for Everyone – Analyst
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4/16/2019  |  1 comment
The cablecos and Verizon could be better suited with a revised deal centered on collaboration and network convergence – an agreement focused on small cell deployments that can fuel 5G networks.
A Service Called 'Omni Go' Quietly Replaces FlixonTV
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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.
Four Trends We'll Be Tracking at NAB 2019
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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.
Disney+ Poised to Rake In 24M Subs by 2023 – Forecast
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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.
Why Android TV Is Catching On With Pay-TV Operators
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3/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Enabling in-app upgrades and transactions without paying a tax to Google has made Android TV's 'Operator Tier' particularly attractive, industry sources say.
OTT Has Become a Copycat League
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3/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Lacking in the innovation or disruption departments, Apple's new video playbook looks like a carbon copy of everyone else's.
'Cable' Heading Toward Extinction?
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3/22/2019  |  3 comments
ACA has joined a growing list of industry companies and organizations that have dropped 'cable' from their names.
Who 'Owns' Omniverse's OTT-TV Customers?
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3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Omniverse operates like the prepaid mobile market, and partners such as SkyStream, VivaLiveTV and SiliconDust make money off of commissions, CEO says.
Apple Nears 'Show Time' for Long-Anticipated Streaming Service
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Some analysts aren't convinced that Apple's new video play can 'meaningfully reaccelerate' services growth for the company.
Is Omniverse Sourcing Video Feeds From DirecTV?
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3/4/2019  |  2 comments
New evidence and observations shed light on where Omniverse, which is under legal attack by programmers, appears to be obtaining TV signals that are 'powering' several cheap OTT-TV options.
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  |  2 comments
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.
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