Podcast: The SVoD Squad Attacks

We discuss HBO Max, Peacock and more as the week of #CES2020 gets under way and service providers continue to stake their claims in the consumer subscription video business.

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2020

Podcast: The SVoD Squad Attacks

Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner is covering #CES2020 this week and just before he stepped into the casinos and the sprawling exhibit halls, Phil Harvey and Kelsey Ziser got him to give a bit of analysis on the upcoming year in subscription video-on-demand (SVoD).

Two much-discussed SVoD services are launching this year -- Peacock and HBO Max -- and both are wholly owned by service provider giants who sell broadband, pay-TV, wireless service and even 5G (in select streets, in some cities).

Jeff fills us in on why these launches are such a big deal in an already crowded market. He also gives us the scoop on what he's looking at and who he plans to listen to at CES.

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About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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