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Podcast: The SVoD Squad AttacksPodcast: 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

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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Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey is the Editor-in-Chief of Light Reading. He (barely) manages editorial operations and news coverage for the Light Reading network's digital properties, including Light Reading, The 5G Exchange, Connecting Africa, Telecoms.com and Broadband World News.

Phil rejoined Light Reading in 2018; he's been a member of the LR editorial staff for a combined 15 years. In between stints at Light Reading, he was the news editor at CRN and, before that, the communications director at Metaswitch Networks. During the late 90s, Phil covered networking and telecom in Silicon Valley as a staff writer at Upside (R.I.P.) and (the original) Red Herring magazine.

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