Cablevision's Expanding Network DVR
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable
NBCU is trying to force YouTube TV to bundle in the Peacock Premium service in a new carriage deal, says LightShed analyst Richard Greenfield. But he gives YouTube TV, and its estimated 4 million subs, the negotiating edge.
Amid an influx of new, premium content, the free ad-supported streaming TV – or FAST – market is poised to generate 216 million monthly active users by 2023, a new study finds.
Striking MVNO deals could help Tier 2/3 cable ops push their broadband agendas, but the costs and operational challenges are immense. CoBank believes there are options, including partnerships, that ops could explore.
Agreement with Scopia Capital Management leads to some wild speculation about what it all means, but it appears that the motivations behind it are much more straightforward.
Product integrations alongside a broader refresh would be an obvious catch-up move against the likes of Amazon, Google and even Roku.