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T-Mobile Strikes Exclusive Mobile Video Pact With Katzenberg's Quibi

Deal arrives ahead of Quibi's launch next spring, and adds a new wrinkle to T-Mobile's video game plan.

Surge of Streaming Options Triggers 'Subscription Overload' – Study

But platforms that bundle streaming video services, backed by single sign-on systems, could benefit both OTT and pay-TV players alike.

What's at Stake as the Streaming Battle Builds

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have staked out their turf in the subscription VoD market, but will they be able to hold that coveted ground as Disney, Apple, WarnerMedia and NBCU enter the streaming fray?

Chill Out! Netflix Is Fine, Analyst Says

Concerns about new direct-to-consumer competition alongside pressure on Netflix's pricing power is misunderstood or overblown, contends LightShed Partners analyst Richard Greenfield.

Apollo Proposes DirecTV Spinout, Combo With Dish – Report

Private equity firm has pitched a restructuring that would spin off DirecTV and combine it with Dish under a new company that would be controlled by AT&T, Fox Business says.

Former Comcast Exec Named CTO of MediaKind

Allen Broome comes on board as the video software company explores the development of a virtualized, software-as-a-service model for the OTT and pay-TV service provider market.

Matt Strauss to Head NBCU's New OTT Service

Strauss, a longtime Comcast exec, has been named chairman of Peacock, a streaming service set to launch in the spring of 2020.

At Vonage, It's Not Just About Technology

Sanjay Srinivasan, Vonage VP and chief architect, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the company's VoIP strategy and explains why SD-WAN is important to Vonage.

Facebook's TIP Is Desperate to Add Friends

Three and a half years after its birth, the Telecom Infra Project is trying to be more collaborative than confrontational.

Charter Envisions a Fixed Wireless Triple-Play With CBRS

Charter's Craig Cowden expands on the MSO's interests and intentions involving the CBRS band and provides updates on the company's recent set of fixed wireless, mobile-facing 'dual-SIM' market trials.

TiVo Debuts Pricey Connected DVR Lineup, Ad-Supported Streaming Service

Company adds TiVo Edge models for cable customers and cord-cutters, tags content partners for soon-to-launch ad-based OTT service called TiVo+.

Net Neutrality Is Dead Yet Again

States still have the option of enacting their own net neutrality regulations following today's DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding the FCC rollback of net neutrality rules.

Omniverse: It's All HovSat's Fault

Faced with a copyright lawsuit led by major Hollywood studios, Omniverse accuses its erstwhile partner of breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.

Locast: Broadcaster-Led Lawsuit 'Objectively Baseless' & 'an Unlawful Sham'

Locast, which has filed counterclaims, asserts RCN pulled back a $750,000 donation commitment 'as a result of intimidation from the broadcasters.'

Looking Back: Comcast's Breakthrough X1 Video Service Turns 10

Whispers about Comcast's next-video platform began to spread a decade ago at Cable-Tec Expo in Denver. Here's a look back at its journey from a secretive project originally called 'Excalibur' to a widely deployed product under the X1 banner.

Locast to Viewers: Help!

Under fire from US broadcasters, Locast is appealing for funds to help it mount a legal defense, a move that was attempted eight years ago by Ivi Inc., an OTT-TV company that was sued out of existence.

TiVo Rolling Out Skippable Pre-Roll Ads for Retail DVRs

New ad inventory, to be inserted in front of DVR recordings, will be rolled out to eligible retail devices within 90 days, company says.

Comcast's Trojan Horse for Pay-TV

Xfinity Flex, now offered for free to broadband-only subs, provides streaming apps and smart home capabilities – but it's also something else.

GSMA Warns Against Fragmentation of Digital Economy Rules

Telecom regulators are being forced to broaden their activities with the arrival of new digital technologies.

Cox Also Flexing Its Streaming Muscles

Cable op has quietly launched the Contour Stream Player, Cox's twist on Comcast's Xfinity Flex video streaming product for broadband-only subs.

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Plex Gets Lionsgate for Its Ad-VoD Service Wednesday, September 18, 2019
NBCU Names Its OTT Service Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Imagine Teams With AWS to Drive OTT Dollars Wednesday, September 11, 2019
CenturyLink Buys Streamroot Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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