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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/6/2019
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.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/28/2019
TiVo says it's working with Comcast to bring a 'more modern Xfinity application' to TiVo's retail device customers.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/22/2019
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.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/2/2019
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.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 4/25/2019
Jeff Baumgartner catches us up on the Omniverse saga and Mike Dano looks at what might happen if the Sprint and T-Mobile merger is blocked.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/17/2019
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.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/2/2019
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.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/26/2019
Lacking in the innovation or disruption departments, Apple's new video playbook looks like a carbon copy of everyone else's.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 3/15/2019
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner join Phil Harvey for a round of drinks and a chat after the opening day of CNG2019 in Denver. The "bomb cyclone" did its worst, but it couldn't stop us from debating 10G vs. 5G and the future of cable video services.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/14/2019
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.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/5/2019
There were some hiccups, but CBS's streams of the big game, underpinned by a multi-CDN strategy, seemed to hold up well.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/1/2019
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.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 1/31/2019
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.
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