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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/17/2019
But platforms that bundle streaming video services, backed by single sign-on systems, could benefit both OTT and pay-TV players alike.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/14/2019
Concerns about new direct-to-consumer competition alongside pressure on Netflix's pricing power is misunderstood or overblown, contends LightShed Partners analyst Richard Greenfield.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/10/2019
The 10G future is in sight, HFC has gas in the tank, Comcast is getting serious about network virtualization, DOCSIS's pioneers get recognized and more from last week's show in The Big Easy.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/23/2019
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.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/18/2019
Cable op has quietly launched the Contour Stream Player, Cox's twist on Comcast's Xfinity Flex video streaming product for broadband-only subs.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/17/2019
The media giant has apparently passed on tacking on '+' to the end of the name of the OTT service that will launch next spring and feature more than 15,000 hours of content.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/9/2019
Unlike Disney, the newly formed ViacomCBS isn't expected to forgo lucrative licensing dollars just to pump fuel into its OTT, direct-to-consumer plans.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/3/2019
Countdown to the debut of a new video streaming service connected to Omniverse CEO Jason DeMeo featuring 50 'top' US TV channels starting at $50 leads to nothing... so far.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/22/2019
Findings from university researchers and the WSJ could crash broadband's ARPU party as a growing number of subscribers upgrade to faster, more expensive high-speed Internet tiers.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/14/2019
Combined company only will trail Disney, Comcast/NBCU and AT&T/WarnerMedia in that category as streaming battle intensifies.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/12/2019
Slated for launch in early September, the new offering will include a package of more than 50 US television channels, including 'faith-based,' premium and international channels.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/7/2019
Connections to AT&T and Dish harm Locast's position as a non-profit, do-gooder and add fuel to the arguments being set against Locast by the Big 4 US broadcasters.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/1/2019
California court hits alleged OTT-TV pirate with $7.6 million fine and permanent injunction on the service and the operation and distribution of a device used to stream hundreds of TV channels for just $20/month.
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Unit 42 Finds the First Cryptojacking Docker Container
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is creating a new frontier in information security. ...
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