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Key developments related to the enablement of over-the-top video services.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/16/2018
Internet video provider Netflix is still having troubles forecasting its subscriber growth, but the company doesn't seem to have problems attracting new customers as it adds more exclusive programming and benefits from increased traction outside the US.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/15/2018
Microsoft co-founder also had strong ties to the cable industry going back to earlier wave of operator consolidations and pioneering work with Internet-connected set-top boxes and advanced video user interfaces.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/15/2018
WOW is among a recent wave of service providers to elevate video services to the cloud and focus on the apps-based model using Espial's software-as-a-service platform.
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Broadband Success Partners Principal Jack Burton says 5G represents a great opportunity for cable MSOs to work with 5G network operators and provide not only backhaul, but facilities -- real estate on poles, towers in headends and central offices. Cable's proximity to the customer could provide them a revenue source tied to 5G and edge computing, as well as a long-term hedge against obsolescence.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/15/2018
Major European provider will lay out the strategy behind its new Vodafone TV streaming service at Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in London next month.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/15/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN braces for cuts; eSIM pioneer raises £18 million; Eleven Sports challenges UK soccer taboo.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/11/2018
App will support four simultaneous video streams, is akin to 'live television without a television,' AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan says.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/10/2018
New OTT offering, expected to launch in Q4 2019, will reportedly 'start with HBO,' feature fare from Turner and Warner Bros.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/9/2018
Comcast has snapped up about 75% of the outstanding shares of Sky. That solidifies the future path of the UK-based video giant, but also raises questions about what's next for Hulu.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/8/2018
Approach illustrates the challenge faced by traditional programmers and sources of OTT video as audiences become increasingly fragmented.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/8/2018
That's one of the looming technology and business challenges that Light Reading will tackle on November 6 at our inaugural Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/5/2018
OTT-TV provider lifts ad-skipping restrictions that prevented customers from recording shows from AMC, Disney, Fox, NBCU and Turner.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/4/2018
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, a group backed by major studios and OTT players, is having some success bombarding alleged Kodi-related pirates with threatening letters.
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