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Netflix Pushes Past 158.3M Global Streaming Subs as New OTT Rivals Emerge

Netflix's Q3 numbers were in-line, but OTT video giant warns of 'some modest headwind' to near-term growth as a batch of new, major streaming services such as Disney+ and Apple TV+ near launch.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shout It Out Loud: 'NEXTGEN TV' Is ATSC 3.0's Go-To-Market Brand

New name and logo will adorn devices that conform to an emerging next-gen broadcast TV signaling standard designed to support 4K interactivity and aimed for widespread deployment in 2020.

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.

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.

Comcast Offers 'Xfinity Flex' for Free to Broadband-Only Subs

Video streaming platform features a video client, voice remote and integration with Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and, soon, an upgrade path to Comcast's full pay-TV service.

NBCU Picks 'Peacock' as Brand for Premium Streaming Service

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.

AT&T Accused of Inflating DirecTV Now Numbers

AT&T calls the lawsuit claims 'baseless,' says it is prepared to fight it out in the courts.

Charter Seeks Buy-In for Piracy Plan

In addition to working with Disney, Charter is urging other programmers and MSOs to get behind a common set of 'authentication principles' designed to clamp down on password sharing, CFO says.

Orby TV Links Up With Eutelsat for New Prepaid Satellite TV Service

Launched earlier this year, Orby TV's prepaid offering is renting transponder space to power a prepaid offering that starts at $40 per month.

Why CenturyLink Bought Streamroot

Streamroot's peer-assisted CDN technology will help CenturyLink extend a video streaming bridge to hard-to-reach parts of the globe.

Altitude TV Exploring Streaming Pact With Amazon – Report

As its impasse with AT&T, Dish and Comcast drags on, the regional sports net is sizing up Amazon as a potential distribution partner.

Comcast Sparks Streaming App for LG TVs

Beta of Xfinity Stream app for LG supports Comcast's live TV, VoD and cloud DVR services and works on 4K and HD models from 2017 to 2019.

Getting Ready for the Visual Cloud

In a half-day conference at IBC in Amsterdam next week, Intel and partners will show off the visual cloud and demonstrate how it can deliver rich, immersive, interactive video experiences and graphics-based workloads.

Eurobites: EE Trumps Rivals in UK Network Test

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 replaces Vip brand in North Macedonia; MobileLinks increases capacity with Net Insight; Sky offers WiFi guarantee.

Wurl CEO: Free OTT Opens New Outlet for Traditional TV Players

The rise of ad-supported, free streaming services is helping broadcasters and cable networks find new audiences in the OTT world.

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SES Synchs Satellite & OTT Video Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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