The Bauminator | 2/14/2019 | 2 comments
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.
The Bauminator | 2/5/2019 | Post a comment
There were some hiccups, but CBS's streams of the big game, underpinned by a multi-CDN strategy, seemed to hold up well.
The Bauminator | 2/1/2019 | 1 comment
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.
The Bauminator | 1/31/2019 | Post a comment
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.
The Bauminator | 1/30/2019 | Post a comment
Tubi's business is firing on all cylinders – from revenue and usage growth to the size of its library – but has had to bank $25 million more just to play this expensive, high-stakes game.
The Bauminator | 1/29/2019 | Post a comment
Legal group backed by Netflix, Amazon, NBCU, CBS and other major programmers and content players force a $14.5 million settlement and subsequent shutdown of another video piracy threat.
The Bauminator | 1/23/2019 | Post a comment
Advancing its direct-to-consumer strategy, Viacom's $340 million move for Pluto TV centers on free, ad-based streaming, complementing its investment in OTT-TV service Philo.
The Bauminator | 1/22/2019 | Post a comment
'Content fatigue' is starting to set in as the myriad direct-to-consumer video services become increasingly diverse and fragmented.
The Bauminator | 1/15/2019 | Post a comment
2020 streaming play will support subscription and free, ad-based models as NBCU attempts to feed consumer demand for direct-to-consumer OTT without maiming its traditional distribution and ad business model.
The Bauminator | 1/11/2019 | Post a comment
'IMDb Freedive' will aid Amazon's streaming platform strategy, but did the new AVoD service miss a big opportunity?
The Bauminator | 1/4/2019 | 2 comments
'The Future of the Broadband Network' panel to talk up industry's vision toward symmetrical 10Gbit/s broadband technologies, counter the 5G hype.
The Bauminator | 1/1/2019 | Post a comment
MSO-on-MSO competition, lawsuits, diverging network strategies, out-of-footprint OTT video threats... this is not your father's cable industry.
The Bauminator | 12/20/2018 | 1 comment
SEC filings claim that company behind a skinny-bundle, subscription OTT-TV service has notched a content and tech partnership with Comcast Technology Solutions that kicks in January 2019.
The Bauminator | 12/19/2018 | 1 comment
Kyrio has turned Go2Broadband service locator into a digital, hyperlocal service locator for cable resellers with plans to extend that capability to other service-oriented industries.
The Bauminator | 12/17/2018 | Post a comment
Sling TV, ESPN, Fox bring video streaming apps to the Oculus Go.
The Bauminator | 12/12/2018 | 1 comment
MSO notified CableLabs of intention to terminate its membership in January 2018, but CableLabs cites that it requires at least three years notice.
The Bauminator | 12/7/2018 | Post a comment
CFO Alex Pease says broadband CPE is viewed as a 'strategic differentiator,' and struggles in the video set-top sector can be cost-managed.
The Bauminator | 11/27/2018 | 3 comments
Broadband homes that consume 1 Terabyte-plus of data per month more than doubled, Cisco data shows. Will ISPs raise their data ceilings?
The Bauminator | 11/19/2018 | 1 comment
AT&T gets ready to test Android TV-powered box with DirecTV Now subs.
The Bauminator | 11/15/2018 | Post a comment
Investors see marriage as a way for CommScope to buy cash flow, Raymond James analyst suggests.
The Bauminator | 11/13/2018 | 1 comment
SetTV ordered to stop retransmitting Dish's satellite or OTT TV feeds, hand over SetTV-branded set-top boxes.
The Bauminator | 11/12/2018 | Post a comment
Set for a late 2019 debut, Disney+ will feature content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic and take on OTT video giants such as Netflix and Amazon.
The Bauminator | 11/1/2018 | 6 comments
OTT video-focused promotion enters fray as Verizon sees an increase in broadband-only subs in the Fios services mix.
The Bauminator | 10/30/2018 | Post a comment
CEO Shane Cannon says service's underlying multi-CDN streaming platform held up as usage spiked during El Clásico match.
The Bauminator | 10/26/2018 | Post a comment
Oh, and did you know that Comcast makes its own portable signal level meters, equipped with RDK-B, for its field techs?
The Bauminator | 10/24/2018 | 1 comment
Cisco debuts Full Duplex DOCSIS node, Nokia nets virtual networking deal, Buckeye goes with Harmonic's 'CableOS,' SCTE IDs winners of first Adaptive Power Challenge, and more.
The Bauminator | 10/22/2018 | Post a comment
A proposed standard aims to allow upgrades to legacy technologies like DOCSIS, or new capabilities, such as 5G or PON, to be snapped into a generic (and modular) node housing.
The Bauminator | 10/15/2018 | Post a comment
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.
The Bauminator | 10/10/2018 | 5 comments
Comcast exec believes that, with X1, the technological stars have aligned to turn interactive television's long-held promises into achievable realities.
The Bauminator | 10/8/2018 | Post a comment
Approach illustrates the challenge faced by traditional programmers and sources of OTT video as audiences become increasingly fragmented.
The Bauminator | 10/4/2018 | Post a comment
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.
The Bauminator | 10/2/2018 | Post a comment
Evolution Digital's angle with 'eMERGE' highlights how cable ops will blend their own TV services with premium OTT video services and other digital-only content.
The Bauminator | 9/28/2018 | Post a comment
Operator's set-top-free, app-based 'Instant' offering is also part of the company's prepaid service portfolio.
The Bauminator | 9/25/2018 | Post a comment
CEO Mike Fries says he's 'excited for the competition' in wake of the Comcast-Sky deal.
The Bauminator | 9/24/2018 | 2 comments
Craig Moffett fears that deal for Sky could become an 'albatross' for Comcast, questions the potential to use acquisition to create a global OTT juggernaut.
The Bauminator | 9/21/2018 | 2 comments
Administering another dose of angst to the pay-TV sector, Amazon's new subscription-free companion device lets consumers watch and record over-the-air TV at home or on the go.
The Bauminator | 9/19/2018 | Post a comment
Virtual MVPD market is booming, taking industry watchers by surprise.
The Bauminator | 9/10/2018 | Post a comment
CEO believes new 'Atom' client/cloud approach could find a foothold in emerging markets and help service providers sidestep expensive set-top upgrades.
The Bauminator | 9/7/2018 | Post a comment
New beta app delivers live TV, VoD and cloud DVR on managed IP network to newer Samsung smart TVs without 'additional outlet' fee… for now.
The Bauminator | 9/4/2018 | 1 comment
Claims its 5G network, aided by Sprint merger, will also enable T-Mobile to pitch an in-home TV/broadband bundle.
The Bauminator | 8/30/2018 | 1 comment
Startup hopes a 'freemium' business model will entice the Big 4 broadcasters to play ball.
The Bauminator | 8/27/2018 | 2 comments
Traditional programmers as well as video services conceived in the digital domain are taking any and all routes to the viewer.
The Bauminator | 8/23/2018 | Post a comment
A discussion about cable's pursuit of next-gen video services, emerging mobile and wireless strategies and other initiatives designed to rev up the industry's growth engine.
The Bauminator | 8/20/2018 | Post a comment
Find out next month at Light Reading's annual NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver.
The Bauminator | 8/15/2018 | 3 comments
New 'Team of Experts' program hints at one way T-Mobile will try to set its new OTT TV apart from the crowd.
The Bauminator | 8/10/2018 | Post a comment
AR startup's pricey 'Creator Edition' goes on sale, but Magic Leap still needs to jump a much larger hurdle if it's to forge a connection to the consumer mainstream.
The Bauminator | 8/9/2018 | Post a comment
Even relatively small light field display applications require big bit-rates, CableLabs CEO says.
The Bauminator | 3/28/2013 | Post a comment
Don't expect anything more to pop for a while, but one analyst sees John Malone & Co. as the 'logical, ultimate acquirer of Ziggo' if the price is right
The Bauminator | 3/27/2013 | 1 comment
Cable operators will need to free up at least 24MHz of spectrum for Docsis 3.1. But why is that the magic number?
The Bauminator | 3/18/2013 | 1 comment
Liberty Media's rumored plan to snag a 25% stake in Charter for $2.5B could aid the MSO's M&A strategy
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