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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 1/15/2019
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.
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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.
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Decision to launch a trio of direct-to-consumer services and continue to license content is the wrong move, analyst says.
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Trio of direct-to-consumer services launching next year will center on HBO, not become a content 'warehouse.'
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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.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/8/2018
Midia Research's Paolo Pescatore talks about the advent of cloud TV services and assesses the impact of 5G's arrival on the cable operator community. And drinks beer.
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Vodafone's group head of fixed development, Nuno Sanches, explains how the operator has adopted an OTT, cloud-based approach to its TV services strategy.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/7/2018
Vodafone's Nuno Sanches says focus on a cloud-powered, OTT-centric approach to pay-TV bridges Vodafone's disparate fixed networks in Europe and establishes the foundation for a scalable, feature-rich service.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/1/2018
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