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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.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 1/11/2019
'IMDb Freedive' will aid Amazon's streaming platform strategy, but did the new AVoD service miss a big opportunity?
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/8/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Infracapital acquires half of SSE Enterprise Telecoms; Amazon teams up with HERE for connected cars; BBC plays catch-up with its catch-up service; TIM hires new trio; Ericsson tests 5G with T-Mobile US and Intel.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 1/7/2019
Just 200,000 8K sets expected to ship this year, compared to 22 million 4K TVs, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/3/2019
Mix exorbitant prices with underwhelming gadgets and a dose of Chinese nationalism, and then sit back and watch a trillion-dollar company tank.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 1/2/2019
Expansion to the Roku Channel will enable users to buy subscriptions directly to more than two dozen video services, including Showtime & Starz… but not HBO.
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Light Reading's on-camera coverage during the year spanned a wide range of topics and technologies, from 5G and 4K to HDR, AI, automation, edge computing and more...
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 12/27/2018
Canadian video tech startup apes human perception to track video quality on any screen.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 12/20/2018
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.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 12/19/2018
Launch delayed to 2019 reportedly due to unforeseen complexities and desire to avoid launching a me-too video offering.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 12/17/2018
Sling TV, ESPN, Fox bring video streaming apps to the Oculus Go.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 12/17/2018
Decision to launch a trio of direct-to-consumer services and continue to license content is the wrong move, analyst says.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/17/2018
Two of Europe's biggest operators are desperate to wean Europeans off US and Chinese technology, but they are uncomfortably reliant on it themselves.
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