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Key developments related to set-top-box (STB) innovation.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/19/2019
Clikia shuts down OTT-TV service, CEO departs, company changes control and pivots to enter the private jet charter operation business.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/18/2019
Agency's Enforcement Bureau takes aim at the marketing and distribution of boxes deemed out-of-compliance with FCC's technical requirements and follows earlier efforts to clamp down on devices used for video piracy.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/18/2019
After focusing on pay-TV box partnerships, digital content specialist has entered hybrid mode with its first standalone OTT video service.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/15/2019
The long-term TV contract has no restrictions on geographic markets, nor delivery method, Omniverse tells court.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/12/2019
It's unclear if this is more than a brand change, but the new site notes that OmniGo.tv is a trademark of the embattled Omniverse One World Television.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/12/2019
Pricing on Disney+ will vastly undercut that of Netflix, feature a vault of TV shows, movies and new original fare from big brands that include Marvel, Fox, Star Wars and Pixar.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/11/2019
In a recap of Light Reading's 'Getting to OTT 2.0' panel at NAB 2019, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner note that the market is now focusing on profitability and containing piracy and password sharing.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/10/2019
TV service launching April 14 in 8 markets integrating Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, will eventually work with third-party streaming devices.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/9/2019
Hardware support for AV1 isn't expected until 2020, but software-based implementations of it are taking hold, AV1-based content is on the way, and support for the royalty-free HEVC rival in smartphones and smart TVs could soon follow.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/8/2019
Virtual MVPD is developing a way to link more social interactivity to the live and on-demand streaming experience.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/4/2019
Strategic aim of the merger centers on prep for the 5G transition, network convergence and complementary wireless tech spanning both licensed and unlicensed spectrum.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/2/2019
With streaming video still exploding, experts from across the video spectrum will discuss how to turn OTT into a compelling, secure and profitable platform to deliver content to multiple screens.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/2/2019
Like Shaw Communications in the western half of the nation, the two big Canadian cablecos are now rolling out their own syndicated versions of Comcast's cloud-based video platform in their respective regions.
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