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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/18/2019
Cable op has quietly launched the Contour Stream Player, Cox's twist on Comcast's Xfinity Flex video streaming product for broadband-only subs.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/17/2019
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.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/9/2019
Unlike Disney, the newly formed ViacomCBS isn't expected to forgo lucrative licensing dollars just to pump fuel into its OTT, direct-to-consumer plans.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/3/2019
Countdown to the debut of a new video streaming service connected to Omniverse CEO Jason DeMeo featuring 50 'top' US TV channels starting at $50 leads to nothing... so far.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/22/2019
Findings from university researchers and the WSJ could crash broadband's ARPU party as a growing number of subscribers upgrade to faster, more expensive high-speed Internet tiers.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/14/2019
Combined company only will trail Disney, Comcast/NBCU and AT&T/WarnerMedia in that category as streaming battle intensifies.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/12/2019
Slated for launch in early September, the new offering will include a package of more than 50 US television channels, including 'faith-based,' premium and international channels.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/7/2019
Connections to AT&T and Dish harm Locast's position as a non-profit, do-gooder and add fuel to the arguments being set against Locast by the Big 4 US broadcasters.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/1/2019
California court hits alleged OTT-TV pirate with $7.6 million fine and permanent injunction on the service and the operation and distribution of a device used to stream hundreds of TV channels for just $20/month.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 7/17/2019
As the traditional pay-TV biz suffers and the direct-to-consumer OTT video market rises, You.i TV has found its niche as companies on all sides seek ways to simplify the path to a wide array of screens.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/6/2019
The OTT-delivered 'thin-client' version of DirecTV will debut in Q3, but AT&T's John Donovan side-stepped questions on how the new offering will disrupt a market full of streaming competitors.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/28/2019
TiVo says it's working with Comcast to bring a 'more modern Xfinity application' to TiVo's retail device customers.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/22/2019
OpenVault report finds that consumers in that 'power user' group doubled in Q1 2019, a growth rate that could cause some cable operators and other ISPs to consider upping their monthly data ceilings.
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