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Key developments related to the enablement of over-the-top video services.
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AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said the expectation is that distributors like Comcast will be 'important partners' for WarnerMedia's upcoming set of OTT-delivered subscription VoD services.
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Even as it hands over operational control of Hulu to Disney and paves the way to sell its Hulu stake, Comcast sees loads of opportunity in the OTT video market as it revs up plans for both Sky's Now TV streaming service in Europe and NBC's forthcoming OTT service.
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Under 'put/call' agreement, Comcast can require Disney to buy NBCU's 33% stake in Hulu as early as January 2024; Comcast also inks deal to offer Hulu via its X1 video platform.
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Even as it carries out its phased retreat from the European continent, Liberty Global is trying to stem video sub losses and spur fresh revenue growth with a slate of new product and service offerings.
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Deeper investments in ESPN+ and costs tied to the coming Disney+ OTT service attributed to a widening Q1 operating loss of $393 million at Disney's international and direct-to-consumer unit.
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Millimeter wave-powered provider of fixed wireless broadband has been able to achieve 20% service penetration in apartment buildings within 60 to 90 days of launch, COO says.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/7/2019
Traditional providers lost a record 1.42 million subs in Q1 while subscriber growth among OTT-TV providers slowed considerably, according to MoffettNathanson's latest 'Cord-Cutting Monitor.'
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/6/2019
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/6/2019
MobiTV's president and COO says Amazon is 'really engaging' with plans to optimize and customize its streaming platform for the pay-TV operator market.
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