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Key developments related to the enablement of over-the-top video services.
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, 1/15/2019
TiVo takes aim at Comcast's X1 platform with suit alleging that cable operator is infringing on eight more patents.
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?
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 1/8/2019
New Xfinity xFi Advanced Security service, which uses AI and machine learning techniques to identify and lock down threats on the in-home WiFi network, fetches $5.99 per month.
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.
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 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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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/2/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia completes sale of IP video unit; merger of T-Mobile and Tele2 in the Netherlands signed and sealed; Sigfox helps save the rhino.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 1/1/2019
MSO-on-MSO competition, lawsuits, diverging network strategies, out-of-footprint OTT video threats... this is not your father's cable industry.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 12/28/2018
Trump had drawn attention to American Cable Association's call for the US DoJ to open antitrust investigation into Comcast's ownership of NBCUniversal.
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.
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