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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/14/2019
Concerns about new direct-to-consumer competition alongside pressure on Netflix's pricing power is misunderstood or overblown, contends LightShed Partners analyst Richard Greenfield.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/7/2019
Allen Broome comes on board as the video software company explores the development of a virtualized, software-as-a-service model for the OTT and pay-TV service provider market.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/1/2019
Faced with a copyright lawsuit led by major Hollywood studios, Omniverse accuses its erstwhile partner of breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/27/2019
Whispers about Comcast's next-video platform began to spread a decade ago at Cable-Tec Expo in Denver. Here's a look back at its journey from a secretive project originally called 'Excalibur' to a widely deployed product under the X1 banner.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/26/2019
New name and logo will adorn devices that conform to an emerging next-gen broadcast TV signaling standard designed to support 4K interactivity and aimed for widespread deployment in 2020.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/20/2019
Xfinity Flex, now offered for free to broadband-only subs, provides streaming apps and smart home capabilities – but it's also something else.
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.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/18/2019
Video streaming platform features a video client, voice remote and integration with Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and, soon, an upgrade path to Comcast's full pay-TV service.
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, 9/16/2019
AT&T calls the lawsuit claims 'baseless,' says it is prepared to fight it out in the courts.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/12/2019
In addition to working with Disney, Charter is urging other programmers and MSOs to get behind a common set of 'authentication principles' designed to clamp down on password sharing, CFO says.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/12/2019
Launched earlier this year, Orby TV's prepaid offering is renting transponder space to power a prepaid offering that starts at $40 per month.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/11/2019
Streamroot's peer-assisted CDN technology will help CenturyLink extend a video streaming bridge to hard-to-reach parts of the globe.
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Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 1/27/2016
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