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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/16/2019
Netflix's Q3 numbers were in-line, but OTT video giant warns of 'some modest headwind' to near-term growth as a batch of new, major streaming services such as Disney+ and Apple TV+ near launch.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/15/2019
Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have staked out their turf in the subscription VoD market, but will they be able to hold that coveted ground as Disney, Apple, WarnerMedia and NBCU enter the streaming fray?
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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