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T-Mobile Strikes Exclusive Mobile Video Pact With Katzenberg's Quibi

Deal arrives ahead of Quibi's launch next spring, and adds a new wrinkle to T-Mobile's video game plan.

What's at Stake as the Streaming Battle Builds

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?

Former Comcast Exec Named CTO of MediaKind

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.

Podcast: Where 5G May Be in 5 Years

Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the services and opportunities 5G unlocks for consumers – and what new capabilities are just around the corner.

HBO Max to Take Many Paths to the Consumer

WarnerMedia's new SVoD service will hold a key distribution advantage through AT&T's retail presence, pay-TV, broadband and mobility services.

It's Time to Get Excited About 3.5GHz CBRS

We're days away from initial commercial deployments in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band, often called 'Goldilocks spectrum' because of its propagation characteristics. It certainly appears to be just right, given the diversity of initial commercial applications.

Podcast: Apple's iPhone 11 & TV+ Debut – the Telco Angle

Will Apple's new iPhone 11 grow telco profits? Will Apple TV+ compete in a crowded OTT market? And why does everybody have fabulous hair in an Apple TV+ series where civilization has collapsed because everybody in the world is blind?

What to Expect From Altice Mobile

Analysts expect Altice USA to collect 1.7 million mobile customers by 2023, and pay Sprint around $2.50 for each GB those customers consume.

Eluvio Aims to Elude Video Transcoding & the CDN

Startup led by former Aspera CEO Michelle Munson enters the global OTT scene with a low-latency 'Content Fabric' designed to disrupt the streaming video market.

Altitude TV says OTT doesn't make enough dollars or sense

The embattled regional sports network claims that the economics of a direct-to-consumer subscription streaming model don't add up.

Disney+ to Bake 4K, High Dynamic Range Into Baseline Service

Disney details more bells and whistles, device support for Disney+ ahead of the streaming service's November 12 debut.

Frndly TV Seeks Subs in an Unfriendly Pay-TV World

Former Sling TV exec starts up family-friendly OTT service that aims to pull a batch of consumers back into the pay-TV fold.

T-Mobile Resolves Video Throttling Issue Amid Another PR Dustup

T-Mobile acknowledged that it recently resolved an issue affecting its video-throttling practice, a situation that arises amid a renewed debate around wireless operators' network-management efforts.

Podcast: Where Does OTT TV Go Now?

It's going to take some televisionary moves for pay-TV providers and big studio owners like AT&T to sort out what consumers want, how to package it and what to call it.

Akamai Testing Edge Computing Scenarios With 5G Operators

Akamai is hoping to parlay its efforts in the CDN arena into a role in the 5G and edge computing marketplace.

Podcast: Dish Network's Spectrum of Innovation

Light Reading's editors discuss Dish Network, its pioneering past, a few hilarious missteps and why the company seems just as likely as anyone to be the next big player in 5G networks.

US Broadcasters Attack Locast

Lawsuit from major US broadcasters claims the AT&T-backed non-profit is retransmitting their local TV signals without authorization and violating copyright law.

AT&T Scuttling 'DirecTV Now' Brand, Confusion Ensues

OTT-TV service to be recast as 'AT&T TV Now' amid plans to launch a new, high-end streaming service called 'AT&T TV' that will serve as the 'workhorse' for the company's pay-TV biz.

Ovum's Barton on 5G's Consumer Appeal

Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks about some of key findings from his new report, '5G: Key Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer and Entertainment,' which looks at what 5G promises, and what it will deliver, during the next five years.

Comcast Looks Skyward for Success

Comcast sees streaming video opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic, with both its Sky and NBCUniversal units now cooking up content for OTT video.

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