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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.

Surge of Streaming Options Triggers 'Subscription Overload' – Study

But platforms that bundle streaming video services, backed by single sign-on systems, could benefit both OTT and pay-TV players alike.

Netflix Pushes Past 158.3M Global Streaming Subs as New OTT Rivals Emerge

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.

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?

Chill Out! Netflix Is Fine, Analyst Says

Concerns about new direct-to-consumer competition alongside pressure on Netflix's pricing power is misunderstood or overblown, contends LightShed Partners analyst Richard Greenfield.

Maine Returns Serve in Cable TV à la Carte Lawsuit

Says a preliminary injunction against Maine's new law sought by Comcast and programmers is based on 'purely hypothetical' allegations, as state towns have no present plan to act upon or enforce the new law.

Comcast's Virtual Access Network Rolls Into Multiple Markets, Spans 100K+ Customers

Top Comcast execs discuss the benefits and capabilities of the company's new virtual access network and how Comcast is applying lessons from its cloud-based X1 platform.

Apollo Proposes DirecTV Spinout, Combo With Dish – Report

Private equity firm has pitched a restructuring that would spin off DirecTV and combine it with Dish under a new company that would be controlled by AT&T, Fox Business says.

BT gives convergence another bash, but 'Halo' looks far from heavenly

A push into bundles is not going to guarantee success for the ailing UK telco amid a blizzard of competitive and regulatory challenges.

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.

Matt Strauss to Head NBCU's New OTT Service

Strauss, a longtime Comcast exec, has been named chairman of Peacock, a streaming service set to launch in the spring of 2020.

Eurobites: Telefónica Wheels 5G Into the Operating Theater

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G arrives at London train stations; EBU wants 5G-Broadcast mode; UK doesn't want Facebook encryption.

Latest TiVo-Comcast Patent Scrum Ends in Draw

Both sides declare victory in mixed court opinion centered on a TiVo video search patent.

Charter Envisions a Fixed Wireless Triple-Play With CBRS

Charter's Craig Cowden expands on the MSO's interests and intentions involving the CBRS band and provides updates on the company's recent set of fixed wireless, mobile-facing 'dual-SIM' market trials.

TiVo Debuts Pricey Connected DVR Lineup, Ad-Supported Streaming Service

Company adds TiVo Edge models for cable customers and cord-cutters, tags content partners for soon-to-launch ad-based OTT service called TiVo+.

Omniverse: It's All HovSat's Fault

Faced with a copyright lawsuit led by major Hollywood studios, Omniverse accuses its erstwhile partner of breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.

China's CBN Starts 5G Trials Amid Doubts

China's smallest 5G operator has begun 5G trials, but it remains a long way behind its bigger rivals.

Locast: Broadcaster-Led Lawsuit 'Objectively Baseless' & 'an Unlawful Sham'

Locast, which has filed counterclaims, asserts RCN pulled back a $750,000 donation commitment 'as a result of intimidation from the broadcasters.'

Looking Back: Comcast's Breakthrough X1 Video Service Turns 10

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.

Shout It Out Loud: 'NEXTGEN TV' Is ATSC 3.0's Go-To-Market Brand

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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