Report: When Comparing OTT Threats on Pay TV, it’s the Revenue, Not the Subscribers That Counts

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Much continues to be made of OTT threats on pay TV providers, with often dire predictions in tow. While acknowledging a fast and dramatically changing technological and viewer environment, Strategy Analytics (SA) says traditional pay TV providers will continue to dominate the U.S. and North...Learn More

Virtual MSOs Bigger Threat to Cable, Satellite, Telco Pay-TV than Netflix, Amazon

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The launch of “skinny” streaming TV and video service bundles by OTT providers, such as YouTube, poses the latest real and present danger to incumbent cable, satellite, and telco pay-TV vendors. A more recent market entrant in the U.S. and internationally, Virtual Multiple Systems Operators,...Learn More

Evolution Digital Reaches eVUE-TV Agreement with GCI

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Centennial, Colorado — June 20, 2017 — Evolution Digital today announces that it has reached an agreement with General Communication Inc. (GCI) to deploy its fully managed eVUE-TV® IPTV Solution to GCI customers in select service regions. GCI delivers residential and business telecommunications services primarily...Learn More

Calix Unveils 10G EPON Solution Targeting Cable Operators

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PETALUMA, Calif., June 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, is leveraging the AXOS platform to innovate at a rapid pace unseen before in the access industry. Today, Calix announced the addition of 10G EPON to...Learn More

DIRECTV NOW Streaming Service Available on the Roku Platform

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May 30, 2017 — LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Roku, Inc. today announced the availability of an early release of AT&T’s1 video streaming service, DIRECTV NOW, on the select Roku® devices – Roku TV™ 4K models, the Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming...Learn More

Windstream Completes First Stage of 100 Mbps Cable Upgrades in North Georgia

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May 30, 2017 — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced it has completed the first stage of its cable upgrade plan in North Georgia, enabling more than 6,000 households in Blairsville (Union County) to have access...Learn More

Cable One Strategy of Leading with Broadband over Video Was the Right Choice, Says CEO Julie Laulis

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Several years have passed since cable MSO Cable One made the decision to de-emphasize video and focus on broadband. The choice has proven to be a good one, said Cable One President and CEO Julie Laulis yesterday. The Cable One strategy choice to de-emphasize video...Learn More

$2.3B Wave Broadband Acquisition by RCN Will Create Sixth Largest Cable Broadband Operator

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In its latest deal, TPG Capital is backing RCN’s $2.3 billion Wave Broadband acquisition. Wave Broadband will join TPG Capital’s cable and broadband portfolio, which also already includes RCN and Grande Communications – two operators that, like Wave, are focused on multi-play offerings including broadband...Learn More

Comcast: X1 Will Win the Day for Us Even Against OTT

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We lost track of how many times Comcast’s new CEO Dave Watson touted the company’s X1 user interface at an investor conference today. But it was in the range of a dozen times or more. Among the X1 competitive benefits cited: reducing churn, improving customers’...Learn More

Comcast SD-WAN Beta Marks Move into Fast Growing SD-WAN Market

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An announced Comcast SD-WAN beta trial signals a continuing move into business and enterprise services by the largest U.S. cable MSO. Comcast claims to be the first major cable company to introduce a carrier-grade SD-WAN solution, which will target both mid-market and enterprise segments. Cable...Learn More

Coming Soon to a Streaming OTT Offer Near You – Your Local Broadcast Affiliates

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It’s no secret that streaming OTT services like Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and PlayStation Vue are on the rise and beginning to offer a legitimate OTT alternative to traditional subscription pay TV packages. But outside of a few major cities, these streaming offers have struggled...Learn More

Enhanced Atlantic Broadband WiFi Offer Will Leverage In-Home Mesh Networking

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Atlantic Broadband is rolling out new home and small business WiFi services this month, the latest in a lengthening string of announcements highlighting the competitive battleground that WiFi has become. Rather than employing just one wireless access point on the customer premises, the Atlantic Broadband...Learn More

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