AT&T/ Chernin Group Deal: Another Take on OTT Video Monetization

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AT&T is trying a new approach toward the over-the-top video opportunity, announcing today that it has created a joint venture with media company The Chernin Group to focus on OTT video. The companies said they would jointly invest $500 million in the venture with the...Learn More

Report Finds 44% Increase in Video Cord Cutting Since 2010

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The proliferation of smartphones and tablets, coupled with the standardization of digital television and video, is enabling viewers to consume content anywhere at any time they want across multiple devices. Americans are taking to the new viewing freedom in droves, which, in turn, is spurring...Learn More

Comcast-Netflix Debate Illustrates Implications of Comcast-TWC Merger

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Comcast is in the process of acquiring Time Warner Cable which if successful, will create a massive vertically integrated media company with dominant positions in cable TV distribution and broadband access. The merger will face significant regulatory scrutiny and Comcast is doing their best to...Learn More

Time Warner Cable Steps on the WiFi Gas by Moving Forward with Hotspot 2.0

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The cable industry’s leadership on WiFi is well documented. Cable companies have been able to leverage WiFi individually and collectively to deliver tangible incremental value for their broadband subscribers. Time Warner Cable (TWC) is stepping up their WiFi efforts by being the first major broadband...Learn More

Cox Expands Smart Home Footprint

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ATLANTA, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications announced today that it is continuing its expansion of home security and automation services by offering Cox Home Security to the Las Vegas market. Cox started offering Home Security three years ago in Arizona and has since...Learn More

Report: Pay TV Subscribers to Increase (Just Barely) in 2014

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The rapid emergence of over-the-top (OTT) and Internet TV alternatives, as well as cloud services, has posed stiff challenges for U.S. pay-TV service providers in recent years. Having experienced a 0.58% decline in subscriber numbers in 2013, the pay-TV subscriber base will grow in 2014,...Learn More

Comcast Reaches One Million Wi-Fi Hotspots Nationwide

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April 09, 2014 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced it has surpassed one million Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation. The company’s Xfinity WiFi network, the largest in the U.S., allows customers to connect more devices and do more online, in more places and at any time....Learn More

AT&T HBO Bundle Targets Potential Cord Cutters for $40 per Month

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There is an ongoing debate about the true impact of video cord cutting. One side of the argument says consumers are actively cutting the cord to save money or because they consume video differently than the traditional ‘smorgasbord’ channel line-up model. The counter argument points...Learn More

RCN Earns MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification

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Princeton, NJ – April 8, 2014 – RCN Business, an industry-leading provider of high-speed Internet, voice, video and network solutions, announces today that it has achieved the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) rigorous Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification. Achieving MEF CE 2.0 certification indicates the...Learn More

NCTC in Talks for WebTuner IP Platform for OTT and Cable Content

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The National Cable Television Cooperative said yesterday that it is in discussions with a new player in the market about a video delivery platform designed to handle Internet video content as well as live and on-demand TV. The platform comes from WebTuner and includes a...Learn More

Vubiquity AnyVU Cloud Introduces New Video Content Delivery Model

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This post has been updated and modified and clarifies an earlier version Vubiquity Wednesday formally announced AnyVUCloud, a cloud-based platform for delivering video content to the marketplace. According to yesterday’s press release, AnyVU Cloud will host “…licensed transactional and subscription Video on Demand content, as...Learn More

Verizon FiOS Quantum TV Upgrades DVR Service

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NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — No more heated debates about whose TV programs should get recorded and who should be forced to wait for the dreaded rerun. A quick run to the kitchen for more popcorn no longer means you’ll miss the buzzer...Learn More