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Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV Grows to 23 Pay-TV Operators

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., September 20, 2017 – Evolution Digital today announced the expanded deployment of its fully-packaged eVUE-TV® IP video platform with additional pay-TV operators nationwide. Newly-announced operators deploying eVUE-TV include Cablevision of Marion County, BELD, DTC, LHTC Broadband, Tullahoma Utilities Board, Valley Telecom Group and Gold...Learn More

Rural Telecom Economics: Telergee Report Finds Revenues Up, Profits Down

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The average small rural telco saw revenues increase in 2016 but profitability declined in comparison with the previous year, according to the latest Telergee Benchmark Study. The extensive and detailed rural telecom economics report is compiled annually by The Telergee Alliance, a group of accounting...Learn More

Vubiquity and Nokia Team Up for Time-Shift-as-a-Service Video

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Bubank, California — September 17, 2017 –VUBIQUITY, the leading provider of premium content services and media technology solutions and NOKIA, a global technology leader at the heart of the connected world have announced a new ‘Time-Shift As A Service’ (T- SAAS) offering. The service leverages...Learn More

Regional IPTV Head End Selects Innovative Systems Middleware Platform

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Technology advances in IPTV video have changed drastically since 2001 when Midwest Video Solutions started offering regional IPTV headend services, and in a move to provide consumers with more competitive features, MVS has added Innovative Systems’ IPTV Middleware platform. MVS provides multiple IPTV and Cable video...Learn More

Report: Close to Half of Long Term Pay TV Subscribers Also Subscribe to OTT

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TiVo’s 2017 survey of pay-TV and OTT subscribers in the United States, Europe and Latin America found that respondents watch 4.4 hours of content per day. A considerable number of people are subscribers to pay-tv and ott as well. TiVo suggests that voice activated technology...Learn More

Comcast Launches YouTube App On Xfinity X1

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Two companies with broad ambitions took what could be a significant step as Comcast has launched a YouTube app on Xfinity X1, according to the two companies. Access to YouTube’s massive video inventory will be available through Comcast’s X1 platform, and searchable through the X1...Learn More

Limelight: U.S. Online Video Viewing Pegged at Over 6 Hours Weekly

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Though millennials are king when it comes to online video consumption, worldwide viewership for the entire category is significant and growing, according to Limelight Networks. U.S. online video viewing is slightly higher than the global average at roughly 6 1/2 hours weekly. The content delivery...Learn More

AT&T CEO: Bye-Bye DirecTV, Hello AT&T OTT Video

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AT&T plans to launch a cable TV-like service for delivery over-the-top over its own or a competitor’s broadband network in 2018, said AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson at an investor conference today. The AT&T OTT video offering will be in beta trials before year-end and is...Learn More

Windstream Rebrand Introduces Kinetic Across Consumer & SMB Product Portfolio

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An announced Windstream rebrand will introduce Kinetic across its broader consumer and SMB product portfolio as a new premium brand. Windstream has been using the Kinetic brand since 2014 for its IPTV service. The new Kinetic brand will now be featured across Windstream’s entire 18...Learn More

Comcast Strategy: We Intend to Own the Home

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Comcast has set its sights on “owning the home,” said Matt Strauss, executive vice president of Xfinity Services for Comcast Cable, at a financial conference today. Strauss cited an example of how that Comcast strategy might be implemented: People using Comcast’s home control offering, dubbed...Learn More

Spotify Hulu Deal Aims to Lock Up Generation Z with Bundled Streaming Pact

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A new Spotify Hulu deal announced today will target college students with a bundled offer of music and video streaming. Spotify Premium for Students, now with Hulu will combine versions of Spotify and Hulu for a disruptive price of $4.99 per month. The deal includes...Learn More

MaxxSouth Broadband, Ripley Video Cable to Combine

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Block Communications, the parent company of MaxxSouth Broadband, said late yesterday that it plans to acquire Ripley Video Cable. The MaxxSouth Broadband, Ripley deal will bring together two companies that provide broadband and video service in Mississippi. MaxxSouth also provides service in parts of Alabama....Learn More

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