TDS Confidence in Video Business Continues with Move to TiVo for its Next Generation TV Platform

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TDS will move to the TiVo platform for its next generation TV platform, bringing it to both its cable and IPTV operations across the country. The new TiVo platform will be featured with both existing and new video subscribers, the companies report. In addition to...Learn More

Consolidated Communications Boosts Broadband Speeds in Southern Minnesota

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MANKATO, Minn. – July 11, 2018 – Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced the availability of increased broadband speeds in the company’s southern Minnesota service area.  Residents can now choose from a variety of plans with connections up to 80 Mbps,...Learn More

Higher Priced Premium Netflix on the Way?

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A trial in some European markets for a premium Netflix subscription is creating speculation that the leading OTT provider may bring such an offer to the U.S. eventually. The premium offer, with pricing assumed to be at $16.99/month would be $3 more than Netflix’s current...Learn More

DIRECTV NOW is Latest OTT Streaming Service to Raise Pricing

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One advantage OTT streaming video services like Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW have over traditional pay-TV services is lower cost. But for how long? These two providers, owned by DISH and AT&T respectively, are both raising their monthly subscription fees. For Sling TV, the hike...Learn More

fuboTV Is First Virtual MVPD To Launch 4K HDR Beta

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NEW YORK – JULY 2, 2018 – fuboTV (fubo.tv), the leading sports-first live streaming TV service in the U.S., has launched 4K HDR10 support in Beta, becoming the first virtual multichannel video programming distributor (vMVPD) to offer content in ultra-high definition and high dynamic range. Starting today, main broadcasts*...Learn More

Latest Sling TV Enhancements Push Streaming Service Towards A La Carte TV Model

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The pay-TV business continues to evolve, with video providers experimenting with new models in the hopes of finding the right mix that appeals to a very diverse audience of consumers. The latest attempt comes from Sling TV, who will now offer individual channel subscription options,...Learn More

DISH EVOLVE Platform to Deliver Netflix to Hotels

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HOUSTON, June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — DISH is advancing in-room entertainment by integrating Netflix into its EVOLVE® television solution for hotels in the coming months. Guests staying in hotels powered by EVOLVE will be able to access their personal Netflix account directly from their room’s TV. DISH is the...Learn More

MOBITV Platform Eliminates Headend, STB Requirements for IPTV

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A new offering from MOBIV is designed to provide what amounts to a ‘cloud-based’ headend and eliminates the need for a set-top box to deliver IPTV. The goal is to enable broadband providers to offer pay-TV services without a large capital outlay, explained MOBITV CEO...Learn More

Georgia Cable Provider Going IPTV with Innovative Systems Middleware

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June 12, 2018 — Alma, GA – For ATC Broadband in Alma Georgia, running three video plants is not something you would wish on your worst enemy, but for ease of operation and maintenance IPTV has far and away been the best of the three....Learn More

Nebraska Video Provider Goes with Innovative Systems IPTV Encryption

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May 30, 2018 — Hartington, NE – Citing a need to consolidate more video applications on a single source to save on operational costs, Hartington Nebraska based television provider Hartelco has added the InnoCryption™ to their InnoStream™ Video Server platform. According to Bill McGregor, Plant and Network Manager, switching...Learn More

TDS Plans Another Out-of-Market Fiber Deployment

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TDS Telecommunications said it will build a fiber network supporting gigabit service in the village of DeForest, Wis. The TDS fiber deployment is not in TDS’s traditional local exchange carrier territory, a TDS spokesperson told Telecompetitor. TDS Fiber Deployment TDS plans for DeForest include providing...Learn More

Kagan: U.S. Cable, Telco and DBS Video Subscribers Now Stand at 90 Million Residential

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Cable, Telco, and DBS video subscribers fell 0.8% during the first quarter of the year compared to the last quarter of 2017, according to Kagan. The rate of decline was somewhat slower than for the same period in 2017. The research firm found that multichannel...Learn More

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