Channeling Netflix

Unless Congress and/or the FCC does something to change the rules of the retransmission game, pay-TV providers will need to do something to re-balance their negotiating leverage with the networks.…

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Shotgun wedding on the set-top

As viewers rely on a growing number of screens and devices for consuming video, the source of the programming becomes ever-less relevant to the experience of watching it, particularly as OTT services like Netflix become a more important source of original programming.…

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TV disruption: It’s not about the cord

The power of network owners to bundle channels together -- to force pay-TV operators as well as subscribers to buy programming as a package -- is at the heart of the current TV ecosystem. If it's being lost today, it's not because people are cutting the cord but because viewers are shifting their habits, and because new entrants are competing more effectively both for viewers and for advertising dollars.…

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Mobile video’s future threatened by bad reception

While the demand for video on mobile devices may be there, monetizing that demand depends on being able to deliver video over wireless networks efficiently and economically enough to allow scalable business models to emerge. For now, though, and even for the medium-term future, bandwidth constraints impose limits not just on data consumption but on monetization strategies for premium video.…

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Vyyo Out of Air?

Vyyo, loosely translated, means “air” in Hindi. And air is what the Norcross, Ga.-based cable broadband equipment maker with that name might…

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