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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Where have you gone, AllVid?

If the Xbox One comes up short as a true, all-in-one entertainment center, it's due to the intransigence of pay-TV operators and the fecklessness of the Federal Communications Commission more than to any design decisions made by Microsoft.…

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How P2P could save the set-top box by improving VOD

Netflix dominates the business of streaming movies and television into consumers' homes, but a new business model developed by big data firm Opera Solutions could help give cable companies the inside track. The model is combination of peer-to-peer networking via set-top boxes and big data algortihms.…

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NFL breaks up the pay-TV huddle

The steep prices of the NFL's new broadcast rights deals are likely to put pressure on rapidly growing fault lines within the pay-TV industry that could, ironically, accelerate the breakup of the broad bundle of channels at the core of the current business model -- something competition from over-the-top video providers has thus far been unable to achieve.…

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