The mis-measure of Netflix

In Netflix's subscription-based on-demand world, viewership is cumulative. Measuring it at any given point in time might give you a number, but that number has little correlation with the content's value to Netflix.…

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Regulating peering

One of the most puzzling aspects of the peering disputes that have arisen -- principally between Netflix and a handful of the largest ISPs -- is how little money appears to be involved.…

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Neutral no more

Now that Barack Obama has put his clear personal stamp on net neutrality, even Republicans who wouldn't know Title II from the Tidal Basin, will be utterly, eternally and vocally opposed to reclassification.…

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Sports report: Conflict ahead

As sports viewing increasingly goes over-the-top and mobile, taking the traditional broadcast audience with it, big-ticket, broadcast-only rights deals are going to grow increasingly problematic for the broadcasters.…

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HBO, CBS and net neutrality

Underlying much of the debate of interconnection fees and paid prioritization is an unspoken and largely unexamined assumption that the current power dynamic between ISPs and content providers is both inevitable and immutable. It isn't.…

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Creeping a la carte

Consumers increasingly are willing and able to assemble their own, a la carte TV bundles, through a mixture of traditional and OTT channels, while eschewing pre-packaged bundles dictated by the networks.…

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