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The Online Reporter no. 964

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KEY ISSUES

Vidgo Says It Is the Future of OTT & Television

More about this item: Vidgo is claiming it can do what Apple has reportedly been unsuccessful at doing, what Intel tried and failed to do and what Microsoft and Google have been unable to do. Sony is in the process of doing it with its PlayStation Vue as is Dish Network with its Sling TV service.

Ericsson Moves Deeper into the TV World

More about this item: Ericsson has announced its acquisition of FYI Television. How important is the metadata that FYI Television gathers? Ericsson’s newest ConsumerLab research reported that 50% of linear TV viewers say they can’t find programs they want to watch, which confirms the importance of content discovery that makes it easy for consumers to find shows they want to watch.

MoCA Hires Comcast’s Charles Cerino as Full-Time President

 

DISRUPTIONS

Three Things Point to the Increasing Disruptions in the Cellular Business

 

PAY TV FIGHTS BACK

Netflix Has Gone Global & Now Everyone Fights Back

 

4K/UHD [ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION]

Sony’s 4K Cameras to Shoot at the 2016 Sony Open

AsiaSat Uses Harmonic’s Gear & Content to Launch Second 4K Channel

4K TVs under $1,000 for Watching the Super Bowl

 

OTT SERVICES, APPS AND SCREENS

Netflix Will Have a Lot to Chew On in 2016

It’s Time for Content Owners to Cut Out the Middle Men

Internet’s Backbone Will Be Next Bottleneck

AT&T Plans to Unify Mobile and Pay TV

Tennis Channel Finds Success Straddling OTT and Pay TV Services

HBO No Longer Playing Hard-to-Get in Spain

Netflix Price Grandfathering is Ending

Cox Had a Flare but No Sparks Flew

Video Curator QYOU Lands Ziggo for a Customized Sports Channel

Netflix Global Expansion Includes Kid-Friendly Programming

 

ORIGINAL ONLINE VIDEO

A Millennial-Centric OTT Network Debuts

 

BROADBAND BEAT

Adtran: G.fast Is Doing Very Well at BT and 60 Other Telcos

Swisscom Looking at Combined DSL/LTE Broadband Service

40 Million Comcast Gigabit Homes. Really.

 

HOME NETWORKING

Celeno VP Marketing on Solving the Sticky Wi-Fi’ Problem

Celeno Lands Deals with Two Major DOCSIS Chipmakers: STM & Intel

 

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

HEVC Does What Was Promised: Cuts Bandwidth in Half

Content Producers Take to HDR

ARM Launches 4K Display Processor for Smartphones & Tablets

DLNA Mandates Low-Power Modes

 

SET- & NET-TOP BOXES

New Dish DVR STB/NTB Has It All

 

WIRELESS BROADBAND

Verizon’s FreeBee Data Competes with Binge On

 

LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS

Sales of STBs to Pay TV Companies Increase Slightly

Sling TV Subs Expected to Surge in 2016

YouTube a Global Muse for Original TV Content

Connect TV Takes the Lead During Christmas Season

Content Ratings Measurement Expanded by Nielsen

Impressive Pay TV and Internet TV Stats We’ve Come Across

 

DIGI GRAMS

BT Takeover of EE Is Approved

BBC’s iPlayer Gets a New Driver

Showtime Raffling Premium Memberships to Spotify Users

Online Video Competition is Fierce

Peak TV’ – Not Yet, but Soon

We’re Seeing a Digital Arms Race

Partnership Brings PBS Series to Amazon Prime Subs

YouTube Talent Is Going Scripted

 

 

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