What’s new in The Online Reporter & Internet TV Reporter

Notice: In recent years, The Online Reporter has been reporting on technologies that enable online entertainment services such as broadband and home networking and how online entertainment service such as OTT and UHD 4K services are creating demand for those enabling technologies.

Both areas have become too big to report in a single newsletter – and not everyone is interested in both – so we are this week splitting into two newsletters:

– The Online Reporter will cover enabling technologies

– Internet TV Reporter will cover online entertainment services

 

Existing subscribers will continue to get both unless they opt out

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In this week’s Internet TV Reporter (970)

3 Major Pieces Missing from AT&T’s Streaming-Only Pay TV Service

 

DISRUPTIONS

VR’s Biggest Proponent Says 10 Years until Its Mainstream

VR Won’t Be Another Way to Watch TV’

 

4K/UHD

HDR Is the Next Arms Race for OTT Services

 

OTT

Five Lessons AT&T Should Learn from the Internet TV Pioneers

NFL Says Streaming TV Offers Better Experience than Broadcast TV

CBS Wants to Be NFL’s New Digital Partner

Amazon May Add Live Content to Prime’ SVoD Service

Could Amazon’s Latest Move Forecast a Free Video Tier?

ShowMax Uses Airplay to Get around Apple TV App

Vemanti Group Aims to Fill a Hole in US Niche OTT Offerings

 

ORIGINAL ONLINE VIDEO

Facebook Will Turn 2 Billion Consumers into Broadcasters

Live’ Is the New King in Social Video

Facebook Might Pay Celebs to Use Its New Live Broadcast Feature

Verizon Explores Delivering Location-Specific Video Content to Mobile Users

Netflix Anime Original Debuting to All Subscribers Simultaneously

Verizon & Hearst Join Together for Digital Video Venture

 

ENABLING TECHNOLOGY

Valossa’s Val.ai Makes Videos’ Content Searchable

Harmonic Completes Acquisition of Thomson Video Networks

 

SET- & NET-TOP BOXES

TiVo: New Consumer Product Coming This Year

Kanex Brings Digital Optical Port to New Apple TV

 

LIES, DAMN LIES & STATISTICS

Fuller House’ for Netflix, Emptier House for ABC

Pay TV Adoption in Spain is Up Along with Cord-Cutting

TV Everywhere Growth in Q4 Surges

Traditional TV No Longer the Norm as Millennials are the Majority in US

 

DIGI GRAMS

Everyone Knows Battery Life Sucks

Microsoft Skype’s Score This week: 19 and 7

Hulu Buys Exclusive Rights to Stream Lionsgate Film

PlayStation Vue Adds Channels and Cuts Prices

Google Going Beyond the Streaming Stick

 

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The Online Reporter 970 (Infrastructure edition)

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Facebook Fully Joins the Live Social Video Stream Parade

 

DISRUPTIONS

Facebook Will Turn 2 Billion Consumers into Broadcasters

Live’ Is the New King in Social Video

Facebook Might Pay Celebs to Use Its New Live Broadcast Feature

Verizon Explores Delivering Location-Specific Video Content to Mobile Users

VR Won’t Be another Way to Watch TV’

 

4K/UHD

Mexico’s Public Service Broadcaster Goes 4K & IP

HDR Is the Next Arms Race for OTT Services

 

OTT

3 Major Pieces Missing from AT&T’s Streaming-Only Pay TV Service

Five Lessons AT&T Should Learn from the Internet TV Pioneers

NFL Says Streaming TV Offers Better Experience than Broadcast TV

CBS Wants to Be NFL’s New Digital Partner Amazon May Add Live Content to Prime’ SVoD Service

Amazon May Add Live Content to Prime’ SVoD Service

 

BROADBAND BEAT

NBN Says It’s On Target to Reach 2016 & 2020 Goals

Residences in Emporia, Kansas Can Access a 1 Gbps All-Fiber Network

Cox Takes Gigabit Service to Tucson, Arizona

Cincinnati Bell Is Eyeing G.fast to Supplement FTTH

Telefonica Selects Nokia’s Gear to Get Ready for 4K

 

HOME NETWORKING

Frontier: 40% of Homes Have a Wi-Fi Problem, Not a Broadband Problem

Light-based LiFi to Supplement Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Gets a Cellco-based Competitor: LTE-U

Google On App Helps OnHub Users Set-up & Manage the Wi-Fi Network

 

ENABLING TECHNOLOGY

Valossa’s Val.ai Makes Videos’ Content Searchable

Harmonic Completes Acquisition of Thomson Video Networks

 

SET- & NET-TOP BOXES

TiVo: New Consumer Product Coming This Year

Kanex Brings Digital Optical Port to New Apple TV

 

WIRELESS BROADBAND

5G’s Goal: 50 Mbps & Latency of Less than 5 Milliseconds

5G Marketing Hype & Serious Discussions at MWC 2016

Verizon’s Purchase of XO’s Fiber Assets Anticipates the Use of 5G for

Verizon: 5G Can Provide Broadband to the Home, But Not Affordably

 

LIES, DAMN LIES & STATISTICS

Duh! Sales of 4K Sets Boom, Others Decline

TV Everywhere Growth in Q4 Surges

 

DIGIGRAMS

Microsoft Skype’s Score This week: 19 and 7

Everyone Knows Battery Life Sucks

 

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