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OTT, Broadband
ISP Cogent calls OTT ecosystem’s long-term winner
Nov 23 2016 9:00 AM

Count Internet Service Provider (ISP) Cogent as one of the video service providers that believe over-the-top delivery will be the long-term winner in the battle for eyeballs because “it’s cheaper, it is affordable, it is time shiftable and it allows you a much greater choice in content.”

Comcast’s system upgrade could leave some Chicagoans seeing SD, but will up broadband speeds
Broadband, Pay TV, Millennials
Comcast’s system upgrade could leave some Chicagoans seeing SD, but will up broadband speeds
Jan 06 2016 8:00 AM

Some Comcast customers in Chicago could lose their HD channels as the operator completes an upgrade to its system that requires subscribers use new set-top boxes to access them.

Windstream launches Kinetic IPTV service in Lexington, opens new market for its broadband
IPTV, Pay TV
Windstream launches Kinetic IPTV service in Lexington, opens new market for its broadband
Dec 02 2015 12:15 PM

Windstream, following up on a promise it made in October, has launched its Kinetic TV service in Lexington, Kentucky, the second market in which the telco has rolled out the IPTV product.

Connected TVs & Devices
Dear Santa, I want a (big) 4K UHD TV for Christmas...
Nov 18 2014 2:45 PM

Oscar Wilde wrote: “I can resist everything except temptation.” Boy, did he have me pegged.

Tis the holiday season and I’m adding new items to my ever-growing Christmas list as soon as the press release hits my desk.

New iPhone 6 Plus? Got it.

New iPad Air? Ordered.

Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick? Delivery is set for Nov. 25.

And, Amazon’s stealth “Echo?” I have my fingers crossed that I’ll get my invite in the mail… soon.

Pay TV, OTT, Online Video
New Streaming Video Alliance is a sign the Wild West is being tamed
Nov 18 2014 1:45 PM

Seventeen companies from the online video ecosystem – including service providers, content owners and an array of technology vendors – have banded together to form the Streaming Video Alliance, designed, they say, to “facilitate the creation of architecture, standards and best practices” around the online video infrastructure.

The group also said the consumer experience is key to its charter.

Pay TV
U.S. service providers lose pay-TV subs in 2013, but see big broadband gains
Mar 17 2014 9:00 AM

Here's a little fuel for the cord-cutting/cord-shaving fire:

The 13 largest multi-channel video providers in the United States -– about 94% of the market -- lost 105,000 net video subscribers in 2013, but broadband additions were huge.

Worst hit? Cable providers who saw their subscriber numbers tumble by more than 1.74 million subs, 23% more than the 1.41 million they lost in 2012. The industry closed the year with about 49.6 million subscribers.