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posted in February 2017
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We'll Make Buffering Obsolete, Like Dial-Up: Netflix CEO
Aditya Kishore  
2/27/2017   61 comments
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said his company is delivering high-quality video streams at 'half a meg' for mobile screens today, and hopes to go lower.
RTL's Dube Talks VoD
The Digerati  
2/27/2017   5 comments
RTL Interactive's VP of VoD discusses its TV Now catch-up service with Telco Transformation.
FCC Moves Forward With New Broadcast Standard
Aditya Kishore  
2/24/2017   19 comments
US communications regulator kicks off the rulemaking process for ATSC 3.0, a new broadcast standard enabling localized broadcasts, better accessibility options and data casting.
Mobile Is Taking Over Video: AOL Study
Aditya Kishore  
2/23/2017   20 comments
The latest State of the Industry: Mobile Video Report from AOL found that the mobile screen is set to dominate video viewing, and that the large majority of users say they can't live without their smartphones.
OTT Will Exceed Pay-TV – TIM's Biscarini
The Digerati  
2/22/2017   37 comments
Telecom Italia's EVP & Head of Multimedia Entertainment & Consumer Digital Services, Daniela Biscarini, discusses the operator's TV strategy.
Verizon Shaves $350M Off of Yahoo Deal
Mike Robuck  
2/21/2017   46 comments
Verizon and Yahoo agree to cut the price of their deal, and to split some of the liabilities.
No Linear Please, We're Millennial
Infographics  
2/21/2017   20 comments
A recent survey of millennial men in the US examined their video consumption habits and preferences, unsurprisingly finding that cord-cutting and streaming were typical for the majority.
SK Telecom Targets VR Tech Challenges
Aditya Kishore  
2/20/2017   7 comments
South Korean operator will offer an open API to create an improved virtual reality ecosystem, based on a new platform to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress.
Getting the Skinny on Pay-TV
Flash Poll  
2/17/2017   6 comments
Are skinny bundles a viable strategy for pay-TV operators?
TT Poll: Facebook Tops YouTube in Live-Streaming Match-Up
Aditya Kishore  
2/17/2017   28 comments
Respondents in a recent Telco Transformation poll felt that Facebook was likely to top the live-streaming market, but YouTube was close behind.
Discovery Thinks Small
Aditya Kishore  
2/16/2017   39 comments
The cable programmer sees opportunity in creating niche SVoD services for specific shows and segments.
Aussie Kids Trading TV Time for Internet
Aditya Kishore  
2/15/2017   31 comments
Children in Australia are now spending more time with the Internet than watching TV, according to a new survey from Australian researcher Roy Morgan.
OTT Providers Target Operators With B2B Solutions
Aditya Kishore  
2/14/2017   5 comments
Swedish Internet video provider Magine has created a new group to market its technology to service providers, joining others such as Zattoo and Roku.
Rambles & Rants: Who Rules Video?
Aditya Kishore  
2/13/2017   24 comments
The pay-TV business has long debated the relative power of content and distribution. We are now entering a stage where the phrase 'platform is king,' is becoming a common mantra, but it's unclear where the value in the video business really is.
CenturyLink's TV Future Likely to Be Skinny
Aditya Kishore  
2/10/2017   11 comments
CenturyLink to focus on skinny Internet-delivered pay-TV package rather than its full-fat IPTV service.
Hulu VR Update Could Threaten Theatrical Revenue
Aditya Kishore  
2/9/2017   46 comments
Hulu offers in-theatre experience, social features as part of new VR app.
Video to Go: EU Signs Off on Content Roaming
Aditya Kishore  
2/8/2017   22 comments
Europeans will be able to access their music, video and other content-based services, even when travelling, from any country within the EU.
Spying Not So Smart on TVs, Finds Vizio
Aditya Kishore  
2/7/2017   28 comments
Smart TV manufacturer Vizio to pay $2.2 million for collecting viewer data without permission.
New Year Caption Contest: And the Winners Are…
Aditya Kishore  
2/7/2017   26 comments
Announcing the winners of the most recent Telco Transformation caption contest.
Traditional Marketers Need to Shift Their Strategies – Roku's Rosenberg
The Digerati  
2/6/2017   11 comments
Roku's vice president of advertising and audience development discusses its advertising toolkit and strategy.
OECD Reports Near Total Penetration of Mobile Broadband
Aditya Kishore  
2/3/2017   51 comments
The organization's latest research finds that 95% of inhabitants in its 35 member countries have a mobile broadband connection.
Facebook Targets the TV for Future Growth
Aditya Kishore  
2/2/2017   58 comments
Facebook is reportedly developing an app for set-top boxes as a part of its push into video services, as it searches for new advertising opportunities.
VR Goes to the Super Bowl
Aditya Kishore  
2/1/2017   22 comments
American football championship to feature 20 of the best plays 'near real-time' in virtual reality this year, according to broadcaster Fox.




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