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For Comcast, data equals big dollars

For Comcast, data equals big dollars | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Comcast, the largest broadband provider in the US is getting bigger and bigger.
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Time Warner TV app now streams live sports channels in New York, Dallas, and Charlotte

Time Warner TV app now streams live sports channels in New York, Dallas, and Charlotte | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Time Warner's TWC TV app already lets customers stream live television to their phone, and now that also includes a number of sports channels — provided you live in New York City, Dallas, or...
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TechCrunch | Riding The Third Wave of TV Transformation

TechCrunch | Riding The Third Wave of TV Transformation | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Eric Elia (@ericelia) is a member of the founding team at Brightcove, and is currently the vice president of TV solutions. Brightcove, a video and app solutions provider, went public on Feb.
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Existing broadcasters, pay-TV providers to dominate OTT | News | Rapid TV News

Existing broadcasters, pay-TV providers to dominate OTT | News | Rapid TV News | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular belief of a market whereby companies such as Netflix and Hulu will redefine TV, a new report by Rethink Technology Research has concluded that over the top (OTT) technology will actually be dominated by existing services.
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Comcast, Verizon Say They’re Itching to Fight Google, Apple

Comcast, Verizon Say They’re Itching to Fight Google, Apple | OTT Video | Scoop.it
The Feds are probing into a deal between the cable giant and the telco giant -- who say they need help to take on the really big guys.
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For Connected TV, The New Last Mile Is Dining Room To Living Room

For Connected TV, The New Last Mile Is Dining Room To Living Room | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Last week, I lambasted Virgin Media for taking two years to launch its iPad TV guide for its TiVo (NSDQ: TIVO) set-top box.

I have since learned the app has been ready for months; it was submitted to and approved by Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) months ago.
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YouTube and NBC Will Livestream the Entire Summer 2012 Olympics For Free

YouTube and NBC Will Livestream the Entire Summer 2012 Olympics For Free | OTT Video | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, you'll be able to watch every single olympic event live. NBC has teamed up with YouTube to livestream more than 3000 hours of coverage from the London 2012 Olympics for free.
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Kill Hollywood? You're 100 years too late

Kill Hollywood? You're 100 years too late | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley startups may be trying to free the entertainment industry from Hollywood’s death grip. But anyone who wants to kill Hollywood deserves a history lesson in its tenacious will to survive.
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Broadcasters Sue To Stop $12 Streaming Service Aereo

Broadcasters Sue To Stop $12 Streaming Service Aereo | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Well, that was quick. Two weeks ago, media mogul Barry Diller announced an ambitious cloud-based TV service that streams over-the-air channels to internet devices for $12 a month.
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TiVo transcoder and IP-based set-top box coming 'by the end of summer,' announces Pace partnership

TiVo transcoder and IP-based set-top box coming 'by the end of summer,' announces Pace partnership | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Nestled within TiVo's surprisingly decent fourth quarter results was a statement from CEO Tom Rogers, who said that "By the end of the summer, we’ll further that lead with the addition of the...
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Cableco Seeks to be “Totally Open” to OTT - TDG Opinions

Cableco Seeks to be “Totally Open” to OTT - TDG Opinions | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Virgin Media, the British cable company, announced last week that it intends on opening up the company’s TiVo-branded DVR to over-the-top (OTT) video providers.
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Nielsen: Cord Cutting And Internet TV Viewing On The Rise

Nielsen: Cord Cutting And Internet TV Viewing On The Rise | OTT Video | Scoop.it
According to a new report from Nielsen, the number of U.S. homes that have broadband Internet, but only free, broadcast TV, is on the rise. Although representing less than 5% of TV households, the number has grown 22.8% over the past year.
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With Viacom deal, Amazon looks like a real competitor to Netflix

With Viacom deal, Amazon looks like a real competitor to Netflix | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Amazon continues to add content to its Amazon Prime Instant Videos service. It announced a deal with Viacom that will bring the number of titles available to more that 15,000, or three times the amount of content it launched the service with.

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How Streaming Video Is Killing the DVD [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Streaming Video Is Killing the DVD [INFOGRAPHIC] | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Is the DVD going to go the way of the Laserdisc and VHS Tape? This infographic shows how streaming video is dominating the market.
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TechCrunch | Hulu Announces Four More Original Series, Bringing Total Lineup To Seven

TechCrunch | Hulu Announces Four More Original Series, Bringing Total Lineup To Seven | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Hulu has been having a busy week. On Tuesday, the company announced a new deal for advertisers, which now charges them only for ad completions, and today at Hulu's upfronts, the company announced the arrival of even more original shows.
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YouTube adds pay-per-view to live streaming

YouTube adds pay-per-view to live streaming | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Pay-per-view is coming to YouTube: The site announced that publishers with access to its live streaming platform will now be able to charge for live events. YouTube also said that it will eventually give more publishers access to live streaming.
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The technical and legal realities of Comcast's Xbox cap spat

The technical and legal realities of Comcast's Xbox cap spat | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Comcast said content streamed over Microsoft's Xbox won't count against a user's 250 GB usage cap, prompting outrage. But the reality of the situation is that the way Comcast is delivering its content over the Xbox means it's in the right.
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Apple sued for infringing digital video distribution patents with iTunes Store, Apple TV, iPad and other products

Apple sued for infringing digital video distribution patents with iTunes Store, Apple TV, iPad and other products | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Apple has been sued over patents related to digital video distribution by Trans Video Electronics (TVE). The suit names two patents that are related to a 'global digital video news ...
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Is Intel working on a major TV initiative?

Is Intel working on a major TV initiative? | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Intel is reportedly working on a major TV initiative, with the plan to sell subscriptions of TV channel bundles over the Internet. The move would be powered by Intel's own hardware, and would pit the company against former allies such as Google TV.
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How to Make Web Video That Looks Like TV: Make Web Video About a TV Show

How to Make Web Video That Looks Like TV: Make Web Video About a TV Show | OTT Video | Scoop.it
A show about rock-star food dude Anthony Bourdain's show. A whole lot cheaper than making the show itself.
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Cutting The Cord’s Not So Hard… When You Steal - Zatz Not Funny!

Cutting The Cord’s Not So Hard… When You Steal - Zatz Not Funny! | OTT Video | Scoop.it
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What does Google Fiber mean for the future of TV?

What does Google Fiber mean for the future of TV? | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Google has filed applications for a satellite farm and a video franchise license, suggesting it's serious about rolling out pay TV services in its fiber-to-the-home markets. But what's that mean for the future of TV, as Google attacks that market?
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Comcast launching new subscription VOD service - Entertainment News, Technology News, Media - Variety

Comcast launching new subscription VOD service - Entertainment News, Technology News, Media - Variety | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Comcast is announcing a new subscription VOD service that is aimed squarely at countering Netflix but requires already paying for cable.. Technology News from the entertainment source: Variety. Comcast launching new subscription VOD service.
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Google TV 'big announcements' coming on Monday

Google TV 'big announcements' coming on Monday | OTT Video | Scoop.it
Rumors have been flying about some big changes for Google TV, and now it looks like we're going to be hearing something official tomorrow — Google posted cryptically on the Google TV Facebook...
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When TVE Isn’t Everywhere—Challenges of Implementing Service for Smaller MSOs

...For obvious financial reasons and economies of scale, networks go to the larger distributors first. One programmer, which preferred to be unnamed due to ongoing negotiations, said that though TVE should be available to ops regardless of size, “the reality of the technical implementation between operator and programmer is that scale is required in order for this to be a cost effective endeavor.” However, the challenge is not “insurmountable,” and this programmer supports using a third-party solution to get there. “Our understanding is that these conversations are happening, and we are encouraged by this.”


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