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News highlights – 9 May

News highlights – 9 May

Written by on May 10, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 9 May Blockchain tech gets the attention of the Fed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said on Tuesday that blockchain technology has more potential for being adopted in the future than bitcoin itself. Read more… ‘Throttling’ claims against AT&T to be reheard WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. government […]

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Can Cable Providers Monetize Second-Screen Experiences?

Can Cable Providers Monetize Second-Screen Experiences?

Written by on June 24, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

There was an awful lot of sexy new navigation technology demonstrated at this year’s Cable Show and it seems there’s a new gesture on the scene – “the fling.” This is a simple upward swipe of the finger while one is using a tablet or smartphone to search and browse video content. “The fling” takes […]

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Pay TV Licensing Stinks; Consumers Should Break the Racket

Written by on March 1, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

It turns out that the real reason Pay TV packages make you pay a lot for very little of what you actually want is because of content owners. This great article from the Wall Street Journal explains how the big media companies essentially prevent Pay TV providers from offering personalized or even a la carte […]

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Fox vs DISH: How Broadband Providers Can Break Old Pay TV

Written by on February 25, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

I was reading the news today about Fox suing distribution partner DISH because its new “Hopper” set-top boxes allow subscribers to stream both live and recorded TV to connected and mobile devices and “instantly skip commercials.” It intrigued me because online and OTT video distribution are disrupting the status quo in Pay TV. Traditionally happy […]

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The Intersection of Content and Interest in Pay TV

Written by on November 8, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

Pay TV models are evolving more rapidly than infrastructure can keep up. In simple terms, Pay TV customers have gone rapidly from faceless households to unique individuals. Personalization is in its infancy; content owners are concerned about maintaining content rights; and Pay TV providers are working through the details on how revamp advertising models and […]

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