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September 15, 2011  5:00 PM

What’s really behind Apple TV, and how it relates to Netflix/Qwikster

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, Apple TV, iCloud, iTunes, Netflix, online adversiting, Qwikster, streaming video, video on demand, video streaming, VoD

Apple is always a wonderful target for rumors, and the current one is that the company is getting into the TV business for real, launching not only a service but

May 18, 2011  10:48 PM

Market alert: Netflix now N.A.’s top source of downstream traffic

Posted by: Tom Nolle
bandwidth, Internet traffic, Internet video, MSO, Netflix, next-gen content delivery and video, online video, pricing, streaming video, tiered pricing, traffic management, TV, Video, video content, video on demand, video streaming

Netflix has been named the number one source of downstream traffic in all of North America, accounting for just under a third of all bandwidth consumed. Obviously, that...

November 18, 2010  2:37 PM

Juniper Blackwave acquisition fills content delivery gap

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Blackwave, content delivery, Juniper, M&A, Storage, stream management, video on demand, VoD

Juniper added to its content portfolio today, acquiring the intellectual property of a video delivery firm called Blackwave.  This is a small deal by recent Juniper...

November 11, 2010  1:21 PM

Verizon’s “everywhere” video unloads networks using content downloads

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, content delivery, digital rights management, Verizon, video on demand

Verizon is taking “TV Everywhere” to more places, or at least taking it places under more conditions. Its new

September 29, 2009  11:02 AM

Verizon DirecTV acquisition could ease FiOS video load

Posted by: Tom Nolle
DirecTV, DOCSIS 3.0, FiOS, satellite tv, Verizon, video on demand

Some financial industry speculation is buzzing about the possibility that Verizon might buy DirectTV. While Verizon is clearly committed to FiOS, it’s not clear just how far FiOS could extend toward thin geographic areas or...

September 24, 2009  1:51 PM

New cable ad platform — EFIB — set for launch

Posted by: Tom Nolle
cable, Online advertising, video on demand

The cable industry’s advertising consortium, Canoe, is launching its ad exchange and interactivity platform (Enhanced Binary Interchange Format, which it calls EBIF — catchy, huh?) This format...

July 30, 2009  12:00 PM

Qwest to go for delivery conduit, not content broker

Posted by: Tom Nolle
content delivery networks, over-the-top, Qwest, video on demand

Qwest suggested during its second-quarter earnings call that the company would be pursuing a video strategy that would make it less a content broker and more a delivery conduit. Just what the technology...

February 11, 2009  7:11 PM

Cable companies look at RF over Glass for video delivery

Posted by: Tom Nolle
DSL, FiOS, FTTH, PON, RFoG, video on demand

In yet another sign of stress for the IPTV camp, cable companies are looking hard at their own RFoG or linear RF over glass approach, as more telco experience is showing that to be the best way to deliver broadcast channels and (some say) even some video on demand. A cable shift to fiber to the...

February 9, 2009  3:46 PM

AT&T’s U-verse: The beginning of the end?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, cable, DSL, FiOS, FTTH, video on demand

AT&T’s new deal with DirecTV may be the beginning of a shift away from U-verse toward the “Homezone” satellite-and-IP/VoD hybrid model, according to rumors we’ve heard.

The problems with U-verse are that the service has an extremely high pass cost—on the order of 4 to 6...


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