Online TV at 'Very Strange Crossroads'
- X1 Licensing: One Size Might Not Fit All. Baumgartner, Jeff // Multichannel News;9/21/2015, Vol. 36 Issue 33, p17
The article focuses on the efforts of telecom company Comcast for licensing the X1, a cloud computing-based, internet protocol-capable video platform, from the company, as of September 2015, and mentions the challenges facing the independent cable operators due to paid television services.
- Cable's Bad Web Habits. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;3/30/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 13, p3
The article focuses on issues related to free online streaming of several television shows. It notes that some cable programmers and executives emphasized their concerns that taking shows to the Web for free will lead consumers away from the traditional linear cable channels, and will create bad...
- Iger: Show me a Model. Farrell, Mike // Multichannel News;4/6/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 14, p2
The article discusses the assessment of Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Co. on the web subscription model proposal in the cable industry in the U.S. He says that the industry must find an online model that works sufficiently for programmers and distributors. He praised the industry, but warned...
- It's Everywhere. // Broadcasting & Cable;2/1/2010, Vol. 140 Issue 5, p22
The author reflects on the online video initiative of the cable industry called TV Everywhere. The author emphasizes that both the promise and the challenge of trying to cope with a television future which is moving several directions is represented by the name TV Everywhere. The author argues...
- Voice of OTT Experience. // Broadcasting & Cable;10/26/2015, Vol. 145 Issue 37, p36
The article explores the proposal of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to change the definition of multichannel video programming distributor, n issue that has long-been advocated by cable operators but was only heard by the FCC after a comment from the Digital Media Association.
- Cords fraying but cablers are coping. // Daily Variety;8/8/2012, Vol. 316 Issue 27, p1
The article reports on the decline of the subscription in the cable television (TV) industry.
- TESTIMONY OF COLLEEN ABDOULAH, CHAIRWOMAN AND CEO, WOW! INTERNET, CABLE & PHONE. HEARING ON "THE CABLE ACT AT 20". // Journal of Current Issues in Media & Telecommunications;2013, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p133
The article discusses the highlights of the testimony of WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone chairwoman and chief executive officer (CEO) Colleen Abdoulah during a U.S. Senate committee hearing on The Cable Act on July 24, 2012. Topics discussed include the technological innovations that rendered the...
- Web TV Plans Percolate. Spangler, Todd // Multichannel News;2/23/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p2
The article reports on two multiple system operators which are still under in the discussion phase with programmers regarding their plan of offering cable television programming with no additional charge to their existing video subscribers in the U.S. Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc. and...
- GETTING TO KNOW ONLINE VIDEO ENTITLEMENT. Ellis, Leslie // Multichannel News;4/20/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 16, p20
The article provides information on the new billing system using Web site adapter online video entitlement from Time Warner Cable Inc. in the U.S. Many of the companies have applied the effectiveness of the system like Comcast Corp. Information regarding open identification (ID) framework is...