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Thomas Might on Cable One's transformation and how much time it has left in the video business

Thomas Might calls it "The Road Show" — a PowerPoint-driven look at Cable One's four-year transformation from a company struggling with declining video service margins into a leaner, more efficient operation focused on more profitable connectivity services. Last year, around 46 percent of the MSO's $807.3 million in revenue came from broadband services, up from just 30 percent in 2010. And while operating cash flow margins for video services are at negative 25 percent, margins for high-speed Internet service are in the 50 percent range.

Application Developers Alliance's Jake Ward on resolving 'disconnection' between devs, employers and media

The Application Developers Alliance serves as "a non-profit global membership organization supporting developers as creators, innovators and entrepreneurs." But what does this mean? And how does the ADA support the app development community?

Q&A: Prelaunch.me CEO explains its approach to help game devs create a fan community as early as possible

After all the work it takes to create a mobile game, developers often have to immediately turn around and start finding players once it goes live. Prelaunch.me is a way to help them get a head start on that process.  FierceDeveloper recently spoke by phone with Asakura about what PreLaunch.me will mean for the future of mobile game user acquisition and retention. This interview has been edited and condensed. 

YipTV's Tribolet: We're a first-tier platform for our audience

Since launching its SVOD service on May 7 with 50 international linear channels, YipTV, a Fierce 15 winner, has been on a growth trajectory content-wise, boosting its available streamed channel to 73 with 25 more pending. YipTV CEO Michael Tribolet sat down with Samantha Bookman to talk about the OTT provider's latest moves, its benefit to immigrant communities in the U.S. looking for a taste of home, and his take on the FCC's consideration of virtual MVPDs.

Canoe's Pizzurro on the company's big pivot to dynamic ad insertion

Describing Canoe's upward trajectory, Chris Pizzurro, head of product sales and marketing for the joint venture, breaks out the old hockey-stick metaphor. For anyone who has been closely following the trajectory of Canoe's puck, this is a bit of a surprise. FierceCable 's Daniel Frankel chats with Pizzurro about Canoe's VOD DAI aspirations.

Yahoo's Utzschneider on the potential of cross-platform advertising

Lisa Utzschneider is a veteran of Amazon and Microsoft who built Amazon's advertising unit to a near-$1 billion business. Now Yahoo's SVP of Sales, Americas, she recently caught up with FierceOnlineVideo Editor Samantha Bookman to share Yahoo Screen's original content strategy and its cross-platform advertising initiative.

NCTA chief Powell on 'unnecessary' net neutrality regs, and Google's unearned popularity

FierceCable caught up with Michael Powell, NCTA president & CEO at his Washington, D.C., office on a typically active day. The cable industry organization had just filed a lawsuit against the FCC around the commission's just-passed net neutrality rules, and the U.S. Department of Justice was reportedly about to nix the merger of Powell's biggest constituents, Comcast and Time Warner Cable.  FierceCable chatted with the former Republican FCC chairman ahead of the org's upcoming INTX show.

Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch on changing programmers' minds, targeted ads, linear TV's 'rabbit hole'

In the past 15 months, programmers have finally opened up to reality that today's mobile TV consumer wants more choice. Roger Lynch, VP of advanced technologies for Dish Network, has had a front-row seat to this dramatic change of attitude. FierceCable recently caught up with Lynch to talk targeted advertising, Dish's work with Disney and the decision to reuse the "Sling" brand.

SCTE's Dzuban on bringing down cable's electric bill and protecting its networks from hackers

He drives a Jeep, and by all accounts, he's an outdoorsman. But don't be fooled by the aggressive energy-savings initiative Mark Dzuban is spearheading. Energy 2020, a wide-reaching cable-industry push to reduce electrical power consumption by at least 25 percent by the year 2020, is as much about hard economic reality for the cable business as it is about tree-hugging. What's at stake? By Dzuban's estimates, more than $1 billion.

OneWeb's Wyler: 'We've got a pretty clear path' to launch satellite constellation

It's not the only game in town, but OneWeb believes it has the spectrum and technology to deliver affordable Internet access to everyone. FierceWirelessTech recently caught up with Greg Wyler, founder of OneWeb, to hear how he plans to accomplish this mission.