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Authentication is not the problem with TV Everywhere, TDG study finds

Scratch difficult authentication from the list of speculative reasons why TV Everywhere isn't a widely popular consumer pay-TV product. Polling 758 users of pay-TV's broad multiscreen...

Moonves: There's a 'strong possibility' that Showtime will go a la carte

Addressing speculation about the possible OTT agenda for his company's premium cable network, Les Moonves said there is a "very strong possibility" that CBS Corp. will soon disaggregate Showtime from the pay-TV bundle and offer it to consumers a la carte, over the Internet.

Berg Insight: Smartphone navigation app users grow; stand-alone device shipments fall

Berg Insight revealed the sector of personal navigation is rapidly becoming a mobile play, as the number of personal navigation devices (PNDs) shipped fell in 2013 while the number of people utilising mobile navigation apps grew.

NCTA reinvents Cable Show as OTT-themed INTX

Faced with a mature, consolidated cable-industry constituency, the National Cable Telecommunications Association is reinventing and rebranding The Cable Show as an event focused on the distribution of online video.

Is your company on the cutting-edge of innovation?

Now in its third year, the Fierce Innovation Awards promote the competitive spirit that drives the design, development and distribution of groundbreaking broadband voice, video and data solutions. We are looking for new and innovative products and services that solve critical challenges for services providers, giving them the best opportunities for cost savings and new and enhanced revenue.

Roberts: Comcast now has 'that Silicon Valley vibe'

Facing rampant competition from satellite and telco carriers, as well as what seemed like a never-ending rabbit hole of subscriber losses just a few years ago, Comcast has reinvented itself as a Philadelphia technology company with a "Silicon Valley vibe," one with a bright future of growth based on its X1 platform.

IBC 2014 wrap: Content rights loom large as multiscreen moves to the forefront

IBC, arguably the Continent's biggest broadcasting and media conference, can be a bit dizzying. Going over notes in the wake of a five-day whirlwind of conference sessions, meetings and networking events is a somewhat herculean task. But paging through two notebooks' worth of material revealed a few underlying trends at this year's event.

AT&T's Stankey: Company will end up spending more on content after DirecTV purchase

Belying his company's earlier claims that its proposed purchase of DirecTV could yield synergies of around $1.6 billion in regard to programming acquisitions, AT&T C hief S trategy Officer John Stankey said content costs could actually increase for the combined company if AT&T's ambitious programming goals are realized.

Cable channels on OTT: Listen to the audience, but don't forget the brand

AMSTERDAM--Content providers, cable companies and distributors trying to figure out where to put their online investment dollars would be wise to invest in content rights and distribution, panelists said at an IBC 2014 session here on managing content portfolios. But to make the right decisions, they need to strike a balance between viewer preferences and maintaining the integrity of their brand.

Dish inks Scripps renewal, adds HGTV, Food Network, other channels to OTT lineup

Dish Network announced a wide-reaching program-renewal deal with Scripps Networks, giving the No. 2 satellite operator, among other things, rights to put channels including HGTV, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and DIY Network on its soon-to-launch OTT service.