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With Yahoo, others looking to white-label news content, RNN stands on cusp of an OTT opportunity

Jeffrey Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, business development at RNN, recently spoke with Samantha Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, about RNN's local news model and its potential in the OTT space. RNN, a Rye Brook, N.Y.-based broadcaster, has been providing syndicated live local news content to partners like Verizon FiOS for several years now and recently doubled the size of its studio, adding a multiscreen and social component to its production facilities.

Ericsson's Vestberg looks to transform network awareness, delivery models

President and CEO Hans Vestberg, who struck a deal to acquire Microsoft's MediaRoom platform last year, discusses the company's push to supply technology that can power multiple platforms, including IPTV, broadband and mobile, with FierceWireless Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek.

Q&A with Incognito Software CEO Stephane Bourque

In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo interviews Incognito Software CEO Stephane Bourque.  In addition to offering his take on over-the-top video and the streaming of 4K video, Bourque weighs in on the debate over the FCC's network neutrality rules.

TiVo execs eye potential Charter rollout, U.S. launch of network DVRs

Tom Rogers, CEO of TiVo, and EVP Jeff Klugman talk with FierceCable Editor Steve Donohue about how cable consolidation could impact TiVo, and how Comcast has become both a competitor and a partner for the DVR hardware and software vendor.

Van Wagenen: FirstLight drives value through local presence and support

Kurt Van Wagenen, CEO of FirstLight, shares his thoughts about his first days on the job and his views on growing opportunities in wholesales and business services.

FirstLight sees growth from enterprise customers and carrier deals

In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom interviews Kurt Van Wagenen, the new CEO of competitive telecom provider FirstLight.

Burger: BT Global Services focuses on what works for multinational customers

Solving complex communications problems for large multinational corporations is a challenge that Bas Burger, president, US & Canada, BT Global Services, knows how to tackle. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, speaks with Burger about BT Global's role in providing services to multinational corporations, what differentiates it from other players, and key issues.

Biltz: Lumos' focus on customers key to its transformation to a fiber-centric provider

Tim Biltz, president and CEO of Lumos Networks, may have spent much of his career in the wireless industry, but that experience prepared him to help transform the once rural-only telco into a major provider of fiber-based services for enterprises and wireless operators.

CableLabs sees potential in hybrid wireless, wireline services

CableLabs recently made a big move forward with the release of its DOCSIS 3.1 PHY (physical layer) specifications last week during the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.

Ericsson CTO expects VoLTE launch very soon, explains 'networked society' vision

Ulf Ewaldsson, the company's senior vice president and CTO, talked with Sue Marek, editor in chief of FierceWirelessTech about 5G, the coming launch of VoLTE and the company's "network for a networked society" vision. The following is an excerpt of that interview.