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PlayStation Vue, Sony's OTT gold chip, may be a dud

Dead on arrival: That's the prognosis of online video industry analyst Joel Espelien of The Diffusion Group, who declared Sony's new OTT service, PlayStation Vue, a "well-intentioned" product that does a poor job of targeting its key demographic, male millennials.

Consumer frustration drives online video piracy

Despite the efforts of organizations like the MPAA and RIAA over the past decade and a half--many of which were outright public relations disasters--online piracy continues and according to some statistics is on the rise. What is driving consumers' attraction to illegal online video content?

Sprint MVNO targeting seniors offers access to doctors

Seniors Wireless, a subsidiary of Sprint MVNO Emveno, is offering a telemedicine service geared toward the 55-plus age group that provides unlimited 24-hour access to board-certified doctors from their wireless or landline phones.

Tennessee files suit against FCC for overturning law on muni broadband networks

Tennessee has become the first state to pose a legal challenge to the FCC's move to overturn a state law that puts a limit on how far a municipal-run service provider can grow its network.

Ovum: Telefónica, Hutchison Whampoa face 'fraught' fight for UK deal clearance

Telefónica and Hutchison Whampoa Group face a "fraught" battle with competition authorities as they seek approval to merge their UK businesses, a leading Ovum analyst warned.

Online video piracy: Ways the industry could address the growing problem

Online video piracy, once thought on the wane thanks to inexpensive SVOD services like Hulu and Netflix, is showing that it's still a resilient foe, according to recent findings. To combat illegal downloads and streaming, industry players may need to toss out old solutions and adopt tactics that seem, on the surface, a little crazy.

KPN drops Hi youth brand, blames 4G

Dutch operator KPN is waving goodbye to its youth-focused brand Hi from May 1, saying that the advent of 4G services means there is a growing lack of differentiation between the needs of Hi and KPN customers.

CCS Insight: Majority of UK consumers will have bundled services by 2019

By the end of 2016, CCS Insight predicts that more than 16 million UK households will have a bundle of three or more services, an increase of 43 per cent from 2014.

Mallinson: Net neutrality could cut off new use cases in a 5G world

The FCC's net neutrality rules could undermine what is being proposed for 5G networks by the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) Alliance and others. Who knows how very well 5G might enable development of other innovative new services, business models and pricing packages if it remains unshackled?

Vessel launches to the public with 135 channels of subscriber-exclusive content

The online video world will find out whether Jason Kilar's latest venture, Vessel, is ready for prime time. The SVOD service, after a few months in beta, has launched to the general public, offering monthly subscriptions for $2.99.