One of the promises of online video is the huge amount of data points generated every time someone watches a video. User and usage data can help set strategies and goals, but they won't write scripts or predict what content will take off, industry executives said at the Broadband TV conference in Hollywood Tuesday.
How are pay-TV distributors thinking about online video? Investors got an idea this week as executives at two of the largest distributors fielded questions from stock analysts about their approaches.
Netflix announced two new original documentary movies this week, further evidence that its original programming ambitions do not end with serialized TV shows.
The notion of converging the optical and IP core with IP is taking hold amongst the world's largest service providers. FierceTelecom is addressing this issue in our new eBook, "Converging the Optical Core to IP."
FairPoint Communications reported in Q3 2013 that Ethernet services were once again a major contributor to its overall revenue mix, rising to $16.4 million as retail and wholesale circuits grew 57.8 percent year-over-year.
HickoryTech's fiber & data segment continues to be a major driver for the regional telco, rising 8 percent year-over-year to $17 million. Similar to previous quarters, the telco attributes the growth in this segment to an uptick in sales within its business and wholesale services as well as nine months of Fargo operations from its acquisition of Enventis.
Kevin Hart, EVP and CTO for Cox Communications, sees the potential for next-generation services such as 1-Gig Internet and cloud-based DVRs as weapons to more effectively battle AT&T U-verse and CenturyLink Prism.
TDS Telecom, the wireline subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., reported that wireline revenues climbed to $234.5 million due to additions of more residential IPTV subscribers and managed business service customers.
Cable operators, according to various reports, are thinking of either building their own version of Aereo or striking a partnership with the controversial over the top video player.
Internap, an IT and managed service provider, is enhancing its SMB Infrastructure as a Service capabilities by acquiring cloud provider iWeb for about $145 million.