IPTV outgrows its niche status among pay TV providers

Driven by the efforts of AT&T (NYSE: T) and CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), IPTV has become a true competitive threat to cable operators. But with IPTV, cable and satellite providers all becoming part of the same pay-TV mix that cable operators began decades ago, it's fitting that our publication FierceIPTV is merging with FierceCable. Jim Barthold, editor of FierceIPTV, reflects on this change and how IPTV has outgrown its role as a niche product to become just one way that TV service is delivered and viewed by consumers. Read more