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    Comcast launches Xfinity on-demand in 4K

    Comcast is launching the Xfinity in UHD, a 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) On Demand programming app for 2014 Samsung UHD TVs. Debuting with full current seasons of TV shows from NBC and USA Network, the Xfinity in UHD app library will continue to expand with On Demand programming across multiple networks and studios and is...
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    Interactive kills the video star? Warner Music partners Interlude

    Warner Music Group (WMG) has teamed up with interactive vid experts Interlude to help forge the future path of the music video. Interlude is known for its real-time interactive videos, such as the the 2014 viral hit video for Bob Dylan’s touchstone “Like a Rolling Stone.” The companies will jointly develop a portfolio of interactive...
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    US registers Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger misgivings

    Opponents of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger announced today that they have submitted just under 600,000 public comments to the Federal Communications Commission in recent months urging it to reject the proposed deal.  The nearly 600,000 public comments calling on the FCC to reject the merger were gathered since the deal was announced and submitted...

Analysis & Opinion

  • IP&TV News annual review: the winners and losers of 2014

    Oliver Johnson, 
Point Topic

    Oliver Johnson, CEO, Point Topic, looks back on 2014 for IP&TV News. Winners of 2014 BT (UK). I think the proof is in the pudding: more subscribers, improved market share – even Watchdog had a hard time trying to find anything to beat up BT about. I think they’ve done a pretty good job and…

  • Analyst report: Reed Hastings and the ‘end of broadcasting’

    Well he would say that, wouldn’t he? By ‘he’  we mean Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, and by ‘that’ his recent proclamation/prophecy that traditional broadcasting was the horse to OTT’s car, and will have become similarly obsolete (Wild Bunch-style) by 2030.   Certainly it sounded a bit of a bold statement. IP&TV News turned to Tom Cheesewright (Applied…

  • Special report: Why ISPs need to be thinking more about the future

    Tom Cheesewright, Founder, Book of the Future

    Does the broadband industry need a reality check? Applied futurist Tom Cheesewright thinks… it might. Weeks after chairing a discussion concerning net freedom on Day 3 of the Broadband World Forum 2014 – with a panel including BitTorrent’s Eric Klinke (and others leading reps from “the internet’s far left”) – Cheesewright still sounds slightly stunned by the…

Reed Hastings and 2030: is he right?

What was the word on 4K at IBC?

What does the future hold for IPTV? (Lessons learned from Aereo)

ABN & the future of African broadcasting

Vimeo & the search to reinvent video

TV’s future and the road to 2020