The Sky is Falling: Could OTT From Unexpected Places Herald The End Of Television As We Know It? (Part 2)

Live streams from various cable and broadcast networks we observed for several months generally had IP addresses that originate from Europe, irrespective of whether the source channel is an American, Canadian, or European service.  Recently, the European source used by many live streaming aggregators was blocked or shut down, and the streams re-appeared from a stateside IP address in less than 24 hours...

August 17th, 2020|

The Sky is Falling: Could OTT From Unexpected Places Herald The End Of Television As We Know It? (Part 1)

There are many who say television is experiencing its second “Golden Age.”  More content is available than ever before, from a growing list of sources.  Old television programs and movies are also available.  Many networks and studios have put their libraries of television online through both their own services and those of third parties, such as Netflix and Hulu...

July 27th, 2020|

Service Providers’ Move to Network Automation

With the increasing growth and complexity of networks to meet the ever-escalating demand for bandwidth and new services, the need for network automation has never been greater. Broadband Success Partners recently conducted 1:1 in-depth interviews with North American and European cable MSO leaders about what is driving their network automation strategies and the resulting implications for network automation in the cable industry...

July 13th, 2020|

Cable Business Services: Present & Future Verticals

Government-Education-Medical (GEM), the original commercial vertical sector mantra for the cable industry, has served operators very well over the years, given their point-to-point services and dense local footprints. Although these segments are not yet fully penetrated, cable's segmentation and targeting are evolving with growth opportunities emerging in some unexpected areas, such as agribusiness and e-gaming, to name two...

June 23rd, 2020|

The Growth of OTT – Thanks to Broadband Service Providers

Cable operators and other broadband service providers may grouse loudly about the growing loss of their edge services business to OTT (over-the-top) entrants. But, ironically enough, the main enablers of these new entrants have been the operators themselves. Let me explain why by starting with a little history...

May 16th, 2020|

The Future & Cable Companies: Ready or Not?

Cable has entertained the masses with video packages for decades. But everything has changed. MSOs are now ISPs, first and foremost. High-speed data rules the roost. It has become the enabler to video competition. Over-the-top (OTT) companies have cracked the code and ride virtually free while getting paid for subscriptions and lucrative advertising deals...

May 11th, 2020|
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