CandW discuss pay TV realignment as add-on to other services

July 27, 2017

Comcast and AT&T seem to have very different attitudes to their pay TV services. Xfinity X1 is still a big focus for the cable giant, while DirecTV Now is increasingly important as an add-on to wireless for AT&T. But does the introduction of Xfinity Instant TV signal a change for Comcast?

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CandW discuss how Netflix gained 5M subs in Q2

July 20, 2017

Netflix’ outstanding Q2 defies conventional wisdom about the performance of such a mature service. We discuss why that might be, disagreeing on the value of originals and of the Amazon Channels strategy along the way.

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CandW discuss how connected TV viewing is the norm

July 13, 2017

New data from Nielsen, Parks Associates, and Roku show how connected TV viewing has crossed the divide between unusual behavior to mainstream habit.

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nScreenNoise - 21st century broadcasting part 2 - the consumer

July 13, 2017

In the decade since the rollout of HD broadcasting in the US much has changed. Consumers are about to see another revolution in broadcasting and it will bring a lot more than just better picture quality. The NAB CTO explains what we can expect. 

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nScreenNoise - 21st century broadcasting part 1 - the broadcaster

July 13, 2017

Broadcasting and the Internet have been two completely separate networks. However, ATSC 3 will bring the two together, creating a whole new entertainment platform that is greater than the sum of its parts. This interview with NAB CTO explores the advantages from a broadcaster's perspective. 

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CandW discuss TCM’s fan focus and ad-free AMC

July 6, 2017

Two cable channels work to reinvent themselves for the digital age. TCM goes all-in on multiscreen. AMC allows people to buy-out of ads.

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CandW discuss NBC OTT sports and Sinclair national net

June 29, 2017

NBC announced that it will sell a package of 150 Premier League games for $50 a season, no pay TV required. Sinclair Broadcasting is launching a national distribution network based on ATSC 3.0. 

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CandW discuss why video quality matters and Apple originals

June 22, 2017

This week Akamai released new empirical data that shows the corrosive impact on brand that low video quality has. Apple hired two top-notch show producers, but it still doesn't add up to an originals strategy. 

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CandW discuss how the new living room is reshaping video advertising

June 15, 2017

Ad starts and viewers had their 25th consecutive quarter of double digit growth, according to Freewheel. However, the screen driving that growth has switch from mobile to the television.

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CandW discuss explosion in IP video, boosting video app engagement

June 8, 2017

We discuss Cisco's claim that live video will absorb 13% of the total IP video load by 2021. We also look at why OTT operators need to treat their apps as a video store, and as part of the entertainment!

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