Over The Top

NCTA Notes – MSOs Say They’re Not On The Newspaper Arc (yes, but…)

tinyurl.com/dfmndr I’m just back from The Cable Show (aka NCTA) in Washington DC.  Much of interest in advanced video for a "quiet news" show, here’s some topline takeaways… Despite the economy, attendance was actually slightly ahead of last year at around 12,000 (being in DC undoubtedly helped).  On the exhibit floor, most of the big exhibitors […]

DVRs Are An Involuntary Carriage Agreement

tinyurl.com/cvl9l8 As consumers move video consumption to new digital platforms, carriage agreements between content providers and platform operators are of key importance.  Cable networks’ agreements with multi-channel operators (cable, satellite and telcos) limit their ability to offer their full portfolio of shows online.  Many of the proposed "Over The Top" initiatives for bringing video content […]

Indexing Cord Cut-ability – How Much TV Do You Lose Going Online-Only?

A quantitative look at how much TV you can (or can’t see) if you “cut the cord” by going online only.