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Viodi View – 11/30/20

Happy 18th birthday to the Viodi View. Although barely a generation in human-terms, there have been multiple generations of technology and business models since November 2002, when the Viodi View reported on the launch of the TelcoTV conference. Back then, multichannel video was an important driver for DSL adoption. Video-On-Demand, such as Movielink (reviewed here), […]

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Viodi View – 11/18/17

Inspired by the inaugural TelcoTV, the Viodi View was launched 15 years ago this month. Much has changed since then, although, in many ways, rudimentary services, such as MovieLink, were a precursor to the ongoing shift to the Internet for almost everything. The focus on meeting and being responsive to the needs of the customer […]

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FCC Allows Prohibition on Exclusive Cable Programming Contracts to Expire

[Editor’s Note:¬† Paul Feldman is an attorney with the communications law firm¬†Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth, Washington, D.C. (feldman at fhhlaw.com)] Recently, the FCC released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will likely impact the ability of some cable operators and telco video providers to obtain cable TV programming. In the […]

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Viodi View – 10/26/11

Making the complex simple was perhaps Steve Jobs greatest legacy. Unfortunately, most of the tools intended to make life easier, actually make things more difficult and detract from what we are trying to accomplish. Too often, what should be a simple task of connecting to the mobile Internet or printing a document turns into a […]

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Viodi View – 11/24/10

IPTV Takes Off at Internet Speed To date, the “I” in Internet Protocol Television has been about the protocol. If the 2010 TelcoTV Conference is an indication, IPTV may have caught up with the rapid pace of change associated with the Internet. Based on the demonstrations on the TelcoTV tradeshow floor, 2010 may be the […]

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