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batye
batye
10/31/2016 1:14:28 AM
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Re: OTT
@Michelle interesting question I would say with time yes, as it would make finacial sense... at the end...

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Michelle
Michelle
10/30/2016 8:47:54 PM
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Re: OTT
@Mike Never say never, even in show business! I wondered how Netflix's relationship with cable operators might change over time. I never expected Netflix to be available through a provider. I was sure they two would be at odds for much longer...

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clrmoney
clrmoney
10/21/2016 10:22:59 AM
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Go Big
I like the disaggregated studio model where it breaks it down to using laptops mobile phones tables etc.

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James Warner
James Warner
10/20/2016 10:30:13 AM
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Re: OTT
Perspective can be hard when you're in the eye of the storm but relatively speaking, digital services are still in their infancy.  What's past is past.  It's all about moving forward and how CSPs can transform their technologies, business models, culture, attitudes and more in order to play in the new digital marketspace.  At the risk of a bad analogy, it's the 21st C version of Carterfone in reverse.

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
10/20/2016 10:14:00 AM
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OTT
This past summer Comcast and Netflix reached a deal that allows Comcast's subscribers to access Netflix via the STBs. I think that's a pretty big indication that things are thawing a bit. I can recall sitting at a keynote years ago where a cable exec said there was no way they would ever consider working with an OTT player like Netflix. Of course, a lot has changed since then. 

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James Warner
James Warner
10/19/2016 5:03:06 PM
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Re: Skeptic
There's no denying that CSPs haven't made a lot of friends in the OTT arena and there are several reasons for that.  However, Telcos can bring a lot of vallue added capabilities to the table in terms of security, QoS and more.  

The market "pie" isn't static as well.  Large established OTT players may not become partners on day 1 but if CSPs start acting like a Hollywood studio - helping at the front end and the back end - they have the ability to insert themselves into a coveted slot in the value chain.

And I think the cost (price to consumer) has to remain the same unless the CSP is adding a "must have" feature. 

 

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afwriter
afwriter
10/19/2016 4:43:21 PM
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Skeptic
Call me a skeptic, but I find it hard to think of a scenario where OTT companies would want to work with CSPs.  If they can figure it out I feel as though it would be great for consumers as far as content, but I wonder how much the cost would end up being at the end of the day.

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