Verizon provided augmented reality/virtual reality goggles to 20 youths watching the NBA game between the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers, in a demonstration of how 5G technology can offer an immersive experience of an event. Verizon has rolled out 5G in-home broadband service in Sacramento, Calif.
Cable One will be acquiring Clearwave Communications in a move to extend its business service reach across southern Illinois. The deal, which is likely to close early next year, will add 2,700 customers to Cable One's fiber footprint.
AMC and A+E Networks are joining the beta test of comScore's new advertising metric platform, Campaign Ratings. The product is designed to help marketers efficiently receive unduplicated feedback about their advertising campaigns across mobile, over-the-top and linear TV platforms, as well as desktop.
In a tweet Monday, President Donald Trump accused Comcast and NBC of stifling competition after watching a Fox Business report on the American Cable Association's request for a Justice Department antitrust investigation of Comcast. Trump's critics are concerned about how his comments may affect DOJ, which needs to be impartial when making its decisions.
TV viewing among millennials dropped 15% during October and was down 36% from 2014. Networks are employing various strategies to adjust, such as increasing original programming and offering content across multiple platforms.
Harry Jessell writes about the way that liberals tend to be more satire-oriented with their political rhetoric, citing punchlines from TV personalities Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee and Bill Maher. Conservatives, however, do not have equivalents to those commentators and are more prone to use demagoguery in their approaches, Jessell writes.
The next version of Hypertext Transfer Protocol won't be built on top of the Transmission Control Protocol, as earlier versions were. The Internet Engineering Task Force is developing a standard version of Quick UDP Internet Connections, which involves the User Datagram Protocol.
DISH Network has prevailed in a lawsuit against SET TV over allegations of pirated content, with SET TV ordered by a US judge to pay DISH $90 million in damages. SET TV offered hundreds of live channels for $20 a month by illegally accessing DISH's TV programming, according to court documents.
Agency executives report that Snapchat's $50 "Snap Ads to AR" unit is resulting in more brands experimenting with augmented reality on the platform, which previously was only accessible via national carousel slots that cost $500,000. "It allows us to sell marketing plans and ideas to our clients who before might have ignored Snap because of price," said Paper Triangles' Frank Shi.
Nintendo Wii users will no longer be able to watch streaming video through the console after Jan. 31, 2019, Netflix has told customers. Hulu and YouTube are offered through Nintendo's newest console, the Switch, and other streaming services may follow.