The Skinny

In a move that shocked many, Comcast NBCU has placed cable guy Matt Strauss at the head of streaming venture Peacock. But when you look at the Mag Rack veteran's past, it may not be as stunning. Another surprise came from NFL Network, which responded to the Fox blackout on DISH by pulling the game from all distributors.

NBCU announced that Comcast Cable’s Matt Strauss will head up soon-to-launch streaming service Peacock, taking the reins from renowned programmer Bonnie Hammer. Read More »
  Everyone from engineers to Washington lobbyists made their way to the Big Easy last week to attend SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo. Read More »
  The workaround for blocking DISH/Sling subs from watching Thursday's Rams-Seahawks game on NFL Network was for NFL Net to not simulcast the game at all. Read More »
  Smart Cities are coming, there’s no denying that. But the big question at the final day of SCTE-ISBE’s Cable-Tec Expo in NOLA was how do we get there? Read More »
  The problem of piracy has existed for decades, but identifying illegal behavior has become far more challenging as consumers continue switching to OTT video options. Read More »
  The 53rd Annual Cable TVOMB Pioneers Banquet Wednesday in N’awlins was its usual good time, ith speeches that were poignant, funny and occasionally too long. Ah, but who can blame anyone for getting a little Read More »
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