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Obscured by a recent fog of new service teases, overblown rumors and chest thumping proclamations was a relevant business and technology capability from video publishing giant thePlatform (News - Alert) that lets pay-TV providers roll out standalone over-the-top (OTT) subscription video services.

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With consumers still clamoring for a-la-carte TV, a continuation of cutting cords for Netflix, Amazon and Hulu Plus, and most all subscribers complaining about the always rising cost of pay-TV services (cable, telco, satellite), the consensus appears to be that a short subset of channels paid for are actually worth it.

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When you create a market segment – unlimited delivered movies for an affordable monthly price – everyone from fast followers to re-invent-the-wheelers want a (big) piece of you. By using innovation to drive evolution, Netflix remains a disruptor, instead of the disrupted.

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If you've ever questioned the value of video surveillance, ponder no more, as an outdoor sidewalk surveillance camera from Lord & Taylor has provided law enforcement with clear pictures of the two suspects wanted in connection with the bombings that killed three and injured dozens more at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon.

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Both the disruptive and the disrupted took to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference this week with the majority of relevant news focusing on innovators in the video industry, rather than those hinting at defensive measures.

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The top broadcast TV networks are fighting hard to make upstart Aereo, Inc. a fleeting memory, claiming the company's plan to stream its programming over-the-air without compensation might make its business model history.

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