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Mark Fisher October 21st, 2016

By Mark Fisher

Streaming and the Final Presidential Debate

The Final Debate – The Night Streaming Saved Democracy on University Campuses Across the Country As the third and final presidential debate came to a conclusion and the fact checkers came forward with their findings, we decided to take a look at those who streamed the debates to see what conclusions we can draw about…

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Mark Fisher June 22nd, 2016

By Mark Fisher

The Remarkably Resourceful Cord Cutters of Cleveland: Streaming Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals

“How the Cavs become #1 and Fios TV rocketed to #2 in Cleveland on Sunday Night” During Game 7 of the NBA Finals, devoted Cavs fans would not be denied… the opportunity to stream the game and see their Cavaliers make history.    Perspective From a Warriors Fan As a lifelong Bay Area resident and…

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Mark Fisher April 6th, 2016

By Mark Fisher

Are You Ready to Wrestle?

If you were captivated by the NCAA March Madness Championship in Houston on Monday night, you might have missed an equally passionate crowd that also assembled in Texas just a day earlier.  The drive from Houston’s NRG stadium, host of the NCAA Final Four, to Texas Stadium in Dallas takes just a few hours.  But…

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Mark Fisher March 20th, 2016

By Mark Fisher

March Madness – When Brackets Blow Our Minds and Streaming Saves the Day

It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it. John Wooden, UCLA Basketball Coach, who led his teams to 10 NCAA Tournament championships in the ‘60s and ‘70s NCAA Tournament – Made to Stream Thanks to the march of technology and the investments made throughout the online video ecosystem by content providers,…

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Alon Maor January 5th, 2016

By Alon Maor

Seven Streaming Predictions for 2016

Skinny Bundles, Live NFL Games, Apps TV and Other Trends That Will Make This a Vintage Year As published on Multichannel News By now you’ve probably streamed enough to consider yourself a decent judge of what online video has to offer – you’ve faked being current with the latest episode of Homeland and then binged…

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Mark Fisher October 26th, 2015

By Mark Fisher

Yahoo Scores Solid QoE Results with First Live Streamed NFL Game

New Open Streaming Architecture Makes Internet TV “The New Normal” Along the journey of an industry transformation from broadcast TV to Internet TV, Yahoo’s live streaming of today’s NFL game in London was a seminal event. The NFL and Yahoo teamed up to make a powerful statement during this event. Namely, that streaming could reliably…

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Mark Fisher October 12th, 2015

By Mark Fisher

iOS and Windows Updates – Storming the University Campus Network in Welcome and Unwanted Ways

A university network administrator, on most days, walks around the campus with a knowing smile and quiet satisfaction, when passing students transfixed by an episode of Game of Thrones streaming on their mobile screens, knowing that all is right on the campus network. That all changes when Apple iOS or Windows updates, like torrential floods,…

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Dan Sahar June 5th, 2015

By Dan Sahar

The Real Cord Cutters of Cleveland

After two of the longest droughts in sports, this year’s NBA finals showcase two teams that endured tough roads to get here. We at Qwilt did our very best to score tickets to the Oracle Arena, but unlike the conference finals round when we had a true bird’s eye view inside the arena, even Gametime…

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Mark Fisher April 16th, 2015

By Mark Fisher

HBO NOW Debuts with Game of Thrones Season 5

For those of you who decided to stream the Game of Thrones Season 5 premier on Sunday night, you weren’t alone. This particular evening was noteworthy as it marked the first real test of HBO’s new direct to consumer streaming service, HBO NOW which is being run on the MLBam streaming platform. We collected data…

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Mark Fisher March 11th, 2015

By Mark Fisher

Making Sense of Streaming Video Quality of Experience

A transformation is underway – from Broadcast TV to Online Video We are in the midst of a transformation that is, at the same time, profound and subtle. Broadcast TV is being replaced by online video, streaming across the Internet to our homes. In a few years, kids will look at their parents in amazement…

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