Bluwan launches fiber-through-the-air capability; movie owners grouse as studios plot VoD

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> British backhaul broadband provider Bluwan claims to have developed and tested "fiber-through-the-air" technology that can provide high definition video streaming at the same time another user plays games on the link, the company said in a news release.

> Movie screens are getting smaller and TV screens are getting bigger, leading to an opportunity for high-priced early release movies on VoD. And that has riled the ranks of theater owners. Story.

> You still must have Cox Communications cable service to watch the San Diego Padres as baseball season begins and Cox clings tightly to its rights at the end of a 10-year exclusive deal with the team. Story.

> An FCC hearing on data roaming next week could put potential partners AT&T and T-Mobile at opposite ends of an argument. Story.

And finally ... Comcast Interactive Partners is one of a group of investors who put more than $30 million into video advertising organization TidalTV. News release.

Suggested Articles

Altitude Sports is suing Comcast over alleged antitrust law violations.

Thanks largely to a drastic video subscriber drop off at AT&T, traditional pay TV providers lost close to 2 million subscribers combined in Q3.

Pluto TV says it now has approximately 20 million monthly active users.