By Daniel Frankel
For cable industry vendors, it's the best of times and most challenging of times, all at once.
Keeping up with the rapid evolution of video technology -- everything from over-the-top delivery to high dynamic range (HDR) and 4K -- is not easy, nor is predicting an industry future that will be wrought by potential regulation, such as the FCC's "Unlock the Box" proposal. And that situation is further complicated by the fact that the industry has been stuck in the run-up to massive consolidation for the past 26 months.
Yet, opportunities abound, with MSOs spending big on the DOCSIS 3.1 transition to keep up with their fiber rivals, while extending the possibilities of their Wi-Fi services, just to name a few growing business paths.
In this FierceCable special report, we've worked with research firm IHS to look at how the vendors in four key pay-TV sectors are competing by examining their challenges, opportunities and leaders.