For Virtual Cable Operators, The Cord Cuts Here

At Amsterdam’s International Broadcasting Convention, an Israeli company named Vidmind is introducing an Android-powered set-top box that reporter Janko Roettgers says will allow “virtual cable operators” to use the Internet to stream programming to TV sets, the Web, phones and tablets.  Vidmind is promising complete backend and cloud infrastructure as well.  “Who would buy into this kind of service?” Roettgers asks.  Part of his answer: “Anyone who wants to compete with big guys like Cox and Comcast on their home turf, without having any physical cables in the ground or satellites in the sky.”


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