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‘Over the top’ TV picks up momentum

By John Egan on Oct 22, 2014

“Over the top” TV is evolving at a head-spinning pace. On Oct. 16, CBS said it would offer a streaming service called CBS All Access. “With video consumption habits changing all the time, it is very important that we continue to provide the best local news, entertainment and sports via a service like CBS All Access,” said Peter Dunn, president of CBS Television Stations. A day earlier, HBO said it would introduce a standalone streaming service in 2015. “It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO,” said Richard Plepler, chairman and CEO of HBO. “All in, there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO, and we will use all means at our disposal to go after them.” Just a month earlier, broadcasting giant Viacom and entertainment powerhouse Sony announced Sony’s upcoming cloud-base

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