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Internet TV Makes Stranger Bedfellows

Ever thought you'd be able to order Xfinity TV service from Amazon; or watch Netflix through your cable set-top box? If politics makes strange bedfellows then programming for Internet TV is like:

... last call at a college bar.

... a '70s key party.

... an episode of 90 Day Fiance.

Let's just say that some unexpected relationships have been forged thanks to the disruptive forces of online video. It's changing the way that we as an industry look at TV and certainly what consumers expect from the many available services.

Akamai's CTO for Media, John Bishop, will help to make sense of it all as part of the CES session, "Internet TV, The Disruption: Programming Everywhere." Taking place on Thursday, January 5th, as part of the CES Digital Hollywood Conference track, John will join panelists from Deloitte & Touche, DISH, Strategy Analytics, Vubiquity and 87AM to explore the options ranging from a la carte viewing to premium bundles.

If you're attending CES and want to learn how we can help support your OTT service and strategy, feel free to arrange a meeting with us. We'll have demos and subject matter experts available to discuss your business and technology needs, and how Akamai's global content delivery capabilities can help.

Chris Nicholson is a senior public relations manager at Akamai.

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