The ongoing move to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) marks a monumental shift in how cable operators manage their networks and deploy services. The opportunity is tremendous for both vendors of NFV solutions and their customers. In this white paper, CED, a publication focused on the MVPD segment, explores virtualization benefits and obstacles as well as how top industry executives and decision-makers are thinking about SDN and NFV.