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Willner Makes Investment in Cloud Video Company

Insight Communications cofounders Michael Willner and Sidney Knafel are making an investment in... Read entire article
10 Sep 2012 | 9:13 am PDT

Time Warner Cable Inks 'TV Everywhere' Deal With Viacom

Time Warner Cable reached a deal with Viacom to provide full-length TV episodes from six... Read entire article
10 Sep 2012 | 7:49 am PDT

Google To Hook Up At Least 89% Of K.C. 'Fiberhoods'

Google on Sunday ended the six-week preregistration period for its 1 Gigabit per second Internet... Read entire article
10 Sep 2012 | 5:10 am PDT

Cloud TV Takes Flight at IBC

“Video everywhere” was again the talk of the town in Amsterdamat last week’s IBC2012, as... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Segway Creator Zooms to SCTE’s Expo

Dean Kamen, an entrepreneur and inventorwhose claims to fame includethe Segway scooter, will... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Life of Pai

In his first three months at the Federal CommunicationsCommission, Republican commissioner... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Amazon Fires Up Tablet Video

Amazon.com took video-fueled punches at two rivals —Apple and Netfl ix — launching... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Set-Top RefurbisherSeeks Debt Overhaul

Contec Holdings, a major provider of cable settopand modem repair and refurbishment... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

IBC: Cisco Brings CDN Products Into Videoscape Tent

Cisco Systems has rechristened its content delivery network lineup of products as the Videoscape... Read entire article
7 Sep 2012 | 2:06 pm PDT

Startup Dijit Promises To Get Extremely Personal With Tablet TV Guide

Silicon Valley startup Dijit Media is the latest contender vying to reinvent the stodgy... Read entire article
7 Sep 2012 | 11:00 am PDT

IBC: Liberty Global Finally Finds Line On Horizon TV

More than a year later than it originally expected, Liberty Global has launched Horizon TV --... Read entire article
7 Sep 2012 | 6:23 am PDT

IBC: Broadcom Embeds Community Wi-Fi Into DOCSIS 3.0 Chips

As multichannel operators look to flesh out their offerings with Wi-Fi hotspots for their... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 11:00 pm PDT

HBO Europe Does TV Everywhere With RGB

HBO Europe, which provides premium TV programming in 15 European countries, has selected and... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Synacor Logs In To 'TV Everywhere' Via Social Nets

Synacor is extending its TV Everywhere authentication solution to let pay-TV customers access... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 2:43 pm PDT

IBC: Arris Picks MaxLinear Tuners For 1-Gig DOCSIS 3.0 Line

Arris Group has picked MaxLinear's full-spectrum capture tuners for a new family of DOCSIS 3.0... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 11:59 am PDT

SCTE Switches Phone Service From Verizon To Comcast

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers is now supporting the home team's voice... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 11:01 am PDT

Reps. Praise Democratic Platform's Internet Pledge

A quartet of Democratic reps whose constituents include major Silicon Valley players issued a... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 10:06 am PDT

Encoding.com Seeds Cloud Service For Premium Online HD Video

Encoding.com, a startup that provides cloud-based media processing services, is launching the... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 10:05 am PDT

TiVo Stream Blocks Downloads Of DVR Content Flagged 'Copy Once'

TiVo officially launched its $130 add-on device to stream content from its DVRs to Apple iOS... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 7:49 am PDT

IBC: Dutch MSO Guides Out ActiveVideo's CloudTV Platform

Ziggo, the largest cable operator in The Netherlands with 2.2 million digital TV subscribers,... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 6:38 am PDT

Pai: Rights-of-Way Issues Are Up to Date in Kansas City

In Kansas City to visit Google's fiber build test-bed, FCC commissioner Ajit Pai said Wednesday... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 4:40 pm PDT

SeaChange Q2 Sales Decline On Weakness In Legacy VOD Software

SeaChange International posted revenue of $36.7 million for its second quarter of fiscal 2013,... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 4:10 pm PDT

FTC Releases Mobile App Guidelines

Administration officials, industry stakeholders and public-interest groups continue to work on... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 12:37 pm PDT

Synacor Hires Knorr As Head Of Regional Accounts

Synacor has hired Patrick Knorr, previously general manager of small Kansas cable operator... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 11:48 am PDT

ACA, NCTA Press FCC for Action on CLEC Cross-Ownership

The American Cable Association is asking the FCC to take action on the petition by the National... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 9:45 am PDT

FCC to Measure Mobile Broadband Speed and Performance

The FCC has expanded its Measuring Broadband America program to include mobile... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 9:38 am PDT

IBC: Pace Ties Into ThinkAnalytics Recommendations Engine

U.K.-based set-top and software supplier Pace has integrated ThinkAnalytics'... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 8:20 am PDT

Inventor Dean Kamen To Keynote SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo 2012

Dean Kamen, the entrepreneur whose inventions include the Segway scooter, will kick off the... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 6:00 am PDT

IBC: Akamai Aims 'Sola' Flare At Internet Video

Akamai Technologies is rolling out a suite of services for Internet-video delivery under the... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 3:30 am PDT

Google's IPTV Service Pumps VOD With Avail-TVN

Media-services provider Avail-TVN will feed thousands of on-demand titles into Kansas City for... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Philips Smart TVs Storm Into Internet Video With IBM's SmartCloud

Philips Smart TVs will use IBM's SmartCloud services to deliver interactive home entertainment... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 11:46 am PDT

Dispatch Stations Dark on Dish

Dispatch Broadcast stations WBNS Columbus and WTHR Indianapolis are dark for Dish Network... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 10:05 am PDT

Scripps To Use TiVo's TRA Data To Pitch Auto Marketers

Scripps Networks Interactive reached a deal with TiVo Research and Analytics, a subsidiary of... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 9:24 am PDT

Amazon Streams Epix Flicks, In Blow To Netflix

Amazon.com has struck a multiyear licensing agreement in the U.S. with Epix, the movie network... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 7:31 am PDT

Democrats Commit to Unfettered Internet

True to the president's pledge on Reddit last week, the Democratic platform, released Sunday,... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 7:11 am PDT

RGB Adds Live SDI Video Encoding To 'TV Everywhere' Lineup

Video encoding vendor RGB Networks has upgraded its TransAct Transcoder product to handle... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 5:49 am PDT

Fox Sports To Get More Personal On Recommendations

Fox Sports Mobile and Advanced Platforms plans to use Digitalsmiths' personalized video... Read entire article
3 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Verizon Socked With TV-Patent Bill

David has hit pay dirt in its fightwith... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

FCC Vets Encryption-Ban Order

 Federal Communications Commissionchairman Julius Genachowski has circulated an... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Thrilled ~ Comcast-NBC’s ‘8K’ Outlook

The last line of the specifications sheetfor Comcast and NBCUniversal’s demonstrationsof... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Isaac Slams Gulf Coast;Cable Weathers Storm

Hurricane Isaaclimped slowlyout of the GulfCoast area last week, leavingbehind some... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Gizmo Download: Sony Tricks Out Table with a Social TV Guide

The Hype: Sony Electronics is jumpinginto the tablet wars with the Xperia TabletS, an... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Contec Files For Bankruptcy

Contec Holdings, a major provider of cable set-top and modem repair and refurbishment services... Read entire article
31 Aug 2012 | 11:11 am PDT

Poor Areas Of K.C. May Miss Google Fiber's First Wave

Google's selective "fiberhood" rally process for building out 1 Gbps broadband to areas of... Read entire article
31 Aug 2012 | 9:41 am PDT

Concurrent Promotes Brickmeier To SVP Strategic Marketing

Concurrent Computer, a video-on-demand technology and media data vendor, announced that James... Read entire article
31 Aug 2012 | 9:09 am PDT

Google Shutters TV Ads Unit

Google has ended its four-year-old ad-buying service for TV, with the Internet giant saying it... Read entire article
30 Aug 2012 | 3:16 pm PDT

Elemental Drifts Into Cloud Video Encoding

Elemental Technologies has developed a version of its video-encoding platform that runs on... Read entire article
30 Aug 2012 | 2:59 pm PDT

Verizon Jumps ITV Hurdles With Ensequence Olympics App

Aiming to show interactive TV is still a gold-medal contender for driving viewer engagement,... Read entire article
30 Aug 2012 | 7:23 am PDT

DirecTV Rewards Couch Potatoes Via Viggle Check-In App

DirecTV is launching a "frequent viewer" program through an exclusive marketing deal with... Read entire article
30 Aug 2012 | 6:00 am PDT

TiVo Sharpens Legal Knives For Verizon Patent Trial

TiVo is gearing up to take on Verizon Communications in court in October -- with the DVR company... Read entire article
30 Aug 2012 | 3:20 am PDT

Adobe Punches Up 'TV Everywhere' System After Olympics Workout

Adobe Systems is introducing a second wave of major new features for its TV Everywhere platform... Read entire article
29 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Google Picks Barclays To Shop Motorola Home Unit: Report

Google has hired Barclays to explore the sale of Motorola Mobility's cable-focused Home unit and... Read entire article
29 Aug 2012 | 3:42 pm PDT

Sony Tricks Out Xperia Tablet With Social TV Guide

Sony Electronics, promising to let you "control the living room," is jumping into the tablet... Read entire article
29 Aug 2012 | 1:28 pm PDT

AT&T U-verse TV Gets Friendly With Facebook

Looking to boost its social status, AT&T has launched an interactive app for U-verse TV... Read entire article
29 Aug 2012 | 9:14 am PDT

N.C. Cable Operator Rolling Out Fiber-To-The-Home Network

Country Cablevision, a small cable operator in North Carolina that received funding under the... Read entire article
29 Aug 2012 | 4:05 am PDT

Republican Platform Includes Internet Freedom Plank

The Republican Party adopted its platform at the convention Tuesday, and it included a... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 7:54 pm PDT

Eshoo Signs Declaration of Internet Freedom

Add the signature of Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) to those who have signed the Declaration of... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 2:42 pm PDT

Midcontinent Fires Up WatchESPN, With Disney Apps On Deck

Midcontinent Communications is now offering cable TV subscribers access to ESPN's live online... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 12:16 pm PDT

ThinkAnalytics Dives Deeper On Movie, TV Recommendations

ThinkAnalytics, a U.K. content-recommendation technology provider, is now offering enhanced... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 10:15 am PDT

FAA to Study In-Flight Wireless Device Use

In-flight movies and TV shows could get some competition from iPads and cellphones depending on... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 10:05 am PDT

TWC Bulks Up NYC Fiber Network For Business

Time Warner Cable's business division announced Tuesday that it expects to invest $25 million in... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 7:35 am PDT

Comcast's ThePlatform Opens Window On Video Storefronts

ThePlatform, Comcast's online-video publishing company subsidiary, is extending its mpx system... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 4:15 am PDT

AT&T To Target Internet Ads Based On U-verse TV, Mobile Data

AT&T's AdWorks division next month plans to launch a proprietary service promising to let... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 2:46 pm PDT

Tektronix Tunes Into RF Monitoring

Testing and monitoring equipment vendor Tektronix is promising to let cable operators... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 1:48 pm PDT

C-SPAN Delivers Presidential Election VOD With Avail-TVN

C-SPAN has launched a video-on-demand service to feature the highlights -- and perhaps the... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 12:58 pm PDT

ESPN Livens Up College Football App

ESPN has redesigned its free second-screen college football app for the 2012 season, adding new... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 11:03 am PDT

CBS To Shazam-Enable U.S. Open Telecasts

CBS will let U.S. Open fans use Shazam Entertainment's apps to access live scores and other info... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 9:19 am PDT

Court Affirms Verizon Must Pay Millions To ActiveVideo For Patent Violations

A federal appeals court Friday upheld a decision ordering Verizon Communications to pay upwards... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 7:40 am PDT

Google Looks to RockThe Broadband Boat

Google is promising to cook up a K.C. masterpieceof blindingly fast Internet — a... Read entire article
26 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

FCC: Broadband DeploymentStill Isn’t Timely, Reasonable

The Federal CommunicationsCommission has once againconcluded that broadband is not... Read entire article
26 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Broadband Growth Slows, but Cable Still Leads

Cable operators continued to dominate the broadbandmarket in the second quarter, snatching up... Read entire article
26 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Feeding The Machine

In cable, technology project timelines used tobe measured in years — hence the mocking... Read entire article
26 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Rebuilding Louisiana

When Cox Communications'emergency-preparedness teamvisited New Orleans in the summerof... Read entire article
26 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

FCC Special Access Call Continues to Draw Crowd

The FCC's party line vote to suspend its deregulatory triggers for special access (broadband... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 9:29 am PDT

TV Guide Digital Relaunches Mobile App To Take 'Watchlists' To Go

TV Guide Digital -- trying to keep the 60-year-old brand relevant amid an avalanche of new... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 4:05 am PDT

Japan's Largest MSO Selects Concurrent for 'TV Everywhere'

Jupiter Telecommunications has deployed Concurrent's MediaHawkTM VX unified content delivery... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 3:22 pm PDT

Small, Mid-Size MSOs to Take Center Stage At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

Senior technology executives from Armstrong Communications, BendBroadband, Buckeye CableSystem... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 11:46 am PDT

Motorola Mobility Licenses Comcast Reference Design Kit

Motorola Mobility is licensing Comcast's Reference Design Kit, a development that the MSO is... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 11:31 am PDT

Industry Groups Highly Critical of FCC Broadband Report

The FCC caught flak from a number of industry groups for its conclusion on Tuesday that... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 10:02 am PDT

Consumer Groups to Get Industry Briefings on Mobile Apps

Consumer advocates said Wednesday that industry players, including online advertisers Apple,... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 9:49 am PDT

FCC: Broadband Deployment Still Not Timely, Reasonable

The FCC has once again concluded that broadband is not being deployed in a reasonable and timely... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 9:57 am PDT

GCI Fast-Forwards With TiVo

General Communication Inc., a midsize operator that is Alaska's largest telecommunications... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 6:15 am PDT

Cox Keys In Broader Home Security Rollout, Appoints Groff GM

Cox Communications plans to bring its home-security service to additional markets in 2012 after... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Grass Valley Reorganizes Sales, Marketing Structure

Grass Valley has reorganized its sales and marketing structure by creating four new executive... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 6:32 pm PDT

Commerce Names FirstNet Board

Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank announced Monday the 15-member board of FirstNet, the... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 9:53 am PDT

NAB: Broadcasters Answering Calls for Reliable Emergency Info

Broadcasting, both radio and TV, is the most reliable communications service during emergencies,... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 8:36 am PDT

Current Selects BroadView

Current Media has inked a contract with BroadView Software to use its media management system... Read entire article
17 Aug 2012 | 1:19 pm PDT

FCC Media Bureau Seeks Comments on TiVo's HD Set-Top Waiver

The FCC's Media Bureau wants input on TiVo's request for a 12-month waiver of commission rules... Read entire article
17 Aug 2012 | 10:55 am PDT

TWC Goes On KC Hiring Spree Ahead Of Google Fiber Launch

Time Warner Cable is looking to increase its local workforce in Kansas City by more than 9%,... Read entire article
17 Aug 2012 | 8:13 am PDT

3D Organizations Merge

In a move that will create the world's largest 3D organization, with members that include a... Read entire article
17 Aug 2012 | 5:44 am PDT

TiVo Bows Cheaper Four-Tuner DVR Aimed At Sunday Night TV Fans

TiVo has introduced a $250 four-tuner DVR, the Premiere 4, with one-fourth the storage capacity... Read entire article
16 Aug 2012 | 10:37 am PDT

Cisco's Cable Sales Shrink 2% In July Quarter

Cisco Systems' Service Provider Video Technology Group generated $962 million in sales for the... Read entire article
16 Aug 2012 | 9:36 am PDT

GetGlue Reinvents App As Full Second-Screen TV Guide

Social TV startup GetGlue has overhauled its check-in app to turn it into a full-blown,... Read entire article
16 Aug 2012 | 6:06 am PDT

Apple In Talks With TWC, Other MSOs On Cable Set-Top: Report

Apple has approached Time Warner Cable and other large cable operators about creating an... Read entire article
15 Aug 2012 | 7:40 pm PDT

Apple Lands TV Menu-Overlay Patent

Apple has been granted a patent covering an on-screen TV menu that presents contextually aware... Read entire article
15 Aug 2012 | 3:58 pm PDT

SeaChange, TiVo Extend VOD Solution To Cisco-Based Cable Systems

SeaChange International and TiVo are extending their joint Cardio solution for delivering... Read entire article
15 Aug 2012 | 9:48 am PDT

Comcast Hooks Up Nearly 100,000 Low-Income Homes To Broadband

Comcast enrolled 91,000 low-income families for its $9.95-per-month Internet Essentials service... Read entire article
15 Aug 2012 | 8:28 am PDT

S3 Group Licenses Comcast's RDK For Set-Tops

S3 Group, a TV testing and professional services firm, has licensed Comcast's Reference Design... Read entire article
15 Aug 2012 | 6:00 am PDT

Comcast's Strauss: 2012 Olympics Were 'TV Everywhere' Watershed Event

More than 1.5 million Comcast subscribers accessed some 26 million video streams online and via... Read entire article
14 Aug 2012 | 1:46 pm PDT

Envivio Slashes Sales Expectations, Shares Nosedive

Multiscreen video-encoding systems vendor Envivio, citing a "general slowdown" in spending by... Read entire article
14 Aug 2012 | 7:16 am PDT

Apple's iPad Still King Of Tablets

Apple increased its dominance in the media tablet market with the iPad's worldwide share rising... Read entire article
14 Aug 2012 | 6:33 am PDT

NCTA: FCC Should Exempt Program Promos From Ad-Loudness Rules

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association has petitioned the FCC to limit rules aimed... Read entire article
13 Aug 2012 | 11:07 am PDT

Fox Sues Aereo Copycat 'BarryDriller.com'

News Corp.'s Fox last Friday filed a copyright-infringement lawsuit against BarryDriller.com, a... Read entire article
13 Aug 2012 | 9:58 am PDT

Time Warner Cable Extends Network Deal With Level 3

Time Warner Cable signed a multiyear agreement Level 3 Communications, under which Level 3 will... Read entire article
13 Aug 2012 | 6:28 am PDT

Google To Slash 4,000 Motorola Jobs

Looking to drastically streamline operations, Google will lay off about 20% of Motorola... Read entire article
13 Aug 2012 | 3:18 am PDT

Gizmo Download: Set-top Sticks Turn HDTVs Into Smart Ones

The Hype: Millions of people have an old-fashioned,dumb HDTV — and aren’t going tospring... Read entire article
12 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

The District Line

Program access, how to regulate over-the-top video and network neutrality were among the... Read entire article
12 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Google Can’t ChangeBroadband Economics

Google is hoping to show the world what’s possiblewith a 1-Gig Internet... Read entire article
12 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Cable One Connects As Fox's Third 'TV Everywhere' Partner

Ahead of the fall 2012 TV season, Fox Broadcasting has inked a "TV Everywhere" deal with The... Read entire article
12 Aug 2012 | 6:50 am PDT

Affiliate Talk: Q&A with Univision Distribution Chief Tonia O'Connor

In a wide-ranging interview, MCN news editor Mike Reynolds recently surveyed the carriage... Read entire article
11 Aug 2012 | 5:38 am PDT

Pac-12 Networks Adds More NCTC Affiliates, Continues Negotiations with Satellite, Telco Providers

The Pac-12 Networks, continuing to add small and mid-size distributors to its affiliate roster... Read entire article
10 Aug 2012 | 6:59 pm PDT

Google To Factor Copyright-Removal Notices Into Search Rankings

Google next week will start including the number of copyright-removal notices it receives for... Read entire article
10 Aug 2012 | 12:46 pm PDT

AOL Enables Ads On TV App For Samsung, Sony, Roku Devices

AOL is launching version 2.0 of its connected TV app for Samsung Electronics, Sony Electronics... Read entire article
10 Aug 2012 | 6:00 am PDT

Google Yanks Content-Light Nexus Q Streaming Device: Report

Google has indefinitely suspended shipments of its $300 Nexus Q music and video streaming device... Read entire article
9 Aug 2012 | 6:30 am PDT

Olympusat Formally Launches Telecom Division

Olympusat Holdings, Inc. is expanding its business with the formal launch of a new division that... Read entire article
8 Aug 2012 | 5:28 pm PDT

Google, Best Buy, Sony, Intel And Others Still Pushing For 'AllVid'

The AllVid Tech Company Alliance, whose members include Best Buy, Google, Sony Electronics,... Read entire article
8 Aug 2012 | 12:16 pm PDT

SeaChange Names Noppe GM for EMEA, Asia-Pacific

SeaChange International hired Andrei Noppe, formerly with Luxembourg-based pay TV provider M7... Read entire article
8 Aug 2012 | 7:35 am PDT

Will.I.Am To Keynote IBC2012

IBC's gotta feeling that its 2012 conference is going to be a good, good... Read entire article
8 Aug 2012 | 4:10 am PDT

Cablevision Lights Video On Kindle Fire

Expanding its multiscreen reach, Cablevision Systems in late July released a version of its... Read entire article
7 Aug 2012 | 4:15 pm PDT

Nielsen Uses MediaMath For Cross-Platform Ad Analytics

Nielsen has launched a cross-platform advertising product using technology from ad-analytics... Read entire article
7 Aug 2012 | 12:12 pm PDT

Dolan: Onyx Rollout Slated for Q4

Cablevision Systems CEO James Dolan said the MSO's new user interface - dubbed Onyx - should... Read entire article
7 Aug 2012 | 10:06 am PDT

GAO, FCC Agree Review of RF Radiation Testing of Mobile Devices Is Needed

The FCC and congressional Democrats are in agreement that the commission needs to take a fresh... Read entire article
7 Aug 2012 | 9:53 am PDT

Cable-Tec Expo To Train Spotlight On Next-Gen Digital Home

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers is angling to sign up vendors to showcase... Read entire article
7 Aug 2012 | 8:50 am PDT

Broadcom, MaxLinear Push Ahead On 1-GHz Full-Spectrum Chips

Broadcom and MaxLinear are touting advances for their respective 1-GHz full-spectrum tuner... Read entire article
7 Aug 2012 | 6:35 am PDT

FourthWall Dubs Set-Top Analytics Unit 'MassiveData'

Interactive TV developer FourthWall Media has branded its set-top box data collection and... Read entire article
7 Aug 2012 | 4:44 am PDT

IMJ's 'Set-Top On A Stick' Wins CableLabs Confab Vote

IMJ, a Tokyo-based digital marketing and mobile technology development firm, won the honors as... Read entire article
6 Aug 2012 | 2:39 pm PDT

Rovi Pushing For Patent Dollars From Netflix, Hulu, Amazon

Rovi has been unable to reach licensing deals for its interactive program guide patents with... Read entire article
6 Aug 2012 | 11:28 am PDT

2012 Olympics: NBCU Serves over 102M Video Streams from London, Beating Beijing's Entire Tally

NBCUniversal's delivery increases are not limited to the linear TV side of its coverage from the... Read entire article
6 Aug 2012 | 11:27 am PDT

FCC Launches Computer Recycling/Donation Program

The FCC and its Connect2Compete public private partnership are launching a computer recycling... Read entire article
6 Aug 2012 | 10:29 am PDT

Mediacom Turns On Bandwidth-Surcharge Meter

Mediacom Communications has become the latest broadband provider to move to usage-based pricing... Read entire article
6 Aug 2012 | 4:02 am PDT

Gizmo Download: Hulu Plus Deal with Apple May BeMinue for Pay TV

The Hype: Cord-cutters havea new reason to jett ison pay TVservice for broadband video... Read entire article
5 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Cybersecurity Bill DiesIn Senate, Despite Need

After three years of work on cybersecurity legislation,the Senate failed last week to vote on... Read entire article
5 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

BYUtv’s Neon Trees GigIs All About the Music

Where can a heart-on-their-sleeve indie-rock enthusiast turn in a televisionworld that just... Read entire article
5 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Cable’s Crytpo PlanLeaves CE Unmoved

Unlike other video providers, cable will be forcedto continue delivering programming to... Read entire article
5 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Connecting America: At What Cost?

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association continues to be concerned about... Read entire article
5 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Free TV: Aereo’sNew Legal Move

Aereo, the over-the-top TV startup giving broadcasters a case of heartburn, isaiming to bulk... Read entire article
5 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Comcast Starts Billing Bandwidth Hogs, But Exempts Its Own VOD Apps

Comcast this week took the first steps to start charging Internet customers if they consume... Read entire article
3 Aug 2012 | 4:22 pm PDT

SeaChange Sales EVP Goldfarb Departs

SeaChange International, a provider of video-on-demand and advertising solutions, said executive... Read entire article
3 Aug 2012 | 2:43 pm PDT

Startup Markets Net-Spoofing Software To Bypass NBCU's Olympics Online

AnchorFree, a Silicon Valley startup backed by Goldman Sachs, is promoting ad-supported privacy... Read entire article
3 Aug 2012 | 12:49 pm PDT

FCC Moves to Update Cable Technical Rules

The FCC voted unanimously on Friday to open a proceeding to transition its analog cable... Read entire article
3 Aug 2012 | 10:27 am PDT

Motorola Transfers 'Small Number' Of Engineers To TSS

Motorola Mobility moved a "small number" field-support engineers to longtime partner... Read entire article
3 Aug 2012 | 9:02 am PDT

MetroPCS Offers First Mobile DTV Phone

The move towards the launch of mobile digital TV took a notable step forward on Friday, with the... Read entire article
3 Aug 2012 | 8:11 am PDT

MobiTV Expands Data Center for Movie Delivery

As part of its international expansion, MobiTV has upgraded its data center to handle... Read entire article
2 Aug 2012 | 2:45 pm PDT

CEA Calls NCTA Encryption Proposal 'Utterly Insufficient'

The Consumer Electronics Association said the cable industry's proposal for the six biggest MSOs... Read entire article
2 Aug 2012 | 11:48 am PDT

Aereo Pushes Public-Interest Case With Free Internet TV Offer

Aereo, fresh off a legal victory over major TV broadcasters, is offering consumers in its... Read entire article
2 Aug 2012 | 9:17 am PDT

Google Licenses Rovi's Guide Patents For Fiber TV Service

Google signed a multiyear patent-licensing deal with Rovi covering the latter's interactive... Read entire article
2 Aug 2012 | 5:54 am PDT

Outdoor Channel HD Debuts Across Comcast Systems in Utah

Outdoor Channel continues its high-definition expansion buzz with Comcast, launching on a number... Read entire article
2 Aug 2012 | 5:27 am PDT

BlackArrow Adds New Multiplatform Ad Features

Advanced advertising solution provider BlackArrow is launching a new Subscriber Information... Read entire article
1 Aug 2012 | 7:27 pm PDT

Comcast/NBCU Provides Ultra-HD Olympic Experience

Comcast/NBCU on Wednesday held the first of  a series of planned D.C. demonstrations of... Read entire article
1 Aug 2012 | 12:23 pm PDT

Joint Chiefs Chair Says Cybersecurity Legislation a Must

Add General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to the administration voices... Read entire article
1 Aug 2012 | 12:12 pm PDT

Public Knowledge Officially Complains to FCC About Comcast/Xbox

Public Knowledge told the FCC on Wednesday that Comcast's exemption of video service delivered... Read entire article
1 Aug 2012 | 11:37 am PDT

Verizon Wireless Settles FCC App-Blocking Investigation

The FCC Tuesday said Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle an investigation... Read entire article
31 Jul 2012 | 11:57 am PDT

SCTE Goes For Green With Energy-Management Standards

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers formally adopted the first two... Read entire article
31 Jul 2012 | 8:00 am PDT

CFA Releases Latest Consumer Complaint Survey

Service or billing problems with cable, satellite, Internet or phone ranked fifth in the top 10... Read entire article
31 Jul 2012 | 6:25 am PDT

Levinsohn Leaves Yahoo

After being passed over twice for the top job at Yahoo, Ross Levinsohn is leaving the... Read entire article
30 Jul 2012 | 4:10 pm PDT

U.S. Tablet Ownership Jumps

U.S. ownership rates for tablets jumped dramatically in the second quarter of 2012 to 29% of... Read entire article
30 Jul 2012 | 12:24 pm PDT

TWC Spoiling for Fiber Fight With Google in Kansas City

Google’s 1 Gigabit-per-second Internet fiber-to-the-homeservice — as well as a companion... Read entire article
29 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Fizzling DSL Feeds Cable Broadband

The curse of coppercontinues for the nation’stwo biggest... Read entire article
29 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

NFL Network, RedZone Face August 1 Drop on Former Insight Systems

The National Football League says Time Warner Cable subscribers are about to lose its in-house... Read entire article
27 Jul 2012 | 11:46 am PDT

Google Breaks Down $12.4 Billion Motorola Price Tag

Google assessed Motorola Mobility's 17,000-plus patent portfolio at approximately $5.5 billion,... Read entire article
27 Jul 2012 | 11:44 am PDT

Court Denies NAB Effort to Delay Online Posting

The U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit on Friday denied the National Association of... Read entire article
27 Jul 2012 | 11:23 am PDT

Cox Clicks On NBC Olympic Video-Mosaic Channel

With the 2012 Summer Olympic Games officially kicking off with Friday's opening ceremony, Cox... Read entire article
27 Jul 2012 | 10:55 am PDT

Disney/ESPN, Fox, Turner, HBO In Talks On Google Fiber TV

Google is in discussions with programmers including Disney and ESPN Media Networks, Turner... Read entire article
27 Jul 2012 | 7:14 am PDT

Crown Media Reports Higher Q2 Earnings

Crown Media, which runs the Hallmark Channels, reported higher second-quarter earnings behind ad... Read entire article
27 Jul 2012 | 7:13 am PDT

Bernstein Research Skeptical of Google TV

"Google is now in the pay TV businesses, sort... Read entire article
27 Jul 2012 | 6:28 am PDT

FCC Releases Connect America Funding Map

The FCC released a map on Thursday showing where the $115 million in FCC Universal Service... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 1:16 pm PDT

White House Backs Cybersecurity Bill, With Tweaks

As the Senate continued to work on a compromise on moving a cybersecurity bill to the floor for... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 12:24 pm PDT

Republicans Signal Move to Consideration of Cybersecurity Bill

At press time, it appeared the Senate would proceed to consideration of the Cybersecurity Act of... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 10:07 am PDT

Google Outlines IPTV, 1-Gig Internet Service In Kansas City

After more than two years in the works, Google announced details of its 1 Gigabit per second... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 9:29 am PDT

Bonded Services Acquires Inception Digital Service

Bonded Services Group has acquired a leading provider of digital services, Inception Digital... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 8:19 am PDT

Arris Beats Street In Q2 As TWC Sales More Than Double

Arris Group beat Wall Street expectations with a 31% jump in second-quarter revenue, as sales to... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 8:06 am PDT

BlackArrow Names Pohl Chairman

Video-on-demand advertising vendor BlackArrow, backed by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cisco... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 6:49 am PDT

Roku Raises $45 Million From News Corp., BSkyB, Others

Internet set-top maker Roku has raised $45 million from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., British Sky... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 5:33 am PDT

Dish Tweaks Hopper Ad-Skipping Feature Amid Lawsuit: Report

Dish Network, which is facing lawsuits from CBS, Fox and NBC over the automatic ad-skipping... Read entire article
25 Jul 2012 | 8:35 pm PDT

Entropic Hires Lesko As SVP Worldwide Sales

Entropic Communications, a supplier of silicon solutions for set-tops and home networking... Read entire article
25 Jul 2012 | 10:56 am PDT

FCC: Connect America Is Connecting 400,000 Americans

The FCC said Wednesday that almost 400,000 people and small businesses in 37 states will get... Read entire article
25 Jul 2012 | 10:40 am PDT

Comcast Opens Free Wi-Fi To Push Olympics 'TV Everywhere' Access

Comcast, to promote mobile access to 2012 Summer Olympic Games coverage by its NBCUniversal... Read entire article
25 Jul 2012 | 10:35 am PDT

Big MSOs Commit To Make Encrypted Basic Tiers Available To IP Devices

The six largest U.S. cable operators are prepared to offer two ways to let third-party IP-based... Read entire article
25 Jul 2012 | 9:29 am PDT

Harmonic Names CMO, SVP Of Video Products

Video-equipment vendor Harmonic announced the hiring of two executives -- Peter Alexander as... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 3:40 pm PDT

Groups File Brief Supporting Net Neutrality Rule Challenges

The Free State Foundation, TechFreedom, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Cato... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 11:15 am PDT

Cisco's $5 Billion NDS Deal Gets Euro OK

The European Commission cleared Cisco Systems' proposed $5 billion bid for U.K.-based NDS Group,... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 10:36 am PDT

Verizon-Redbox JV Starts Testing Their Netflix Rival, Names Management Team

Verizon Communications and Coinstar have begun testing the streaming-video portion of "Redbox... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 7:52 am PDT

Comcast Debuts 305-Meg Internet, Doubles Speeds For Two Broadband Tiers

Comcast, looking to grab broadband bragging rights from Verizon Communications, announced it is... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 7:18 am PDT

Independent Show: Small Ops in Programming Squeeze Play

Is the TV business still a good business for cable... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 4:53 am PDT

Comcast Close To Announcing 305-Meg Tier: Source

Comcast is "very close" to announcing a 305 Megabit per second downstream Internet service --... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 3:32 am PDT

Comcast Media Center Enhances HITS Monitoring

Comcast Media Center said it is now using its National Video Operations Center (NVOC) in... Read entire article
23 Jul 2012 | 2:17 pm PDT

BendBroadband To Deal Out Sub-$50 HD Adapters To Subs

BendBroadband, an independent cable operator in Bend, Ore., will deploy Evolution Digital's... Read entire article
23 Jul 2012 | 12:20 pm PDT

Comcast, TWC Extend Verizon Wireless Bundle Promos

Verizon Wireless and Comcast will sell each other's services in parts of Arizona, Florida and... Read entire article
23 Jul 2012 | 10:23 am PDT

Buckeye Bites Into Multiscreen Video With Azuki

Buckeye CableSystem, a small cable operator based in Toledo, Ohio, is enhancing its "TV... Read entire article
23 Jul 2012 | 7:04 am PDT

GLDS Touts Real-Time 'TV Everywhere' Add-On For Independent Operators

Great Lakes Data Systems has launched a "TV Everywhere" extentions to its billing and subscriber... Read entire article
23 Jul 2012 | 6:50 am PDT

FCC’s Genachowski: Cable Speeds Are Tops

DOCSIS 3.0 is paying off big... Read entire article
22 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Independent Ops: Big on Bandwidth

Small and midsizecablers want to golarge — as in offeringfaster Internet, morevideo... Read entire article
22 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Starz Makes You 'Boss' With Creepy Facebook Promo

Starz Entertainment is weaving Facebook fans into the twisted story line of Boss, in a vaguely... Read entire article
22 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

In Demand to Provide Production Services for 400 Pac-12 Networks Games

Continuing to expand its relationship with Pac-12 Enterprises, In Demand is providing sports... Read entire article
22 Jul 2012 | 8:29 pm PDT

NBCU, Panasonic's 3D Olympics Feed Will Hit 80% of U.S. Homes

NBC Olympics and Panasonic will provide the first-ever 3D coverage of the Olympics to... Read entire article
20 Jul 2012 | 12:08 pm PDT

President's Advisory Council Pushes Government Spectrum Sharing

As expected, the president's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology's spectrum report... Read entire article
20 Jul 2012 | 12:03 pm PDT

Simulmedia Licenses Cable Set-Top Data From FourthWall

Research firm Simulmedia, which uses set-top data to help advertisers buy TV spots more... Read entire article
20 Jul 2012 | 11:24 am PDT

NCTC Activates 'TV Everywhere' Solution With 80 Members

The National Cable Television Cooperative has enabled some 80 smaller cable operators with a TV... Read entire article
20 Jul 2012 | 8:22 am PDT

MobiTV Floats Cloud-Based DVR For Operators

MobiTV is pitching a network-based digital video recorder service as a standalone solution to... Read entire article
20 Jul 2012 | 7:00 am PDT

Nielsen To Enhance Local Ratings In 20 Markets With Watermarks, Set-Top Data

Nielsen plans to upgrade local TV ratings starting in 2013 in 20 initial markets using watermark... Read entire article
19 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Cable Transitions to a High Technology Business

There are several milestone stories marking the beginning of the Third Generation of Cable that started in 1995, but the obvious winner in CableFAX columnist Larry Satkowiak's mind is an exchange between Bill Gates and Brian Roberts in 1997.... Read entire article
23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Political Advertising - More Spending, Less Dependence on Top Nets

What cable can expect from political advertising, Aereo's next move and the FCC's broadcast incentive auction.... Read entire article
20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

NCC Media's First DC Upfront: Smart Dashboard, Smart Map 2.0, for Midterm

With the company’s political ad business growing every election cycle (from $2.3 million a decade ago to more than $9 million in 2012), it only makes sense for NCC Media to host its upfront in DC (for the first time). At the iconic Union Station Thursday night, to be more exact, walking distance from the US Capitol.... Read entire article
10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

English Speakers Welcome - Univision Deportes Preps for World Cup

Today I got a demo of the Univision Deportes app, which officially launched a few weeks ago. Do I speak Spanish? No. But you can get it all in English. With an added bonus: Since the content itself is in Spanish, you still get to hear that famous GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL! Here are the highlights.... Read entire article
9 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

The Paradox of Choice

Columnist Steve Effros contemplates whether more choice really is as good as it sounds.... Read entire article
6 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

ACA Summit: Challenges Seen As Video Rides Broadband Wave

For independent cable operators like Wave Broadband, a big chunk of the company’s growth comes from broadband as the video business continues to be flat, CEO Steve Weed said during a panel at the ACA Summit Wed. It was a sentiment echoed by many at the annual gathering of independent cable operators in Washington, D.C. ... Read entire article
2 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Amazon Unwraps Kindle Fire TV

Amazon’s much-buzzed about device was unveiled Wednesday, and it’s a combo video streaming and gaming device.... Read entire article
1 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Video Competition - WGAW Opposes Comcast-TWC, Calls for New MVPD Definition

WGAW opposes Comcast-TWC merger, Sherwood gets Sweeney's job and March Madness viewership breaks records.... Read entire article
24 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

STELA Responses - Cable vs Broadcast

Cable and broadcasters respond to STELA, a Senator objects to the Comcast-TWC merger and Comcast adds live streaming markets.... Read entire article
19 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Disney CTO Vince Roberts Details Production Technology Areas in the Pipeline

Calling Disney an “entertainment technology company” at Imagine Communications and GatesAir’s launch event earlier this week, Vince Roberts, CTO and evp, global operations for Disney/ABC Television Group, gave a preview of various production tools that are prototypes and in the pipeline. Here are four areas the company is exploring.... Read entire article
19 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

English Speakers Welcome - Univision Deportes Preps for World Cup

Today I got a demo of the Univision Deportes app, which officially launched a few weeks ago. Do I speak Spanish? No. But you can get it all in English. With an added bonus: Since the content itself is in Spanish, you still get to hear that famous GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL! Here are the highlights.... Read entire article
9 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

The Paradox of Choice

Columnist Steve Effros contemplates whether more choice really is as good as it sounds.... Read entire article
6 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

ACA Summit: Challenges Seen As Video Rides Broadband Wave

For independent cable operators like Wave Broadband, a big chunk of the company’s growth comes from broadband as the video business continues to be flat, CEO Steve Weed said during a panel at the ACA Summit Wed. It was a sentiment echoed by many at the annual gathering of independent cable operators in Washington, D.C. ... Read entire article
2 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Amazon Unwraps Kindle Fire TV

Amazon’s much-buzzed about device was unveiled Wednesday, and it’s a combo video streaming and gaming device.... Read entire article
1 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Video Competition - WGAW Opposes Comcast-TWC, Calls for New MVPD Definition

WGAW opposes Comcast-TWC merger, Sherwood gets Sweeney's job and March Madness viewership breaks records.... Read entire article
24 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Disney CTO Vince Roberts Details Production Technology Areas in the Pipeline

Calling Disney an “entertainment technology company” at Imagine Communications and GatesAir’s launch event earlier this week, Vince Roberts, CTO and evp, global operations for Disney/ABC Television Group, gave a preview of various production tools that are prototypes and in the pipeline. Here are four areas the company is exploring.... Read entire article
19 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

T-Minus 11 - Broadcasters Use Interconnects, Comcast-TWC to Fight JSA Proposal

Broadcasters fight JSA proposal, Fox News tops last week's ratings and Boxfish scores new funding.... Read entire article
18 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Bright House - Gigabit Broadband Community Planned

As AT&T and Google Fiber ready to deploy their gigabit broadband services, Bright House is looking to be one of the first cable operators to launch a fiber service offering speeds up to 1Gbps. Read this free CableFAX Daily story.... Read entire article
13 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Cloudburst - Commentary by Steve Effros

What happened "streaming" the Oscars, WWE's debut and HBO's "True Detective" season finale recently were as instructive as you could get regarding the true capability of "the cloud" when it comes to "OTT" delivery of video. The "cloud" burst. Steve Effros comments.... Read entire article
12 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

TV Tech Players Take on SXSW

Plenty of cable programmers are present at SXSW this year, which kicks off today in Austin and runs until March 15. But it appears that the TV industry’s tech players also find the fest hard to resist. Aereo, Google, Roku and CableLabs are a few of the companies with a presence. Here’s what they have planned.... Read entire article
6 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm PST
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