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FTC sues DirecTV for deceptive advertising

March 12, 2015 12:07 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

DirecTV was offering a 12-month discount, without adequate notice that the discount comes only with a 24-month contract. Other terms of the deal were not disclosed in a conspicuous way, the FTC said, charging the company with hiding the details of the offer in fine print.

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FiOS drops The Weather Channel over fee dispute

March 11, 2015 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FiOS subscribers will still be able to get weather news on TV. Verizon on Tuesday launched the new AccuWeather Network on one channel and its mobile app and has a WeatherBug "widget" on another channel.

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Videotron buys local data center for $31.5M

March 11, 2015 2:40 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Videotron said the acquisition of the data center will give its Business Solutions an advantage when it comes to offering bundled services to Quebec businesses, which like businesses elsewhere are increasingly interested in digitizing and decentralizing their data servers.

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AT&T: DirecTV will give us new leverage with content providers

March 11, 2015 2:25 pm | by Ben Munson, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T CFO John Stephens, speaking at a Deutsche Bank conference, said one of the synergies from the DirecTV deal will be AT&T’s enhanced leverage with content providers.

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Deutsche Telekom, Vubiquity partner on OTT delivery service

March 11, 2015 2:18 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Deutsche Telekom has partnered with Vubiquity to help other media companies launch their own multi-screen video services. Vubiquity will provide all content-related services for Deutsche Telekom’s VideoRise multi-screen delivery solution.

MSOs making slow progress with VOD

March 11, 2015 2:03 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

MSOs are getting their subscribers to use their VOD services a little more often, but progress on this front remains modest, in part because operators are still failing to entice their subscribers away from Netflix.  

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Comcast enrolls record number of Internet Essentials subscribers

March 11, 2015 1:20 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

In the last six months, Comcast has added 90,000 accounts to its Internet Essentials plan, which makes broadband available at more affordable rates for low-income customers. The company said the recent additions set a new six-month enrollment record for the program.

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Mohu introduces device to combo OTA and web TV

March 10, 2015 2:04 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Mohu's Channels box hooks up to a HDTV antenna to consolidate OTA broadcast TV (CBS, ABC, NBC) with web content, and streaming apps (Netflix, Hulu+, YouTube) via a channel guide with personalization capabilities.

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ACA to FCC: help us reduce rising program costs

March 10, 2015 1:17 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

The ACA has petitioned the FCC to make it easier for its members to collectively bargain with programmers, which the organization argues will help smaller operators maintain margins, in turn giving them greater latitude to extend and improve broadband services.

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Eastlink preparing new online storefront

March 10, 2015 12:54 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Eastlink will be using CSG’s new Ascendon to introduce a new online storefront and digital services to customers across Canada this spring. CSG's Ascendon is designed to pave the way to support digital services such as movies, games, and home security.

HBO's streaming service available only through Apple TV

March 9, 2015 4:50 pm | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

HBO Now will be $14.99 a month (as many people guessed), it will be available in time for the Game of Thrones season premiere, but if you want to see it on your big screen TV, it will be available only on Apple TV boxes -- for now.

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Rudnay, Block promoted to EVP at Comcast

March 9, 2015 1:51 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Comcast CCO D’Arcy F. Rudnay has been promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president. D’Arcy is the first woman promoted to EVP at Comcast. The company also promoted general counsel Arthur Block to EVP.  

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Metroplex targets Texas companies with symmetrical broadband

March 9, 2015 1:23 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

The Texas-based communications company is attempting to entice businesses in Addison, a suburb of Dallas, with fiber-based communications services that happen to be symmetrical.

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PlayStation network debuts first scripted series

March 9, 2015 1:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Starting Tuesday, "Powers" will be free to PlayStation subscribers, with the first episode free to anyone for streaming through the PlayStation Store web site (a PlayStation console is not required). Subsequent episodes will be available for purchase by non-subscribers.

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Microsoft unwraps cloud-based video workflow service

March 9, 2015 12:57 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Relying on Imagine Communications' Zenium software defined workflow management platform, media companies can use Microsoft's cloud-based services to quickly set up multi-screen delivery.

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