SeaChange International and TiVo’s video-on-demand (VOD) system, originally released to work on Motorola-based networks, is now also available for Cisco-based networks. SeaChange and TiVo have also added some new features to the system, called Cardio. Separately, TiVo’s new Premiere 4 incorporates four digital tuners to record up to four programs simultaneously.
Verizon FiOS is working on adding more HD channels, and on that note, it announced that BBC America HD is now available to its FiOS TV subscribers. BBC America HD is available in FiOS TV’s Extreme HD and Ultimate HD packages. The channel was already available in standard-definition on FiOS TV. Verizon said it also plans to add BBC America HD to its video-on-demand offerings soon.
I’ve got an idea on how to improve the regulatory environment for video and other communications services that no one else seems to be suggesting, though I’m sure it will work. I am equally sure it isn’t being suggested because it’s unthinkable.
“Switching is easy, oh it’s essential. And you know, when you flick it, you can start a new episode.”
The march of technology continues to accelerate, and we must respond. The response has to be: Feed the screens.
For most cable operators, usage-based billing has long been on the list of “things we ought to get around to.” You know it makes sense, but how do you begin without customers coming after you with torches and pitchforks?
Consumers are being presented with more and more technology-based goods and services every day. The sheer amount of these goods and services is staggering compared to years past.
Several news items recently made me think about the technology involved with skipping commercials.
Since the launch of Internet Essentials, Comcast has helped close the digital divide for nearly 100,000 families, or 400,000 low-income citizens, by connecting them to the Internet.
S3 Group announced that it has licensed the Comcast Reference Design Kit (RDK) and will now provide its professional services to help integrate the RDK onto various set-top box platforms.
Snom technology has added a compact IP PBX for the small office/home office (SOHO) market into its product lineup.
The FCC is allowing T-Mobile USA to move forward with tests of an LTE service that would share spectrum with federal users in the 1755-1780 MHz band.
Deep packet inspection vendor Procera Networks announced that Trevis Schuh has joined the company in the newly created position of vice president of global support and quality.
The government is said to be set to approve Verizon Wireless' $3.9 billion purchase of AWS spectrum from four cable operators.