To state the obvious, smart planning and spending are critical factors for efficient and cost-effective deployment. Having worked closely with many MSOs, we have found several basic market "truths" that play a critical role in the delivery of next-generation video anywhere, anytime, to any device.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Samsung teaming up to stream live TV. New devices from Cisco and Motorola. More relationships for streaming cable content directly to Sony TVs, Apple iPads and Android-based devices.
MediaFlo will be shut down in March 2011. AT&T probably wants to use this spectrum to ease network congestion caused by iPhone users, but it’s hard to see how they can use this spectrum for that goal.
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The future ain’t what it used to be. We were promised underwater cities, we were promised unisex silver jumpsuits, and Jim Cameron has now featured those really cool robotic exoskeletons in two movies.
The cable industry is chock full of pioneers, mavericks and legends from the early days, but during a 50-year broadcast and cable career, former Bright House Networks Chairman Bob Miron carved his own unique legacy before retiring last month.
Get ready for some technology-infused tweets and Facebook posts from the staff at CEA, from eager bloggers and next-gen journalists, and from giddy CES participants, because this is the show for tech enthusiasts.
A new test methodology for activating carrier Ethernet services is sailing toward imminent ratification by the ITU. Once adopted, this methodology – called Y.156sam – will be a means for service providers to deploy carrier Ethernet services for their business customers...
The rapid growth of video and other rich-content traffic over 3G/4G backhaul networks is a well-known phenomenon. What isn’t generally recognized is that this traffic often comes in unpredictable bursts that are a challenge to manage.
By transmitting a signal over a physical wire, they reasoned it would be possible to connect distant homes to the originating signal source, allowing them to take part in the new electronic media revolution sweeping the nation’s cities...
Now that online video viewing is trending into the consumer mainstream and beyond early adopters of streaming media services and devices, it’s time to figure out how to assess the readiness of the cable plant for delivering IP video.
We’ve come a long way since my pre-teen days, when I helped my father build amplifiers in the basement of our home for Bark Lee Yee’s Twin County system.
The only issue that has definitely been decided is that these over-the-top (OTT) services will have to provide closed captioning. How they will accomplish that is still somewhat problematic.
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This year's No. 1, over the top, is the obverse of last year's No. 1, TV Everywhere. It looks as if OTT will be the biggest challenge/opportunity that multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) will have to contend with for some time.