Set-top boxes aren’t exactly bringing sexy back, but they are evolving into much more hip devices than the blue-collar editions that have squatted next to TVs for generations.
Ever since early last year, Canoe Ventures, which is backed by the six largest cable operators in the nation, has been laying the operational and technical foundation for dynamic ad insertion (DAI) on free VOD (FVOD).
Fixed-line (or landline) telephony services, including VoIP, are still important to consumers and represent a major source of revenue for service providers.
For years, video service providers have had limited options for dealing with one of the more critical aspects of their video contribution workflows: how to set up reliable circuits for inter-city or remote-to-network connections.
Consumers are adopting IP devices at a rapid clip and want connectivity for them. But what if something goes wrong with that connectivity?
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Looking back, it’s apparent that 2001 was the start of something big. Since then, the landline phone category has lost more than 17 percent of its subscriber base.
The question of how MSOs can best deploy Internet Protocol technology to remain competitive represents a formidable, strategic planning challenge.
Not that I need another excuse to get on the sustainability soapbox, but there are plenty of reasons why it’s a timely subject for this column.
The FCC is fighting a futile battle. The battleground is VoIP phone service, and victory would be automatically determining the caller’s location when an E911 emergency call is made.
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Having to ensure quality for OTT was not really widely anticipated, and it might be possible to blame network neutrality agitators for that.
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For some years, quality has been a key selling point for service providers and multiple system operators seeking to differentiate their brands from the competition, and the more diversified viewing habits and delivery platforms become, the more the delivered quality of service is a major concern for providers.
Jesper Knutsson, vice president and general manager of sales at NDS Group, recently took some time for a phone call from Copenhagen to discuss a range of topics with CED.