It’s no surprise that the law imposes new burdens on cable operators and broadcasters. The whole purpose is to regulate the loudness of commercials, which was never regulated before.
Here at CED, the results of our annual Broadband 50 are unpredictable, with a different No. 1 for four years running now. The Broadband 50 celebrates the companies, trends and occurrences, and people...
While it may take a village to drive the development and implementation of something as far-reaching as the cable industry’s CCAP specifications, Comcast’s Jorge Salinger has beat the drum louder than anyone else.
The latest forecast for running a small to mid-size business (SMB) in the cloud calls for greater cost efficiencies and productivity with increasing revenue showers...
The 2011 class of Pacesetter Award recipients represent innovators in a number of endeavors crucial to the competitive viability of cable operators around the world...
If it isn’t directly connected, odds are that it would take only a few steps to get to the technology. Call it Six Degrees of Multi-Screen.
It was that backdrop that helped put cable on the map as a legitimate force in the boxing business, through an emerging delivery technology saddled with the indelicate name of “pay-per-view.”
Over-the-top (OTT) video traffic continues to increase as more and more consumers start to use long-form video portals such as Hulu, Netflix and HBO Go.
One of the persistent themes at Expo was the need to listen to the customer. There was repeated talk of understanding, anticipating and responding...
There is a lot of effort underway in the cable and consumer electronics industries to develop methods for conserving energy. Some of this is driven by the Energy Star 3.0 requirements for TVs, DVD players and set-top boxes.
Cable operators have been in a strong position to address the demand for mobile backhaul and business services. The biggest impediment to satisfying that demand is that cable networks built to support primarily residential video and data services do not meet the SLA requirements of large enterprise customers.
At Cable-Tec Expo, we ran into Comcast CTO Tony Werner, mentioned what Verizon’s Eric Bruno had announced about Home Control, and asked him if Comcast had any plans to do likewise: sell broadband-based services outside of its traditional footprint.
Ordinarily, we include coverage of Cable-Tec Expo in our November/December print issue. This year, Expo was scheduled too late in the year for us to include it in that edition, prompting this extra online installment.
Most service providers currently deliver MPEG transport streams to their customers, although on at least one leg of their journeys, those streams are likely to travel on a packet network. As streaming services gain popularity, that's guaranteed to happen more often. There are new standards available that operators can use to assure their networks are able to properly handle the traffic.
New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) found that 44 percent of TV households in the United States have at least one DVR, and one-third of DVR households have more than one DVR.