One of the biggest misconceptions about TV Everywhere is that the log-in process is prohibitively complicated for subscribers of cable, telco or other TV service providers.
With less than 1 percent of U.S. households having purchased one of the things to slip into TiVo boxes or TV sets, the CableCard has been embraced by U.S. consumers with about the same level of fervor as that associated with New Coke, the disastrous 1985 soft drink reformulation.
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The FCC’s broadband plan recognizes that exorbitant rights-of-way (ROW) rents charged by local governments can be a barrier to the deployment and availability of broadband service. In fact, there is a case pending before the FCC that provides an opportunity to clarify national policy...
The transition to tru2way end-to-end solutions is opening up the market beyond the traditional duopoly. Many operators have some of the skills necessary to implement tru2way (and EBIF), but few have the full skill set required.
When a customer is set on the path to dissatisfaction from the outset, it's a potent reminder that customer loyalty rises or falls at the point of every purchase.
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Carbon footprints take in more than just energy usage; the source of the energy, for example, can mean that two companies with the same energy consumption might have radically different carbon profiles.
With the proliferation of TV Everywhere type services, phase one of cross-platform application development is well underway. Throw in mobile services and applications, such as this summer’s World Cup coverage, and there seems to be momentum building toward the “any content, anywhere, on any device” mantra.
The Internet today is the backbone of American and world culture and economics. There is almost no limit to the content available today. Any person with an idea and access to the Internet can share that idea with the world more quickly than in any other time in human history.
Not just horsing around: RFD-TV just ponied up $266,000 to buy Trigger, Roy Rogers’ late stuffed horse, at an auction at Christie’s.
In its September 2003 order, the FCC approved arrangements that would allow early-generation HDTV sets to receive signals directly from a connected cable network, without the need for an intermediary set-top device.
Continuing with the theme from the last column, I stopped at several more television receiver retailers and asked two questions: 1) Do you have any digital cable set-top boxes for sale, and 2) Do you have any television receivers with CableCard slots?
For all of its success so far in deploying next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 technology to systems serving millions of homes and businesses, the cable industry has one big hurdle remaining: The return path.
... This is about Daniel Howard, the SCTE’s newly christened CTO and a guy who’s been knee-deep in forward-thinking ideas for the past 20 years. A guy whose roadmap for the future of cable sometimes takes turns that aren’t always on the radar of others.