Mobile TV made gains at NAB show; Synacor, Akamai team for TV Everywhere demo; Comcast’s 105 wideband tier in front of 40M homes; Insight delivers multi-room DVR service to subs; TWC, Viacom take iPad app feud to court; Dish Network acquiring Blockbuster for $228M; Multichannel universe sees positive video sub growth.
Established as an international standard in December 2000, JPEG 2000 is a wavelet-based image compression standard. In the realm of video, its intra-framebased encoding scheme limits losses to a single frame or less.
Among all of the strategic challenges competing for network service providers’ attention, nothing is more crucial to success in the day-to-day battle for market supremacy than finding a way to accelerate activation of new services and promotions.
Media consumption has shifted violently from broadcast to unicast as consumers embrace a la carte consumption. Media is now consumed on PCs, smartphones and other devices, as well as the traditional TV.
There’s an old saw about the 19th-century railroad tycoons’ failure to realize the business they were in was not railroads but transportation – much to their sorrow...
Atkinson bought 100 videotapes of pre-recorded movies from Magnetic Video’s Video Club of America, a first-of-its-kind mail-order entertainment distributor, and prepared, knowingly or not, to wreak havoc on the entertainment industry.
Rapid service innovation is enabled by today’s advanced communications networks and fueled by aggressive competition. But while new services are an asset of differentiation, they are also creating an operational expense (opex) explosion that has become a CSP’s most pressing challenge.
Everything from F-connector specifications to DOCSIS has been vetted and agreed to by industry. Imagine the consumer confusion and extra costs associated if each manufacturer or service provider were to use proprietary connectors.
The FCC reports that Caller ID-spoofer NobelBiz Inc., for example, offers a Local Touch service that enables its telemarketing and debt collection clients to place calls from anywhere while transmitting CPNs (calling party numbers) that make it appear to call recipients that they are receiving local calls.
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There remain impediments to getting premium content on more devices in more places. One of the most important is assuring that the person consuming the content is, in fact, the person entitled to watch it.
Last year, the business services divisions of Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable rang up more than $1 billion each in commercial services revenue, with cell backhaul providing significant chunks of those revenues.
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Level 3's network neutrality argument was novel, but it failed to convince the final arbiter, the FCC, which in February sided with Comcast.