Sega Channel broke new ground in several ways: Not only did it suggest a networked future for the delivery of entertainment content, it forced cable companies to recognize the need to fine-tune their networks to accommodate new types of digital content.
In the same way that you and I struggle to counter rising fuel and power costs with more efficient usage in our daily lives, so too do operators, programmers and vendors.
In this year’s Roundtable, our participants talk about how the ongoing evolution of the HFC network is nowhere near complete, with years of technological innovations yet to come that will support any number of new services and features.
I have just finished reading “High Definition Television: The Creation, Development and Implementation of HDTV Technology” by Philip J. Cianci.
Many people have by now heard of the CCAP, so here is a quick summary of what CCAP is and does.
In light of recent legislation allowing the FCC to auction off TV broadcast spectrum, it might be instructive to review some ill-fated radio spectrum plays.
TV is already in the process of transforming from one-way broadcast to a community platform where viewers can interact not only with each other, but also with the content owners and the brands that advertise on TV.
How much is “Game of Thrones” worth? Worth paying for? Or only worth pirating?
With consumer revenues flattening, service providers are looking to the enterprise segment more than ever before to satisfy their growth and revenue goals.
Many of the most important features of any electronics product are implemented directly in the silicon processors that orchestrate everything those products do. So what’s next?
As evidenced by this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, TV Everywhere has gone primetime with the masses, but getting that video content onto any device, anywhere, anytime is creating operational headaches for cable operators.
Glasses-free (autostereoscopic) 3-D TV has been demonstrated, but it has limitations that compromise it as a practical solution for the consumer market – at least for now.
Comcast, Verizon come out punching; Canoe Ventures shuts down iTV business; Cable closes in on universal support for TV apps; IP-based home security on the rise ...
Bandwidth remains one of a broadband operator’s most valued assets. As the industry evolves and advanced services flourish, it has quickly become the commodity on which revenue-generating service opportunities are dependent.
In most cases, 802.11n technology actually offers superior video-handling performance, coverage and cost-effectiveness to wired options including MoCA, HPNA and powerline communications (PLC).