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Notes from TelcoTV

November 10, 2010 11:13 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Verizon may have placed the keynote speaker at TelcoTV, but this show is really about Tier II and Tier III providers, a bunch of scrappers ready to beg, borrow and steal if that's what it takes to get into the video business.


Tale of the tape: Tallying video subscriber losses

November 9, 2010 9:51 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Cable operators continued to bleed video subscribers in the latest round of earnings reports, but they maintained that the losses were related more to the economy rather than over-the-top competition.


Time Warner Cable: No evidence of cord cutting

November 4, 2010 10:22 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Despite the operator losing 155,000 video subscribers in the third quarter.


Cablevision’s loss is ivi TV’s gain

October 29, 2010 8:39 am | by Traci Patterson | Comments

Cablevision is calling on governmental entitles and non-profits to retransmit Fox’s coverage of the World Series for free over the Internet.


Last call from NoLa

October 27, 2010 10:42 am | by Traci Patterson | Comments

While nature abhors a vacuum, reporters abhor unused notes. And on that note, here are a few final lagniappes from last week’s SCTE Cable Tec Show in New Orleans During the “Technology Leadership Roundtable,” moderator Leslie Ellis asked the panelists


Expo draws a bead on engineering

October 19, 2010 10:14 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The whole evolution of the SCTE is really about going back to its technology roots.


Time Warner Cable hits refresh button on branding

October 7, 2010 10:15 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable is kicking off a major rebranding effort to tie in its services with its subscribers.


More on CoBridge purchase of Charter systems

October 5, 2010 11:45 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The cable industry could be headed for more sales or swaps of systems.


9 seconds to Authentication Everywhere

October 1, 2010 11:38 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Could this be the key to everything?


Comcast touts convergence with SmartZone Calendar

September 29, 2010 9:42 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast is offering its customers another avenue to set DVR recordings online.


Update: Videotron bonding 4 channels on upstream with 64 QAM

September 23, 2010 10:39 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Cable's in no rush on upstream channel bonding.


Comcast's Xfinity brand rolls into Twin Cities; 105 tier next?

September 20, 2010 9:27 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast dropped yet another hint that it will soon offer a residential D3 tier with a download speed over 100 Mbps.


TWC: No timetable for ESPN3 launch

September 16, 2010 10:51 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

One of the more intriguing provisions of the recent carriage agreement between Walt Disney and Time Warner Cable, as well as Bright House Networks, was the inclusion of Disney's ESPN3.


Report: STB sales soften; pockets of opportunity exist

August 24, 2010 10:43 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The softened economy has caught up with the set-top box sector.


Giant killer bugs from D.C.

August 12, 2010 11:05 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The Verizon/Google proposal is the kind of nonsense cable should root for.



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