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Level 3, Comcast spat could get ugly

November 30, 2010 9:54 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The ultimate question: Who pays for Netflix streaming?


A few details on TWC's Signature Home tier

November 29, 2010 9:35 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt spoke about the service in a story by Bloomberg.

Dude, check out the Yule Log in 3-D

November 23, 2010 9:11 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast is claiming an industry first by showing the iconic Yule Log in 3-D this holiday season.


CTAM study: Cord keepers, not cord cutters

November 15, 2010 9:07 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Over-the-top video streaming and downloadable Internet videos are not leading to "cord cutting."

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.


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