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Vyve Broadband picks TiVo, Evolution Digital for DTAs

February 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Vyve Broadband, which recently changed its name from BCI Broadband, will make its move from analog to digital by working with TiVo and Evolution Digital. The deal marks the first time that DVR pioneer TiVo has used digital transport adapters to provision its service with a cable operator. 

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TiVo founders try to reprogram Internet video with Qplay

February 25, 2014 12:49 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Qplay is controlled through an application that can be installed on an iPad or iPhone to select video separated into categories, or "Qs." All the video is stored in remote data centers so the line-up remains in sync even when a user switches from watching on a TV screen to viewing on an iPad or another device.

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SCTE sends shout out for Cable-Tec Expo abstracts

February 25, 2014 12:48 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is seeking papers and presentations for technical sessions at this fall’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Sept. 22-25 in Denver. SCTE said that its SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014 Program Committee was targeting papers that addressed technologies, best practices, solutions, workforce training, and case studies.

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Report: Ethernet switch market posts record revenues in 2013

February 25, 2014 12:41 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

According to a recent report, 2013 was a banner year for the Ethernet switch market. The Layer 2-3 Ethernet Switch market exceeded $22 billion last year, with most segments achieving record revenues during the year, according to the report by Dell’Oro Group.

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What Netflix-Comcast deal means

February 25, 2014 12:37 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

After years of bickering, online video purveyor Netflix and media giant Comcast, the largest U.S. broadband service, are working together to provide their subscribers with a more enjoyable experience when they're watching movies and old television shows over high-speed Internet connections. The new partnership is part of a breakthrough deal that was announced Sunday.

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Firefox, Spreadtrum chipset partnership promises $25 smartphones

February 24, 2014 1:25 pm | by Ben Munson, Wireless Week | Comments

The chipset (SC6821) combines a “low memory configuration and high level of integration” to drive down costs. More specifically, Spreadtrum says the chipset could support smartphones with 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreens, integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and camera functions.

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Cable pitches business services for health care industry

February 24, 2014 1:13 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The top strategic priorities for healthcare IT departments relate to digitizing medical records, and enabling more effective information exchange and collaboration. Yet many respondents also suggested that they don't have the necessary resources to meet their technology goals.

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Comcast, Netflix ink interconnection agreement

February 24, 2014 12:38 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

After rumors started boiling to the surface on Friday, yesterday Comcast and Netflix announced that they had signed an interconnection agreement that will give Netflix subscribers on Comcast’s network improved streaming video experiences. While the agreement does put Netflix closer to Comcast subscribers via regional interconnection points, it doesn’t allow Netflix to have its own servers on site.

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ThinkAnalytics opens doors on new Silicon Valley office; hires Soucie

February 24, 2014 12:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Search and recommendation vendor ThinkAnalytics is opening a new office in Silicon Valley and has hired industry veteran Rich Soucie to work with the company’s new and existing business partners in the San Jose area. Soucie, who previously worked for Arris, was named vice president of business development for Think Analytics.

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Charter's FY 2013 marked by growth

February 21, 2014 1:30 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The company put Time Warner Cable in to play, and walked away with nothing as erstwhile takeover partner Comcast decided to bid on its own, but Charter president and CEO Tom Rutledge said in the company’s conference call that Charter is still interested in growth through acquisition.

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Dish 2013: flat, as far as the eye can see

February 21, 2014 12:39 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The company ended 2013 with approximately 14.057 million TV subscribers, compared with approximately 14.056 million at the end of 2012. Dish also added approximately 253,000 net broadband subscribers, bringing its total broadband subscriber base to approximately 436,000.

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Time Warner Cable to boost speeds in Austin

February 21, 2014 12:27 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Despite its possible acquisition by Comcast, Time Warner Cable isn’t waving the white flag in Austin. Time Warner Cable announced it would boost its “Ultimate” 50 Mbps tier to 300 Mbps on the downstream by the this fall, as well bowing faster speeds across additional data tiers.

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AT&T unveils kid friendly app

February 21, 2014 12:21 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

AT&T is taking the worry out of channel surfing for parents by offering a free mobile app that was designed for use by children. In addition to the parental control features, the AT&T U-verse Kids! app lets children tune into TV programs via remote control buttons that were designed for kids.

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Report: Emerging markets drive growth in pay-TV market

February 21, 2014 12:15 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Despite the emergence of various over-the-top video providers, the pay-TV market will continue to grow thanks to emerging markets in places such as Latin America. A report by Infonetics Research said DirecTV Latin American saw a 15 percent increase in satellite subscribers year-over-year from the third quarter of 2012 to the same quarter last year.

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Aereo suffers first major legal setback

February 20, 2014 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A District Judge  argued that Aereo's retransmission of video signals is "indistinguishable from a cable company," and said that if Aereo continued to do business, it would damage broadcasters' ability to negotiate with legitimate licensees, siphon viewers away from their websites and subject them to potential piracy.

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