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SCTE releases first wave of Energy 2020 standards

July 30, 2015 10:31 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

SCTE says the new standards, which will continue to be expanded on, are for generating performance measurements from the rack to the system level.


Sony quarterly profit up amid drop in TV sales

July 30, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company said a sharp fall in smartphone and mid-range LCD television sales was offset by foreign exchange gains and strong sales of image sensors.

Briefs: Mediacom, Universal Electronics, Thomson, Virgin Media

July 30, 2015 9:24 am | by CED Staff | Comments

​Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) announced that it has reached a new milestone with its QuickSet solution, having shipped the platform in more than 150 million devices around the world.


IHS: MSOs say DOCSIS 3.1 will pass one-third of residences by 2017

July 29, 2015 11:53 am | Comments

The survey also found that 42 percent of them plan to deploy a distributed access architecture (DAA) by 2017.


Verizon's new solution tackles IoT for utility companies

July 29, 2015 11:50 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor | Comments

The company today announced "Grid Wide Utility Solutions," a new IoT platform service that aims to ease the pain of modernizing the grid for utility companies.


NCTA slams Qualcomm’s “attacks” on LTE-U opponents

July 29, 2015 11:39 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

"In Qualcomm’s through-the-looking-glass world, PowerPoint presentations and unilateral pronouncements amount to collaboration."


Study: Central American pay-TV subscribers to increase as piracy declines

July 29, 2015 10:38 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The rise in pay-TV subscribers coincides with a drop in the amount of Central American households accessing illegal pay TV.


Nintendo reports profit but no word on new president

July 29, 2015 9:41 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

Quarterly sales at Nintendo Co., the Japanese video-game maker of the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises, rose 20 percent to 90.2 billion yen ($729 million).


LG Electronics reports 45 percent plunge in 2Q earnings

July 29, 2015 9:29 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

LG Electronics said Wednesday its second quarter earnings sank 45 percent over a year earlier as losses widened in its TV business and mobile phones earned little income.

Briefs: Comcast, Anritsu, TP-Link, CBS

July 29, 2015 9:27 am | by CED Staff | Comments

Comcast Business announced an expansion of its advanced fiber network to the Salinas Municipal Airport Business District in Salinas, California.


The Latest: Netflix cheers

July 28, 2015 1:27 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Here's the latest from the Television Critics Association summer meeting in Beverly Hills, California, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.


Verizon to launch Go90 beta test in coming weeks

July 28, 2015 12:48 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

A Verizon spokesperson told Bloomberg that Go90 is “unlike any other system” and that the beta will test out the platform and functions including sharing.


Qligent bakes multi-channel visualization into monitoring platform

July 28, 2015 12:14 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Qligent plans to demonstrate the multichannel visualization application as part of its Vision exhibit at IBC 2015.


Briefs: Globecomm, Rentrak, Katz, Cal Test, Frontier

July 28, 2015 10:35 am | by CED Staff | Comments

The International Criminal Court will provide the world press with an on-premise content distribution network, called the Public Broadcast Control Room, through a recently signed contract with Globecomm.


Study: Operators favor hybrid OTT model

July 28, 2015 10:21 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

According to new research from MPP Global, 60 percent of operators called hybrid OTT the best fit for their business.              



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