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Dish may lose discounts as FCC adopts new DE rules

July 16, 2015 4:21 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor | Comments

The possibility of Dish losing the discounts sent shares of the company into a slide. Dish was down just under 3 percent on the news to...


HBO Now goes live on Android, Amazon devices

July 16, 2015 2:30 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

HBO is also promising its service will soon be coming to both Amazon’s Fire TV and Google’s Chromecast.                            


FCC again delays vote on incentive auction rules

July 16, 2015 11:18 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor | Comments

The decision to delay a vote came after Senators Fred Upton (Rep-Mich.) and Greg Walden (R-Ore.) sent a letter to...               


Charter’s free peering could sting Comcast and Verizon, analyst says

July 16, 2015 11:15 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield says that three-year decree could end up being closer to seven years if regulators have their say.


Marlene Sanders, TV news reporter and executive, dies at 84

July 16, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Marlene Sanders, a veteran television journalist for ABC and CBS News at a time when relatively few women did that job, has died of cancer. She was 84.


Free broadband for 5 NYC housing developments

July 16, 2015 9:48 am | by Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The city is poised to begin providing free Internet broadband access to more than 16,000 residents of its sprawling public housing system.


Briefs: CenturyLink, D-Link, Vonage, Sky Deutschland

July 16, 2015 9:38 am | by CED Staff | Comments

CenturyLink, Inc. today announced the availability of CenturyLink's portfolio of hybrid IT solutions to HP customers.              


Netflix adds 3.3 million subscribers in 2Q

July 15, 2015 5:04 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The bulk of Netflix’s new customers come from outside the United States.                                                           


Netflix gives its blessing to Charter-Time Warner deal

July 15, 2015 1:53 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Netflix says Charter Communications’ merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks will have “substantial public interest benefit.”


Synacor partners with Siemens for OTT Swipe

July 15, 2015 12:19 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Synacor will also bring in encoding capabilities from EveMeta.                                                                     

New Wi-Fi Aware technology adds context to connections

July 15, 2015 11:30 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor | Comments

Wi-Fi Aware is energy efficient and enables products to discover other devices, applications, and information nearby, all before a Wi-Fi connection is made.


ACLU asks appeals court to halt NSA phone record collection

July 15, 2015 11:27 am | by Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press | Comments

A three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit in May struck down the law but did not immediately block phone data collection.             


Media General channels go dark in several Mediacom markets

July 15, 2015 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Mediacom accused Media General of timing the blackouts to occur just before the start of the MLB All-Star Game on FOX.


Comcast teams with EA to stream games to X1

July 15, 2015 10:25 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The service is launching in beta and Comcast is accepting invite requests.                                                           


Briefs: Sequans Communications, Rovi, Thomson Video Networks, Omnitek

July 15, 2015 10:14 am | by CED Staff | Comments

Rovi Corporation today announced that Rovi has entered into a new entertainment discovery patent portfolio license agreement with SK Broadband.



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