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Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

DivX, InterVideo Partner on PC Video

November 20, 2002 7:00 pm | by Dufy Hayes | Comments

With the launch last week of the Movielink Internet movie download site, there's renewed interest in consumer adoption of video technologies in the PC environment. Video compression software developer DivXNetworks has been pushing its patent-pending platform into the PC world since its reorganization a couple of years ago, and they've signed another partnership in that same vein, it was announc...

High-speed prices down 'moderately' in Q3

November 20, 2002 7:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

While prices and fees continue to rise for just about everything, the cost of consumer broadband services continues to decline, ARS Inc. said, citing a recent study. ARS said "effective annualized" monthly service rates for cable modem and DSL services were down "moderately" in the third quarter of 2002.

MSN TV ad campaign targets "older" Americans, Internet newbies(2)

November 19, 2002 7:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

Microsoft Corp.'s MSN TV dial-up Internet service has launched a new national advertising campaign targeted to "older" Americans and consumers who are accessing the Internet for the first time. Tapping into an initial campaign budget of $5 million, MSN TV, whose success has been jaded since Microsoft acquired the business from Steve Perlman-founded WebTV in 1997, said it will use television spo...

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Comcast turns on HDTV service for Detroit-area customers

November 19, 2002 7:00 pm | by Heather Newman | Comments

Copyright 2002 Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News Copyright 2002 Detroit Free Press Detroit Free Press…11/20/2002 LexisNexis Some Comcast customers who have big-screen TVs can see the big picture now. Well, some big pictures, anyway. NBC, ABC, HBO, Showtime and PBS will be available immediately as high-definition channels for most southeast Michigan customers who sign up for a new digita...

Movie download service likely to bomb with users

November 19, 2002 7:00 pm | by Mike Wendland | Comments

Copyright 2002 Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service Detroit Free Press…11/20/2002 LexisNexis Now you can legally grab popular Hollywood movies from the Internet — if you have a broadband cable or DSL connection and don't mind a lot of inconvenience. It's a joint project by five major studios to provide a movies-on-demand venture called MovieLink.

Robinson and Breen reunite at Tyco

November 19, 2002 7:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

David Robinson, the former president of Motorola Broadband, has reunited with former boss Ed Breen to become president of Tyco International Ltd. 's plastics and adhesives group. Robinson, who left Motorola Broadband this year to pursue a CEO-level job, was succeeded in June by cable vet Dan Moloney, whose time with Motorola goes back to its merger with General Instrument Corp.

Linksys taps Wind River software for dual-band gear

November 19, 2002 7:00 pm | by Duffy Hayes | Comments

New home networking gear from Linksys that supports both 802.11a and 802.11b wireless networking will rely on Wind River Systems ' embedded software, the companies announced. Specifically, Wind River's operating system technology and advanced embedded networking protocols provide security and other functionality in new Linksys Dual Band Wireless gear, including an A+B Broadband Router and an A+...

New BIAP app syncs PC and TV Internet content

November 19, 2002 7:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

BIAP Systems said it has enhanced its digital set-top software portfolio with a new application that automatically synchronizes a cable or satellite customer's personalized information for Web content delivered to the PC and the TV. "With a simple software application download, a service provider can effectively link both major platforms - the television and the personal computer," said John Gr...

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MSN TV ad campaign targets "older" Americans, Internet newbies

November 19, 2002 7:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

Microsoft Corp.'s MSN TV dial-up Internet service has launched a new national advertising campaign targeted to "older" Americans and consumers who are accessing the Internet for the first time. Tapping into an initial campaign budget of $5 million, MSN TV, whose success has been jaded since Microsoft acquired the business from Steve Perlman-founded WebTV in 1997, said it will use television spo...

Speakeasy not only encourages connection sharing … It promotes it

November 18, 2002 7:00 pm | by Duffy Hayes | Comments

While the cable industry wrestles with the concept of "neighborhood" sharing of broadband Internet connections via wireless access points, at least one provider on the DSL side is actively promoting the practice. In a move unique to any broadband provider, regardless of baseline technology, national independent provider Speakeasy announced today that it has begun actively promoting shared wirel...

Malone thwarted again in Europe

November 18, 2002 7:00 pm | by Richard Morgan | Comments

Copyright 2002 The Deal L.L.C. The Daily Deal…11/19/2002 LexisNexis John Malone's Liberty Media Corp. encountered another setback on its European cable march with the undoing of a 750 million ($756 million) deal to acquire Dutch cable operator N.V. Casema. The deal, announced Aug. 1, once promised to give Englewood.

Speakeasy not only encourages connection sharing … It promotes it(2)

November 18, 2002 7:00 pm | by Duffy Hayes | Comments

While the cable industry wrestles with the concept of "neighborhood" sharing of broadband Internet connections via wireless access points, at least one provider on the DSL side is actively promoting the practice. In a move unique to any broadband provider, regardless of baseline technology, national independent provider Speakeasy announced today that it has begun actively promoting shared wirel...

NCTA: Broadband coalition 'in search of a problem'

November 18, 2002 7:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

In response to a newly-formed, Microsoft Corp.-led coalition that is requesting that the Federal Communications Commission adopt regulations that would ensure that broadband service providers won't censor lawful Internet content, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association said the group is "in search of a problem.

Comcast's new era begins; Merger boosts Roberts power

November 17, 2002 7:00 pm | by David Lieberman | Comments

Copyright 2002 Gannett Company, Inc. USA TODAY…11/18/2002 It's hard to think of any executive since CBS' William Paley who has wielded as much power over the media as Brian Roberts will acquire this week when he becomes CEO of the new Comcast, a $31 billion merger of AT&T Broadband and his old Comcast.

S-A snaps up ChanneLogics assets

November 17, 2002 7:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

Scientific-Atlanta Inc. (http://www.scientific-atlanta.com), now officially on a mini buying spree, said it will bolster its bandwidth and cable modem traffic management portfolio by purchasing the assets of closely held ChanneLogics Inc. for an undisclosed sum. ChanneLogics, also based in Atlanta, markets software designed to monitor bandwidth usage every few minutes and widen or constrict the...

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