FiOS subscribers will still be able to get weather news on TV. Verizon on Tuesday launched the new AccuWeather Network on one channel and its mobile app and has a WeatherBug "widget" on another channel.
Videotron said the acquisition of the data center will give its Business Solutions an advantage when it comes to offering bundled services to Quebec businesses, which like businesses elsewhere are increasingly interested in digitizing and decentralizing their data servers.
AT&T CFO John Stephens, speaking at a Deutsche Bank conference, said one of the synergies from the DirecTV deal will be AT&T’s enhanced leverage with content providers.
Deutsche Telekom has partnered with Vubiquity to help other media companies launch their own multi-screen video services. Vubiquity will provide all content-related services for Deutsche Telekom’s VideoRise multi-screen delivery solution.
MSOs are getting their subscribers to use their VOD services a little more often, but progress on this front remains modest, in part because operators are still failing to entice their subscribers away from Netflix.
In the last six months, Comcast has added 90,000 accounts to its Internet Essentials plan, which makes broadband available at more affordable rates for low-income customers. The company said the recent additions set a new six-month enrollment record for the program.
Mohu's Channels box hooks up to a HDTV antenna to consolidate OTA broadcast TV (CBS, ABC, NBC) with web content, and streaming apps (Netflix, Hulu+, YouTube) via a channel guide with personalization capabilities.
The ACA has petitioned the FCC to make it easier for its members to collectively bargain with programmers, which the organization argues will help smaller operators maintain margins, in turn giving them greater latitude to extend and improve broadband services.
Eastlink will be using CSG’s new Ascendon to introduce a new online storefront and digital services to customers across Canada this spring. CSG's Ascendon is designed to pave the way to support digital services such as movies, games, and home security.
Comcast CCO D’Arcy F. Rudnay has been promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president. D’Arcy is the first woman promoted to EVP at Comcast. The company also promoted general counsel Arthur Block to EVP.
The Texas-based communications company is attempting to entice businesses in Addison, a suburb of Dallas, with fiber-based communications services that happen to be symmetrical.
Starting Tuesday, "Powers" will be free to PlayStation subscribers, with the first episode free to anyone for streaming through the PlayStation Store web site (a PlayStation console is not required). Subsequent episodes will be available for purchase by non-subscribers.
Relying on Imagine Communications' Zenium software defined workflow management platform, media companies can use Microsoft's cloud-based services to quickly set up multi-screen delivery.
The MSO said it is launching the faster service throughout its full Florida service area -- in Tampa Bay and the Central Florida region. The new tier, which will support maximum upload speeds of 15 Mbps, will be available to all residential customers beginning later this month.
T-Mobile keeps saying nice things about Dish, which could help pave the way to a Dish-T-Mobile joint bidding agreement going into the 600 MHz incentive auctions. Together, the two might have a much improved shot at winning the low-band spectrum T-Mobile desperately needs.