NCTA president Michael Powell said reclassification is unjustifiably going too far; that even a partial victory for any of the interests involved will be treated as a first step in completely undermining the FCC’s intent; and said that barring some other solution more litigation against the FCC is inevitable.
Nokia and ALU are "in advanced discussions with respect to a potential full combination, which would take the form of a public exchange offer by Nokia for Alcatel-Lucent." They cautioned there is "no certainty at this stage that these discussions will result in any agreement or transaction."
Version 3.0 introduces several new features for MVPDs and programmers including Audit Central, a tool for event verification and audit reporting; Map View for zone creation and event execution mapping; and an Event Dashboard for monitoring event execution status and system health management.
The new gigabit service will be deployed across four counties in south central Minnesota. A total of ten cities and seventeen townships will be included in the network.
Michael T. Hayashi, former executive vice president of architecture, development, and engineering at Time Warner Cable (TWC), has been appointed to Espial’s board of directors.
Arris and Charter formed a joint venture for the purpose of buying ActiveVideo. Arris will own 65 percent of the venture. Current ActiveVideo management, including CEO Jeff Miller, will continue to run the operation.
Over the next few months, Mediacom will be reclaiming all channels except for the basic tier in the Illinois counties of Morgan, Sangamon, and Menard. The company is looking to compete with demands for HD and faster internet speeds.
Ericsson already had live, linear and on-demand video capabilities, as well as traditional DVR capabilities with its Mediaroom TV Platform. But with the $95 million acquisition of cloud-based video specialist Fabrix Systems last fall, the company picked up the ability to help operators shift all DVR functions from the home to the cloud.
AT&T has launched GigaPower in and around Atlanta, where Google is getting ready to also offer gigabit service and Comcast is planning to offer connectivity at up to 2 Gbps.
Kaltura announced a universal digital rights management solution it says will work regardless of the browser, device or platform being used. The approach is designed to address several moves in the market that carry the potential of disrupting streaming delivery services.
Disney/ABC is in the process of shifting its linear broadcast operations to an IP-based architecture, using technology from Imagine Communications. The company is ditching the classic broadcast center model in favor of running operations out of data centers.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has launched a major fact-finding process to assess whether Canada has the right telecommunications to be a world-class player in the digital economy.
So much for the home field advantage. The City of Philadelphia, preparing to renegotiate Comcast's franchise agreements, released a long-awaited report that shows that Comcast's hometown customers are less happy with their service than Comcast customers elsewhere.
Imagine Communications announced two high-profile partnerships, one with Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS), the other with HP. Both relationships are aimed at helping participants in the video industry set up multi-screen delivery services.
Woody spent nearly a half century in the CATV industry, holding sales, management and consulting positions with Jerrold Electronics (through its transition to General Instrument), Catel, Antec (now Arris), Sprint North Supply, and Monroe Electronics.