A new survey launching this month intends to find out. Digital TV VII: A Survey Of Consumers in Digital Cable Markets, a telephone survey, is the seventh in a series produced by Horowitz Associates and S. Liebmann and Associates. It will be conducted among 800 cable subscribers in markets where digital cable service is currently being marketed.
RCN is launching its bundled ResiLink services in Wakefield, Mass., offering subscribers a choice for their phone, cable, and high-speed Internet services. ResiLink offers various combinations of RCN phone, cable and high-speed Internet services for a flat rate. These services are delivered over RCN's Megaband Network.
Linksys, a broadband, wireless and networking hardware provider, says its HomeLink Phoneline 10M Cable/DSL Router is now available. According to the company, this is the first-of-its-kind solution and allows Ethernet-based computers and HomePNA certified phone-based computers and devices to network with each other as if on the same network.
NEC Corporation and Thomson Multimedia intend to combine each company's plasma display technologies. The plasma displays consist of display panes, modules and monitors. The companies are pinning their plans of an equal worldwide research and development, sales and manufacturing joint venture on a memo of understanding.
Looking for content for its international customers, Concurrent Computer has formed a strategic partnership with Federal Hill Communications, a digital content provider for worldwide VOD delivery. Federal Hill has agreed to negotiate and license Hollywood movies and ancillary entertainment content on behalf of Concurrent's clients.
Those famous desert sunsets apparently aren't enough entertainment in New Mexico anymore. People are lining up to get their digital television since WSNet, a provider of direct-to-home digital video programming, has paired with Socorro Satellite Systems. "We have had an overwhelming response to WSNet's digital service," Marilyn Madrid, head of cable services for Socorro, said in a statement.
Gotuit Media Corp., a provider of hardware and software systems that allow users to customize radio and TV content, has paired with Motorola's Broadband Communications Sector. The two companies have agreed to support the integration of Gotuit Media's personalized video product, Gotuit TV, into Motorola's DCT-5000 interactive digital set-top terminal.
Aerocast, a broadband streaming media company backed by Motorola and Liberty Media, has completed its first consumer trial. The trial enabled its participants to access entertainment-quality streaming media on demand from their homes for the first time. For the trial, Aerocast streamed content from several partners including Starz Encore, Oasis TV and interactive TV provider ACTV.
Internet Home Alliance, a non-profit association of high-tech and consumer companies formed to enhance consumers' understanding, appreciation and adoption of the Internet lifestyle, today announced the results of a custom survey that assessed consumers' attitudes toward connected home solutions. Results of the survey reveal 42 percent of U.
BroadJump says Sprint Broadband Direct, the fixed wireless Internet service, has begun deploying BroadJump's Virtual Truck Installer in 12 cities nationwide. Sprint first began deployment of Virtual Truck Installer less than one year ago to accelerate the rollout of Sprint FastConnect DSL. Sprint has already begun automating the installation process of its fixed wireless broadband service.
Convergent Networks has acquired the source code and a worldwide license to OpenCon Communication Systems' billing mediation platform (BMP). The platform, which will be integrated into the company's Cohesion product family, stores and manages network traffic data and delivers the information in a form compatible with service providers' existing billing systems.
SOHOware's BroadGuard secure cable/DSL router is now available at consumer electronic stores, including Best Buy, Micro Center and Fry's Electronics. BroadGuard includes a 10/100 Mbps autosensing switch to boost performance and expand a network. According to the company, BroadGuard is the first broadband router on the market to bring professional-level Internet security and broadband sharing to...
Hughes Electronics ' Chairman Michael Smith is offering a stake and spin in the satellite company. WSJ.com reports Smith is opposed to News Corp. 's bid to acquire control of Hughes, so Smith has taken the bold move of approaching potential investors with the idea of taking a large stake in the company and then spinning it off.
Insight Communications is installing Vela 's RapidAccess video server to better manage programming for three of its cable channels. RapidAccess will be installed on a dedicated fiber network, connecting a record-only workstation five miles from the playback unit located at the master control facility.
Coax Corp. has developed a new technology that boosts streaming media suppliers' capability to deliver IP content to TV. Coax unveiled its integrated IP-MPEG media bridge as part of its development of an ultra-dense, programmable digital broadband router. According to Coax, this capability lets cable companies stream IP video to the set-top boxes already deployed.