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Technicolor buys Cisco’s set-top box business for $600 million

July 23, 2015 9:54 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

In addition to the sale, Cisco and Technicolor are creating a strategic partnership to develop video and broadband products and services.


Yahoo suffers 2Q loss as revenue growth eludes company

July 22, 2015 11:37 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Investors focus on Yahoo's net revenue because it reflects how much money the company keeps after paying its ad commissions, also known as "traffic acquisition costs."


Study: 59 percent of people watch mobile TV

July 22, 2015 11:34 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Younger age groups represent the largest segments of mobile TV adopters.                                                             


Apple shares tank on earnings report

July 22, 2015 10:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor | Comments

Apple fell tanked over 7 percent in after-hours trading following release of the company's fiscal third-quarter earnings report.


Briefs: ARRIS, Comcast, MaxLinear, CenturyLink

July 22, 2015 10:34 am | by CED Staff | Comments

ARRIS Group Inc introduced ARRIS Hosted Service Provider (SP) Wi-Fi, a hosted version of its managed Service Provider Wi-Fi solution for expanding Wi-Fi service offerings.

FCC outlines conditions for AT&T-DirecTV deal

July 22, 2015 9:55 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Wheeler says that if the conditions are met, AT&T will build fiber out to another 12.5 million customer locations.                 


Report: FCC close to approving AT&T-DirecTV merger

July 21, 2015 5:16 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Once the Commission votes, if it approves the deal, AT&T and DirecTV can move forward, having already gained the blessing of the U.S. Justice Department.


Diddy’s Revolt TV coming to AT&T U-verse customers

July 21, 2015 4:39 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Revolt launched in 2013 as a cable channel on Comcast and Time Warner Cable.                                                    


Midcontinent picks Cisco's cBR-8 on road to gigabit service

July 21, 2015 12:21 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Midcontinent currently offers 200 Mbps broadband, TV, phone and home automation to 300,000 customers.                               


Comcast Wholesale HITS taps Rovi’s DTA program guide

July 21, 2015 11:50 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Rovi’s interactive program guide for digital terminal adapters (DTA) will accommodate both the SD and HD signals for HITS’s MPEG-4 cable distribution platform.


Verizon switches on 100 Mbps service in NYC

July 21, 2015 10:57 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Verizon has invested more than $3.5 billion on its fiber network in New York City.                                                   


Verizon braces for FiOS revenue hit on big demand for skinny TV bundles

July 21, 2015 10:31 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

FiOS revenue rose 10 percent year-over-year, reaching $3.4 billion.                                                      


CEO of Japan's Toshiba resigns over doctored books

July 21, 2015 9:30 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

Toshiba Corp. acknowledged a systematic cover-up, which began in 2008.                                                             

Briefs: Cablevision, CenturyLink, OIC, NEC, NetCracker, Indosat

July 21, 2015 9:24 am | by CED Staff | Comments

Cablevision Systems Corporation announced that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 9,071,370 for its audience measurement and analytics system.


Dish Network’s Sling TV kicks off #TakeBackTV ad campaign

July 20, 2015 12:18 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The first Sling TV ads surface months after the service officially launched.                                                        



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